when will this be translated

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#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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