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Forums - Sales Discussion - February is the most important month without holidays!

 

You think that February is the third most important month?

Yes 8 34.78%
 
nope 15 65.22%
 
Total:23

That is my consideration.

Without November and December, February is the month when the console sell better. At lest in the US...

Look the NPD sales:

Last year, sales week by week

Hardware Jan FEB Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
67,750 71,250 74,200 49,750 49,250 53,800 46,750 47,500 107,600 74,250 210,000 213,000
35,500 64,500 62,200 28,750 19,250 39,400 32,750 40,000 56,800 42,000 310,000 258,000
12,250 20,500 14,000 12,000 15,250 28,000 20,250 15,000 17,400 17,250 61,250 116,000
24,000 38,250 31,800 26,500 24,250 30,400 27,000 22,750 28,000 ? 128,750 162,000
? 28,500 22,200 17,750 14,250 12,400 13,500 12,250 15,000 17,750 76,250 ?

As you see, for the 360 February was the best month withouth November and December... for the other console:

XBO: even for XBO february was the best not-holiday month, and is seriusly incredible as even in September and March with Destiny and Titanfall boost, it have not break the February sales!

PS4: It is rise in March because Infamous, but only by 3k...the boost isn't so big, if Infamous was released in February, PS4 would fore sure sold more weekly in February. The only bigger month was September because Destiny+PS4 white, but still, if the bundle was released in February, probabily that PS4 would sold even more than 107k on week.

WiiU: Withouth the MarioKart month, February was the best month ever... and yes, it was even the DK month, but DK don't have sold too much, so, i don't think that it was only DK boost. Also, even if Hyrule Warrior's have sold better than DK, Wii U in February have sold more...

3DS: as for 360... the bigger month was February... yeah, is released Bravely Default, but in Sep is coming Smash, and it have sold LESS than in February???

That is the situation even for the other console...

 

Now, 2013 (still week by week):

hardware Jan FEB Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
56,200 75,500 52,200 32,500 28,500 28,000 26,750 24,000 ? ? 161,750 128,600
42,500 67,500 42,400 25,750 21,250 21,600 19,750 ? ? ? 103,750 59,800
22,000 25,000 18,200 10,500 9,000 10,600 8,500 ? ? ? 17,000 30,000
27,400 47,750 46,000 29,000 28,500 45,000 37,500 ? ? 113,000 192,500 220,000

For the Wii February was tecnically most important than November O-O but that is extreme...

XB360 and PS3 during February isn't released nothing, and in March is released a lot multiplatform, and two important exclusive, Gears of War Judment and God of War asciension, but both are massive dropped! (-30% for XB360 and -37% PS3 =O )

And for 3DS, even if in March is coming Luigi's Smansion, and in June Animal Crossing, it have sold week by week less than in February during both month... October was Pokémon month and 2DS released, so not count.

 

 

For be fast, i think that now February is the third most important month actually, and i think that Sony was a good idea to released The Order in February, as Nintendo for released Zelda and N3DS...

I also think that all console this year (2015) will sell more during February than in March, even if March have 5 week's VS 4 week's (at lest, February will have better week by week)

Do you agree with me about my February opinion?



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The month of Uncharted 3 release will be the biggest outside holiday



PS4 - over 100 millions let's say 120m
Xbox One - 70m
Wii U - 25m

Vita - 15m if it will not get Final Fantasy Kingdoms Heart and Monster Hunter 20m otherwise
3DS - 80m

Well, February is the shortest month, so some people with monthly salary have more money to spend for entertainment after paying their bills. ;)



I think it comes down to it being the "didn't want to (or couldn't) release the game in the holiday season because there was a lot of competition so we delayed it into the next year" month.



It's supposedly the month of tax returns. The USA have a weird system like that.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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February has several holidays...



gergroy said:
February has several holidays...

The thread title is "February is the most important month outside of the holidays (November and December)".



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

RolStoppable said:
gergroy said:
February has several holidays...

The thread title is "February is the most important month outside of the holidays (November and December)".


That is not what the thread title is though...



gergroy said:

That is not what the thread title is though...

Then you have to work on your reading comprehension.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

RolStoppable said:
gergroy said:

That is not what the thread title is though...

Then you have to work on your reading comprehension.


Not really, I am reading what is written, you are reading what he meant to say.  I can see what he meant to say, but I was trying to mess with him.  You have now ruined it...