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RAZurrection said:
So PS3 has pretty much lost the console war in the US?

 why are you so obssesed with PS3?every single post in your history is related to fall of PS3.Why can't you get PS3 out of your head?

 

 

OT:I remember SCEA announced a hardware sales spike within the 48 hours launch of GTAIV  comapred to the week before and it was approved by Gamestop(I ll post the article).But NPD says they actually declined.That's the part that doesnot make sense.



 

 

 

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makingmusic476 said:
The ps3/360 numbers make no sense whatsoever. I wasn't expecting hardware numbers to rise much with GTAIV, but for them to go DOWN? Wtf? And in GTA's biggest territory? European numbers spiked considerably with GTAIV, according to VGChartz and more "official" sources (ChartTrack), so why would the opposite happen in the US?

ioi's numbers seem much more accurate than NPD's in this instance, and I can't help but think that NPD screwed something up here.

 My thought's exactly.

Is it possible NPD has not included GTA bundles? so people buying the hardware bundle with GTA were not counted at all (usually NPD would not count it as a software sale but it should still be hardware)

I saw something about the Canadian numbers somewhere which had the soaftware seperated into 4 parts for GTAIV, with the normal version (for each console) and the special edition (for each console) 



SpartanFX said:
RAZurrection said:
So PS3 has pretty much lost the console war in the US?

why are you so obssesed with PS3?every single post in your history is related to fall of PS3.Why can't you get PS3 out of your head?

 

 

OT:I remember SCEA announced a hardware sales spike within the 48 hours launch of GTAIV comapred to the week before and it was approved by Gamestop(I ll post the article).But NPD says they actually declined.That's the part that doesnot make sense.


 Well it depends on the harware boost and on what the week before was like, the problem with NPD is we don't see weekly breakdowns.

but then even in the NPD report didn't it say they dn't expect this and they think a boost might come in May, which makes me think even in their weekly numbers they didn't have a significant boost.



libellule said:
strange ...
the problem is not Wii sales killing Xbox360+PS3
the problem is Wii sales killing Xbox360+PS3 by a so large marge the month of GTA4 release !!!

Even if we consider many people already bought a PS360, it was obvious GTA4 release would increase the sales, at least a bit !!
GTA4 release ==> - 10% weekly compared to March, that makes no sense ...
(see TheSource's post)

I can't imagine what will be May sales datas with Wiifit on the way.

yeah- that was surprising

i can't wait until the May sales come out either - Then we will see the power of Wii Fit 

 



That's so strange.

Sales go down on the biggest game release ever?

I mean, it's NPD, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, but I would just like an explanation as to why sales went down (Avg. Weekly) when Gamestop reported sales rising significantly for PS360, and the general consensus was a rise in sales across them both.



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The Ghost of RubangB said:
montrealsoon said:
The Ghost of RubangB said:
tk1797 said:
I wish people wouldn't troll or brag so much over nintendo winning. I mean there just numbers right. I loved the gamecube even if it didnt sell the most, why? because the games kicked ass and im sure the same thing will happen with the 360 and ps3. They might not be first but im sure quality games will come out for them because of first party support.

But this time there's this HARDCORE vs. CASUAL battle going on, and somehow I'm a traitor!!! I'm a traitor because I prefer the Wii for games and gameplay and I'm not "a casual." Hahahaha.


There's no "HARDCORE vs. CASUAL battle going on". There is an expanding market and some nerds crying about it, while the vast majority couldn't care less.


Shhh, I was speaking their language!


I now must wear DEPENDS after reading your response!!!   Thanks!  {smiley}



@TGoRB.

Do you have Mercury Meltdown?



If those numbers are right Nintendo is about to turn the US into a Japan situation. They will lead way ahead while MS and Sony fight for scraps.



Love the product, not the company. They love your money, not you.

-TheRealMafoo

The only number I feel NDP got right was the Wii HW. They were too low PS360, I think this proves that they were too high in the Past, and they do adjust their numbers, they just add or sumbtract from the next month.

About the GTA4 numbers, is it possible that the 6 million number could be shipped? I do remember seeing massive stock sitting on store shelves the days after launch. Because that would make sense, 5 million sold to customers six million sold to retail (massive stock on store shelves). I have to beleive the GTA number more than the others since we cant say that they were "adjusting", however I would not be suprised if GTA4 "seems" to have good legs in may(small drop because of NDP adjustment).

The MKWii number feels good, could be a tad low(on VGC). I think the SSBB number is trash.

Remember last month when VGC was 1 million or so low for SSBB? Maybe it was more like at the most.... Now NDP is "adjusting" - So basically if ioi calibrates SSBB to a lower scale he will begin undertracking.

VGC should take the 200k "overtrack from this month" and reverse the 200k of the adjustments for last month.

peace.



End of 2009 Predictions (Set, January 1st 2009)

Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

Wow! Both the 360 and the PS3 HW sales went down. I guess we must be in a recession here in America. All the casual gamers chose the cheapest console the wii and everyone who was interested in buying GTAIV must of already owned a 360/PS3. I wonder if microsoft did that 100 dollar price cut in the NA market that everybody was predicting that they would one month before the GTAIV release would it had made any difference?