|Mr. Sega said:
Hello! I remember you! I'm the same person, just a lot more cynical and reserved since I was burned so badly by NeoGAF moderation when I finally got NPD to help out. I don't really participate in forums anymore but I still like to help out with numbers.
What's cool about right now is NPD is actually sanctioning this data. Remember NPD George / NDP Mulcair on GAF? That was my friend and he was actually from NPD! Even though he got unceremoniously and unfairly banned by GAF mods, he's still open to the idea of sharing data...so we don't have to worry about leak nonsense when we can get some real data like back in 2007-2010. It's pretty cool.
I have limits on what I'm allowed to share, and obviously I'm not going to go past those limits because I don't want to get in trouble (like back when NPD had their old, shitty management who used to harass me nonstop). I'll share a bunch of software numbers tomorrow morning (it's 2 AM here in Manhattan).
Your limit is 5 HW and 5 SW?
Not 5 exculsively...I usually can do almost all the Top 10 (not literally every number) along with some ball-park ranges for some titles and a few bundle / SKU splits. Like in April I gave NBA 2K16, Dark Souls 3, MLB 16, Star Wars Battlefront, The Division, Quantum Break, Madden NFL 16, FIFA 16, UFC 2, Black Ops 3, NBA 2K16, Star Fox Zero, and very small ranges for Ratchet and Bravely Second...as well as broad ranges for Hyrule Warriors Legends, Pokemon Rumble World, Twilight Princess HD, Fire Emblem Fates, Tales from the Borderlands, etc.