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The OFFICIAL May NPD Prediction Thread

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I have doubts that 360 will beat PS2 and PS3 will beat GBA.  I think one may happen...but both?  It is going to be close though.



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Wait wait wait wait no im not talking about march im talking about today the month of june, according to sony they SOLD estimated in the blog ps3, They sold about 5.5. milion units SOLD not shipped this  I read yesterday.. june not march sold 5.5 million, I dont trust vgchartz much too since the sold items have been going up and down how do you post a topic anyway?



 

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leo-j said:
Wait wait wait wait no im not talking about march im talking about today the month of june, according to sony they SOLD estimated in the blog ps3, They sold about 5.5. milion units SOLD not shipped this  I read yesterday.. june not march sold 5.5 million, I dont trust vgchartz much too since the sold items have been going up and down how do you post a topic anyway?

VGCharts is fairly close in numbers to Patcher and NPD which each track sales data ... If the PS3 SOLD 5.5 Million units it would imply that all independant tracking was off by quite a large margin which seems unlikely.



leo-j said:
Wait wait wait wait no im not talking about march im talking about today the month of june, according to sony they SOLD estimated in the blog ps3, They sold about 5.5. milion units SOLD not shipped this I read yesterday.. june not march sold 5.5 million, I dont trust vgchartz much too since the sold items have been going up and down how do you post a topic anyway?

Remember that Sony also recently said that they sold 1 million consoles in PAL territories (which includes Europe). So you're saying that they sold 4.5 million consoles in Japan + USA, and that less than 20% of their sales were in Europe? Yeah right...

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Look, as required by federal law, corporations have to post what they have shipped in their financial reports (so that their investors know how well the company's products are selling).

Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and most third parties see their financial years end in March.  The data then is collected, and released publicly in April to May.  Officially, the data through March is the most recent.  To please investors companies will try to make themselves look as good as possible without truly lying (i.e. Sony did make 5.5 million PS3s for their warehouses.  But only 3.8 mllion made it to retailers)

Leo there is absolutely no way Sony has sold 5.5 million PS3s.  Whether or not you like VGcharts, Sony just announced they hit 1 million in Europe like two days ago http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=25649.  They will probably be at 1.4 million (according to NPD data) through May  in the USA and Canada http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=13996 .  In Japan, Sony has not even hit 1 million yet.  By Media-Create, Sony jus passed 900,000 in Japan.

So in terms of sold to customers, as close as you can get with official agencies, Sony may be at 3.30 million.  Vgcharts is more current, and therefore has a higher number for Sony.

In contrast, Nintendo is at 2.5 million in the USA (2.9 million or so once May NPD comes out), about the same in Japan  (2.6 million according), and 2.1 million in Europe.  Then you throw in Canada, and you arrive at the worldwide Wii total.

 



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leo-j said:
Wait wait wait wait no im not talking about march im talking about today the month of june, according to sony they SOLD estimated in the blog ps3, They sold about 5.5. milion units SOLD not shipped this  I read yesterday.. june not march sold 5.5 million, I dont trust vgchartz much too since the sold items have been going up and down how do you post a topic anyway?

That is shipped leo-j or as sony says SOLD to retailers and not sell through. they already did this with the PSP they said it sold 20 million when the DS sold 20 million only to end up shipping 1 million WW the following winter. So now they are closer to having sold what they shipped last year. I beleive the PSP once had as much as 6 million units sitting on the shelves.

Sony like any and all companies will use the best sounding numbers they can. The only company whose numbers I will take at this moment is Nintendo because well the Wii is still sold out and the DS is damn close to it making it harder to inflate. The moment I see a Wii in the store for longer than 2 weeks is the moment Nintendos numbers will be inflated from reality.

 

MS said they sold 10.4 million by January but shipped hardly anything since than indicating that was shipped not sold.



yea right? wtfk you ant find a wii in stores? In best buy ever since a month ago I have been seeing alot of nintendo wii's, and how da hell is the psp down to 13 million sold?  Look, the ps3 is not only being sold in the uk were it sold 1 million already, The Uninted states sold about 1.5million according to these chartz, and japan 600 thousand, the relase of the 80gb ps3 in korea? afrika ps3's? australia ps3's, these numbers are obviously wrong, the psp has sold more than 13 million, you guys just cant see it. Even if they didnt sell 5.5 million since they shipped 5.5 in MARCH 3 MONTHS AGO, Most lieky they sold more than 4 million ps3's I mean it doesnt make sense.



 

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Um ... I'm not sure what numbers you're looking at, leo-j, but the PSP is up to nearly 22 million sold. And the 1 million announcement was for ALL of Europe's region, not the UK.

It's obvious there's no logic or reason in your arguments, so I'll waste my typing elsewhere.



Dolla Dolla said:
Um ... I'm not sure what numbers you're looking at, leo-j, but the PSP is up to nearly 22 million sold. And the 1 million announcement was for ALL of Europe's region, not the UK.

It's obvious there's no logic or reason in your arguments, so I'll waste my typing elsewhere.

Dolla he was replying to my quote.

 

Anyways the PSP was at around 15 million sold when Sony first announced it has sold 20 million. They hardly shipped any PSPs in the last half of the Year and now are over 20 million sold but It was not anywhere near it When Sony announced it.

 

Microsoft announced 10.4 million as sold in January they are now approaching that number.

We have such a thing as independant tracking

 

US and Canada is covered monthly by NPD

Media Create and Famitsu cover Japan

Chart Track does Europe.

 The PS3 is no where near 5.5 million sold at the moment it is at 5.5 million shipped. the numbers do not match. the Wii on the other do match.

 

Leo-J where do youo live? I got my Wii on Launch Day it was recently stolen a month go and you are right I can not find a Wii I was able ot replace my PS3 though. I have been calling around and I am not goign to wait in line again.  I'll tell you what PM me and I will buy a Wii from you if you are serious.



I guess it was a glitch in my computer it had said the psp had sold only 13 million, well in any case, I live in miami, florida one of the most populated areas in the states, I am serious the nintendo wii is being sold at the best buy there were like 20 of them dude, australia and korea are not part of europe region so dolla can be quite, yes the nintendo wii is being sold at best buy in miami and I went there 2 months ago there were around six and last week there were 20, and around 50 boxes of 360, with about 30 boxes of ps3's. Besisdes I can believe the wii has sold 8 million, but i dont beleive the ps3 has sold only 3.4 million.



 

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