|#1 by dioruka|
2018-08-14 at 13:36
|< report >how long do you think it will take before someone translates this game to english|
|#2 by tw1sted|
2018-08-14 at 13:41
|< report >Probably never since the original didn't sell too well.|
|#3 by tamakisakura|
2018-08-14 at 15:27
|< report >Lies. HapyMaher is selling quite well.|
|#4 by namiultedjapan|
2018-08-14 at 15:51
|< report >#2 How would you know?|
|#5 by encrypted12345|
2018-08-14 at 15:53
|< report >@3 It's probably sold okay so far based on how it's been in the chart, but it hasn't sold so great that the fan disk is a shoe in. If you really want it, buy a few more copies.Last modified on 2018-08-14 at 15:53|
|#6 by bobopop|
2018-08-14 at 16:28
|< report >How do you know how well a VN is selling? Is there a special website for that?|
|#7 by harp|
2018-08-14 at 17:02
|< report >Just look at the weekly sales chart on MG, and guess based on how much time its spent there, and if it reached number 1.|
As far as exact sales numbers go, not even staff involved knows. Source for that is Doddler.
If we're only looking at steam sales, there was a leak a while back, so we sorta have those old numbers to go by. I wonder how many filthy pirates there are out there as well. Would be sorta interesting to know how sales numbers compare to thefts, but that's also impossible to know haha.
|#8 by namiultedjapan|
2018-08-14 at 18:06
|< report >ya that would be interesting to see. I will say if it wasn't for the availability of pirated VNs I never would have become a huge fan for the medium. I pirated G-senjou no mao on a whim after hearing about VNs and ended up loving it so much that I bought it upon completion. Since then I have an enormous amount of respect for the developers and companies involved. I hope other people understand this and choose to support the creators instead of just pirating it.|
|#9 by encrypted12345|
2018-08-14 at 18:08
|< report >@6 The best way to guess is to see how long it has been on the top 5 chart. If a game stays on the chart for a few months straight, it's probably did great. Hapymaher did well on its preorder month, but stopped appearing on the chart about 2 weeks after its release. It has surfaced occasionally on the chart after that, but it's too hard to say if it did well enough or not.|
The most obvious indicator that a game really sold well is if it gets a physical. That usually takes about 1k sales, but voice licensing antics may prevent a physical from being released like with Da Capo 3. Also, if the bulk of a game's sales are on Steam, there probably need to be a good deal more than 1k sales.
Generally, it's easier to convince MG to get more games (and presumably a fan disk) from the same company than it is to get a physical of a certain game. Look at Alicesoft. Only 2 games (and most likely Evenicle in the future) did well enough to get a physical, but now MG has a backlog of 5 Alicesoft games. As for other examples, New Generation didn't do well enough to get a physical, but we got Maidens of Michael anyways. Gahkthun only did okay, but MG announced Sona-nyl.
@7 Generally, it can be assumed that the rate of piracy is consistent enough. Things with more sales get pirated more because of the common factor of popularity. If a game fails, piracy is never the main cause because piracy is always a constant.
|#10 by kasperbk|
2019-01-06 at 04:37
|< report >Still waiting for the translation, the first game was very good|
|#11 by ninigi|
2019-01-06 at 06:45
|< report >Unless the main game sold very well, MG rarely translates fan disk...|
I want it myself but...
|#12 by shade255|
2019-02-15 at 06:34
|< report >well Mangagamer did the fandisk for Princess Evangile and that is not as good as Hapymaher mypointofview|
|#13 by kiru|
2019-02-15 at 09:55
|< report >^That sold well though.|
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