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

noname2200 said:
palancas7 said:
FFXIII. O_o

I expected it to drop, but not like that.

Whoa, hadn't noticed that.  It's...quite a drop. 

I know. One month: 828.2k (PS3), 493.9k (Xbox 360)

Following month.... none of the versions even managed to reach 100k during the whole month. That's quite bizarre.



 

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RolStoppable said:
SaviorX said:
psrock said:
gaf is saying 126k for MH3

Do they acknowledge whether or not separate SKUs or whatever are listed?

I mean, is the CC Pro bundle separate from the standalone title, or is stuff all combined?

It's all SKUs combined. Guitar Hero and the like were also always listed combined by NPD, so there's no reason to assume otherwise for Monster Hunter Tri.

Ok. 126k by May 2nd - VGC is pretty much spot on then in comparison.

Phew, so the title wasn't a failure haha good thing to be sure of.



Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

Khuutra said:
Wait wait wait wait.

Wait.

....Did we overtrack FFXIII according to NPD numbers?

ffxiii PS3 did 101K acc. to vgchrtz & came 20th for the mnth on this site. It cud be overtracked or it cud be in margin of error. u will nevr knw.



Whoa at FFXIII, what were SE's expectations for the game



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darkheart709 said:
Whoa at FFXIII, what were SE's expectations for the game

6 Million combined were their expectations. It is currently around 5 combined.  2 million in Japan was their expectations, and it is currenlty at 1.91 Million.

People will say their expectations was to outsell FF7 which was not true. it was a hope. (beings that's their highest selling game of all time), they thought they created something that had a chance at outselling seven, but obviously it won't do that.

Now it still has a fairly good chance of selling 6mil. As well as, I don't know if their going to do re-releases of FFXIII international in japan which usually gets them .5 mill.

So It's likely to perform at the lower end of their expectations. Rather than the high (FF7 sales +) :D

Edit:
I was wrong, the expectation was ship 6 million not sell which obviously increases the chances even more of it achieving expectations
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6230719.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B1

taken from the article

"One of the biggest profit drivers, of course, will be Square Enix's highly anticipated release of Final Fantasy XIII. As part of the interview, Wada said that he expects the game to ship more than 6 million units worldwide"



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CGI-Quality said:
Kenology said:

"Despite the overall slump, the NPD says Sony's combined PlayStation sales -- across hardware, software and accessories -- are up for the year." - Source

And people call me out when I say the industry is a PS3 cheerleader!

The irony, just a year ago, it was a PS3 doomsayer.

OT: This is the final NPD of the PS2. "The Daddy" is finally going into retirement.

Want another example?

"[Networked Products and Services division] eported operating losses of ¥83.1 billion ($889 million), an improvement of ¥4.4 billion ($46.5 million) year-on-year, a significant stride toward the company's goal to create profitability in its games business." - Source

How the hell can a 5% of a decreased loss be an "significant stride"?  lol!  Sony cheerleaders!



thelifatree said:
darkheart709 said:
Whoa at FFXIII, what were SE's expectations for the game

6 Million combined were their expectations. It is currently around 5 combined.  2 million in Japan was their expectations, and it is currenlty at 1.91 Million.

People will say their expectations was to outsell FF7 which was not true. it was a hope. (beings that's their highest selling game of all time), they thought they created something that had a chance at outselling seven, but obviously it won't do that.

Now it still has a fairly good chance of selling 6mil. As well as, I don't know if their going to do re-releases of FFXIII international in japan which usually gets them .5 mill.

So It's likely to perform at the lower end of their expectations. Rather than the high (FF7 sales +) :D

Edit:
I was wrong, the expectation was ship 6 million not sell which obviously increases the chances even more of it achieving expectations
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6230719.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B1

taken from the article

"One of the biggest profit drivers, of course, will be Square Enix's highly anticipated release of Final Fantasy XIII. As part of the interview, Wada said that he expects the game to ship more than 6 million units worldwide"

ff13 will do 6 million easily. so it wll outperfrm expctations.

I thnk ff versus 13 will do 5 million atleast, so combind ff13 will be 11 million.

 



AkibaFan said:
thelifatree said:
darkheart709 said:
Whoa at FFXIII, what were SE's expectations for the game

6 Million combined were their expectations. It is currently around 5 combined.  2 million in Japan was their expectations, and it is currenlty at 1.91 Million.

People will say their expectations was to outsell FF7 which was not true. it was a hope. (beings that's their highest selling game of all time), they thought they created something that had a chance at outselling seven, but obviously it won't do that.

Now it still has a fairly good chance of selling 6mil. As well as, I don't know if their going to do re-releases of FFXIII international in japan which usually gets them .5 mill.

So It's likely to perform at the lower end of their expectations. Rather than the high (FF7 sales +) :D

Edit:
I was wrong, the expectation was ship 6 million not sell which obviously increases the chances even more of it achieving expectations
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6230719.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B1

taken from the article

"One of the biggest profit drivers, of course, will be Square Enix's highly anticipated release of Final Fantasy XIII. As part of the interview, Wada said that he expects the game to ship more than 6 million units worldwide"

ff13 will do 6 million easily. so it wll outperfrm expctations.

I thnk ff versus 13 will do 5 million atleast, so combind ff13 will be 11 million.

 

Akiba, I loved the game so we don't have to argue about that. :D
I haven't looked at charts here that long so I don't notice trends and how many hundreds of thousands more you'll get when you get to a certain points. Also, all of the Western data is blacked out for all FF's except FFXIII and CC. I think so I can't really observe past trends.

And their expectations was 6 million for FFXIII, only. (though I think you're understanding that.)

Because that's like saying FFVII sold 15 million because of FFVII, CC, Dirge, (Hell you can count movies + 15 more million :P), or FFX and FFX-2 = 13 million.



Well glad it will meet their expectations, just surprised it is already out of the top 20 already



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Final Fantasy XIII sold in April 91,000 units between both platfoms, that's a 93% drop

 

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/pressure-mounts-on-e3-to-prove-industry-can-grow-long-term

 

Poor April results were also due to the lack of long-tail sales for single-player games released the previous month, claims Doug Creutz of Cowan and Company, and it is online and digital strategies that can add shelf life to multiplayer titles as single-player games are traded in quickly after completion.

Sony's God of War III sold only 180,000 units last month in the US, compared to 1.10 million in March, while Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII shifted 1.32 million in its release month, compared to only 91,000 units in April. In comparison, the multiplayer focused Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sold 1.28 million in March, and 273,000 in April.