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

Aura7541 said:
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.

Plus it doesn't help that it is a sequel. The only physical version of it was on Amazon. Now apparently that is impossible to find? On top of which how many people even know that Gravity rush 1 came to the ps4?

I may get to it some time in well.. May.



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I know basically no country save Japan cares about Gravity Rush (and even they're not head over heels about it - I think GR 2 has done about 100k) but still to have it bomb so hard is disappointing. English speakers just seem immune to the game's charm, for some reason. I can't really explain why it's so much less popular than some other Japanese games, as it features gameplay that would seemingly be appealing. 

 

Ah well, at least GR2 is a great sequel. 



Ariakon said:

I know basically no country save Japan cares about Gravity Rush (and even they're not head over heels about it - I think GR 2 has done about 100k) but still to have it bomb so hard is disappointing. English speakers just seem immune to the game's charm, for some reason. I can't really explain why it's so much less popular than some other Japanese games, as it features gameplay that would seemingly be appealing. 

 

Ah well, at least GR2 is a great sequel. 

Cant really care about a game if you dont know it exists. this game didn't seem to get much of a marketing push, if it werent for me visiting this site & Neogaf almost daily than i probably would have never heard of it.



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 “Thanks to continued support by our fans, 2017 is off to a strong start as Xbox One game hours grew 21 percent year-over-year,” Mike Nichols, corporate vice president of Xbox Marketing,

How is this particularly good news? It appears that xbox ownership has increased by 41% YoY, so if Xbox hours have only increased by 21% that means gamers are spending substantially fewer hours, even thought tehre is a much bigger game library now than there was in Jan 2016.

When you think about it, that actually sounds like bad news if it's an across the board phenomenon for all consoles. If people are spending fewer hours on console, that means they are less likely to buy another console in future because they won't see it as a good cost vs time investment. Their leisure hours are being fulfilled by other things, and so they will spend their money on those otehr things.

PS4 down YoY, not great.

Xb one up YoY, a little bit surprised. Is it specials or soething? I would think 2017 will be a bit of a down year while Scoprio anticipation builds up. Scorpio might turn the year positive, but I would expect things to drop YoY until then.

Amazon getting it right again.



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I messaged Jez from WC to see if he was able to get hold of hardware numbers. Hopefully we hear something.



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U.S. 2017 Sales Predictions (Updated July)
PS4: 5.5M ; XBO: 4.5M; Switch: 4.75M

Global 2016 Sales Predictions (Updated July)
PS4: 19M; XBO: 7M; Switch: 13M

Shadow1980 said:

Well, look like December was the last time we'll ever get any NPD hardware numbers.

You will get numbers when the gap is small. Windows central or whatever its called are like that.



binary solo said:

 “Thanks to continued support by our fans, 2017 is off to a strong start as Xbox One game hours grew 21 percent year-over-year,” Mike Nichols, corporate vice president of Xbox Marketing,

How is this particularly good news? It appears that xbox ownership has increased by 41% YoY, so if Xbox hours have only increased by 21% that means gamers are spending substantially fewer hours, even thought tehre is a much bigger game library now than there was in Jan 2016.

When you think about it, that actually sounds like bad news if it's an across the board phenomenon for all consoles. If people are spending fewer hours on console, that means they are less likely to buy another console in future because they won't see it as a good cost vs time investment. Their leisure hours are being fulfilled by other things, and so they will spend their money on those otehr things.

PS4 down YoY, not great.

Xb one up YoY, a little bit surprised. Is it specials or soething? I would think 2017 will be a bit of a down year while Scoprio anticipation builds up. Scorpio might turn the year positive, but I would expect things to drop YoY until then.

Amazon getting it right again.

Where did you get that?



Shadow1980 said:

I messaged Jez from WC to see if he was able to get hold of hardware numbers. Hopefully we hear something.

Oh yeah, last time Windows Central leaked numbers the Wednesday after the December NPD winner was announced. I wonder what's holding them up. NPD ninjas?



Aura7541 said:
Shadow1980 said:

I messaged Jez from WC to see if he was able to get hold of hardware numbers. Hopefully we hear something.

Oh yeah, last time Windows Central leaked numbers the Wednesday after the December NPD winner was announced. I wonder what's holding them up. NPD ninjas?

They posted an article on it, but oddly enough they didn't have any numbers, AND Jez Corden didn't write it, AND they referenced their December NPD post: http://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-enjoyed-its-best-january-yet-still-lost-out-playstation-4-us-sales

That comment section is a bit of a cesspool




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KH 2.8 domination! WOOO! Wish we had numbers for it.