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NPD Sales Results for May 2014 [Up1: Wii U Hardware]

professor_t

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Microsoft, post if you're okay.

Haha. That pretty much nails it. The situation for MS must be *really* bad if they can't find any way to spin it whatsoever.

However, unlike a lot of people, I still think they can turn it around, and I'm looking forward to what they'll do to make that happen (because, ultimately, gamers should benefit).
 

ZSaberLink

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I think this is Reggie's actual quote btw:
"In the two weeks prior to the launch, versus what we've seen now following the launch, we're selling at a daily rate four times higher than where we were before."

That's actually more specific than I expected. When was this quote actually reported by Reggie? Which publication did he report this to (in case someone needs to look this up)?
 

Jamix012

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You know with the fact that Hardware is up 95% YOY and with May 2013 as it was

Total Hardware for May 2014 should be around 854k or so

With Wii U at 60k of that, so 794k for PS4, XB1, 360, PS3, 3DS, and Vita

I have a feeling PS4 might've done very well this month



Interesting

Eh, it's only up 95% in terms of revenue. That's good news, no doubt, but it's not gonna be quite as good as you think.
 

KingSnake

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A 4x increase is a 300% increase, not 400%. Otherwise a 100% increase would mean an increase of multiple of 1...

I didn't say increase in that post.

Edit: I checked back earlier in the thread and I had a 400% increase slip. But all the calculations are done with 4x => 48k per week
 

Handy Fake

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Unless he means: "Xbox One is off to the hottest start in Xbox One history....We look forward to the next chapter of the new generation."

In which case he's probably right.
 

neojubei

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I guess we can assume that Xbox One numbers were surpressed due to the fact that everyone knew the 399 Xbox One was releasing in June.

Phil knew this would have happened when he announced the new xbox one price. maybe june npds might be better...
 

wsippel

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Ah my mistake then. I would be curious to know Amazon's marketshare in Germany although I'm certain it's much less.

In the US though Amazon has a signficant portion of US retail even if it is less than 10% and shouldn't be so easily dismissed
It's not as high. Was 1% two years ago and supposedly grew significantly faster than anticipated, but I don't think they have more than 4% market share. Just thought it was interesting that it continued to rise for two weeks after the game launched. I don't think the absolute numbers can be deducted in any way or shape from those charts, but it might hint at trends. And it seems to match what Reggie hinted at I guess, so... maybe?
 

7DollarHagane

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It's funny how their releases always HAVE to include some kind of superlative phrase. Hottest! Fastest! Leads Software Sales! FAMILY
 

gtj1092

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Still no PS4 or Xbox One sales. Latter isn't that surprising but in terms of the former, does that mean that the PS4 did worse than last month?

Would assume that an increase in sales would be stated by Sony; especially due to Watch_Dogs being a big release for the system.

Lol you post in theses threads every month. You know Sony doesn't put out PR.
 

vinnygambini

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Thanks Banana and Shinra - the mix-up was confusing at first.

Thank you for the clarifications.
 

professor_t

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Next chapter means:

"We're really looking forward to closing the book on everything that fuckwit Don Mattrick did because we're tired of getting our asses kicked up and down the street."

The price drop helps them begin to compete in this new "chapter," but it's not enough.
 

Jigorath

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Still no PS4 or Xbox One sales. Latter isn't that surprising but in terms of the former, does that mean that the PS4 did worse than last month?

Would assume that an increase in sales would be stated by Sony; especially due to Watch_Dogs being a big release for the system.

How often does Sony even report NPD numbers?
 

prag16

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Eh, it's only up 95% in terms of revenue. That's good news, no doubt, but it's not gonna be quite as good as you think.

Hardware revenue or overall revenue? If hardware only, that'd be better with lower priced SKUs. If overall, yes, it's not as good.
 
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At what point do we expect the Xbox 360 LTD during the same period to match the Xbox One?

The Xbox One was obviously very front loaded with its sales.