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

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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.
And beyond that, NPD results are widely reported in the enthusiast press, so the ongoing picture presented will be that AAA blockbusters with $100 limited edition and $50 day one season passes are the only viable titles left in the console space.
 
Feb 24, 2013
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They're making 40x that with the microtransactions. Ok so I don't know how much they are making in microtransactions but it is very apparent by their actions that it is much more than they feel they would make with an SP expansion. So for them it makes sense not to pull people away from supporting the online game. Not that I don't want SP but it is what it is.
It's probably the profit margin. Single player DLCs would probably bring in more revenue, but it also requires significantly more investment on their part.
 
May 24, 2013
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Kind of amazed people still thought the NPD threads were useful. Remember when we got actual unit sales figures for the top 10? Then we got leaks of ballpark estimates for a while, and then those got sealed up too and we just had "well here's a list of games I guess." OP stop being updated with back-of-envelope calculations for sales figures a long time ago, too.

Face it, NPD threads have been dead for years.
 
Apr 5, 2016
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Can someone help explain something to me? The linked article says that PC retail and Steam software sales in the US were $27.8 million. Steam Spy estimated that just the Steam Summer sale in June generated $223 million in revenue. What gives?
 
Aug 28, 2006
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Are there other industries with unit sales as secretive as gaming's?
Mobile IAP data.

My bad. Sarcastic response either way. And pokemon go must have somehow been making money in June ;)
Yes, but it won't chart because NPD doesn't include neither mobile nor IAP data. Otherwise the chart would be overrun by the likes of Clash Royale and Candy Crush.
 
Oct 17, 2014
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I'm not usually NPD thread follower, but I imagine companies are more interested in revenue than units sold. It doesn't help those who look from gamer perspective, I guess. It sucks to lose platform info, and it sucks only some games have digital included.

Can someone help explain something to me? The linked article says that PC retail and Steam software sales in the US were $27.8 million. Steam Spy estimated that just the Steam Summer sale in June generated $223 million in revenue. What gives?
First, part of summer sale was in July. Second, I think Steamspy estimate is global revenue, not US only?
 
Feb 28, 2015
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Uncharted 4 at 15 seems low. Bad word of mouth?
No.

It's a great game but as one poster previously mentioned no sale price like some of those ahead of it.

Plus for people like me who are a mix between digital and physical, this doesn't jump out as a nice game to have digitally....say like Overwatch is


EDIT: IIRC Overwatch was the only game ahead of it that was also at the full $59.99 price the entire month of June
 
Feb 16, 2010
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Can someone help explain something to me? The linked article says that PC retail and Steam software sales in the US were $27.8 million. Steam Spy estimated that just the Steam Summer sale in June generated $223 million in revenue. What gives?
Almost certain it only includes steam data from participating publishers in the service, certainly not all steam.
 
Feb 14, 2012
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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.
But in the end we largely got the numbers from either insiders or from Nintendo directly. For that nothing has changed

And beyond that, NPD results are widely reported in the enthusiast press, so the ongoing picture presented will be that AAA blockbusters with $100 limited edition and $50 day one season passes are the only viable titles left in the console space.
But the people who make said titles will have access to the same information as before so things shouldn't change on their end
 
Dec 28, 2012
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I never really followed them that closely and usually caught them the morning after, but this is both a shock to the system and also very disappointing. NPD threads just got weird and not in a good way.
 
Feb 7, 2005
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Wow...Minecraft 10th based on physical sales alone?
I would imagine that the Wii U version gave it a nice uptick, due to the demand and being $10 more than most of the other versions. They also launched a new SKU for Xbox One that's also $30 and includes some of the more popular skin packs.
 
Nov 5, 2014
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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
Believe it or not. I don't. Don't like open world games that much. Played GTA V when it came out. Didn't like it. The last open world game that I loved was Sleepy Dawgz.
 
MIA for a few months now. Be well, Cream.
Pretty much. NPD and personal leakers are but memories now.

