I can't wait for the actual numbers to come out... NPD will report a surprisingly strong December for 360 in the US (as everything points to so far), Vgcharts will report about 110% of that for their NA estimate, as they have consistently done, and then what are you going to do, Monty? I've stopped following the thread when you stopped even responding to me Monty, but as far as I can tell, you don't have much to say about Vgcharts Nov05-Nov06 NA estimates, without making assumptions (some of them rather grand) about Mexican sales. If Vgcharts just does what they've always done, I think your argument is shot Monty. Very much looking forward to tomorrow...
"[Our former customers] are unable to find software which they WANT to play."
"The way to solve this problem lies in how to communicate what kind of games [they CAN play]."
Satoru Iwata, Nintendo President. Only slightly paraphrased.
According to the World Factbook (run by the CIA), the average Mexican household makes $10,000 US. I submit that it is unlikely console sales are significant in a country when a 360 costs $300 or $400 without games, live, extra controllers. The country has 40 million impovershied citizens. Assuming the top twenty percent of Mexico makes about what an average American might, that is still a market of 20 million peeople or so. If roughly 1/60 x 300 million Americans bought a 360 (rounded to 5 million sales) at comparable income levels to that top 20 million, then I would expect 1/60 x 20 million = 300k in Mexican 360 users. Most of which were bought in the USA because the price is cheaper and supply is greater. - The Source
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
When there are more laws, there are more criminals.
- Lao Tzu
Sorry, but anyone with even the TINIEST bit of knowledge of any business knows how ridiculous it is to suggest that the 360 had sold about 4.5 million and had an additional 1.5 million shipped. Sorry, but this is not the 1960s and companies simply do not keep that much inventory for ANY product on hand. A little leson for you, since you all are REALLY ignroant. Any store will not keep more than 1 month inventory. Inventory is the NUMBER ONE cost of a business. Therefore, if a console had sold 4.5 million units in 6 months, there is NO WAY that businesses would accept 1.5 million in inventory. It just does not happen. Not even close. Seriously...I know this is hte internet where 12 year old kids like to think they can bluff their wauy into looking like experts on every subject, but when you gt called on your bluff, all you do is lose ALL credibility for future posts. These numbers are wrong...plain and simple.