Forums - Sales Discussion - January 2017 NPD Thread! PS4 #1

zorg1000 said:

"You're misunderstanding, I'm not saying PS4 lacks major system sellers, I'm saying it still has major system sellers yet to release....................and PS4 lacks major system sellers." This is essentially what all of responses have been.

Wait what? smh......

Ok, the original post I made was in response to an opinion that the PS4 may have peaked.

Everything I said that followed was to empasize that regardless of how successful the PS4 has been so far, there are still some really (typically) big hardware movers that have not made an appearance this generation and as thus, the PS4 may not yet have peaked.

Better now?



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Not surprised PS4 won or that Xbone is up YOY. Its been selling better since the Xbone S launched.

Am surprised so many people on the Internets fell for Gamestops poor wording of MSs PR though.

Wasn't Software meant to be out already?

GProgrammer said:
Wasn't Software meant to be out already?

in 18 minutes. 



Software

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Grand Theft Auto V
Battlefield 1
NBA 2K17
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Madden NFL 17
Watch Dogs 2
Overwatch*
FIFA 17
*Does not include Battle.net sales

Hardware

Sony continues to have momentum with the PlayStation 4.

“The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017,” said Naji. “And for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku in terms of units sold.”
http://venturebeat.com/2017/02/16/january-2017-npd-resident-evil-7-lifts-slumping-hardware-sales/

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/44122/nintendo-sales-panic-january-2017-us-npd-group-results

A light January for Nintendo releases and supply issues caused a bit of a hardware slump in the January US sales survey issued by the NPD Group.

In hardware, supply constraints for the 3DS and the Wii U in the wake of the Switch announcement actually caused the NES Classic (itself supply constrained) to be the 3rd-best selling hardware of the month behind the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Preorder numbers for the Switch are not included in the NPD's report, as they will be rolled into the March sales survey expected in mid-late April.

On the software side, the big new release for Nintendo platforms was Dragon Quest VIII, which ended up as the 3rd best selling handheld title in January behind Pokémon Sun and Moon. Neither title, nor any other game on Nintendo systems, broached the top combined top 10 headed by Capcom's Resident Evil 7.

Wii U top 10 best sellers:

  1. Minecraft
  2. Paper Mario: Color Splash
  3. Super Smash Bros
  4. Pokkén Tournament
  5. New Super Mario Bros U + Luigi U
  6. Super Mario Maker
  7. Super Mario 3D World
  8. Splatoon
  9. Yoshi's Woolly World
  10. Just Dance 2017

Handheld (3DS) top 10 best sellers:

  1. Pokémon Sun
  2. Pokémon Moon
  3. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Super Smash Bros
  6. Mario Kart 7
  7. Mario Party Star Rush
  8. Kirby: Planet Robobot
  9. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome Amiibo


Top 10 XB1
Resident Evil 7
COD IW
BF1
GTAV
NBA 2K17
Madden 17
Overwatch
Watch Dogs 2
TitanFall 2
Rainbow Six Siege

Top 10 PS4
Resident Evil 7
KH HD 2.8
COD IW
GTA V
BF1
NBA 2K17
Madden 17
Watch Dogs 2
Tales of Berseria
FFXV

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230460649&postcount=224




Gravity Rush delayed forced it to run into a lot of competition.

FSN, Tales, Resident evil, KH 2.8 etc.

Plus there is still no time for it next month because of Nioh, and Horizon.
Followed by Nier, DQ 2, and Persona 5.

It basically needed to not be delayed to chart well.

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Bandorr said:
Gravity Rush delayed forced it to run into a lot of competition.

FSN, Tales, Resident evil, KH 2.8 etc.

Plus there is still no time for it next month because of Nioh, and Horizon.
Followed by Nier, DQ 2, and Persona 5.

It basically needed to not be delayed to chart well.

And the reason GR2 got delayed was because TLG got delayed. The chain reaction basically screwed GR2 over. Hopefully, Raven's DLC will reinvigorate interest a bit, but there's nothing much it can do other than a big discount.