NPD Sales Results For November 2010 [Update 6: PSP, PS2, Move Games]

Nemo

Will Eat Your Children
Sep 10, 2007
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GavinGT said:
It means the latter but is most often used to describe the former.
Cool, that's what I thought. Thanks

KuwabaraTheMan said:
When dealing with exclusives for a console you aren't a fanboy of, it means "didn't sell 20 million copies in one day". Otherwise, it means the latter.
Ha! Exactly :)
 
Oct 31, 2009
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To publisher:

If you don't want your games to be portrayed as a failure, don't release it at the end of the month. The first month sale number will dictate the future perception of a product.

Sincerely Yours,
XX:lolx

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Seriously, I think it is true. GT5 (and many other games that released at the end of month) will forever be remembered as a 'bomba' because of this.
 
Jive Turkey said:
It generally means whatever is most convenient to the poster's side.

Example: "Wii Play didn't chart this month? BOMBA AM TOTAL!"
In this case it seems appropriate given SonyGAF's jizzing all over it for the last year, claiming it as a system seller, biggest Sony franchise etc.

Hell, Halo Reach sold 3.3 million and I said THAt was below expectations and underperformed given Halo 3 did the same on less than half the userbase.

All things need to be in perspective, and given the context, 400K for GT5 pretty much is...underperformed, to say the least.
 

chespace

It's not actually trolling if you don't admit it
Jun 8, 2004
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RSTEIN said:
I take back my GT5 bomba remarks. I'm waiting for December.
Yup. I think we'll see it pop back up in December.

The real story here that we'll probably never know (but those in the games industry can do back of napkin math) is what they forecast the game to sell, and what GT5's P&L ultimately looks like with their sustain plan via Prologue.
 
Aug 20, 2008
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Barrage said:
Not that GT4's numbers aren't a huge dissapointment, but you're way underselling Fable. Only a handful of RPG Franchises sell a million every iteration on consoles, and Fable is one of them.
Oh I'm fully aware of it's success relative to RPG/Adventure games... but it's not Microsoft's top brand by any means... and in light of GT being Sony's premier franchise... well...
 

Saiyar

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Dec 12, 2007
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Ashes1396 said:
And is it near a million in pal land?
From the numbers we have got so far it probably sold a fair amount more over a million week one. With the US and Japan numbers two million sold WW in it's first week is not unlikely.
 
Aug 30, 2009
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RSTEIN said:
I think it's fair to say underperform at this point.

400k for the biggest, most hyped Sony game of all year is a disappointment no matter how you slice and dice it. December will be all we need to declare a bomba or not.
It might take a few months GT 4 sold 620k in it's first month and it's LTD non bundle was 2.5 million at end of 2009 .
Still no matter what i expect GT 5 to perform much lower than other GT games .
Took to long to come out , bad launch , on decline , smaller user base but the one that matter the most is GT5 feels like half a game and allot of stuff wrong with it .
 

Jive Turkey

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2 Minutes Turkish said:
In this case it seems appropriate given SonyGAF's jizzing all over it for the last year, claiming it as a system seller, biggest Sony franchise etc.

Hell, Halo Reach sold 3.3 million and I said THAt was below expectations and underperformed given Halo 3 did the same on less than half the userbase.

All things need to be in perspective, and given the context, 400K for GT5 pretty much is...underperformed, to say the least.
Oh I'm not saying it's all rainbows and unicorns for Sony. I'm just saying it's a wee bit early to label the game as a bomb...And that's coming from a guy whose first post in this thread was "LOLGT5".
 
Aug 20, 2008
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seady said:
To publisher:

If you don't want your games to be portrayed as a failure, don't release it at the end of the month. The first month sale number will dictate the future perception of a product.

Sincerely Yours,
XX:lolx

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Seriously, I think it is true. GT5 (and many other games that released at the end of month) will forever be remembered as a 'bomba' because of this.
That's a fair enough observation... but let's be real. How many games have released with mediocre-bad numbers when releasing in the last few days of the month, and then went on to chart highly in the next release?

No (sane) people are questioning GT's long term ability to sell... but rather Sony's ability to build hype or even let people know the game was out in the wild?
 
Dec 5, 2005
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GhaleonEB said:
Celebrating overall industry growth?
Like with the Wii at first they're glad [Kinect] brings more people in who will become Playstation players in the future.

Unless their idea of these people getting the PS3 as a BR player is now stomped by the cheap players and that their ads to seduce the new customers are in fact more aimed to SDF idiots than anyone else.
 

Saiyar

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Dec 12, 2007
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les papillons sexuels said:
i didn't go through the thread by major nelson listed halo reach in the top 10, I don't see it listed in the op, any reasoning on that?
It is in the top 10 of the Individual sku compared but not the combined sku chart.
 
2 Minutes Turkish said:
In this case it seems appropriate given SonyGAF's jizzing all over it for the last year, claiming it as a system seller, biggest Sony franchise etc.

Hell, Halo Reach sold 3.3 million and I said THAt was below expectations and underperformed given Halo 3 did the same on less than half the userbase.

All things need to be in perspective, and given the context, 400K for GT5 pretty much is...underperformed, to say the least.

IIRC NO GT, not a single one of them, did massive first week/month/day sales ala Halo or CoD. Never. It's just a game that keeps selling and eventually does 6M+
 
Jan 18, 2007
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No cash breakdown this time around? Wants to see some SW and accessories.

GavinGT said:
The best part of this thread is that Black Ops sets a new sales record and nobody even talks about it.
Be nice if we got the SKU breakdown as they have lumped in some extras to make that happen. Not that it isn't crazy impressive.
 
Mar 20, 2006
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The Fable 3 commercials were great and seem to have worked extremely well, I remember seeing those commercials a lot. I remember seeing it for the first time, and before the words Fable came out, I was thinking to myself, wow that looks like a pretty epic game.
 

DR2K

Doesn't buy fighting games to actually play them
Jun 6, 2009
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GT5 bomba, COD 8+ million, PS3 bombing, 360 rise to heaven, Nintendo being Nintendo, and NFS outselling GT holy shit. EA probably has the biggest shit eating grin on their faces. :lol

Alright Sony it's time for another price drop.
 
Dec 3, 2006
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les papillons sexuels said:
I didn't and it isn't clarified anywhere in there. I didn't know if MN was talking about 360 specifically or if it was a general comment. But thanks again.
You've missed it:
"We are now reporting sales at the total platform level instead of the SKU level but if we were reporting the top 10 SKU's, Halo: Reach would have been #10 this month."
 
Jan 8, 2009
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GavinGT said:
The best part of this thread is that Black Ops sets a new sales record and nobody even talks about it.
It got talked about earlier on. Really, not much to say, not real surprising(imo at least), it's a very good, if not great game, I can't knock it in any way. Activision is doing their thing right now, and they do it VERY well
 
Jan 26, 2007
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Jtyettis said:
No cash breakdown this time around? Wants to see some SW and accessories.



Be nice if we got the SKU breakdown as they have lumped in some extras to make that happen. Not that it isn't crazy impressive.
True, although I doubt any of the SKUs outside the 360 and PS3 ones amounted to anything too crazy.
 
Nov 10, 2004
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Metalmurphy said:
IIRC NO GT, not a single one of them, did massive first week/month/day sales ala Halo or CoD. Never. It's just a game that keeps selling and eventually does 6M+
Kinda strange, except GT2 (9.37m), all of the GT main entries sold more than 10+ million copies.