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Japan - Super Bomberman R's launch-week sales a franchise best in nearly 20 years

[SWI] SUPER BOMBERMAN R – 39.609 / 2017
[NDS] CUSTOM BATTLER BOMBERMAN – 1.600 / 2008
[WII] BOMBERMAN BLAST – 3.600 / 2008
[NDS] TOUCH! BOMBERMAN LAND 2 – 3.038 / 2007
[NDS] BOMBERMAN STORY DS – 4.359 / 2007
[PSP] BOMBERMAN LAND PORTABLE – 1.648 / 2007
[WII] BOMBERMAN LAND WII – 6.241 / 2007
[360] BOMBERMAN ACT: ZERO – 2.035 / 2006
[NDS] TOUCH! BOMBERMAN LAND – 9.044 / 2006
[PSP] BOMBERMAN PORTABLE – 3.712 / 2006
[PS2] BOMBERMAN LAND 3 – 6.284 / 2005
[NDS] BOMBERMAN – 7.351 / 2005
[PS2] BOMBERMAN LAND 2 – 14.968 / 2003
[GBA] BOMBERMAN JETTERS – 3.608 / 2002
[NGC] BOMBERMAN GENERATION – 10.829 / 2002
[GBA] BOMBERMAN STORY – 18.072 / 2001
[PS1] BOMBERMAN LAND – 32.595 / 2000
[N64] BOMBERMAN 64: THE SECOND ATTACK! – 12.257 / 1999
[GB] BOMBERMAN QUEST – 15.325 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN: PARTY EDITION – 34.945 / 1998
[N64] BOMBERMAN HERO – 14.666 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN WARS – 6.929 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN WORLD – 76.801 / 1998

As you can see, Super Bomberman R had a stellar launch week for the franchise. It's the best launch week the series has seen since all the way back in 1998! Seems like people were ready for Bomberman to return.

Categories: Consoles

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thedreaminghawk
Sun Mar 12 17 04:47pm
Rating: 6 (Updated 1 time)

Or maybe it's because people don't hold petty grudges for years on end that end up harming everyone when they do something like this? (Bring back an ancient IP on its last chance for survival, which the anti-konami squad wanted to kill anyway because of the actions of the Japanese office)

Maybe this is why Nintendo does long hiatuses for some of their series.

That's more because this is a launch title.

Bomberman game is getting a lot of attention from websites and Youtubers because the Switch launch hype train is still strong and they all the media wanna talk about the Switch. However, the console doesn't have a big selection of games yet, so websites and Youtubers are forced to talk about games they would never care otherwise.

Another game that's getting a lot of attention is FAST RMX, and most of the people talking about are playing it for the first time. The original didn't get 10% of the attention that FAST RMX is getting.

And this time Shinen' didn't even market the game. They had one trailer and that was it.

Both Bomberman and FAST RMX would have ignored if they were released in 2018, for example.

styster
Sun Mar 12 17 04:28pm
Rating: 1

I bought it too, despite the reviews. I just missed Bomberman so much!

I understand that I am part of the problem.

Guess this shows how people still follows konami blindly despite what they've done...

thedreaminghawk
Sun Mar 12 17 04:47pm
Rating: 6 (Updated 1 time)

Or maybe it's because people don't hold petty grudges for years on end that end up harming everyone when they do something like this? (Bring back an ancient IP on its last chance for survival, which the anti-konami squad wanted to kill anyway because of the actions of the Japanese office)

well, let's see if they actually change their ways, then i can trust them back

evil-c
Mon Mar 13 17 03:20am
Rating: 1

People do hold grudges. There are some still livid over Rayman Legends being delayed for Wii U, which is beyond pathetic.

Shhhh, those people weren't here to actively bash that train wagon; I bet they're busy rallying against the "Bomberman Animu All-Female" arcade right now lel

hinph
Sun Mar 12 17 06:37pm
Rating: 3

If Konami releases games that I want, I'm going to buy them. If they release garbage and gambling machines, they won't get any of my money. It's really that simple.

It's not like they shot my dog... they just made a business decision that they felt would maximize their profits.

After making money out of this Bomberman, I hope they make a new one that's like Bomberman 64.

A full story mode with world to explore and multiplayer stages that are not just mazes.

shame its for a mediocre entry.

Also, I think part of it comes down to the Switch being a very multiplayer console. This and the typical Bomberman game probably lends itself to being mobile. You can easily play one match with a friend with the joycons if you want in 3-5 mins too.

macgruber
Sun Mar 12 17 06:00pm
Rating: 1

It's really fun co-op! It also has awesome box art, and online play! It's the Street Fighter 3D of the Switch launch (if Zelda wasn't there).

Well deserved! It's a lot of fun.

Now for the next game, how about a Bomberman Hero sequel?

Why is Bomberman Online for DC not there?

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