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August 2017 NPD Thread ! Switch Won

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The absence of evidence is NOT the evidence of absence...

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Well, these threads are probably pointless now that certain people attacked someone who was nice enough to provide numbers. First we lost NPD_George, then Aquamarine. Creamsugar has disappeared. Then this "librarian" person got run off. Hopefully someone comes in to save the day, and if they do and they post numbers here, there needs to be a solid rule that any personal attacks on this person will result in an immediate ban lasting no less than one week.



Jal, come back!



Is it ok if I just drop my tag right here? Thanks!



Boutros said:
Noobie said:

very happy to vacate this thread if he is around.. I requested for a new thread a few days back.. 

Lets hope we get some numbers this time. 

I'm around lol

If you want to make the thread you are most welcome. I can request admin to delete this thread. 

I hope we get to know some numbers thats all i want, because last month we got the numbers before the public release date. As the numbers are shared last friday and made public a week after. 



Noobie said:
Boutros said:

I'm around lol

If you want to make the thread you are most welcome. I can request admin to delete this thread. 

I hope we get to know some numbers thats all i want, because last month we got the numbers before the public release date. As the numbers are shared last friday and made public a week after. 

This could serve as prediction thread? He normally posts the threads on the day of the NPD release.



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Noobie said:
Boutros said:

I'm around lol

If you want to make the thread you are most welcome. I can request admin to delete this thread. 

I hope we get to know some numbers thats all i want, because last month we got the numbers before the public release date. As the numbers are shared last friday and made public a week after. 

I would have usually made the thread today but it's fine for this month lol



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Switch won

Also:

  • “Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to be the best-selling hardware platform year to date.”
  • But while the Switch and PlayStation 4 are doing great, hardware sales overall dropped 6 percent year-over-year to $168 million. That’s because the Xbox One and older systems like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are dragging down sales relative to last August. Sales of the Xbox One are slowing down because Microsoft is preparing to launch the upgraded Xbox One X system November 7, so consumers are likely holding back until that is available.
  • Year to date, hardware spending has grown 17 percent versus 2016 to $1.7 billion,” said Piscatella. “Consumer spending on Nintendo Switch and plug-‘n’-play devices, such as the NES Classic, are providing growth.”

https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/14/nintendo-switch-outsold-xbox-one-and-playstation-4-again-in-august/

Also worth noting:

  • software: year-to-date, dollar sales are down less than 1% compared to a year ago at $2.9 billion.
  • It's worth mentioning that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy also fared well, grabbing the third spot on the chart despite being only on one platform (PS4). And those sales only include the standalone software, not sales as part of the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition, or as part of the Uncharted 4 Explorer's Pack.
  • Consumer sales of games in the racing genre have grown more than 80 percent in 2017 year-to-date, driven primarily by the launches of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch and Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One
  • The Shooter genre has experienced a 30 percent sales decline in 2017 year-to-date, but this is coming off a record high in spending for the genre over the same period a year ago. Despite the decline, 2017 year-to-date consumer sales for the Shooter genre are the third highest of all-time, trailing only the year to date periods in 2013 and 2016
  • The biggest positive so far in 2017 has clearly been hardware growth (up 17% to $1.7 billion), driven in large part of course by Nintendo. Not only did the Switch outsell others in August but it's been the best-selling platform in four of the six months since launching in March. And plug-n-play platforms like NES Classic have also boosted growth

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-09-14-nintendo-switch-madden-cant-stop-august-sales-dip-npd