Looks like the NPD shakeup did little to bring anything new to light. Revenue and not unit just shuffled the top 10.
Actually looking at it, I'm shocked at Doom being so high without digital.
And since cream went kaput and ran out of sugar for his coffee, we have no idea for sales of:
Valkyria Chronicles Remaster
Trails of Cold Steel
Being in the dark is the worst...
This makes no sense. Lower priced games are absolutely screwed.
In what sense? In their imaginary ranking on a chart? The devs know how much money they're pulling in and whether it's what they need or not. Nobody was going around putting "#8 in the February 2015 NPD Rankings" on the game box anyway, so aside from Warriors I'm not sure who's screwed.
Yes, i saw that. I meant next month and beyond. I dunno it is safe or not. But you can see that some members wrote something like this : "numbers from gamerconnect via Aqua". Maybe it is safe. And i also read somewhere a few days ago that Aqua tried to get back here, but GAF administration rejected her, so, she went to Chartz.
Pretty much my thoughts...
Miss those "it prints money" gifs and things like that from the heyday of these threads. ;/
Good night sweet NPD. May you live on in our collective hearts as we reminisce about your past glory!
The main reason this month is dead is because the numbers were leaked a week ago and lots of the discussion happened in the prediction thread. Yes, this new system sucks but we didn't exactly get a lot of information previously as well - other than the hardware order on each SKU the threads mostly involved parsing the PR until a figure was leaked and we had some hints about actual software numbers. If those numbers are still out there for subscribers like they've always been then I don't think the threads will be that much less fun and interesting as before. Of course if I'm wrong about that please let me know.
It is a pretty cynical move by NPD, though. It's like less than nothing.
Switch to revenue based charts...
...doesn't include digital
It does include digital, but only for selected companies who have opted to share that information with the NPD group, which is the primary reason these charts are worse than useless, because it is a comparative ranking of some games physical + digital versus other games physical only.
Maybe I missed it, but "**No digital sales" for Doom, UC4, and Minecraft is because they don't get digit numbers from Bethsoft.com, PSN, and minecraft.com respectively?
1 Battlefield 4
2 Overwatch: Origins Edition
3 Battlefield Hardline
4 Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
5 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
6 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
7 7 Days to Die
8 Rocket League
9 Grand Theft Auto V
10 Need for Speed
11 Dragon Age: Inquisition
12 Batman: Arkham Knight
13 EA SPORTS FIFA 16
15 Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End
16 Dragon Ball Xenoverse
18 Need for Speed Rivals
19 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
20 Assassins Creed Syndicate
1 Dark Souls II
2 Grand Theft Auto V
3 The Last Of Us
4 EA SPORTS FIFA 16
5 Battlefield 4
6 LittleBigPlanet 3
7 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
8 Battlefield Hardline
9 Devil May Cry HD Collection
10 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
11 Dragon Ball Xenoverse
13 Watch Dogs
14 STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN
15 Need for Speed Most Wanted
16 BioShock Infinite
17 Dishonored Game of the Year Edition
18 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
19 UNCHARTED 3: Drakes Deception
20 God of War: Ascension
1 GOD EATER: Resurrection
2 Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
3 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus
4 Adventures of Mana
5 Tales of Hearts R
6 Sid Meiers Civilization Revolution 2 Plus
8 Soul Sacrifice Delta
9 Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
10 Child of Light
They mean screwed in the sense that we will not get a sense of how well they are selling. They are screwed because it will be very hard for them to break into top ten like you described.Okay I understand the disappointment about the change from measurements to revenue instead of units. I agree with the sentiment.
But one thing I find bizarre is the idea that lower priced games (budget console titles, handheld games), are now 'screwed over'. How so? The tiles in question will sell just as well (or as bad!) as before, with the same amount amount of money going to the relevant entities involved.
For example say a new Fire Emblem or the upcoming Recore sell 300k (random made up numbers) units and would have ranked at number 5 on the old NPD system, but since they are lower priced would not enter the Top 10 now with the changes as their revenue per unit would be lower. Either way they sold 300k, so they don't miss out on anything just because some arbitrary ranking system has them higher or lower on a list
It's both publisher and platform based.
Only data from PSN XBL and Steam. Only for a select group of publishers. Only full game sales, no MTX or DLC.
So, no digital data for Minecraft, Doom and UC4 because Sony, Bethesda and Microsoft are not sharing digital data. But even if they were, only revenues from PSN XBL and direct purchases from Steam would be counted,
I fully except GTA V to be on every NPD from here till the holidays.
I'm just wondering why haven't they dropped single-player dlc. It would most definitely make them back 20x's what they spent on it.