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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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BraLoD said:
Acevil said:

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:

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.

The whole article is focused on growth in the industry and why it may be happening. It doesn't actually attach first place, second place and so on. 

So subject context in which "led by xbox one" is mentioned is to explain 11% hardware revenue growth. Xbox itself was near 20% growth (unit sales growth, I don't know about the dollar amount attached to said units), but like I said before, is still very distant third for the quarter. 



 

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Wow so xbox one won bf!?



 

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xl-klaudkil said:
Wow so xbox one won bf!?

Did you even read the article or any of the comments?



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xl-klaudkil said:
Wow so xbox one won bf!?

I read it as it showed the highest growth, of them compaired to last year.
So part of why video game spending is up (on hardware by 11%), is because Xbox is doing better this year than last.

Doesnt say anything about who won the npd or bf.
just that XB,PS4 and NES+SNES classic drove total spending up abit.



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Crazy that even with Xbox One growth, this is its second worst year this gen. Shows that last year was truly a disaster and that the X has made up the bare minimum but not enough to compete with even prior years. 

Also 3rd Qrt was July - September......which we already know PS4 was easily the best selling console each month. With Switch in second 



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DaveTheMinion13 said:

Crazy that even with Xbox One growth, this is its second worst year this gen. Shows that last year was truly a disaster and that the X has made up the bare minimum but not enough to compete with even prior years. 

Also 3rd Qrt was July - September......which we already know PS4 was easily the best selling console each month. With Switch in second 

Switch won July & August



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What would be useful would be for someone to dig up the NPD numbers for July,August and September 2017 and 2018 and post them here, that would clear things up



GProgrammer said:
What would be useful would be for someone to dig up the NPD numbers for July,August and September 2017 and 2018 and post them here, that would clear things up

Shadow already did that, he gave this years Q3 numbers with YOY differences.



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DaveTheMinion13 said:

Crazy that even with Xbox One growth, this is its second worst year this gen. Shows that last year was truly a disaster and that the X has made up the bare minimum but not enough to compete with even prior years. 

Also 3rd Qrt was July - September......which we already know PS4 was easily the best selling console each month. With Switch in second 

High quality exclusives matter.  It's why both Sony and Nintendo are enjoying success right now.  MS's seems to always put in a good effort at the beginning of the gen, but in the back half, they lessen support.  Especially when the gen doesn't go their way. 



Flat/small decline isn't good on the second full year no matter how much excuses we do for it.



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