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May 2016 NPD Thread! Hardware and software numbers up!

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Thanks for the numbers Aqua.

Now we just need to wait for some definitive UC4 numbers.



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xl-klaudkil said:
Its funny how people truly think that if nx and Scorpio starts gen 9 after not even 3 years is a good thing and will help these consoles beat the ps4.

I know that generations aren't necessarily determined by power, but seriously, if it's true that NX has about the power level of Xb one how can it be called gen 9? Surely NX is gen 8.2, especially if Neo and Scorpio are actual power upgrades but still called PS4 and Xb one NX must still be regarded as fitting into the 8th gen.



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Thanks for the number, Aqua. Now it's chartz time!

More graphs available on request.

Well, pretty rough month for the XBO. This was the second-worst month for the system in the U.S., behind only the awful May 2014 where it sold only 77k units. MS needs to announce a Slim model next week and release it for $250 sometime this summer, and probably throw in Halo 5 as well. The XBO is really holding back combined PS4+XBO sales. The PS4 itself could be doing better. UC4 almost certainly gave it a boost, but if last month was any indication the price cut is already running out of steam. It needs to be reduced to $300 before the holidays, and the Neo needs to have an attractive price point.



Thanks, Aqua for those numbers.

Everything is down except for the PS4. I wonder if this year will be the PS4's peak year or maybe next year. 



The PS3 is up a lot from last month, proportionally speaking. I wonder why it sold so much.



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Shadow1980 said:

More graphs available on request.

Well, pretty rough month for the XBO. This was the second-worst month for the system in the U.S., behind only the awful May 2014 where it sold only 77k units. MS needs to announce a Slim model next week and release it for $250 sometime this summer, and probably throw in Halo 5 as well. The XBO is really holding back combined PS4+XBO sales. The PS4 itself could be doing better. UC4 almost certainly gave it a boost, but if last month was any indication the price cut is already running out of steam. It needs to be reduced to $300 before the holidays, and the Neo needs to have an attractive price point.

The only problem with that is, absolutely nothing stops somy from also making a slim and releasing it for $250. Or even $199 if they really wanted to and leave the PS4k at $350/$399 as the premium option. 

There is nothing MS can do. And all this will get a lot worse. The truth is their one saving grace so far is that sony is settlimg on making as much as possible from each individual PS4 sale so they haven't gone aggressive and slashed prices. Just imagine what happens if sony makes a super cheap PS4 option priced at $199. 



Thank you Aqua. Much appreciated.



 

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Hello! I remember you! I'm the same person, just a lot more cynical and reserved since I was burned so badly by NeoGAF moderation when I finally got NPD to help out. I don't really participate in forums anymore because of what happened but I still like to help out with numbers.

What's cool about right now is NPD is actually sanctioning this data. Remember NPD George / NDP Mulcair on GAF? That was my friend and he was actually from NPD! Even though he got unceremoniously and unfairly banned by GAF mods, he's still open to the idea of sharing data...so we don't have to worry about leak nonsense when we can get some real data like back in 2007-2010. It's pretty cool.

 

I have limits on what I'm allowed to share, and obviously I'm not going to go past those limits because I don't want to get in trouble (like back when NPD had their old, shitty management who used to harass me nonstop). I'll share a bunch of software numbers tomorrow morning (it's 2 AM here in Manhattan).



Aquamarine said:

Hello! I remember you! I'm the same person, just a lot more cynical and reserved since I was burned so badly by NeoGAF moderation when I finally got NPD to help out. I don't really participate in forums anymore but I still like to help out with numbers.

What's cool about right now is NPD is actually sanctioning this data. Remember NPD George / NDP Mulcair on GAF? That was my friend and he was actually from NPD! Even though he got unceremoniously and unfairly banned by GAF mods, he's still open to the idea of sharing data...so we don't have to worry about leak nonsense when we can get some real data like back in 2007-2010. It's pretty cool.

 

I have limits on what I'm allowed to share, and obviously I'm not going to go past those limits because I don't want to get in trouble (like back when NPD had their old, shitty management who used to harass me nonstop). I'll share a bunch of software numbers tomorrow morning (it's 2 AM here in Manhattan).

 

Your limit is 5 HW and 5 SW?