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

Officerrob

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X1 will be fortunate to outsell the Wii U at this rate. What, exactly, do you think they'll be taking?
The X1 outsold the Wii U in a month in which they killed their own sales and the WiiU had a couple days of Mario Kart help. The X1 won't be outselling the PS4 next month, but lets stop with the "fortunate to outsell the Wii U" hyperbole too
 

FZZ

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honestly im just saying that to counter a previous posters claim that it wont. no one can see into the future of these consoles so its silly to say it will or wont reach a certain install base.
Umm? No shit.

But why do you think these sales threads exist? It's to estimate and pinpoint how the sales of certain game and game platforms will hold up. And for investors to see if putting your money into a stock for a company will be viable or not. Henceforth why I made my own personal prediction.
 

RoKKeR

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So is consensus bone is doomed in here?

Watch Dogs split is interesting, Destiny is probably going to look something like that, if not worse. It's not the exclusive content that does it but marketing. Wonder how Evolve and CoD shake out this fall as those are the two MS has marketing deals with.

PS4 domination continues, great stuff from Sony. Glad to see there is one console that is really leading the way into this new generation. Not surprised about XBO's poor numbers in May and I'm not sure why anybody would be. They announced the price cut knowing full well May would be a throwaway month, June will be interesting. (though I doubt it'll be much better)

Biggest takeaway: PUBLISHERS PLEASE KILL CROSS-GEN!
 
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But the other two major consoles are selling much, much worse than their precious iterations.
Wii is (which is expected), but Xbox One is still trending slightly better than PS3 did early on.

I fully expect the Xbox One to "get back in the game" in the US, similar to how the PS3 also had a turn around and started doing respectable numbers.
 

Opiate

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Imru’ al-Qays;116916431 said:
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?
It started being born with late PS2 era games like Guitar Hero, blossomed last generation, and then got stolen away by Apple and Google this generation. If MS, Sony or Nintendo had been savvy enough, they would have been able to keep that large, growing, highly profitable market segment; they were not. It's not really an insult, though, as Apple and Google are two of the most competitive companies right now.

The important thing here is that last generation wasn't a "bubble" or anything. It isn't that the audience suddenly came and then just as suddenly went away; that would imply that they left gaming entirely. Instead, these gamers came... and then were stolen away from consoles by gaming platforms that are better at serving their preferences and tastes. Those gamers are still around, they just don't care about the Xbox One or PS4 or Wii U very much.
 
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I have mixed feelings on these console sales. PS4 sales are OK but everything else is bad. I have a feeling that summer NPDs aren't going to be pretty.
 

Kuro

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I think a huge amount of people are waiting for the holidays to buy current gen consoles. There are barely any games coming out until the holidays too.
 
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Total new home consoles sales this month didn't even exceed Wii's number alone in May 2007. Add in the other two and you have total market contraction on the order of around 200k units.

It's only going to get worse from here on out. By next year PS3 was seeing a resurgence, Wii was really taking off, and 360 was finding a strong second place position.
 
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Total new home consoles sales this month didn't even exceed Wii's number alone in May 2007. Add in the other two and you have total market contraction on the order of around 200k units.

It's only going to get worse from here on out. By next year PS3 was seeing a resurgence, Wii was really taking off, and 360 was finding a strong second place position.
Wii shouldn't really be included in the analysis, as that market was something completely foreign to either the 360 or PS3 audiences, largely, and has not been recaptured by the Wii U. They have moved on to mobile platforms.

I don't see how it's going to get "much worse" from here on out, when Microsoft has already taken some necessary steps to improve their situation in the US, and there's a huge amount of titles releasing in the fall that will usher in more current-gen adoption.

Then you have the impact of normal price drops, improving lineups, and last-gen die off.

There could ultimately end up being a slight contraction for the 360 + PS3 market, but current sales numbers (which have dwarfed the previous gen's early adoption numbers), don't indicate that at all yet.
 

tranciful

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Are you people actually expecting Wii's success to carry over? The casuals came for a couple years and left after they got bored of Wii Fit. Wii was a bubble.
 

SwiftDeath

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All right everyone break out your protractors and turn to page 45 in your neogaf textbook

Today's activity involves decoding secret posts
 
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Can someone clarify something for me?

How much of a difference potentially does the fact that Watch_Dogs came out on 27/5 make to bundle sales on PS4? When did this NPD window end?

Will next month be skewed by the bundles that didn't make it?