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VGC offline in NPD time... lol lol lol.



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My bad, X360 is at 34.3m in the US.

The interesting thing is from about mid 2006 to mid 2011 consoles, in whatever combination (including PS2, GC and Xbox) were selling 17m - 20m or so every 12 months. That number is way down, to like 14.3m, and still rapidly dropping as PS3 / X360 are now dropping quickly too.

I do think we'll see one last run of decent to strong non-holiday Wii numbers when they cut to $100 (cutting to $130 wouldn't do anything) if they leave it bundled with a game. The holiday numbers won't be great, with Wii U and other price cuts possibly coming too, but the Wii holiday line up still has a hand full of major releases to keep it from doing say, 300,000 in December or something irrelevant.

If it was me, I'd cut Wii to $100 in October - let it ride it out the holiday at that price point with Just Dance 4 / Epic Mickey 2, a new wave of cheaper software, and potentially additional retailer discounts.

Wii U (assuming it launches for $300 or less with NSMB Wii U and a bundled game), should sell over a million in Nov-Dec just in the US, so it doesn't really matter if Wii only does like 500,000 in Nov and 750,000 in Dec (which is my current estimate if they cut price in Oct).



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Down during NPD...
VGC couldn't care less about sales.
What is next? No numbers and downtime during holiday season?



Great tables Boutros!

Hey this is the first time in quite a while that NPD has the 360 above Vgchartz estimates.



So, 360 off by ~32K. PS3 by ~22K. And Wii by ~18K. Doesn't seem like those MS Store $99 360 deals helped the 360 much (the PS3 was up 57% MOM, while the 360 was up 60%). While this does include almost a week of the deal being available at Best Buy and Gamestop, we'll have to wait til July NPD to see if the expansion of that deal will be truly beneficial.



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Resistance> Gravity Rush.
No PSV games sold more than 50K.

source: gaf's cream sugar



yo_john117 said:
Great tables Boutros!

Hey this is the first time in quite a while that NPD has the 360 above Vgchartz estimates.

Looks like the tables are turning! The PSVita is way up this time.



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NintendoPie said:
yo_john117 said:
Great tables Boutros!

Hey this is the first time in quite a while that NPD has the 360 above Vgchartz estimates.

Looks like the tables are turning! The PSVita is way up this time.

Indeed. In fact it looks like almost everything is higher than what Vgchartz had. 



Nice to see the Vita spot on. And the PSP spot on, give or take (most likely give if they are both at ~100K) a couple K. 3DS over by ~20K. I think there's a good chance that once the Vita hits $199 in the US, it would start selling on par, maybe even slightly passing, the 3DS's sales.



The DS is creating a similar scenario as the PSP-Vita in a Japan which is not good.
But it's not as bad, since their closest competitors are not gaining distance ahead... it's the contrary, actually.

Still not good, though. 3DS XL will help, thankfully.