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July 2017 NPD Thread! Switch #1

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Who knew leaking video game numbers would be so... intense? In Japan, it's not even an issue. Here? You may as well be Edward Snowden. Just having access to the numbers makes you a dead man.



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RJ_Sizzle said:
Who knew leaking video game numbers would be so... intense? In Japan, it's not even an issue. Here? You may as well be Edward Snowden. Just having access to the numbers makes you a dead man.

In Japan the companies release the numbers themselves. Media Create, Famitsu and Dengeki release the lists to the public every Thursday. Nothing is leaked.

The reason that the numbers in Japan are distributed publicly by the companies themselves is because there is competition between all of them for clients. The NPD Group operates a monopoly in the U.S. and also has retailer and publisher pressure which keeps the numbers private. 



ZhugeEX said:
RJ_Sizzle said:
Who knew leaking video game numbers would be so... intense? In Japan, it's not even an issue. Here? You may as well be Edward Snowden. Just having access to the numbers makes you a dead man.

In Japan the companies release the numbers themselves. Media Create, Famitsu and Dengeki release the lists to the public every Thursday. Nothing is leaked.

The reason that the numbers in Japan are distributed publicly by the companies themselves is because there is competition between all of them for clients. The NPD Group operates a monopoly in the U.S. and also has retailer and publisher pressure which keeps the numbers private. 

Hehe. Yeah I know. I just mean giving data to the public isn't an issue for companies there. Here, it's tigher than classified information. From the way this thread is going, I wouldn't even want to be exposed to them.



No X1 numbers?



Wyrdness said:
No X1 numbers?

Sub 100K supposedly. 



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Wyrdness said:
No X1 numbers?

The explanation I've found is that NPD does top 3 consoles. Switch, PS4, 3ds.  So to not be on the list means they did less than the 3ds. So in theory 100k or less based on that explanation.



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When was the last time the XBO sold less than 100k? I think it was the month before the kinect got unbundled but I might be wrong.



It should be against the law for NPD to keep these numbers private. Anyway appreciate the insight ZhugeEX.



librarian13579 said:

NSW: 222K

PS4: 217K (+34.7%)

3DS: 105K (-44.3%)

As someone who has invested a lot of time into curating sales numbers, I just wanted to say that I appreciate your efforts.

I wanted to talk to you about a possible alternative to just posting the numbers. Check your PMs.



Hmmm... Why doesn't Microsoft want to share numbers anymore?