NPD Sales Results for March 2016

Nov 18, 2013
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New Pachter Factor takes on NPD and Digital and why Digital isn't in NPD

First question. So like 0:00 to 9:03

Also covers mobile. Long story short, companies involved in Digital sales have no vested interest in sharing data with NPD. So basically, NPD will never have Digital. I agree with him.
Very well explained (a bit repetitive, but screentime has to be filled, plus maybe this needs to be hammered into the heads).
Thanks for the hint. Always forget to look up his show. I like this guy.
That win10store explanation though... Nah.


Also: starfox will not outsell quantum break. It just can't. Amazon lies.
 
Jan 11, 2015
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Is it just me or have we not gotten a PS4 sales update in a while? The most current official number is still 35.9 million. I have to imagine it's at 37-39 (maybe 40) at this point.
They might of been waiting for 40 mil, maybe E3 talking point on stage, people like to hear the numbers sold as long as it's just a sentence and you don't bring graphs.
 
Mar 22, 2013
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Cumulative shipped numbers will be updated this Thursday when Sony reports their fiscal results.
Oh, I assumed they had already done that. Cool. Off-topic, I wonder if they will consider PS4 Neo its own thing or if they will combine both PS4 and PS4 Neo as one device in terms of sales, a la Nintendo's DS family/3DS family.
 
Nov 18, 2013
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Oh, I assumed they had already done that. Cool. Off-topic, I wonder if they will consider PS4 Neo its own thing or if they will combine both PS4 and PS4 Neo as one device in terms of sales, a la Nintendo's DS family/3DS family.
Npd will merge. Maybe referencing neo on first few months.
Sony will give numbers for neo if they are great, otherwise PS4family.
 
Nov 30, 2014
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Is it just me or have we not gotten a PS4 sales update in a while? The most current official number is still 35.9 million. I have to imagine it's at 37-39 (maybe 40) at this point.
Probably waiting for that 40 million milestone. 35.9 million was as of the end of 2015 and since the PS4's launch, Sony has always updated the official sales figures at the start of a new year. If my predictions are even remotely close, the PS4 should hit 40 million around now or in early May.
 
Jul 7, 2015
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Speaking about predictions, tomorrow is the Nintendo quarter report as well... Wanna post my expectations.


3DS - 1.10 million
Wii U - 0.28 million

Fire Emblem Fates (3DS) - 1.40 million
Pokkén Tournament (WIU) - 1.25 million
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (WIU) - 1.25 million

Pokémon XY (3DS) - 14.54 million
Mario Kart 7 (3DS) - 13.24 million
Super Smash Bros 4 ( 3DS; WIU ) - 12.95 million
Pokémon ORAS (3DS) - 11.75 million
Mario Kart 8 (WIU) - 7.54 million
Splatoon (WIU) - 4.51 million
Super Mario Maker (WIU) - 3.74 million


Fell pretty confident about old software, while we will see on new software, aka Fates, Pokkén, and Zelda.

About hardware, i honestly have LOT of doubt, Wii U because had huge shipments problem in Japan, and for 3DS i said why here.


P.S

Here how i did last quarter.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=194006141&postcount=558
 
Jul 7, 2015
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Nintendo quarter results Are disappoint.

....NX is officially a 2017 Thing. No 2016 Release. Zelda as well is for March 2017.

Anyway, The Best news from This quarter, Fire Emblem. FUCK.

1.84 million, and Withouth Europe. I predicted 3 million lifetime for Fates... I think at this Point ~3.5 million is way More reasonable. If not 4 million.
 
Sep 4, 2015
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People think R&C will outsell a well advertised TPS (which also has bundles) in America.

Interesting.
Interesting indeed. Don't let it take you by surprise when it happens!

Bundles aren't counted in NPD as software sales. And retailer insiders haven't indicated Quantum Break sales are on fire. Have we seen any insiders comment on Ratchet sales?
One of them was just saying it was selling out and being restocked. The initial stock seemed low though.
 
Aug 25, 2013
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Nintendo quarter results Are disappoint.

....NX is officially a 2017 Thing. No 2016 Release. Zelda as well is for March 2017.

Anyway, The Best news from This quarter, Fire Emblem. FUCK.

1.84 million, and Withouth Europe. I predicted 3 million lifetime for Fates... I think at this Point ~3.5 million is way More reasonable. If not 4 million.
Yeah but did your prediction count the discounted purchases of the other route as a sale? Because Nintendo's numbers did :p
 
People think R&C will outsell a well advertised TPS (which also has bundles) in America.

Interesting.
Well, let's be honest. QB hasn't set the world on fire. It's been very divisive critically. And Microsoft has seemingly forgotten how to successfully market a new IP, or any game for that matter (Read: E3 demos for Halo 5 and Gears 4). I wouldn't be surprised.
 
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Well, let's be honest. QB hasn't set the world on fire. It's been very divisive critically. And Microsoft has seemingly forgotten how to successfully market a new IP, or any game for that matter (Read: E3 demos for Halo 5 and Gears 4). I wouldn't be surprised.
Neither game had set the world on fire.

People are acting like R&C is some sales giant that's being talked about in the mainstream.
 
Sep 4, 2015
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Neither game had set the world on fire.

People are acting like R&C is some sales giant that's being talked about in the mainstream.
What? Saying R&C will perform better than QB is acting like it is some sales giant? I don't understand that logic.

Never mind the fact that R&C just launched with the best first week sales ever in UK.
 
Nov 30, 2014
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Neither game had set the world on fire.

People are acting like R&C is some sales giant that's being talked about in the mainstream.
We get it. You think Quantum Break will do big in the US because Americans love shooters. Now while you stay in your hopes and dreams, the rest of us are allowed to believe in a possible scenario. I already pointed out comments from fellow retailers last week, but if you can't accept that, have it your way.
 
Nov 5, 2011
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Just wondering, do you guys think Uncharted 4's broken street date will have any real effect on May's NPD?

I'm assuming that NPD mainly gets its tracking numbers from big retailers (who haven't broken the street date) so it wouldn't, but I really don't know the details on how NPD tracks sales.
 
Aug 4, 2012
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Just wondering, do you guys think Uncharted 4's broken street date will have any real effect on May's NPD?

I'm assuming that NPD mainly gets its tracking numbers from big retailers (who haven't broken the street date) so it wouldn't, but I really don't know the details on how NPD tracks sales.
We are talking like what 10k or 20k copies at the max which ain't much unless it is worse than I thought so it shouldn't affect too much.
 
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The rest of 2016 is going to be a nice, relaxing year for Nintendo's PR department. They won't even need to create any NPD press releases.
They expect to ship 800K for the FY, and they sold 700K last Nov+Dec in the U.S. Yeah, they're done trying to sell Wii Us. :lol 3DS still has the rumored price drop and some good games coming, though. Pokemon will garner a press release, at least.