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poklane said:
  Amount of hours played in March down YoY?

It isn't rocket science, really.

There are roughly 30% more X1s around now than a year ago.

If hours alive is only up by less than half of that, it shows what is really happening. One thing is a lot more X360 owners have left the market than new X1 owners have appeared. Would be interesting to see a comparison between X360/X1 aligned sales in the past few months to see how X1 sales are falling off a cliff (compared to X360 sales). Constantly reminding everyone everywhere everytime how great the Scorpio will be doesn't help here, either.



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RolStoppable said:
VGPolyglot said:
So, more than 500k? I wonder how much more.

The linked article states that it's speculated to be around one million. More than 500k is for the first week alone.

The linked article is using VGChartz numbers throughout the article. So I wouldn't read into it too much. 



ZhugeEX said:
I love the people saying the MS PR means Microsoft is doing good / bad.

You literally can't tell if MS are doing good or bad by that one piece of PR. It's very meaningless.

But hey, people gotta argue over something on a video games forum.

Obviously Microsoft isn't doing bad, they're a multibillion dollar company, but that PR statement was pathetic.



Normchacho said:
Do you guys think the Xbox One will ever win another NPD? I mean...The Switch seems to be doing quite well and the PS4 is well, the PS4. I don't know if there's room for the Xbox One to take the lead anymore.

Answering questions like these is always kinda hard due to the Holidays and all the deals then. If Scorpio's price is good with some good bundles I could see them taking one of the Holiday months.



ZhugeEX said:
I love the people saying the MS PR means Microsoft is doing good / bad.

You literally can't tell if MS are doing good or bad by that one piece of PR. It's very meaningless.

But hey, people gotta argue over something on a video games forum.

its fantastic how you come in this thread to judge other people and try paint them as immature. 



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Normchacho said:
Do you guys think the Xbox One will ever win another NPD? I mean...The Switch seems to be doing quite well and the PS4 is well, the PS4. I don't know if there's room for the Xbox One to take the lead anymore.

i think there is almost a zero percent chance that it wont win another NPD again. while XB1 hasnt won a lot of NPD's compared to the PS4. it still managed to win quite a few and should be able to win more. 



ZhugeEX said:
RolStoppable said:

The linked article states that it's speculated to be around one million. More than 500k is for the first week alone.

The linked article is using VGChartz numbers throughout the article. So I wouldn't read into it too much. 

I see. The first time I didn't read the article all the way to the end because of that Microsoft PR statement. But the last paragraph clearly references VGC numbers, so that must be where the "confirmation" for more than 500k in the first week for Switch came from.



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bananaking21 said:
Normchacho said:
Do you guys think the Xbox One will ever win another NPD? I mean...The Switch seems to be doing quite well and the PS4 is well, the PS4. I don't know if there's room for the Xbox One to take the lead anymore.

i think there is almost a zero percent chance that it wont win another NPD again. while XB1 hasnt won a lot of NPD's compared to the PS4. it still managed to win quite a few and should be able to win more. 

I think it has at least one good shot with Scorpio.  I fully expect Scorpio to be a minority subset product, borderline niche, as the Pro is looking like but worse.  However, early adopters will adopt early, it will have a launch rush.  But Xbox is in danger of becoming the third wheel here. 



Nice to hear the switch is number one. I hope Nintendo gives out the official numbers in there press release.



     

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RolStoppable said:
ZhugeEX said:

The linked article is using VGChartz numbers throughout the article. So I wouldn't read into it too much. 

I see. The first time I didn't read the article all the way to the end because of that Microsoft PR statement. But the last paragraph clearly references VGC numbers, so that must be where the "confirmation" for more than 500k in the first week for Switch came from.

But VGC has Switch below 500k. They're taking Reggie's statement (Fastest selling Nintendo console in 9 days), and rounding up by quite a bit. Unless they're looking only at front page numbers which is "North America".

I'll be honest, I think that article is all speculation and nothing official.



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