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October 2017 NPD Thread! Switch #1

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StarDoor said:
Lawlight said:

That was 1 day. You said the whole summer. We've all been watching the Amazon ranking so lying is of no use.

Anyone actually watching the US Amazon rankings would know that the Uncharted 4 bundle was $249 until the end of September.

I don't think so. I wish the way back machine archived that page. The only archive was on the 29th of September where the bundle was $304.



StarDoor said:
Lawlight said:

That was 1 day. You said the whole summer. We've all been watching the Amazon ranking so lying is of no use.

Anyone actually watching the US Amazon rankings would know that the Uncharted 4 bundle was $249 until the end of September.

Nah, Stardoor, you are wrong about $249, it was actually 248.97 for most of the June (I didn't keep track after). They even had Gold 1TB for 9 days around E3. 

Not like one could google the price: http://www.techradar.com/news/dont-miss-your-chance-to-get-a-gold-ps4-or-cheap-dualshock-4-in-days-of-play-sale

or see statements in various articles also stating:  "But with sale prices as low as $250 -- with Uncharted 4 included -- the PS4 Slim is at least a great budget game system, and one that doubles as a solid Blu-ray player and video streamer to boot."

https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-playstation-4-slim/review/

Last edited by Acevil - on 11 November 2017

 

Does anyone know why the news media does not reproduce a summary of the sales figures each month? It seems very odd to me.

By comparison, the Nielsen TV ratings are routinely (daily even!) reproduced in summary by various news outlets and blogs. That means that even if you do not technically subscribe to Nielsen's research, you can get a sense of some of the basic data just by perusing the industry blogs. You can see, for example, that The Walking Dead has faced ratings declines this season.

When it comes to the video games data, none of the sites (not even Gamespot or IGN) publish anything as far as I can tell. I have to assume they know, along with thousands of other people, how well Nintendo did last month. Why isn't this reported?

I don't mean to diminish the value of the data. Nielsen's work is phenomenal and absolutely worth the subscription, and I imagine it is also true of NPD. My only point is that there is an interest to the general public and perhaps for that reason it is acceptable for a summary to appear in the broader media under "fair use."



I hope to see solid numbers soon.

For now, PS4 has won 4 of this year's 9 months (January, February, May, and June), Switch also 4 months (March, April, July, and August) and SNES Classic 1 month (September).

 

January:
PS4: 210,665
XB1: 157,545

February:
PS4: 398,407
XB1: 215,418

March:
PS4: 396,726
XB1: 243,514
Switch: 910,545

April:
PS4: 206,247
XB1: 109,950
Switch: 280,897

May:
PS4: 187,182
XB1: 109,130
Switch: 165,038

June:
PS4: 381,196
XB1: 153,389
Switch: 215,582

July:
PS4: ~217,000
XB1: ~120,000
Switch: ~222,000

August:
PS4: ~190,000
XB1: ~116,000
Switch: ~210,000

September:
PS4: ~305,000
XB1: ~175,000
Switch: ~314,000

October:
PS4: ?
XB1: ?
Switch: ?

November:
PS4: ?
XB1: ?
Switch: ?

December:
PS4: ?
XB1: ?
Switch: ?

2017:
PS4: 2,492,423
XB1: 1,399,946
Switch: 2,318,062

Last edited by Replicant - on 13 November 2017

I don't know how VGChartz still has Switch just under 6.8 million units sold by September 23rd when we know that it had sold 7.6 by the end of September according to Nintendo. Even if that number is shipped as opposed to sold. I have a hard time believing that the difference is that big.



Poweranimals said:
I don't know how VGChartz still has Switch just under 6.8 million units sold by September 23rd when we know that it had sold 7.6 by the end of September according to Nintendo. Even if that number is shipped as opposed to sold. I have a hard time believing that the difference is that big.

Those are shipped numbers, as of september 30



Replicant said:

I hope to see solid numbers soon.

For now, PS4 has won 4 of this year's 9 months (January, February, May, and June), Switch also 4 months (March, April, July, and August) and SNES Classic 1 month (September).

 

January:
PS4: 210,665
XB1: 157,545

February:
PS4: 398,407
XB1: 215,418

March:
PS4: 396,726
XB1: 243,514
Switch: 910,545

April:
PS4: 206,247
XB1: 109,950
Switch: 280,897

May:
PS4: 187,182
XB1: 109,130
Switch: 165,038

June:
PS4: 381,196
XB1: 153,389
Switch: 215,582

July:
PS4: ~217,000
XB1: ~95,000
Switch: ~222,000

August:
PS4: ~190,000
XB1: ~116,000
Switch: ~210,000

September:
PS4: ~305,000
XB1: ~175,000
Switch: ~314,000

October:
PS4: ?
XB1: ?
Switch: ?

November:
PS4: ?
XB1: ?
Switch: ?

December:
PS4: ?
XB1: ?
Switch: ?

2017:
PS4: 2,492,423
XB1: 1,374,946
Switch: 2,318,062

xb1 did around 120k for july.

 

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=246812504&postcount=461



quickrick said:
Poweranimals said:
I don't know how VGChartz still has Switch just under 6.8 million units sold by September 23rd when we know that it had sold 7.6 by the end of September according to Nintendo. Even if that number is shipped as opposed to sold. I have a hard time believing that the difference is that big.

Those are shipped numbers, as of september 30

So that would put them at over 600K Switches just sitting in stores unsold despite being constantly sold out.



I thought this thread said we would have hardware sales November 9th, am I missing something here?



Poweranimals said:
quickrick said:

Those are shipped numbers, as of september 30

So that would put them at over 600K Switches just sitting in stores unsold despite being constantly sold out.

600K WW is nothing in stores, and it hasn't been sold out in europe, and US for 3 months now.