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

7DollarHagane

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It means Xbox One is still ahead of the 360 and original Xbox launch aligned.
I wonder how many units of 360 microsoft would have sold if they had the kind of stock and production capacity they have now. Man, those were hard to find for months and months. I remember my roommate at the time bought an arcade console and a hard drive separate just because that's all they had, just to be able to play GRAW.

It was crazy how the demand wasn't really met until that summer after launch.
 

Aquamarine

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Paging a certain poster with a bronie avatar
Call me a brony ONE more time I swear to god...


Xbox 360 sales:

Nov. 2005 - 326,000
Dec. 2005 - 281,000
Jan. 2006 - 250,000
Feb. 2006 - 161,000
Mar. 2006 - 192,000
Apr. 2006 - 295,000
May 2006 - 221,000

Cumulative: 1.73 million through May 2006



Xbox One sales:

Nov. 2013 - 909,000
Dec. 2013 - 908,000
Jan. 2014 - 141,000
Feb. 2014 - 258,000
Mar. 2014 - 311,000
Apr. 2014 - 115,000
May 2014 - ???

Cumulative: 2.64 million through April 2014



Xbox One > Xbox 360 doesn't really mean anything. It's a non-statement.

Xbox 360 had ridiculous supply issues which plagued it all throughout its early months.
 

Cuburt

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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)?
yeah.

That's 2 weeks prior vs follow launch, not month-over-month like many people seem to be assuming.

and he says it's selling 4 times the daily rate post launch than in the 2 weeks prior to launch.

That is very specific.

Here's the article the quote was pulled from
http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/13/reggie-fils-aime-talks-about-e3-industry-change-and-what-nintendo-is-doing-for-a-comeback-interview/
 
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Xbox 360 sales:

Nov. 2005 - 326,000
Dec. 2005 - 281,000
Jan. 2006 - 249,000
Feb. 2006 - 161,000
Mar. 2006 - 192,000
Apr. 2006 - 295,000
May 2006 - 221,000

Cumulative: 1.73 million through May 2006



Xbox One sales:

Nov. 2013 - 909,000
Dec. 2013 - 908,000
Jan. 2014 - 141,000
Feb. 2014 - 258,000
Mar. 2014 - 311,000
Apr. 2014 - 115,000
May 2014 - ???

Cumulative: 2.64 million through April 2006



Xbox One > Xbox 360 doesn't really mean anything. It's a non-statement.

Xbox 360 had ridiculous supply issues which plagued it all throughout its early months.

Is like when people aligned Wii and Wii U sales....
 

ethomaz

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Please.... give me spin... I need that.
 

7DollarHagane

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I guess xbone is beating og xbox and 360 launch aligned. Well, no shit...
I wonder how much longer that wording will remain true - I remember around the time that Dead Rising hit in the summer 360s started to be easier to find and that holiday they were selling like crazy. I bet there's no way that XB1 beats 360's first year launch aligned.
 

shinra-bansho

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Oh, so it was just a nonsense statement that tells us nothing, lol.

I guess this is why Sony tends to say nothing of substance, whether their result is good or bad.
 

Cygnus X-1

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Wonder how well Mario Kart 8 will do this month. It seems to be selling briskly at the moment.
By assuming that sales of Wii U will return to the level of before exactly and by assuming an exponential decay: 74k. This is the lowest thinkable estimation or June 2014. See my previous post. All other assumptions are reasonable as long as they are higher.
 

PhoenixDawn

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Talking about the "next chapter" of Xbox when the console is only a few months old doesn't bode well for Xbone numbers. - below Wii U? - I can't imagine it being so but that response suggests it is a possibility.

I know the "next chapter" is just spin for the price cut, but it's still a very strange thing to announce in a PR about the previous month's sale figures. There must be literally nothing good to say about it if they couldn't even manage an "xbox family" quote.
 
