August 2016 NPD Thread! Hardware and software estimates up!

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It'll be interesting to see the PS4 slim sales, they will probably bumb up the sales for Sony.

YAAAAY! Numbers! Now to update my charts. I have to go somewhere in a bit, and then eat breakfast when I get back.

EDIT: No new replies yet. I'll go ahead and just add my charts here.

More charts available on request as always.

Anywho, a solid month for the XBO. Not nearly as great as I was expecting, though. The XBO S provided a much smaller relative boost to weekly average sales than the 360 S did. The 360 averaged 90.34k/week in June 2010, while the XBO averaged 68.7k/week for last month. The 360 S provided a 85.7% boost to weekly average sales compared to May 2010, while the XBO S provided a 60.7% boost over sales in July. Granted, the 360 S was released in a June, which means it was coming off of the spring period, which is historically the weakest month for hardware sales. Meanwhile, the XBO S was released a month after some massive price drops intended to help clearance out older SKUs, plus the 500GB and 1TB SKUs, while available for preorder, were not available at retail until late in August, leaving the pricier 2TB SKU to carry the XBO for most of the month. For both systems, the launch month for the slimline models was one of the best non-holiday months on record at the time of the release of said models. To put things in a visual context, here's weekly average sales for the Jan.-Oct. period for the XBO to date, and for the 360 through to 2010:

As we see, the 360 was managing pretty damn good numbers once the 360 S was released, and it got better results from its first price cut. The XBO could continue to get strong numbers for a number of months from now, but if it starts to drop back down to 2016 baseline levels going into Q2 2017, then the XBO will be having a big problem further down the road. The 360 really hit its stride after the slimline model was released, and the XBO needs to do the same. Given its overall market share relative to the 360's, I do not expect it to ever come close to reaching the lifetime sales of the XBO, and I think it will start falling behind in 2018 after maintaining a lead in aligned LTD sales. But that being said, the XBO can still potentially do very well for itself through 2017, and possibly into 2018 if the Scorpio proves to be sufficiently popular and/or, the S gets a permanent cut to $250 next year.

How do we know this is the real Aqua and not some troll? I find it odd she would just disappear without telling us on VGChartz that she is switching to Twitter.


1. If the Wii U sells closer to 10 million LTD by 1/3/2015 I win. If it sells closer to 9.5 million LTD by 1/3/2015 OfficerRaichu15 wins (winner gets 2 weeks of avatar control)--Lost.

That was a good month for the XB1! Congrats! PS4 was meh. Wii U was sad well can't wait to see what the systems do this month!

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Good numbers for Xone. People are definitely holding out on the PS4. WiiU is nonexistent, but that's not surprising.

1. Madden NFL 17
2. No Man’s Sky*
3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
4. Grand Theft Auto V
5. Overwatch**
6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
8. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9. Minecraft*
10. Destiny: The Taken King

*No digital sales.
**No Battle.net digital sales.


Do we have 2016 total sales until now for Xbox One and PS4? Xbox One S gave the boost i was expecting to Xbox Brand.

iNathan said:
Do we have 2016 total sales until now for Xbox One and PS4? Xbox One S gave the boost i was expecting to Xbox Brand.

YTD sales for 2016 as of August are:

PS4: 1,904,800
XBO: 1,552,600

Cant believe this hasnt been posted. Xbox one sales: https://mobile.twitter.com/AstronautClaire/status/776303077968207872


And this (ps4): https://mobile.twitter.com/AstronautClaire/status/776303548099420160


Wii U... https://mobile.twitter.com/AstronautClaire/status/776306588802056192


XB1 won by over 100k this month. XB1 was up 37%, PS4 was down 23%, and the Wii U was down 46%

Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

barneystinson69 said:

Cant believe this hasnt been posted: https://mobile.twitter.com/AstronautClaire/status/776303077968207872


And this: https://mobile.twitter.com/AstronautClaire/status/776303548099420160


Wii U... https://mobile.twitter.com/AstronautClaire/status/776306588802056192


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