100,000 likely for Monster Hunter 3 demo
Early sales figures leak out.
The Final Fantasy XIII demo sold, and sold well. It sold to the tune of... well, I'm not exactly sure. The Advent Children Blu-ray sold 275,000 units according to Media Create, but it's unclear how many of those were of the FFXIII bundle, which costs an additional 1,000 yen.
The Monster Hunter 3 demo, bundled with Monster Hunter G, has a lot of work to do if it's going to reach that lofty height. But it appears to be off to a somewhat good start, according to the always reliable Sinobi blog.
According to the blog, Monster Hunter G sold a total of 92,000 copies in its first day of sales this past week. This figure was split 65,000 for the Starter Pack which bundles in that sweet blue Classic Controller, and 27,000 for the standalone version of the game.
It's pretty much guaranteed that G will top the 100,000 mark in its first week of sales. But by how much? To have the highest first week total for third party games, it would need to sell over 300,000 units. Dragon Quest Sword achieved that in July 2007. Tales of Symphonia is second with 151,000 units, followed by Taiko no Tatsujin Wii at 115,000 units and Biohazard Umbrella Chronicles at 105,000 units.
Other sales figures mentioned at the site include 20,000 units each for Killzone 2 and Disaster Report 3. These figures aren't too terrible, as both games apparently had around 50,000 units shipped. Disaster Report 2's first day sales was 17,000 units .
Notable for particularly sucky sales figures were Death Smiles, which debuted on 360 at 8,700 units, Take the A Train DS at 4,700, and H.A.W.X. at 6,200 (I think this is the 360 version).