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Forums - Sales Discussion - The Official April 2010 NPD Thread (Data for 4 wks ending May 2 in 3 hours)

Demotruk said:
darthdevidem01 said:
bmmb1 said:
darthdevidem01 said:
Demotruk is the new trestres confirmed?

Yes, imo he even outtrestreses trestres

I agree, but to be fair most of trestres worries actually made sense 95% of the time.

Excuse me? If you're going to say I'm not making sense at least have the decency of making an argument.

 

Only a simpleton would think that just because the Wii is outselling the competition that everything is alright. Now I'm sure Sony and MS wish they had Nintendo's troubles, but being down YoY in an improving economy against an easy comparison like April 2009 and down month on month in spite of easing supply, is something Nintendo should be very concerned about.

Demo, from January thru March 2009, the Wii was doing PHENOMENAL.  It didn't start to tank until April.  I think you should give this a little more time. Wii sales are on par with 2008 numbers - the record breaking year and the Wii is below 2009 numbers (so far) before numbers saw a drop.  I think Wii will start to compare favorably to 2009 numbers beginning in May.

 

2009 NPD:

January - 679,200

February - 753,000

March - 601,000

April - 340,000

May - 289,000

June - 361,000

July - 252,500

 



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March 2008: Wii sold 721,000. March 2009: 601,000. February was the last month of growth for Wii, and it began to collapse quickly after. April is not actually supposed to be a slow month, particularly when Easter falls within April as it did this year and last year (but not 2008).

 

PS April 2008 was 714.2K so I'm not sure what you're saying. Are you saying that the sales for the whole year, ie. including previous months, being higher than the same period in 2008 somehow mean that Wii is not losing momentum now?



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Demotruk said:

March 2008: Wii sold 721,000. March 2009: 601,000. February was the last month of growth for Wii, and it began to collapse quickly after. April is not actually supposed to be a slow month, particularly when Easter falls within April as it did this year and last year (but not 2008).

 

PS April 2008 was 714.2K so I'm not sure what you're saying. Are you saying that the sales for the whole year, ie. including previous months, being higher than the same period in 2008 somehow mean that Wii is not losing momentum now?

Easter was tracked in NPD's March figures this year.



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Viper1 said:
Demotruk said:

March 2008: Wii sold 721,000. March 2009: 601,000. February was the last month of growth for Wii, and it began to collapse quickly after. April is not actually supposed to be a slow month, particularly when Easter falls within April as it did this year and last year (but not 2008).

 

PS April 2008 was 714.2K so I'm not sure what you're saying. Are you saying that the sales for the whole year, ie. including previous months, being higher than the same period in 2008 somehow mean that Wii is not losing momentum now?

Easter was tracked in NPD's March figures this year.

Not exactly, it fell on April 4th which is in the April NPD period. Though I don't know how many Easter-related sales happen in the week running up to Easter or Easter itself and the following days.



A game I'm developing with some friends:

www.xnagg.com/zombieasteroids/publish.htm

It is largely a technical exercise but feedback is appreciated.

RolStoppable said:
darthdevidem01 said:
Demotruk said:

Excuse me? If you're going to say I'm not making sense at least have the decency of making an argument.

 

Only a simpleton would think that just because the Wii is outselling the competition that everything is alright. Now I'm sure Sony and MS wish they had Nintendo's troubles, but being down YoY in an improving economy against an easy comparison like April 2009 and down month on month in spite of easing supply, is something Nintendo should be very concerned about.

I'm still laughing over the fact that you said Wii is in the process of collapsing

 

Wii was "collapsing" in the same fashion a year ago, we all know how that ended (December 2009 Sales for wii, go figure).

I would expect a tough & strong argument from the person who is saying the fastest selling console ever is in the process of collapsing, you haven't given that, I'm all ears Demotruk.

Only that 2010 won't have a killer app of the same level as NSMB Wii. The thing is that the breath of fresh air that the Wii created in the gaming industry has worn off a long time ago. There's no selling on the potential of motion controls anymore, everything relies on the already available and shortly upcoming games since spring 2009. What people had imagined that could be done with the Wii for the most part didn't become reality, so the excitement died down and likewise did the sales.

The Wii Vitality Sensor Rol

thats all...



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Glad SC is spot on, it's on track to become the most sold SC game since the original.



 

darthdevidem01 said:
Demotruk said:
darthdevidem01 said:
bmmb1 said:
darthdevidem01 said:
Demotruk is the new trestres confirmed?

Yes, imo he even outtrestreses trestres

I agree, but to be fair most of trestres worries actually made sense 95% of the time.

Excuse me? If you're going to say I'm not making sense at least have the decency of making an argument.

 

Only a simpleton would think that just because the Wii is outselling the competition that everything is alright. Now I'm sure Sony and MS wish they had Nintendo's troubles, but being down YoY in an improving economy against an easy comparison like April 2009 and down month on month in spite of easing supply, is something Nintendo should be very concerned about.

I'm still laughing over the fact that you said Wii is in the process of collapsing

Wii was "collapsing" in the same fashion a year ago, we all know how that ended (December 2009 Sales for wii, go figure).

I would expect a tough & strong argument from the person who is saying the fastest selling console ever is in the process of collapsing, you haven't given that, I'm all ears Demotruk.

What do you think the word "collapsing" means? It means falling, rapidly. So, are you claiming that Wii sales aren't falling rapidly? It's pretty clear that they are, whichever comparison you choose to make.

 

Now maybe you've taken the word "collapsing" to mean something more and you think I'm saying "this is the end and nothing can be done about it". But it should be deducible that I'm not since I said: "Wii is in trouble, it's in the process of collapsing, I hope Nintendo can do enough to bring it back."

 

Sales in 2009 were collapsing, it's just that they managed to stall that decline in the latter half and then turn it around for a while in December. Maybe they can do that again, but it'll be tough. NSMB was massive, and that only managed to turn things around for a short while, as the gen goes on it'll be harder to regain lost momentum (with people getting bored of Wii during successive software droughts).



A game I'm developing with some friends:

www.xnagg.com/zombieasteroids/publish.htm

It is largely a technical exercise but feedback is appreciated.

Well at least I'm not a total failure.
NPD just revealed the top 20 and MLB10 is ranked 17th !!!
I got one right at least........



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !



 

Looks like Monster Hunter was tracked very well here, hopefully it is meeting expectations so far.