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Dolla Dolla said:

The Amazon watch continues, eh?

Now it's just kinda sad.

 


What do you mean? Wanking over Wii's sale is ok but this is a big no no? I think everyone here agrees second week after price drop is much more important than first so I see nothing strange with fact this thread goes on...



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kber81 said:
Dolla Dolla said:

The Amazon watch continues, eh?

Now it's just kinda sad.

 


What do you mean? Wanking over Wii's sale is ok but this is a big no no? I think everyone here agrees second week after price drop is much more important than first so I see nothing strange with fact this thread goes on...


Let's just say, it's been pointed out time and time again how irrelevant Amazon sales are. But, for the sake of the PS3 I suppose we'll just pretend they mean something now? Give me a break. Wake me when it makes a splash by outselling the PS2, or the PSP for that matter.



Sure. Amazon is a shitty indicator of sale but by tracking stock we can at least roughly calculate if sale keeps momentum or not. Regards PS2... Fact it outsells X360 is good enough for me as for now.
 
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BTW: It's pretty easy to ignore threads. Really. Personally I've never read any of hundreds posts in Brawl topic... I could spam about shitty Pikimin characters all day though


So, I should ignore the thread just like those watching Amazon ignore reality?

Gotcha.

I just was trying to be a voice of reason, not wanting people to get their hopes up, especially since it's now being outsold by a fricking nunchuck. I mean, those things must be flying off shelves, eh?



kber81 said:
Sure. Amazon is a shitty indicator of sale but by tracking stock we can at least roughly calculate if sale keeps momentum or not. Regards PS2... Fact it outsells X360 is good enough for me as for now.
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BTW: It's pretty easy to ignore threads. Really. Personally I've never read any of hundreds posts in Brawl topic... I could spam about shitty Pikimin characters all day though

One of the biggest problems with Amazon (and most retailers) is there sales data on its own is not very good for generalizations ... The only retailers that really work well are large established retailers that (generally) do not offer promotions to their customers (Walmart).

Its obvious that over the past couple of weeks the Amazon sales have disproportionately favoured the PS3 being that the PS3 outsold the Wii on Amazon (and crushed the XBox 360) while, based on VGChartz data, the Wii outsold the PS3 by a wide margin (and the PS3 and XBox 360 were close). Simply outselling the XBox 360 on Amazon is not necessarily a sign that the PS3 would have outsold the XBox 360 in general. Even the PS3 selling better on Amazon than it did before the price cut is not necessarily a sign that the PS3 is selling better in general; from my very limited understanding, Amazon is running a promotion where you get the Blu-Ray remote and an additional Blu-Ray movie with your PS3 which may make it a better place to buy it than every other online retailer (meaning sales where shifted to Amazon rather than actually increased).

Essentially, the best way to track the PS3's increased performance would be to watch NPD mothly data (or vgchartz data) ...



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Dolla Dolla said:
So, I should ignore the thread just like those watching Amazon ignore reality?


Reality? What is so damn far from reality in numbers? If I will tell you that this week amazon moved 3k units I mean only that.  No magic. No high hopes. Just numbers.



amazon is a good example of whats happening. Really look my 3 local Walmarts all have Wiis but no PS3s. Amazon is selling tons of PS3s no one can deny this.



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kber81 said:
Dolla Dolla said:
So, I should ignore the thread just like those watching Amazon ignore reality?


Reality? What is so damn far from reality in numbers? If I will tell you that this week amazon moved 3k units I mean only that. No magic. No high hopes. Just numbers.


kber81, be honest. Although you may want to simply track sales numbers, and I think it would be nice to be able to reliably track sales from a website such as Amazon, this thread isn't about that. This is an Amazon watch thread on positions. If Amazon was reliable, we'd have people watching the Wii SKU and the 360 SKU's. But it's been shown time and time and time again that it just isn't reliable, especially for counting sales.

But, since my posts are probably branding me as anti-sony or pro-360 or pro-wii, I'll probably just sit back and watch those clambering to make Amazon mean something significant.



Ps3 back at #1
#2 nunchuck
#3 Ps2 (fighting next gen to the end)
#4 sixaxis
#5 PS2 silver
#6 Wii



The wii is back to #6...sony has takin 4 of the top 5 spots impresive..



 

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