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    The official January NPD Thread

    in Sales Discussion on 15 February 2008

    @PooperIf you have a source of data -- reliable and trustable data -- then you make a change. Right now, the NPD has too many questions to be considered reliable and trustable. The idea is to get it right -- that's why you make changes.@MikeBWhy is NPD considered to be better when they don't track Wal-Mart and Toys R Us? (I use MikeB here only because he was the most recent one to say NPD is...

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    The official January NPD Thread

    in Sales Discussion on 15 February 2008

    @kamilI agree with the typo point ... though interesting it was from the same early report, which makes you wonder.As for the predictions, Patcher's predictions were similarly off and I doubt he uses VGChartz.Finally, my point was that 60% does not matter if it is NOT representative. Without Wal-Mart and Toys R Us sales, the NPD has a biased sample (which means by-and-large higher sales for Sony...

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    The official January NPD Thread

    in Sales Discussion on 15 February 2008

    Some interesting thought ...1. The first reports have Wii selling 374K units, the later sales had Wii selling 274K units (100K less). The higher number would be more fitting given the predictions and given the normal Wii Play: Wii sales ratio.2. All the predictions were off the same way. Look at the SimsExchage, whose pre-NPD numbers were very close to VGC (and even higher for hardware sales).3....

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    the wii sales

    in Nintendo Discussion on 14 February 2008

    The Wii is not for everyone.It has sold to a lot of non-traditional gamers. Meaning people who like short bursts of party/mini games. Remember, this console propelled Carnival Games to be a million seller. That will go down in the history as the game that kept Rockstar afloat to be able to make GTA IV.Seriously though, people like having fun and its a white box of joy. You can play it for a few...

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    15 games will outsell Super Smash Bros. Brawl this gen.

    in Sales Discussion on 09 February 2008

    Here are my thoughts. But basically they reflect the same as what everyone else as said. In other words, if you throw out the DS games and the pack-in/packaged Wii titles, there is a very short list of games that could exceed the 17M predicted.List is below. 1. Wii Sports 18.52M -- YES but pack in in NA and EU2. Nintendogs 17.35M -- YES but DS3. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl 13.65M -- YES but DS4. New...

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    Mistakes a console companies tend to make

    in Gaming Discussion on 05 February 2008

    On point 6 -- There is a difference between needing to be an uber-hacker (3733T) or just not having any copy protection.DC had very easy to break protection and that is cited as one reason it failed.Meanwhile, Sega CD and 3DO games can be copied today by CD-Burners because they had NO protection. Of course, back then, no one thought it was necessary (even though optical drive technology had been...

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    Nintendo punishing retailers in Japan that lowered their price for SMG?

    in Gaming Discussion on 18 January 2008

    Two things.1. Japanese law/contracts/contract law on this matter may be very different than US, CAN, UK, EU, AUS, etc.2. If this were the case, you would never see any Ninetendo games at Toys R Us again. They gave away $25 Gift Cards for buying SMG (lowering the effective price to $25). Later, the ran a Buy-2-Get-1-Free Sale and gave away a $10 gift card if you spent over $75. That lowered the...

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    So, M$ shipped 17.7 mln. by 2007 and 10.6 mln. by 2006. Is that The End?

    in Sales Discussion on 11 January 2008

    CrazzyMan fails to recognize that a difference that makes no difference is no difference.Microsoft overstuffed the channels in late 2006 -- which means that shipments were down in early 2007.Sales were up for 2007 -- VGChartz data shows that. Though the main point regarding the potential trouble for 360 is very plausible.Mike from Morgantown...

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    Say something about the person posting above you

    in General Discussion on 10 January 2008

    FJ has a nice avatar and I like his Portal graphic.Mike from Morgantown...

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    Why do third parties use Wii success to fund PS3/360 bombs?

    in Gaming Discussion on 10 January 2008

    I think what we are experiencing is either (a) a paradigm shift or (b) the prelude to the next crash. I don't think it is (b) ... so we are seeing that a lot of gamers shift.The Wii has a broad and varied user base. And much of it is very different than the typical game-buyer from previous generations. They buy more games at general retailers and don't trade them in (In other words, they don't...

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    Spyware popup when visiting vgchartz

    in Website Topics on 12 December 2007

    Maybe those ads know something -- I just found something on my computer during its weekly scan.Mike from Morgantown...

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    Spyware popup when visiting vgchartz

    in Website Topics on 12 December 2007

    I have had that happen too.It occurs when I am using my work laptop ... which only uses a Symantec protection schema.Anyways, it appears to be nothing more than a really annoying pop-up add. For if you hit BACK a couple of times, it disappears. Still a P-i-t-A though.Mike from Morgantown....

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    Square Enix and Wii (and PS3 and Xbox 360)

    in Nintendo Discussion on 06 December 2007

    Sorry to start a duplicate thread.I searched for this thread before posting.Could someone help me on how to close this thread?Mike from Morgantown...

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    Square Enix and Wii (and PS3 and Xbox 360)

    in Nintendo Discussion on 06 December 2007

    From Gamepro.com http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=151628Square Enix: Wii is a toy; Sony needs to define PS3Yoichi Wada, CEO of Square Enix, expressed concern on Wednesday for both Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 when compared to Xbox 360."I think the current trend is that most people aren't buying the Wii as a game machine, but as a toy," said Wada in speaking...

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    Wii Fit in Japan - Hit or Miss?

    in Sales Discussion on 23 November 2007

    HIT -- It fits the market.How much it will sell elsewhere is unknown. But it is the type of game that will appeal to the casual person as well as the new health rehab/senior market. Which may mean a lot more non-traditional sales than would have otherwise been predicted.Mike from Morgantown...

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