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Monthly Rankings

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Note: Monthly & weekly rankings are on a one-day delay from the current calendar date. They are usually updated daily on Amazon, usually sometime in the early to mid afternoon. Also, NPD's months are not perfectly matched to Amazon's months. Some items in these rankings may be marked with a typographical symbol:

* Indicates item available for pre-order for release in a later month. Does not count towards current month's NPD numbers.
† Indicates item currently being sold primarily or exclusively through third-party sellers due to limited stock or discontinuation. Most or all sales don't count towards NPD numbers.
‡ Indicates used/pre-owned hardware. Does not count towards NPD numbers.


Final U.S. Monthly Hardware Rankings

Switch (grey): #12
PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle: #13
Switch (neon): #17
RetroN 1 HD: #46
PS4 Pro: #72
PS4 CoD:IW Legacy bundle: #92†


Hardware Preorders Coming Into Effect This Month


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U.S. Yearly Hardware Rankings

(Note: This entry will be updated on the 2nd of each month, except during November & December where they'll also be updated weekly every Tuesday until New Year's.)

Nintendo Switch (grey): #6
PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle: #11
Nintendo Switch (neon): #61
XBO S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle: #69


Final U.S. Weekly Rankings

(Note: Covers all weeks in the NPD sales period for the month. March, June, Sept., & Dec., are 5-week months for NPD purposes; all other months are 4 weeks.)

Week 18 (May 1 - 7)

Switch (grey): #12
PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle: #16
Switch (neon): #42
PS4 Pro: #69

Week 19 (May 8 - 14)

RetroN 1 HD: #16
PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle: #18
Switch (grey): #19
Switch (neon): #30
PS4 Pro: #99

Week 20 (May 15 - 21)

Switch (neon): #5
Switch (grey): #7
PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle: #17
RetroN 1 HD: #66
PS4 Pro: #76

Week 21 (May 22 - 28)

PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle: #10
Retron 1 HD: #29
Switch (neon): #32
Switch (grey): #34
PS4 Pro: #48
PS4 CoD:IW Legacy bundle: #80

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Here's the update to the yearly rankings. Rank changes are the shift since April 2:

Nintendo Switch (grey): #6 (↑1)
PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle: #11 (↑1)
Nintendo Switch (neon): #61 (↓4)
XBO S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle: #69 (↓3)


P.S.: As I mentioned in the April thread, I will no longer be including the NES Classic to my updates as it is no longer an in-production system.



I wonder how May will swing. I expect Switch to slow, but not drastically. XB1 usually has fire sales around now, but I get the feeling they don't want to devalue the brand, so are letting things roll till Scorpio. PS4 will be steady, in what will probably be a slow month all round.



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Jaxyfoo said:
I wonder how May will swing. I expect Switch to slow, but not drastically. XB1 usually has fire sales around now, but I get the feeling they don't want to devalue the brand, so are letting things roll till Scorpio. PS4 will be steady, in what will probably be a slow month all round.

If that's the case they're a bit late for that :P

Switch could take this month, especially if Nintendo continues to ramp up production.  Minecraft and Ultra Street Fighter II are stop gaps for sure so the main questions are 1) what is the baseline interest in the hardware itself, 2) how well has Nintendo sold people on the promise of the system, and 3) how long will the MK8D effect last?

The second point is very important.  The PS4 went a long way in 2014 on the promise more so than the product.  People bought their PS4 both for immediate use and as an investment for future releases because Sony really sold that promise well.  Nintendo needs to do the same.  And so far, they've done a good job with ads for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and ARMS dating back to launch, building interest and anticipation for releases that are still months away.  That could be the x factor in May.



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