NPD Sales Results For June 2016 (new format, read OP)

Wafflecakes

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I dont understand... give me the old format... someone halp
No its not, because now every time I visit my soul dies a little more from the disappointment of how far NPD threads have fallen over the last 5 years.

If they just stopped releasing the info, I would no longer click the threads, and my soul would continue.
 

etta

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Hahaha lol this thread is moving at a glacial pace by NPD threads standards.
 

cleveridea

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Remember the time where a new NPD just made insane numbers of pages of posts and you couldnt read them all?

I wonder if that ever comes back.

And of course NPD misses the Pokemon Go phenomena, since er...I guess its not a game or something? Like all of mobile...
 

EventHorizon

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Although I think rankings should take both sales and revenue into account, I like the change. It was incorrect for a cheaper games to be equated 1 for 1 with more expensive games for the simple reason that if those more expensive games were sold for less they would sell more too.
 

Pathfinder

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Wow, I don't think I've seen an NPD thread so empty before.

NPD reporting revenue now instead of units isn't very helpful.
 

Plinko

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Revenue ranking?

Welp, goodbye 3DS games in the top 10 :/

Glad to see Mirror's Edge on there, though. Sequel, please? I loved it.

Hardware absolutely tanking isn't a good scene, either.
 

Gurish

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NPD threads won't be as popular with this new format, it sucks and lack the fun and excitement of a proper top 10 and top console sales with units and all, shame.

Bye NPD, it was a pleasure while it lasted.
 

UberTag

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So.....yeah. lol. I guess it's better than nothing?
I think I'd rather have nothing than revenue ranks artificially inflated because GTA V sold a bunch of shark cash cards during the month.

And of course NPD misses the Pokemon Go phenomena, since er...I guess its not a game or something? Like all of mobile...
To be fair, the Go craze didn't take off until July. But your point stands. It won't be there next month, either. GTA V will be, though.

Hardware absolutely tanking isn't a good scene, either.
Doesn't help when none of the existing platforms have hit the sub-$200 price point that casuals flock to and all of the enthusiasts that will spend more either already have what they want or know that something better from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft is right around the corner.
 

backbreaker65

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Damn, I was hoping they got rid of reporting this shit altogether. I hate seeing these threads and all the cheerleading and bickering. The useless banter, became stale in 2011.
 

Gurish

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Damn, I was hoping they got rid of reporting this shit altogether. I hate seeing these threads and all the cheerleading and bickering. The useless banter, became stale in 2011.
Well no one forced you to enter them, most of us liked them and some of the NPD threads were truly legendary here on GAF, doesn't matter though as this format kills most of the interest anyway so I guess you got what you wish for.
 

Fdkn

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I'm not sure what's the point to even subscribe to this thread lol, there's nothing to discuss about that 'data' and most of the stuff got leaked a week ago
 

Final Verdict

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Since they are counting revenue now, and including digital data, does this then include digital revenue gained from microtransactions and season passes?
 
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I miss the good old days. Also those drops YoY are mildly alarming.
No they're not. Like, at all. Last June had Batman: Arkham Knight and the 1TB Xbox One. This June had Jack and shit, and Jack left town. 2015 June was the fourth best non-holiday month for PS4. 3rd best for Xbox One. And both consoles VASTLY outsold what they did in June 2014. It's the summer drought, nothing more. And this June's summer drought was a damn sight better than June 2014.

This isn't directed specifically at you, but sometimes I wish NPD would just go away forever. There'd be no more ridiculous hyperbole about the industry dying or consoles being doomed or any of that nonsense.
 

thefro

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NPD needs some legit competition if they're going to restrict their public data this much.

One would think if Famitsu can have their own sales data in Japan that another company could do the same here.
 

Xilium

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I actually don't mind having revenue rankings as I imagine that's the more import number to publishers and the longevity of an IP. It would be even better if we could get development cost as well but that doesn't seem like it's ever going to happen.

The partial info on digital sales is disappointing but hopefully that will get better with time.
 

neojubei

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Who doesn't have GTA5 at this point? That is the biggest mystery to me lol. I want to get it on PC but the best sale has still been $30 on steam. Not worth it IMO because I already bought it on 360 and xbone
There are many kids who are now turning 17 and are now able to buy the game they were denied when they were younger.
 

Leb

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No they're not. Like, at all. Last June had Batman: Arkham Knight and the 1TB Xbox One. This June had Jack and shit, and Jack left town. 2015 June was the fourth best non-holiday month for PS4. 3rd best for Xbox One. And both consoles VASTLY outsold what they did in June 2014. It's the summer drought, nothing more. And this June's summer drought was a damn sight better than June 2014.

This isn't directed specifically at you, but sometimes I wish NPD would just go away forever. There'd be no more ridiculous hyperbole about the industry dying or consoles being doomed or any of that nonsense.
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