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Ugh Aqua's posts are harder to find with the pony avatar. That will teach you to gamble. When does the old av come back my brain tends to filter out brony avatars.
 

SwiftDeath

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lol knew it would get a rise out of ya :p

Xbox 360 sales:

Cumulative: 1.73 million through May 2006

Xbox One sales:

Cumulative: 2.64 million through April 2014

Xbox One > Xbox 360 doesn't really mean anything. It's a non-statement.

Xbox 360 had ridiculous supply issues which plagued it all throughout its early months.
Thanks I thought as much
 

Ninja Scooter

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Xbox 360 sales:

Nov. 2005 - 326,000
Dec. 2005 - 281,000
Jan. 2006 - 249,000
Feb. 2006 - 161,000
Mar. 2006 - 192,000
Apr. 2006 - 295,000
May 2006 - 221,000

Cumulative: 1.73 million through May 2006



Xbox One sales:

Nov. 2013 - 909,000
Dec. 2013 - 908,000
Jan. 2014 - 141,000
Feb. 2014 - 258,000
Mar. 2014 - 311,000
Apr. 2014 - 115,000
May 2014 - ???

Cumulative: 2.64 million through April 2014



Xbox One > Xbox 360 doesn't really mean anything. It's a non-statement.

Xbox 360 had ridiculous supply issues which plagued it all throughout its early months.
So their statement likely doesn't mean that XBone May 14>360 May 06, because that would seemingly require a miracle. So there's no floor for how low the sales were. Look like they are using cumulative still, like you said, which is still pretty meaningless.
 

majik13

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Indeed. GCN levels are a low bar, truthfully. Sony didn't ever give up during the PS3's early period, caught up and essentially tied (beat?) Microsoft in the previous generation, and they're beating the brakes off of Microsoft now because of it. If console cycles prove anything, they prove that their extremely unpredictable. Fads, wild swings in popularity, and changes in fortunes are to be expected. This is a marathon, not a sprint. The worst thing Nintendo can do now is give up on Wii U.
very true. I also think the worst thing for WiiU was how they abandoned the Wii brand pretty early, and how their new casual Wii market ended up being very fickle. As well as some very casual Blue Ocean type software that didnt sit well with the more core crowd.

The Wii brand was sullied when the WiiU launched, and with poor marketing and messaging. Now that people are taking notice of the brand again and some consistently good core games, there could be a good steady turn around for Nintendo, going into their next HW cycle, and could potentially see something similar to what Sony looks to be pulling off. Though likely still with hardly any third party support.

They definitely have an uphill battle, but it seems that they are currently hitting that turning point a bit. And I like that Iwata has been adamant that they will be continue to support the system for this very reason.
 

ascii42

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So their statement likely doesn't mean that XBone May 14>360 May 06, because that would seemingly require a miracle. So there's no floor for how low the sales were. Look like they are using cumulative still, like you said, which is still pretty meaningless.
yeah, well, it does tell us that the Xbox One didn't worse than -710,000 units.
 

Tobor

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So their statement likely doesn't mean that XBone May 14>360 May 06, because that would seemingly require a miracle. So there's no floor for how low the sales were. Look like they are using cumulative still, like you said, which is still pretty meaningless.
On the plus side, they only get to use this excuse a few more months, then the streams cross.
 

SwiftDeath

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So do we think that means PS4 software LTD has finally surpassed XB1 LTD or what? They always loved to tout that about

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Wait bronie/brony is a term for a male one of those peeps? Ah well I meant whatever the female equivalent is then
 

Shahed

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4*week 1=300%*week 1?

I give up, it's 2 in the morning here and I'm lost.
It means sales rose by 300%. Say sales were 100k week 1 and 400k week 2. The sales have been multiplied by four, but it's only a 300% increase in terms of percentage since you already have a base 100% to work with. If you use percentages, it's generally by an increase or decrease and don't really work as a direct multiple. So you'd use

Week 1 *4 = Week 1 +300%