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NPD: U.S. video game spending up 24% to $9.1 billion in Q3 2018 led by xbone, and ps4

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flashfire926 said:
Acevil said:

This thread is about Q3 2018, and not about November and December.....

"Switch was last in Q3 last year? What?"

I was replying this to this part. I thought you meant Q3 as in fiscal year Q3 and not calendar year Q3, so my mistake.

Ya, I was saying it in the context of this thread, all is good. I was confused myself, because of rick's statement.

quickrick said: 
Acevil said: 

That is fine, it is whatever to make mistake  and you owned up to it but seriously, tone down the dislike, and as much as you may act like you don't have it, it is apparent.

I'm only discussing sales. I'm not shitting on switch or venture into other switch threads lately you guys take this too seriouslyit's just fun to me seeing who wins and gets the right prediction. 

Well, was just offering you advice, might help with you moderated standing on this site as well. Not up to me if you take it not.

Last edited by Acevil - on 30 November 2018

 

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Actual Q3 hardware sales numbers this year (with YoY changes in parentheses):

PS4: 805k (+14.5%)
NSW: 726k (-1.4%)
XBO: 490k (+18.4%)
3DS: 236k (unknown; missing Aug. 2017 data)



Switch is flattening out. Hopefully this doesn't reflect holiday sales.



 

Shadow1980 said:
Actual Q3 hardware sales numbers this year (with YoY changes in parentheses):

PS4: 805k (+14.5%)
NSW: 726k (-1.4%)
XBO: 490k (+18.4%)
3DS: 236k (unknown; missing Aug. 2017 data)

What is the YoY difference for 3DS in July & Sept?



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John2290 said:
Switch is flattening out. Hopefully this doesn't reflect holiday sales.

Ah, no worries, it won't. This FY it shipped 5.1m versus 4.9m last year in the same timeframe (April~September), but this time with Super Mario Tennis as its biggest game, while last year had Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 & Co on this period. It's amazing that it's flat/slightly up considering that. Now it's the opposite for the holidays, it will have 2 heavy hitters while last year it only had Super Mario Odyssey. I think 9m is the minimum it will ship this holiday.



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zorg1000 said:
Shadow1980 said:
Actual Q3 hardware sales numbers this year (with YoY changes in parentheses):

PS4: 805k (+14.5%)
NSW: 726k (-1.4%)
XBO: 490k (+18.4%)
3DS: 236k (unknown; missing Aug. 2017 data)

What is the YoY difference for 3DS in July & Sept?

-20% and -49%, respectively.



So did the Xbox win?



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

barneystinson69 said:
So did the Xbox win?

It's Q3, not the November-December period. Also, it talks about contributing factors to growth not who did best in revenue or yada yada.

I mean, Xbone is up from last year so of course it should be a contributing factor.

 

What pisses me off though is Candy Crush ... it is still played ?



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quickrick said:
Dulfite said:

Ohhh! All the talk is about Q4 right now so I assumed we would be talking about that. Why on Earth are we talking about Q3 as if it is noteworthy? 

Yea I'm  drugged up on nyquil when I posted this thread I thought it was talking about November sales.

Just this thread?




Acevil said:
BraLoD said:
So XBX made the most buck, is that it?
What about hardware units?

That sentence wasn't about what made the most money, but what contributing factor that led to the growth for the quarter. Xbox One is super up from last year, namely in revenue, PS4 was also up largely in September thanks to wonderful game called Spider man. The Plug and play consoles were also heavily featured in the summer by Nintendo, so they produced a large growth as well.

Switch while winning two of the months of the quarter, was flat, so it cannot be held responsible for the growth of the quarter, just that it was stable.  

 

Acevil said:
BraLoD said:
So XBX made the most buck, is that it?
What about hardware units?

I will answer this for you as well, since the last post was just trying to clarify the report's statement, Xbox experienced huge growth because last year it was sort of a dud, this is why it is heavy contributor to the growth compared to last year, however with that said it is still third place unit wise and most likely revenue wise as well, as Switch won July and August and PS4 won a lot in September with Switch was second. Xbox One is consistently third in most months and usually sees the most growth in November and December for a large chunk (due to serious amount of deals). 

With the timing here I thought this was Out/Nov as we almost always talk about FY Quarters when talking about sales here.

Well, it's about last full quarter then, and only about growth yoy? (Also misleaded by the fact the title is about money spent)

Heh, thank you for clarifying.