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I got bored, so I did this. Those graphs are based on amazon most wanted list of several countrys (USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Japan). The amount of point is not going to translate into sales and everybody has to be aware of that.

That said, It may give hints on some kind of "general hype trend" for games/systems.

Now how I do that :

Every week (amazon most wanted list is updated daily, I am looking at system positions in the list in each country. If the system is first, it scores 100 points. If it is last (100) it scores 1 point. (if second, 99 points ; if third 98 points and so on...)

The average amount of point on the global graph is calculated by the following formula :

(US points x 3  +  Japan points x 2 + Canada points + UK points + French points + Germany points) / 9  (I am trying to consider the size of the markets...)


A system can go over 100 if several SKUs.


I started this little game since February 8th 2014. I am tracking the 5 current gen systems.


So here is the global hardware graph from February 8th to now.



Amazon USA :



Amazon Canada :



Amazon France :



Amazon Germany :




Amazon UK :



Amazon Japan :




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Great job. Everything correlates so well with what is happening in the industry.
Hard to ignore that Amazon is a kinda reliable indicator of things.

Great job. The only thing I don't understand is the 3DS sales. Anyway, thanks for these graphs :)

OMG! This is going to be great! Thank you for your diligent work that will entertain us all!

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COX said:

Great job. The only thing I don't understand is the 3DS sales. Anyway, thanks for these graphs :)

Well it tells me 3DS users go to the store.


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COX said:

Great job. The only thing I don't understand is the 3DS sales. Anyway, thanks for these graphs :)

Yeah 3DS is stangely absent of the lists exept in japan. I guess the fact that 3ds is older might be a factor. Let's see when the next big bundle comes out...

Nice work. Will keep an eye on this.

Great job, well done!

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Awesome work. Hard to refute these results.

I can deduce for 3DS that its probably mostly bought the stores. And probably by mums picking it up for their kids with their kids which would make sense.

Only thing missing is the absence of games like CoD, AC, driveclub and suset overdrive. That should also help paint a better picture.