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NPD Jan 2014 VS NPD Jan 2007 -- Nex-Gen Is Underperforming!

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leo-j said:
or maybe everybody wants a ps4.. and sony can't make them as fast as nintendo made the wii, since nintendo were basically using slightly upgraded 6th gen parts for their console..

while sony is using new gen tech to manufacture the ps4..


Sounds about right, PS4 i just so much better then the other two.



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Now let's compare the numbers of 7th gen and 8th gen of handhelds... Have fun.



i think it just a supply issue. Sony need to prepare stock for the big launch in Japan :v. Lets wait for the number in next three months to give any further statement :)



Least it's not all doom and gloom.



It is not bad, but imo there are not enough game announcements for new games on the next gen. When 3rd partys or even 1st party start revealing everything this gen will ramp up. However this gen will not sell as much simply because the next gen will start a lot sooner with Nintendo likely to release another console in 4 ish years.



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Enjoy this last generation of consoles. The casual market will go to tablets/phones not Kinect and Sony will be making Steamboxes by the end of next year. Microsoft well they will continue to spread the FUD about sales and live in cloud cuckoo land



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Only on USA.

Because world wide it's the contrary. Next gen is beating all records.



You mean Nintendo is under performing. PS4 and Xbone and tracking waay above their predecessors



BHR-3 said:
this gen will have lower sales from last gen mainly b/c of the wii, ps360 vs ps41 is where the comparisons are at i see end of gen looking something like this compared to whatever last gen ends up
ps4
140M

xb1
80M

wiiu
25M


Looks like the numbers many predicted the 7th generation was going to end with, and we all saw how that ended.



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Bladeforce said:
Enjoy this last generation of consoles. The casual market will go to tablets/phones not Kinect and Sony will be making Steamboxes by the end of next year. Microsoft well they will continue to spread the FUD about sales and live in cloud cuckoo land


This won't be the last generation the "Game Industry DOOM" is so overblown it's not even funny.   The games right now are trash.

-PS4 - 90 percent are the same games we can play on our old consoles.  Killzone was decent.  Knack sucked.  That's about it.

-Xbox One - 90 percent are the same games we can play on out old consoles.  People are burnt out on Racing Games (Forza).  Ryse had nice graphics with meh gameplay.  Dead Rising 3 was the 3rd in a series that didn't even do that great last generation.  Killer Instict has a tiny fanbase when compare to Smash Bros, Mortal Kombat, or Street Fighter.  The N64 version didn't even crack a million copies.

-Wii U - Where do I even start.  Pikmin at it's peak on Gamecube sold 1.6 million, no mainstream appeal.   Wonderful 101, great game, modern gamecube game, mainstream hated the gamecube, destined to fail.  Wind Waker HD, A remake of one of the worst selling 1st release Zelda on a home console ever, that will boost it alright.   SM3DW...helped somewhat, but it is still a semi-sequel to 3D land.  If it was a true new mario on the level on SMW,SM64,or Galaxy it would have been massive, but Nintendo was lazy and gave us a perfected version of 3D Land.  It's an awesome game, just not a major console seller.

The industry needs a big dose of heavy hitting software from the 1st and 3rd party companies right now.  PS4 is doing well right now, but if Sony doesn't drop some sick games at E3, good luck keeping that momentum forever.   Xbox One is struggling and will continue to struggle until Microsoft drops the forced Kinect, brings Halo 5, and has a few killer exclusive titles that make it better to have then the PS4.  Wii U will continue to struggle until Nintendo drops it to $250 with a copy of Mario Kart.  Wii was $299 with a copy of Wii Sports and Twilight Princess at launch.  That was an awesome deal.  Wii U is just isn't a great deal and the lack of software makes it an even worse deal.