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

RE_Player

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I bought my brother a Vita Borderlands 2 bundle and he's been loving it. While I don't expect this to save the Vita I hope it gets a nice little kickstart from here until the holidays.
 

Ty4on

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What was the VIta bundled with again (FPS? - whats the reference here?) I dont even remember...

Borderlands 2 with a Vita 2000. The Vita had no stock available before that so there was a lot of pent up demand for the Vita 2000. In Japan weekly sales went from 3k to 60k when the 2000 launched without any game bundles.
It did have awesome colors though ;_;
 

Y2Kev

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Oh god, thinking of all the new Vitamuffins just made me nauseous. So many loli games coming.
 

t_wilson01

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This made me smile. My shift is almost over and still no PS4 / Xbone numbers. :/
 
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Well, here is the biggest news this month, Vita is back to life, FPS bundle 56k.

Haha. Wow. I probably deserve to eat some crow then from either last month or the month before when I laughed at the excuse of no supple as justification for the even-poor-by-Vita-stabdards numbers
 

tebunker

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Food for thought.

MK8 bundle sold ~25K of the 60K WIIU's or about 42% of all units sold. That bundle was only available for the last 2 DAYS of the month. This thing could be HUGE in June.

Yeah I just broke it down, it doesn't look bad for Wii U to break 100k in June, but I just can't shake that it will gain enough momentum through summer without another game.
 
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What was the VIta bundled with again (FPS? - whats the reference here?) I dont even remember...

Edit: Borderlands? Seriously? People bought so many Vitas for that? Makes it even more surprising.

IIRC Take 2's investor call they said Borderlands 2 is over 9 million now. It's a pretty big game.
 

Kimawolf

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PS4 is tracking ahead of PS3 at the same point. So.... your/his point?

My point was that this console generation is not going to have the same amount of consoles sold as the last generation, not even close. As such how can anyone consider it a victory or success? I have always said the console market is going to fall in on itself, contract, take your pick, but the point is it will not sell nearly as many units as last generation which can't be seen by anyone, not 3rd parties, console makers, anyone, as a good thing.

And nothing in that statement is false for the simple fact that the WiiU is not close to the wii, and XB1 seems like it will end up selling less than the 360, the 3ds fell WAY behind the DS and the Vita WAY behind the PSP. The only console which saw a increase was the PS4 over the PS3.

And with this generation not going 8 years how will the PS4 carry the entire industry on its back? You expect it to sell 150/200 million consoles in 5 years?
 

dolabla

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Can someone update me on the thread? I see Vita did pretty well, but did we get any PS4 or X1 numbers?
 

shinra-bansho

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People are extrapolating customer pre-order fulfillment of a bundle with a major release upon release date towards a month of sales...?
 

RPGamer92

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Damnnnnn at the Vita. Sony HAS to do a Minecraft bundle now. Heck drop the price to $179 and bundle Minecraft and Vita could make a real revival in the US imo.
 

Y2Kev

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People are extrapolating customer pre-order fulfillment of a bundle with a major release upon release date towards a month of sales...?

Oh me, why do you argue when you're going to have a definitive answer in less than 30 days :)
 

Dragon

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My point was that this console generation is not going to have the same amount of consoles sold as the last generation, not even close. As such how can anyone consider it a victory or success? I have always said the console market is going to fall in on itself, contract, take your pick, but the point is it will not sell nearly as many units as last generation which can't be seen by anyone, not 3rd parties, console makers, anyone, as a good thing.

And nothing in that statement is false for the simple fact that the WiiU is not close to the wii, and XB1 seems like it will end up selling less than the 360, the 3ds fell WAY behind the DS and the Vita WAY behind the PSP. The only console which saw a increase was the PS4 over the PS3.

And with this generation not going 8 years how will the PS4 carry the entire industry on its back? You expect it to sell 150/200 million consoles in 5 years?

No console has ever sold 150/200 million in five years. Your expectations are way out of whack and crazy. No one is denying how phones have changed the game, especially in Vitas case. Your post is really disingenuous and full of faulty assumptions.
 

N.Domixis

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Damnnnnn at the Vita. Sony HAS to do a Minecraft bundle now. Heck drop the price to $179 and bundle Minecraft and Vita could make a real revival in the US imo.

I think after this bundle, sony knows what they got to do. A mine-craft bundle could be the vita's savior from premature death.
 
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I don't think last generation was "idiosyncratic," as that implies the gamers came and left. They didn't. They're still gaming -- just on iOS, Facebook, Android, and the like. The audience consoles had last generation is being siphoned away by agile competitors like Apple and Google.

But isn't the part of the audience that's being siphoned away the part of the audience that was only there last generation to begin with?
 

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Wait, what the fuck?! The 3DS outsold the Xbox One? Eve more so, I feel absolutely appalled at the apparent lack of surprise in most--if not all--people in this thread.

You're 20 pages late on this one, and it's hardly difficult to believe when taking the Xbone price cut announcement into account. May was doomed to be a bad month for MS by their own hands.