Forums - Sales Discussion - The Official January 2010 NPD Thread (Data = 4 weeks ending Jan 30)

Hmm...guess that means despite Wii constraints it still did over X360 levels...we'll know soon enough



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Max King of the Wild said:
Best Buy > Walmart for electronics.

Walmart > Target but Target is still the 3rd biggest retailer in US.. I don't know who number 2 is.. maybe Best Buy

And those ps3s on that walmart site are all online only bundles.

Pretty sure that's not true... at least not videogame cosnoles. since Wal-mart i believe is something like 30% of console sales.... I beleive it's the biggest console seller. hence why it being gone from NPD is an issue.

JaggedSac said:
aarongreenberg

Great NPD Jan results to kick-off 2010: Xbox 360 outsells PS3 333K to 277K, Mass Effect 2 does 572K units in just 6 days!

Guess sales from the ps3 pricecut are settling down



Max King of the Wild said:
Best Buy > Walmart for electronics. 

Not for games though.  Wal-mart's second only to Gamestop in the US afaik.



Hyruken said:
Max King of the Wild said:
Best Buy > Walmart for electronics.

Walmart > Target but Target is still the 3rd biggest retailer in US.. I don't know who number 2 is.. maybe Best Buy

And those ps3s on that walmart site are all online only bundles.


Interesting as i had never heard of Target before in my life. Looking at the website though says the 120gb version (the cheapest version) is in stock too. If you wanted to go collect it then that would suck. But i thought everyone bought from the internet these days hence why shops are doing poor?

And i just linked the all consoles page on Wallmart. Could not see any consoles just on their own.


Department and discount stores in the US have combined annual revenue of about $475 billion. Major companies include Wal-Mart, Target, Sears-Kmart, Costco, JC Penney, Federated, and May. The industry includes 10,000 companies that operate 40,000 stores. The industry is highly concentrated. The 20 largest companies operate 26,000 stores and hold 95 percent of the market.



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leo-j said:
BHR how do you know if the ps3 outsold the 360 or not

No you phrased it wrong it's how "did" I know not how "do" i know

anyway its according to NPD not according to the truth on what actually did happen



                                                             

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jarrod said:
Max King of the Wild said:
Best Buy > Walmart for electronics. 

Not for games though.  Wal-mart's second only to Gamestop in the US afaik.


Guess you two are right since I dont see bestbuy listed in that article. Learn something everyday.



Just saw this in the X10 thread...

"aarongreenberg

Great NPD Jan results to kick-off 2010: Xbox 360 outsells PS3 333K to 277K, Mass Effect 2 does 572K units in just 6 days"



                            

Looks like PS3 beat 360 in Canada in January

"Just got the Jan NPD Canada results. We hammered them again. Badly. Great start to the year!"

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Max King of the Wild said:
Hyruken said:
Max King of the Wild said:
Best Buy > Walmart for electronics.

Walmart > Target but Target is still the 3rd biggest retailer in US.. I don't know who number 2 is.. maybe Best Buy

And those ps3s on that walmart site are all online only bundles.


Interesting as i had never heard of Target before in my life. Looking at the website though says the 120gb version (the cheapest version) is in stock too. If you wanted to go collect it then that would suck. But i thought everyone bought from the internet these days hence why shops are doing poor?

And i just linked the all consoles page on Wallmart. Could not see any consoles just on their own.


Department and discount stores in the US have combined annual revenue of about $475 billion. Major companies include Wal-Mart, Target, Sears-Kmart, Costco, JC Penney, Federated, and May. The industry includes 10,000 companies that operate 40,000 stores. The industry is highly concentrated. The 20 largest companies operate 26,000 stores and hold 95 percent of the market.


Cheers for that, is always nice to learn something :)

So if the console is available on Target,Wallmart and Amazon then wouldn't that mean the shortage is not that bad? I mean if you were interested in buying a console and your local shop had none would you wait until they had one or get it online?

In UK online deals seem to be in some case far cheaper so we buy them on there. Most places are 24hr delivery these days. Better to wait at home then rush off around the city looking for one :)