Forums - Sales Discussion - November 2015 NPD Thread! Hardware and software in OP!

bananaking21 said:
poklane said:

Y2Kev: "Wow, numbers are being compiled by npd. O_O"
Ricky_R: "What do you mean? That they're being prepped for release?
Y2Kev: "I mean when you see what npd is doing you will be so surprised. Wowowowowow"

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=188676092&postcount=2319


what does even mean? 

NPD are going to release the numbers publicly for once so we don't have to rely on leakers for them all? 



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poklane said:
bananaking21 said:
poklane said:

Y2Kev: "Wow, numbers are being compiled by npd. O_O"
Ricky_R: "What do you mean? That they're being prepped for release?
Y2Kev: "I mean when you see what npd is doing you will be so surprised. Wowowowowow"

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=188676092&postcount=2319

what does even mean? 

NPD will stop ranking games and consoles on copies/units sold and will start ranking based on MAUs.

MAU's?

and this will start this month? 



bananaking21 said:
poklane said:

NPD will stop ranking games and consoles on copies/units sold and will start ranking based on MAUs.

MAU's?

and this will start this month? 

Monthly Active Users

And it's a joke



bananaking21 said:
poklane said:
bananaking21 said:
poklane said:

Y2Kev: "Wow, numbers are being compiled by npd. O_O"
Ricky_R: "What do you mean? That they're being prepped for release?
Y2Kev: "I mean when you see what npd is doing you will be so surprised. Wowowowowow"

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=188676092&postcount=2319

what does even mean? 

NPD will stop ranking games and consoles on copies/units sold and will start ranking based on MAUs.

MAU's?

and this will start this month? 


Monthly Active Users

And I'm pretty sure he was joking with that part



poklane said:
bananaking21 said:
poklane said:
 

NPD will stop ranking games and consoles on copies/units sold and will start ranking based on MAUs.

MAU's?

and this will start this month? 

Monthly Active Users

And it's a joke


LOL. 



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What I am getting at is some people are saying Halo 5 is a failure because it didn't hit 3 million on a single platform when even COD couldn't do it (going by retail).



poklane said:

Monthly Active Users

And it's a joke


Like one second before me, lel



bananaking21 said:

what does even mean? 

Nothing.

Y2Kev is just trolling new GAFers.



Snoopy said:
What I am getting at is some people are saying Halo 5 is a failure because it didn't hit 3 million on a single platform when even COD couldn't do it (going by retail).

I think you know that but I will try to make the things transparent again...

- It sold less than half of previous entries (not just Halo 3)
- It sold less than ODST Expansion
- It only moved 93k Xbone at release (way less than UC bundles for eg.)
- The more expensive limited edition ($249) have a price drop less than a month after release ($149)

Unlike previous Halos it didn't put US on fire.
I can be wrong but I don't know any others franchise that underperformanced this bad this generation.



ethomaz said:
Snoopy said:
What I am getting at is some people are saying Halo 5 is a failure because it didn't hit 3 million on a single platform when even COD couldn't do it (going by retail).

I think you know that but I will try to make the things transparent again...

- It sold less than half of previous entries (not just Halo 3)
- It sold less than ODST Expansion
- It only moved 93k Xbone at release (way less than UC bundles for eg.)

Unlike previous Halos it didn't put US on fire.
I can be wrong but I don't know any others franchise that underperformanced this bad this generation.

Halo 5 made xbox one outsell the PS4 for november NPD despite the PS4 price cut for the month in just 4 days. 

Also, we are not counting digital sales which could put it above half Halo 3. Halo 3 had the luxery of having no competition while Halo 5 has to go up against star wars and black ops this year. Really good numbers. Mario Kart 8 and GT6 did a lot worse if we compare to previous entries.