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UK: DS software sales boom, PSP software sales bust

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Aj_habfan said:
But people constantly use that data on this site. In the Others comment section, it's always like "Wow, PSP hardware almost beat software this week" or "How come nobody buys PSP games?". It's kind of useless talking about it here because you people know about this already, but I just wanted to put it out there.

 

That really has nothing to do with the statistics of this article. You should respond to those people directly. The data shouldn't be used to proove or disprove anything. Two wrongs don't make a right.



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Star Scream said:

"But people constantly use that data on this site. In the Others comment section, it's always like "Wow, PSP hardware almost beat software this week" or "How come nobody buys PSP games?". It's kind of useless talking about it here because you people know about this already, but I just wanted to put it out there."

 

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We know PSP sold 8 million games in France (total), and 9.7 million games in the UK in the last two years. And that's just 2 territories, and only 2 years worth of sales in the UK.

The discrepancy with 'the Others' 7.3m number is stunning - especially since there are territories like Spain where PSP games often find their way onto charts.

 

Again, the data is incomplete. You shouldn't be using it, for any reason.



Everyone knows that the PSP Others data is the most incomplete... but the main reason for that is because it doesn't have high charting games.

The others data is more accurate for more recent titles, but also for higher selling titles.... the PSP is about the same age as the DS, but it rarely has titles charting in the top 50 or top 100 for more than a couple of weeks, and as the others charts are less comprehensive it gets missed out.

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Based on age, popularity of software and a little bit from Sony and Nintendo's fiscal results I estimate that roughly the "total software" figures for the consoles should have these multipliers:

PSP: ~*6

DS and X360: ~*2

PS3 and Wii: ~*1.4



TWRoO said:
Everyone knows that the PSP Others data is the most incomplete... but the main reason for that is because it doesn't have high charting games.

The others data is more accurate for more recent titles, but also for higher selling titles.... the PSP is about the same age as the DS, but it rarely has titles charting in the top 50 or top 100 for more than a couple of weeks, and as the others charts are less comprehensive it gets missed out.

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Based on age, popularity of software and a little bit from Sony and Nintendo's fiscal results I estimate that roughly the "total software" figures for the consoles should have these multipliers:

PSP: ~*6

DS and X360: ~*2

PS3 and Wii: ~*1.4

 

Exactly, the system with the fewest sales will have the larger proportion of untracked sales. It's nearly impossible to track sales of low selling titles.

 



piracy may be a problem, but it also affects the DS and its software sales still manage to be great. Probably the biggest problem is that the games just aren´t that appeling to the masses.



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I have just seen an article somewhere that the software decline this year was due to stagnating sales third parties had moved away from the PSP. The Other end of the Story that has seemed to be left out here is the monster year the PSP had in System sales which is now causing developers to once again re-invest into making games for the PSP.

The PSP will be fine I mean games take time to develop but 3rd parties are going to make money where they can and with the stong sales the PSP had 2008 I am sure Developers are seeing potential sales there. By the Way if you are a Hardcore Gamer and Pirate games YOU ARE A MORON. If something intrests you SUPPORT IT don't Steal IT. Guess what happens if everyone just pirates games soon boom no more games.



NorthStar said:

I have just seen an article somewhere that the software decline this year was due to stagnating sales third parties had moved away from the PSP. The Other end of the Story that has seemed to be left out here is the monster year the PSP had in System sales which is now causing developers to once again re-invest into making games for the PSP.

The PSP will be fine I mean games take time to develop but 3rd parties are going to make money where they can and with the stong sales the PSP had 2008 I am sure Developers are seeing potential sales there. By the Way if you are a Hardcore Gamer and Pirate games YOU ARE A MORON. If something intrests you SUPPORT IT don't Steal IT. Guess what happens if everyone just pirates games soon boom no more games.

 

Excellent post, Optimus Prime!



canch said:
I believe it is piracy that is affecting software sales for the PSP because mostly hardcore gamers have one and know how to get pirate games, chips etc. The DS has the R4 chip but most DS gamers are middle class type of people with money to burn and lots of women who think pirates are folk who travel the high sea with a wooden leg.

uh... ok.

 



MikeB predicts that the PS3 will sell about 140 million units by the end of 2016 and triple the amount of 360s in the long run.

Uk must be one of the worst markets of the PSP software-wise .

Nintendo has been smart to target demographics that dont know a thing about videogames and dont know how to pirate the DS .But even like that the DS software sales arent exactly stellar given the userbase .If you look carefully at the Chart Track charts each week there are fewer DS games that Wii,360 or PS3 most of the times and those consoles are selling less.More so ,the games always on top are Brain Trainining ,BT 2 ,Mario Kart and Super Mario Bros still ....the pack most users buy with the console .It makes one think about it.



Piracy caught early and fast with the psp...





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