And beyond that, NPD results are widely reported in the enthusiast press, so the ongoing picture presented will be that AAA blockbusters with $100 limited edition and $50 day one season passes are the only viable titles left in the console space.
I mean, it's a different type of the same level of what's already well-underway.
 
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Can someone help explain something to me? The linked article says that PC retail and Steam software sales in the US were $27.8 million. Steam Spy estimated that just the Steam Summer sale in June generated $223 million in revenue. What gives?
Data only comes from a couple of publishers that actually agreed to share it, and it's limited to US numbers only. In short, numbers for Steam are wildly innacurate.
 
Mar 22, 2007
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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.
NPD didnt give out sales numbers anyway though, so we would be in the dark regardless of how well things would be selling even if being within the top 10.
 
Mar 24, 2015
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I would imagine that the Wii U version gave it a nice uptick, due to the demand and being $10 more than most of the other versions. They also launched a new SKU for Xbox One that's also $30 and includes some of the more popular skin packs.
But you would think that digital far outweighs physical. Far far outweighs.
 
Feb 21, 2015
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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,
You've been pretty clear on this but I just wanted to make sure: no uPlay, GOG, Origin etc digital sales on here even if the publisher participates in sharing digital data for PSN, XBL and Steam?

Ex: Say Ubi shares digital data for PSN, XBL and Steam. Are they also sharing it for PC copies bought directly from uPlay or another storefront?

Generally small amount of sales here anyway, but just wanted to ask.
 
Feb 17, 2011
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They should just stop giving anything out to the public because they suck.
This is true. Although we're not being forced to talk about how useless and meaningless their data is, either.

Detailed data tends to lead to meaningful discussion. We got very little data, outside of several users parroting post by Aqua and Zhuge, they appear to have more.
Funny how that works.
 
Feb 16, 2010
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You've been pretty clear on this but I just wanted to make sure: no uPlay, GOG, Origin etc digital sales on here even if the publisher participates in sharing digital data for PSN, XBL and Steam?

Ex: Say Ubi shares digital data for PSN, XBL and Steam. Are they also sharing it for PC copies bought directly from uPlay or another storefront?

Generally small amount of sales here anyway, but just wanted to ask.
That is correct. In your example, Ubi Steam data would be included, but not uPlay or any other storefront data.

Exclusive PSN, XBL and Steam only. And only for publishers choosing to participate.
 
May 1, 2012
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To continue here the post i made in the last thread:

Man, 3DS is collapsed on Amazon, cause all SKUs are sold out :p

It's gonna have a nice month, too bad Nintendo gonna have stock problem, hope they ship way more in August!
They'll probably do a Sun and Moon special edition to help move the rest of the stock.
 

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To continue here the post i made in the last thread:

Man, 3DS is collapsed on Amazon, cause all SKUs are sold out :p

It's gonna have a nice month, too bad Nintendo gonna have stock problem, hope they ship way more in August!
It is just amazon US having stock problem with Nintendo hardware. It is in stock at gamestop, best buy, and even amazon canada
 
Jul 7, 2015
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From PAL chart:

The Pokemon Go mobile phenomenon continues to affect Pokemon 3DS software sales and 3 Pokemon 3DS games re-enter the Top 40: ‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ (No17), ‘Pokemon Alpha Sapphire’ (No24) and ‘Pokemon Y’ (No29). This week is the first full sales week since the mobile game was launched in UK, which means that August will show a remarkable spike in Pokemon sales and 3DS software and hardware, plus Nintendo’s share of the market.
16 (40) 3DS POKEMON OMEGA RUBY (NINTENDO)
19 (32) 3DS POKEMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE (NINTENDO)
22 (__) 3DS POKEMON Y (NINTENDO)
35 (__) 3DS POKEMON X (NINTENDO)
39 (__) 3DS POKEMON SUPER MYSTERY DUNGEON (NINTENDO)

Eh, Those crazy people who though Pokémon GO was gonna influense positive the 3DS games and hardware sales... :p