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January 2017 NPD Thread! PS4 #1

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celador said:
KingofTrolls said:

How to pronounce it properly..

this is the quote from Windows Central comments.

U have opened Pandora Box sorry.

You need to visit VGChartz and do your own research on Japanese games in the west. They list them by region. People are buying the Xbox One. More now than ever. So that proves people aren't listening to the usual PS exclusive list BS. Most people I know with a PS4 bought it because it was more powerful for COD or Battlefiled. They don't buy Sonys exclusives. And again if you look at VGChartz you will see that Sonys exclusives outside Uncharted and GT don't actually sell much at all.

Must of missed all those big selling Xbox exclusives that aren't Halo or Gears

Amazing that people took this site seriously

To be fair, that was a (hilarious) quote from the comments section, not the actual article on the website. So there's still plenty of reason to take WC seriously as a source for Microsoft (but not necessarily gaming) news.



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jason1637 said:
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?

Ummmm here on VGC. Pretty easy data to check.



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Less than 100 k for FF15 in January?



We need NPD February prediction thread.