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

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Well that's a positive surprise, even if it was on sale for 3 weeks and some may hold off for PS4 Pro. I still expected it to come out on top. Now I'm curious to see the numbers.
Good that these NPD's become less predictable as well.



Nautilus said:
XBO > PS4
PS4 < 354k (down YoY)
XBO > 293k (up YoY)

I dont quite get those numbers.If the XBO is above the PS4 in terms of total sales, should the XBO numbers be: XBO>354k ?

No. For example the PS4 could be 330k with the XB1 being 340k. That way we have XB1 > PS4, PS4 down YoY and XB1 up YoY.



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.

Highly doubt it had anything to do with the S.  I know the Top XBO SKUs at Gamestop for that month were the $249 OG bundles.  Even now on Gamestop, out of the Top 5 XBO SKUs, 3 are OG XBOs, including #1.  It's also pretty obvious the boost to the PS4 is more because of the price cut than the Slim.  If the Pro wasn't launching, I'm sure the PS4 would have won easily.  Still, congrats go to MS.  Nov is going to be the fun month to watch, though. 



GribbleGrunger said:
Lawlight said:
Nothing to worry about - Amazon had the PS4Pro as the highest selling system in September but will only release in November.

It was still wrong though:

PS4 CoD bundle: #24
XBO S 500GB Halo bundle: #30

We'e got to be fair with this.

Yep.  I guess those sales were closer than we thought.  It's strange, though, cause on Gamestop the $249 XBO OG SKUs were tearing up the charts, yet none charted on Amazon.  I guess the close Amazon sales + discounted OG bundles were just enough to give it to the XBO.



poklane said:
Nautilus said:
XBO > PS4
PS4 < 354k (down YoY)
XBO > 293k (up YoY)

I dont quite get those numbers.If the XBO is above the PS4 in terms of total sales, should the XBO numbers be: XBO>354k ?

No. For example the PS4 could be 330k with the XB1 being 340k. That way we have XB1 > PS4, PS4 down YoY and XB1 up YoY.

When can we expect numbers?



PS4 Slim might be a flop, but people are waiting for the Pro. Or not, kek, X1 is back at the top in NA.



MS making all the right moves with the XB1 to put it on top again. Be interesting to see how it does in the rest of the "months that matter" according to Spencer.



That's good. Maybe it's going to teach Sony to make their consoles more competitive. The Slim was (is) way too expensive.

And they knew that Microsoft were going to use a UHD drive in the XB1s. They should have reacted and announced a UHD for Pro too. This would have slowed XB1s sales I am sure.

I remember them being pride that they didn't react (meaning add a UHD player in the Pro) when they heard the XB1s specs.

Are they proud know?






I don't think the ps4 S offers as big of a reason to upgrade as the Xbox one S
I'm just talking upgrading from OG ps4/Xbox 1



l <---- Do you mean this glitch Gribble?  If not, I'll keep looking.  

 

 

 

 

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Marco....

Pro is out in 30 days and was announced almost 2 months ago. In addition ps4s did not launch till middle of September, what were we expecting?