• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

Square2005
Banned
(09-09-2006, 06:21 AM)
Just spent the past couple hours working on this:
(Scroll to the right to see teh rest :D)


I don't think any gaffers hav seen a U.S. HH sales graph expanding over the past five years... so I decided to make one.
The HW sales lines hav along with them major influential SW release notices plus new HW colors, price drops, etc.

LTD:
GBC - 17.05m
GBA ~ 13.73m
SP & micro - 18.34m
*GBA/SP/micro = 32.07m*
NDS - 5.837m
PSP - 5.022m
N-Gage ~ 60k (keep in mind- many were sold outside gaming stores thus are untrackable by NPD)


Discuss...
Pureauthor
(09-09-2006, 06:25 AM)
Pureauthor's Avatar
Nice.

But did you really have to put 'third pillar' under the DS launch? :lol
jj984jj
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(09-09-2006, 06:29 AM)
jj984jj's Avatar

Originally Posted by Pureauthor

Nice.

But did you really have to put 'third pillar' under the DS launch? :lol

It makes GBA sales more apparaent after DS launch. I still can't believe it's selling so well.
Smiles and Cries
To hell with Bono,
here's a worthy cause.
(09-09-2006, 06:34 AM)
Smiles and Cries's Avatar
we need a US chart with PSP and DS sales only...
underfooter
Banned
(09-09-2006, 07:11 AM)
Wow. Ngage was pathetic.
davepoobond
Banned
(09-09-2006, 07:13 AM)
davepoobond's Avatar
GBA sure was a monster.
jj984jj
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(09-09-2006, 07:15 AM)
jj984jj's Avatar

Originally Posted by davepoobond

GBA sure is a monster.

Fixed.
Square2005
Banned
(09-09-2006, 04:23 PM)
bump
MrSardonic
The nerdiest nerd of all the nerds in nerdland
(09-09-2006, 04:54 PM)
pretty interesting, seems that the presence of DS in the US has largely just eaten into a portion of the GBA sales...with Nintendo hitting about the same overall numbers with DS + GBA as GBA did on its own before DS.
sugarhigh4242
Member
(09-09-2006, 04:58 PM)
Looks like PSP has been ahead of DS for most of its life... albeit both are very close.

But now the DS Lite has pulled a big lead. Though, the DS Lite bump is on a decline. Do you think we'll see PSP and DS back where they were 2 months ago, or will DS pull ahead for good now?

Also, its odd that new DS hardware alone was able to spark this lead. There hasn't been a notable DS game since May. Meanwhile, PSP had a major release in July, and a couple good ones in August.
Beezy
in the heezy fo sheezy
(09-09-2006, 05:01 PM)
Ngage. :lol :lol :lol
AniHawk
Cranky. Very cranky.
Rather sarcastic to boot.
(09-09-2006, 05:02 PM)
AniHawk's Avatar

Originally Posted by sugarhigh4242

Looks like PSP has been ahead of DS for most of its life... albeit both are very close.

But now the DS Lite has pulled a big lead. Though, the DS Lite bump is on a decline. Do you think we'll see PSP and DS back where they were 2 months ago, or will DS pull ahead for good now?

Also, its odd that new DS hardware alone was able to spark this lead. There hasn't been a notable DS game since May. Meanwhile, PSP had a major release in July, and a couple good ones in August.

August is usually a slow month (so is July, IIRC). September sales will be up (or steady) for DS Lite due to new colors + Pokemon Dungeon crap. Then once October hits, the normal holiday rush will take care of the rest.
Square2005
Banned
(09-09-2006, 06:49 PM)
Can anyone explain the low GBA December 2005 sales after a great November?
There wasn't a shortage (I easily bought a GBA Bright a few days after X-mas).
Seems unusual to me, GBA in January should hav taken a larger fall following those lower December sales but they remained high up to this day...
koam
(09-09-2006, 07:20 PM)
koam's Avatar
Finding the n-gage on that chart was like finding waldo

Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

we need a US chart with PSP and DS sales only...

See page 11 of the August NPD thread.

Originally Posted by Square2005

Can anyone explain the low GBA December 2005 sales after a great November?

I was surprised by that when the numbers came out, as I was expecting the normal huge boost for December. The only thing I can figure is that the other two handhelds selling > 1 million finally made a dent.
nelkon and parker
Member
(09-10-2006, 02:05 AM)
Was the N-gage graphing necessary? You cruel, cruel man.
Barf_the_Mog
powerless or are they? o_O
(09-10-2006, 02:39 AM)
Barf_the_Mog's Avatar

Originally Posted by nelkon and parker

Was the N-gage graphing necessary? You cruel, cruel man.

Maybe he's a she?
medrew
Member
(09-10-2006, 02:41 AM)

Originally Posted by sugarhigh4242

Though, the DS Lite bump is on a decline. Do you think we'll see PSP and DS back where they were 2 months ago, or will DS pull ahead for good now?

Just look at the graph. Previous years have shown bumps over summer and then declining hardware until October. It's far too early to tell the DSL's fate, although we all know which outcome you are rooting for.

Thread Tools