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May 2016 NPD Thread! Hardware and software numbers up!

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ExtremeBrawler said:
PS4 with good sales, slightly over 200,000, thanks to Uncharted 4. It seems U4 isn't that far from 1 million either, and digital will surely add up.
Xbox One did...worse than most predictions, mine included. It risked to sell less than 100,000, despite no new SKU official news affecting sales, like back in May 2014. They really need that Slim, curious to see how much it'll do though: it's a different situation compared to 2010 for MS.
Wii U going out with its usual wimp...but well, if Nintendo's expecting just 800,000 WW for the entire year, the lack of anything is expected.

I hope we get numbers / ranges for a good chunk of games, including
Bayonetta 2 LTD (ONE DAY I'LL GET IT, I SWEAR :P )
Valkyre Chronicles Remastered
Star Fox Zero
Bravely Second
Doom/Overwatch/Battleborn sales across the different SKUs (I want to make comparisons with Steam sales, when possible :P)
Pokken Tournament
Ratchet & Clank / Quatum Theory's second month

Probably asked a lot,but we should get stuff about some of the games I listed for sure.

Reposting since it was at the bottom of last page.



Shadow1980 said:

Also, the idea that the XBO is a lost cause "because PS4 domination" or whatever is a claim without basis in reality. The PS2 was unquestionably more dominant than the PS4 is, yet two of the three price cuts to the Xbox had a significant effect on sales. This generation is much closer than the sixth, and while the PS4 has had a commanding lead since it was reduced to $350, there is no reason to assume that the XBO cannot follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and end up a late bloomer. Shrink it down, give it an attractive price (no more than $300, preferably $250), and it should start to move more systems. And FWIW, compared to previous Xbox systems, the XBO isn't doing horribly, though last month was definitely a very bad mont

Here is my ressoning as to why i say the XB1 is a lost cause. 

If you look at your late bloomer OXB theory, you will notice that when MS was "late blooming" at the time sony had already played all their cards. There were no substantial price drios to do anymore.

Now, sony can match anything MS does price wise if they want to. The PS4 is currently more exowmsive than the XB1 nit cause its costlier to build but because the demand is there. If MS drops to $250, sony can match them..... then what? 



As always, thank you Aqua for the numbers. And also thanks to your contact for continuing to provide them in spite of what happened on GAF. Much appreciated.

XBO drop was bigger than I expected. Almost hit double digits. I wonder if that means it will sell double digits next month.



Thanks for all the numbers Aqua!



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Thank you for numbers Aqua. :)

So Sony is up 35% YoY, nearly outselling Xbox One 2:1, leading in every multiplat split, even Minecraft*, and having two exclusives in the top 10, with one being the top seller of the month... and "no comment." Arrogant Sony is back?? lol

But seriously why would they not at least give their generic monthly PR? They just stop doing that?

*Was that a typo?? Because PS4 is usually last with Minecraft.



Mazzy said:
Thank you for numbers Aqua. :)

So Sony is up 35% YoY, nearly outselling Xbox One 2:1, leading in every multiplat split, even Minecraft*, and having two exclusives in the top 10, with one being the top seller of the month... and "no comment." Arrogant Sony is back?? lol

But seriously why would they not at least give their generic monthly PR? They just stop doing that?

*Was that a typo?? Because PS4 is usually last with Minecraft.

Nope, the PS4 version was the best selling version in May, no typo.



poklane said:
Mazzy said:
Thank you for numbers Aqua. :)

So Sony is up 35% YoY, nearly outselling Xbox One 2:1, leading in every multiplat split, even Minecraft*, and having two exclusives in the top 10, with one being the top seller of the month... and "no comment." Arrogant Sony is back?? lol

But seriously why would they not at least give their generic monthly PR? They just stop doing that?

*Was that a typo?? Because PS4 is usually last with Minecraft.

Nope, the PS4 version was the best selling version in May, no typo.

Hmmm... wonder if it was just some sort of rare phenomenon or if it is indicative of some greater shift in mindshare and demographic. Minecraft may be just one game, but that's how many children are introduced to gaming, and PS4 suddenly springing up to top seller seems very significant. Most interesting and surprising factor of this month's NPD results imo.

And 360 and PS3 actually had a strong month MoM (which is surprising in itself), which makes it even more odd that PS4 led in Minecraft sales. 



Mazzy said:
Thank you for numbers Aqua. :)

So Sony is up 35% YoY, nearly outselling Xbox One 2:1, leading in every multiplat split, even Minecraft*, and having two exclusives in the top 10, with one being the top seller of the month... and "no comment." Arrogant Sony is back?? lol

But seriously why would they not at least give their generic monthly PR? They just stop doing that?

*Was that a typo?? Because PS4 is usually last with Minecraft.

Maybe because in a few days its E3, which is a better event to talk about your products than some monthly standard boring Pr statement. Well thats my take on it anyway.



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