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NPD January: X360 #1 270k, 49% share, PS3 > Wii = 281k Combined

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think these numbers are helping show Nintendo was right to announce the WiiU, I doubt the consoles can survive another year of this



So, the Wii and PS3 sold 281K combined?



I don't understand these numbers. I guess they are low... ?



Carl2291 said:
Huge overtracking this Month.

Also lol at "Worldwide".

I would say that this is finally the confirmation everyone has been looking for. Microsoft lost 2011 in sellthrough, the PS3 was #1.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:
Carl2291 said:
Huge overtracking this Month.

Also lol at "Worldwide".

I would say that this is finally the confirmation everyone has been looking for. Microsoft lost 2011 in sellthrough, the PS3 was #1.

Yup, they cited financial reports...which means they have no idea of sales to consumers for all 3 consoles.



Still, the January results are so poor that their validity should be questioned, says Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. From 2004 to 2011, January software sales have averaged $518 million, making this month's $355.9 million figure "just hard to digest," he says. "It also makes no sense that sales are below the level from 2004, when games were cheaper and the installed base of consoles was much lower. ... I don't know if the NPD is getting faulty data, but these numbers make no sense."



 

Seece said:
Still, the January results are so poor that their validity should be questioned, says Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. From 2004 to 2011, January software sales have averaged $518 million, making this month's $355.9 million figure "just hard to digest," he says. "It also makes no sense that sales are below the level from 2004, when games were cheaper and the installed base of consoles was much lower. ... I don't know if the NPD is getting faulty data, but these numbers make no sense."


Maybe adjustments?



Guess we are starting to see the effects of a single source of number tracking



Seece said:
Still, the January results are so poor that their validity should be questioned, says Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. From 2004 to 2011, January software sales have averaged $518 million, making this month's $355.9 million figure "just hard to digest," he says. "It also makes no sense that sales are below the level from 2004, when games were cheaper and the installed base of consoles was much lower. ... I don't know if the NPD is getting faulty data, but these numbers make no sense."

The only thing I can think of is that many american consumers closed their wallets once the holiday season was over but yea if patcher is questioning NPD then thats something to look into



pezus said:
Seece said:
Still, the January results are so poor that their validity should be questioned, says Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. From 2004 to 2011, January software sales have averaged $518 million, making this month's $355.9 million figure "just hard to digest," he says. "It also makes no sense that sales are below the level from 2004, when games were cheaper and the installed base of consoles was much lower. ... I don't know if the NPD is getting faulty data, but these numbers make no sense."


Maybe adjustments?

Hmm, perhaps NPD overestimated November and previous months? THat or the industry really is this down.