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September 2016 NPD Thread! XBO #1; PS4 Slim flops

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Impressive, and unexpected. I wonder if it was the target and amazon deals?

The "mistake" of both of them allowing ANY CE (rockband for target, and The recore CE for amazon) really got attention.

So even after those "mistakes" were fix all that attention is probably what did it. Good for them.

Three in a row, breaks the curse of 2014, and 2015 where they only won two.



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Bandorr said:
Impressive, and unexpected. I wonder if it was the target and amazon deals?

The "mistake" of both of them allowing ANY CE (rockband for target, and The recore CE for amazon) really got attention.

So even after those "mistakes" were fix all that attention is probably what did it. Good for them.

Three in a row, breaks the curse of 2014, and 2015 where they only won two.

Doubt it won them the month; Amazon still showed the PS4 ahead. Plus the $299 price-cut should've won the PS4 for the month (at least according to most people). I'm just happy the XB1 won, and that I predicted it correctly :).



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).

poklane said:

354k > PS4 (down YoY)
XB1 > 293k (up YoY)

^ where are those numbers from?

 

Also does this make it the first time since gen started that Amazon was wrong? I believe september showed PS4 winning on amazon.



lol at the thread title



Probably a smaller victory for X1 than I was expecting. Little reason to buy the Slim unless you are really impatient or strapped for cash



Ps4 is doomed!



JRPGfan said:
poklane said:

354k > PS4 (down YoY)
XB1 > 293k (up YoY)

^ where are those numbers from?

The link I provided says the XB1 was the only 8th gen console up YoY, meaning PS4 is down. Those numbers are from the September 2015 thread.



JRPGfan said:
poklane said:

354k > PS4 (down YoY)
XB1 > 293k (up YoY)

^ where are those numbers from?

MS said XBO is the only 8 gen console up YOY, so all we know is PS4 is under 354k and XBO over 293k.

 

Btw Poklane made a typo, it's PS4<354k, not PS4>354k :p



Remember folks, don't get ahead of yourselves ...

I'm surprised. I thought the PS4 would just edge it but clearly the XB1 just edged it instead.



 

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Radek said:

It boggles my mind that Americans see 4K Blu-Ray as something revolutionary and more important than performance and resolution. I mean if they buy Xbox One S for exclusives, that's fair! If you love Forza and Gears do it, but just for 4K Blu-Ray? Such a shame Battlefield 1 runs at 720p, that's gonna upset some players unaware of that like it did with Battlefront last year.

Well its a nice feature to have, so whats the big fuss? If Sony wanted the PS4 Slim to compete better, they would've also included it.



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).