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acdcste said:
zorg1000 said:
acdcste said:
Quite dissapointed really. Didnt expect the 3ds to dip like ot has this month. This is the second month running luigi has been pretty heavily undertracked now. Around 85k last month and 100k this month. Pokemon cant come soon enough because now i dont even think donkey kong will have that much of an effect on hardware. I suppose animal crossing is the next genuine hardware seller.

The combination of Donkey Kong/Animal Crossing/Mario & Luigi shpuld keep sales pretty solid for the next few months then beast mode once Pokemon hits and Zelda will help too.


Hopefully the mix of those games will help, especially animal crossing. Still dont see donkey kong doing much though. Will be interesting to see what the numbers are when pokemon is released. If it does not get a sustained boost after the mulitude of games this year then i dont think it ever will.

Ya DK probably wont push much hardware, but I think the game will selll pretty well



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spurgeonryan said:

 

Well the DSXL is still pretty high. So they need to keep the 3DS away from the DS price. Time to drop the DSXL price one final time to 89.99 for good. Then once it is done selling, drop it after this Christmas during the Summer of 2014. imo.

That's not too bad of an idea. (And yes, all I had to do was take my AP Exam.)



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To be honest I just want to know what Tomb Raider, God of War: Ascension (with and without the legacy bundle) and Gears of War: Judgment did. I'm surprised they all dropped out of the top 10, I'm thinking they all did between 50k-80k. It would be great if someone from here who has a NeoGAF account could ask creamsugar and see if he'll hint at anything.



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kowenicki said:
So both 360 and PS3 down over 40% this month YOY

Expected.

It will get worse.


Yet, some people believe the PS3 is going to pass the wii in terms of sales...



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Soundwave said:

I think the US market is basically going to be all about the PS4 vs 720 in the next five years with a side market of 3DS which is about 1/2 or 1/3 or what the DS used to do here.

Wii U and Vita will be irrelevant.

And even PS4/720 I think will be slow burn products with slow starts after the early adopters get theirs.

Great analysis.

Like you said in an earlier post, the competition from mobiles and other forms of gaming is real. Patcher got flamed for it but he was right when he already 2 years ago said that mobiles would eat 1/3 of 3DS sales.

And home consoles won't go unaffected either. Whether it's competition from mobiles or PCs or something else we don't know yet, that will require further analysis, but undoubtedly there will be such competition that PS4 and X720 won't see anywhere near the same sales-numbers as current gen. I'm starting to get a little worried for PS4 and X720.

I believe we now can declare that Wii U is a parenthesis in console history. Nintendo is most likely already trying to design its replacement, although it's a difficult task.

Same with Vita, although that one will obviously never get a successor, since handhelds as we knew them will soon become obsolete.



Slimebeast said:
Soundwave said:

I think the US market is basically going to be all about the PS4 vs 720 in the next five years with a side market of 3DS which is about 1/2 or 1/3 or what the DS used to do here.

Wii U and Vita will be irrelevant.

And even PS4/720 I think will be slow burn products with slow starts after the early adopters get theirs.

Great analysis.

Like you said in an earlier post, the competition from mobiles and other forms of gaming is real. Patcher got flamed for it but he was right when he already 2 years ago said that mobiles would eat 1/3 of 3DS sales.

And home consoles won't go unaffected either. Whether it's competition from mobiles or PCs or something else we don't know yet, that will require further analysis, but undoubtedly there will be such competition that PS4 and X720 won't see anywhere near the same sales-numbers as current gen. I'm starting to get a little worried for PS4 and X720.

I believe we now can declare that Wii U is a parenthesis in console history. Nintendo is most likely already trying to design its replacement, although it's a difficult task.

Same with Vita, although that one will obviously never get a successor, since handhelds as we knew them will soon become obsolete.

I doubt Wii U will get a successor either. The market is pretty much dead now. There is hardly anyone left around me who play console games and everyone says the same. An Iphone, Galaxy or some other phone or tablet announcement creates much more buzz than a console announcement.  PS4 and the new xbox will be lucky to get half of the sales PS3 and X360 has been getting.



I think the admins also need to let go of their pride and list WiiU sales on the frontpage. I know that some of them have such a distaste for anything non-Nintendo they refuse to play any games on 'teh HD' consoles but this is getting to a point its hurting the credibility of the site.

Or maybe they are too busy playing inferior late ports on the WiiU.



DitchPlaya said:
I think the admins also need to let go of their pride and list WiiU sales on the frontpage. I know that some of them have such a distaste for anything non-Nintendo they refuse to play any games on 'teh HD' consoles but this is getting to a point its hurting the credibility of the site.

Or maybe they are too busy playing inferior late ports on the WiiU.

Or...maybe they're just waiting until the PS4 and 720 are out so they can have all the stuff from the same gen on at once? Unless they didn't do that before and I just wasn't on the forum yet.

Really, though, the sales numbers themselves are more important than where they're displayed.



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michael_stutzer said:
Slimebeast said:
Soundwave said:

I think the US market is basically going to be all about the PS4 vs 720 in the next five years with a side market of 3DS which is about 1/2 or 1/3 or what the DS used to do here.

Wii U and Vita will be irrelevant.

And even PS4/720 I think will be slow burn products with slow starts after the early adopters get theirs.

Great analysis.

Like you said in an earlier post, the competition from mobiles and other forms of gaming is real. Patcher got flamed for it but he was right when he already 2 years ago said that mobiles would eat 1/3 of 3DS sales.

And home consoles won't go unaffected either. Whether it's competition from mobiles or PCs or something else we don't know yet, that will require further analysis, but undoubtedly there will be such competition that PS4 and X720 won't see anywhere near the same sales-numbers as current gen. I'm starting to get a little worried for PS4 and X720.

I believe we now can declare that Wii U is a parenthesis in console history. Nintendo is most likely already trying to design its replacement, although it's a difficult task.

Same with Vita, although that one will obviously never get a successor, since handhelds as we knew them will soon become obsolete.

I doubt Wii U will get a successor either. The market is pretty much dead now. There is hardly anyone left around me who play console games and everyone says the same. An Iphone, Galaxy or some other phone or tablet announcement creates much more buzz than a console announcement.  PS4 and the new xbox will be lucky to get half of the sales PS3 and X360 has been getting.

I disagree. It's not the market thats the problem its the consoles. They completely lacking when it comes to successful innovation and appealing to a broader audience.

If one of the big 3 or anyone for that matter can come up with the next big thing for a home console it will sell bucketloads irrepective of Smartphones, tablets, PC's etc. The wii is a great example of this.

I appluad Nintendo for trying with the WiiU but realistically it doesnt change up the experience. Sony seems to have gone the complete opposite direction and specifically cater for the hardcore gaming market which could possibly be a successfuly plan. We are yet to see what MS can come up with for the Nextbox, but if the Kinect 2.0 has some killer killer feature(with the software to go with it***) it WILL SELL. People are not walking into stores, contemplating buying home consoles and then not buying cos they have a smartphone or tablet...thats ridiculous. This might be the case with mobile consoles for sure but definitely not home consoles.



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