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NPD Sales Results for October 2015 [Up1: Xbox #1]

Toki767

Member
There's this giant wall of Tomb Raider Xbox One bundles at the Best Buy I just left. Stupid decision to not make it the 500gb console so that it could be $300 instead of $350.
 

Boke1879

Member
There's this giant wall of Tomb Raider Xbox One bundles at the Best Buy I just left. Stupid decision to not make it the 500gb console so that it could be $300 instead of $350.

At this point. I don't think they knew what the fuck they were doing with TR. That's all I can come up with. Or they just said "fuck it"
 

Sarobi

Banned
Went to Target last night (was one of the first few people in the store @ 6pm), and they had more PS4's than Xbox One's. Xbox was stacked up in two sections (Electronics + Mens apparel), and PS4's were also in those sections + in some other areas as well. Store wasn't overly crowded, so I actually took time to look around at the dells (I only went to buy BEATS headphones)
 

Somnia

Member
Thanks! Can you share anything about software? Any big surprises?

Something else semi-related: Any idea on how Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six: Siege are doing?

Nothing too surprising on the software side really, just your typical rush of games.

Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six at our store at least is doing very so so. Don't expect a lot out of either of them.

Just wondering, but what retailer do you work for?

Just helping out a friend at his gamestop location, don't plan on being there after this holiday. I've been out of retail for years, but agree'd to come back this holiday only.
 

hawk2025

Member
There's this giant wall of Tomb Raider Xbox One bundles at the Best Buy I just left. Stupid decision to not make it the 500gb console so that it could be $300 instead of $350.

Making the Tomb Raider bundle a high-priced one made NO sense.

Well, making it exclusive to Best Buy also made NO sense.
 
I just got back from Game stop and there was a long line of people waiting to throw ps4s into the back alley dumpster.

 

Inuhanyou

Believes Dragon Quest is a franchise managed by Sony
Some people are way too invested into this hobby....

Both Sony and MS will probably sell a metric shit ton by the end of the year. Just because your preferred platform isn't winning all the time, doesn't mean anything.
 

Inuhanyou

Believes Dragon Quest is a franchise managed by Sony
That's a joke attempt guys. An unsuccessful one, but an attempt nonetheless.

He reacted pretty seriously to another poster about that poster's anecdotal experiences in another thread as well. Just chill out folks.
 
Making the Tomb Raider bundle a high-priced one made NO sense.

Well, making it exclusive to Best Buy also made NO sense.

Exclusive to Best Buy? :S. Well that explains why Amazon seemed to ignore its existence. This deal looks like it backfired bad, which sucks since the reboot was so good :(. Hopefully they don't do something like this when (if?) the next game comes around.
 
Some people are way too invested into this hobby....

Both Sony and MS will probably sell a metric shit ton by the end of the year. Just because your preferred platform isn't winning all the time, doesn't mean anything.

I like for Sony to win, but I don't melt down when they don't. Some people definitely take vidya games too seriously.
 
Hmmm I wonder if the holiday sales for TR are as grim as the UK sales report and these anecdotes are hinting, they considering releasing it to atleast PC asap. Pipedream more than likely.
 
Hmmm I wonder if the holiday sales for TR are as grim as the UK sales report and these anecdotes are hinting, they considering releasing it to atleast PC asap. Pipedream more than likely.

Unless the contracts have an underperformance clause, MS isn't obliged to support TR's need of success on other platforms.

Even PC, since they're unlikely to get much of a cut, if any.
 
Unless the contracts have an underperformance clause, MS isn't obliged to support TR's need of success on other platforms.

Even PC, since they're unlikely to get much of a cut, if any.

That's more than likely it. Man, if the reports turn out to be the actual results Sqeenix must be kicking themselves in the ass. Unless ofcourse MS supplied them with a king's ransom of passion.
 

Somnia

Member
ROTR...how is it doing this weekend? Thanks.

I actually sold 6 copies today when I was at work, I guess the free pin we gave out worked or something lol

It was mainly people coming in with lists for Christmas presents though.

edit: Lots of Fallout 4's sold, Black Ops 3, Minecraft, Minecraft Story, some halo 5... not a lot of Battlefront.

Then of course tons of random used games due to B2G1, TONS of 360, PS3 and Wii games due to this also. Sold quite a few preowned xb360 and wii (yes wii not wiiu) systems as they count in the B2G1 right now.
 

Shenmue

Banned
They've been counted by NPD for years now.

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I'm so damn behind! In that case i feel more confident about my prediction that Xbox won BF and in turn November. Walmart is huge. I think they sell more games than BB right? Only second to GS?
 
Yeah, let's just say it's not lighting the world on fire, or even sparking. Kinda weird.

Everyone not in games media: LARA? WHO?

Jokes aside, SE should've seen this coming, not even talking about platform exclusivity. They criticised US market last time for underperformance of TR2013. US just don't care for her so much.
 

Cornbread78

Member
Now I seriously wonder if the game will chart.

Seriously it's weird that a Tomb Raider game is doing this kind of business.

Thats really sad.

I have a suspicion this game will do worse than the original.

Everyone not in games media: LARA? WHO?

They should have either pushed the launch back, or moved it up. It got buried under Fallout, Halo, CoD and Battlefront. SE must have made some bank or at least finacial security from MS to make that deal.
 

hawk2025

Member
They should have either pushed the launch back, or moved it up. It got buried under Fallout, Halo, CoD and Battlefront. SE must have made some bank from MS to make that deal.

Or they expected a Titanfall push, but instead played second fiddle to Fallout.

This game should have taken Dying Light's January spot for 2016.
 
How much did Sunset Overdrive debut at again? It would be crazy if Tomb Raider XB1 has similar numbers. I wouldn't be suprised though because Xbox owners don't care about Tomb Raider and PS4/PC owners are just going to wait until its on their preferred platform.
 
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