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    August NPD 2019

    in Sales Discussion 1 hour ago

    Third month in a row and no numbers. Is there even a point in these threads anymore? ...

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    I just don't get why silent protagonist's are still a thing in video games!

    in Gaming Discussion 13 hours ago

    The Master Chief wasn't a true silent protagonist, but in the Bungie-era Halo games he never talked during gameplay (though the Rookie in ODST was totally silent). I always found that weird, because there were plenty of moments where he really ought to say at least something. One of the things that 343 Industries did to Halo that I really liked was having the Chief actually talk during gameplay. ...

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    How much do you predict The Rise of Skywalker will make?

    in Movies Discussion 1 day ago

    pikashoe said: Ah yes I can't wait for people to go insane over an average film. Force awakens was fine, last jedi was fine. Not terrible, not great just fine. Im astonished by how ott the criticisms of these films are. Honestly anyone that says these are worse than the prequels I find impossible to take seriously. Yeah. Some people acted like Rian Johnson killed their dog or...

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    Best Nintendo console

    in Nintendo Discussion 1 day ago

    Toss-up between the NES and SNES, with the SNES probably having a slight advantage overall. The NES had a larger library of good games, while SNES had fewer annoying hardware issues as well as some games even better than their NES counterparts. The SNES may not have had as many good games in total, but what the superior hardware as well as the lessons learned from the 8-bit era were the total...

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    How much do you predict The Rise of Skywalker will make?

    in Movies Discussion 1 day ago

    About $650-700M domestic, with the global total being between $1.4-1.5B. Return of the Jedi did marginally better than Empire, and Ep. 3 did about 14% better than Ep. 2, so I expect something similar with Rise of Skywalker. ...

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    Is 2001 the best year ever for gaming

    in Gaming Discussion 1 day ago

    I think the first several years of the 90s are all solid contenders (going by North American release dates, at least):1990: Super Mario Bros. 3, Mega Man 3, River City Ransom, Batman, Double Dragon II, Final Fantasy, Super C, Ninja Gaiden II, Castlevania III, Dragon Warrior II, StarTropics, TMNT II: The Arcade Game, Phantasy Star II, Thunder Force III, Strider, Castle of Illusion starring Mickey...

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    New Mega Man game might not be 12; Kazuhiro Tsuchiya has outlined plans to keep the brand running for next 10-20 years.

    in Gaming Discussion 4 days ago

    I hope that at some point we get a Mega Man Classic game that finally ties it together with the X series. MM11 was a great game, and I hope that keep that style if they choose not to go back to sprites. If Capcom ever feels like classic MM has run its course, they need to give it that grand finale that sees the timeline debut of Zero and reveals what happened to Mega Man, Dr. Light, and Dr. Wily...

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    Favourite system startup sequence

    in Gaming Discussion 6 days ago

    The PS1, probably because it was my first. I thought it was a cool little touch back whenever I decided to boot up FFVII. The Xbox and Dreamcast ones were pretty cool, too. I'm also partial to the Windows 95 & 98 startup sounds. I know it's not a console, but I still really liked those mellow tunes. ...

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    PlayStation 4 sell through in the US has surpassed 30 million

    in Sony Discussion 6 days ago

    Based on the data I've collected up through this past May, the PS4 was at 29,413k in the U.S. This means the PS4 sold at minimum 587k in the June-Aug. period, meaning a minimum weekly average of a bit over 45k. Last year, sales in the same period were 761k, or about 58.5k/week. This means the drop for the June-Aug. period was no more than 22.86%, comparable to the drop for the Feb.+March period...

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    Proposal: Crowdfunded non-profit sales tracker for the U.S.

    in Sales Discussion on 13 September 2019

    konnichiwa said: Because NPD probably gives a nice sum to gamestores like Gamestop. So it could very well be bribery to maintain a monopoly? ...

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    Aerith FF7 Remake Western Voice Actress

    in Gaming Discussion on 13 September 2019

    I hope there's a Japanese language option for the game. In general, I never liked English-language dubs of Japanese games for the same reason I never really liked most anime dubs. Sure, you get the occasional gems like Cowboy Bebop or Fullmetal Alchemist, but most aren't very good. ...

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    Proposal: Crowdfunded non-profit sales tracker for the U.S.

    in Sales Discussion on 13 September 2019

    Doesn't VGC still technically engage in very low-level tracking efforts? If so, what kind of funds would it take to expand those efforts in order to get to NPD levels of accuracy (i.e., 90+% coverage of the market)? ...

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    August NPD 2019

    in Sales Discussion on 13 September 2019

    Japan: Has two sales trackers that give away sales data weekly for free (one's been doing so since the 90s), and they're both video game magazines. U.S.: Has one sales tracker that puts sales data behind a $10,000 pay wall (even though they used to give it away for free), and it's a faceless, thoroughly opaque market research corporation not particularly focused on video games. ...

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    What Do You Think to VGChartz Posting Box Office Charts?

    in Website Topics on 12 September 2019

    We already have Box Office Mojo for that. I'd rather this site stick to its original focus of video games. In fact, while it was never its stated purpose, I think VGC ought to do more to expand its tracking efforts to be as accurate as possible, if not with software thanks to digital's erosion of physical's market share, then at least with hardware. ...

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    Any word on what the launch titles for Gen 9 will be (PS and XB)

    in Gaming Discussion on 11 September 2019

    Halo: Infinite is the only confirmed one, but any annualized franchises will probably be cross-gen. The as-yet unreleased first-party games Sony has already announced but not released will probably be either PS5 titles or PS4/PS5 cross-gen as well. ...

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    Alternate History: What happens to gaming if the internet never existed?

    in Gaming Discussion on 11 September 2019

    vivster said: It's hard to see how post-launch monetization would have ever been a thing without digital distribution. It's something that literally only came about because the internet facilitated it. I think you might be forgetting that aggressive monetization(arcades) and gambling(TCGs) existed long before the introduction of digital games. If anything the internet...

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    Second favourite of the "big 3"

    in Gaming Discussion on 10 September 2019

    While Nintendo makes my favorite games (Mario Odyssey is probably my GOTG), I probably spend most of my time on Xbox. Sony makes some good first-party games, too, but I never cared for their hardware (esp. the controller; the DualShock 4 may be improved a lot from previous iterations, but it's still my least favorite controller). ...

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    August NPD 2019

    in Sales Discussion on 10 September 2019

    These threads are so dull now that we don't get any numbers anymore. I have hardware charts frozen at May, and they might never get completed. ...

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    The Dreamcast turns 20

    in Gaming Discussion on 10 September 2019

    I bought one on launch day. They didn't have preorders back then, so I got to Walmart early in the morning and bought one (I worked there at the time so I got a 10% discount, too). I bought Soul Calibur and Sonic Adventure to go along with it. The system had a lot of potential, but the damage had already been done to Sega's reputation thanks to the Saturn. Despite a strong launch (569k in Sept....

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    Proposal: Crowdfunded non-profit sales tracker for the U.S.

    in Sales Discussion on 10 September 2019

    zorg1000 said: Bofferbrauer2 said: With what justification do they think that data should be hidden from the people? Do they really prefer being lied upon/spinned around like a spintop? It's quite possible that NPD has a permanent lock on that data... but who the heck are those idiots that do such pointless exclusivity deals in the first place? And no, Shadow, the data we have...

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