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Forums - Sales Discussion - October NPD 2011 Thread - 360 393k, 3DS >250k, Wii 250k, PS3 250k, DS ~180k.

So... Can we expect Wii/PS3 adjustments?

Are we still going by the +/- 10% thing?


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Nsanity said:
Its awfully quite in here.

it is. usually NPD threads go into overload.  the site is loading awfully slow at the moment though.

Carl2291 said:
So... Can we expect Wii/PS3 adjustments?

Are we still going by the +/- 10% thing?

well,change it to 40% will be alright

D-Joe said:
NPD's October 2011 sales report has been released, revealing just a one percent increase in total sales year-over-year, as the industry generated $1.08 billion compared to last October's $1.07 billion. Software grew three percent, increasing from $604.8 million to $621.3 million. Hardware saw slightly more growth than software, rising six percent from $279.9 million to $295 million. Accessories was the only category to dip somewhat, falling five percent from $142.4 million to $135.9 million.

Xbox 360 and top software like EA's Battlefield 3 and Warner Bros.' Batman: Arkham City were the main sales drivers. “Across hardware, software, and accessory new physical retail sales, the Xbox 360 platform showed dollar growth versus last October, as did the 3DS/DS platforms (when combined). Overall, the new physical retail channel saw a sales increase of $26 million over last October, driven primarily by the performance of new physical console software,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.

“Based on historical seasonality trends, new physical retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories should come in flat to down by as much as 2% once full year sales are in,” she added.

Regarding hardware specifically, Frazier commented: “The Xbox 360 was the top-selling hardware platform for the month, realizing a unit sales increase of over 20% versus last October. The 3DS was the second best-selling hardware platform, with combined 3DS/DS sales up over 25% from last October.”

“On an average sales per week basis, October 2011 unit sales of 3DS, DS, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 platforms all saw an increase over September 2011, which was a 5-week retail month (Oct'11 was a 4-week retail month),” she added without mentioning PS3.

NPD noted that Battlefield 3 sold through "just under" 2 million units across platforms, but Frazier remarked that she "would expect that there were notable sales that occurred via digital downloading as well,” and NPD's figures don't include digital. The other hot seller, Batman, sold through 1.5 million units across Xbox 360 and PS3.

Of course, October is just the start of what's going to be a very tightly packed holiday shopping season for the games business. November should be huge. “Between Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and Zelda: Skyward Sword, I expect November to be a huge month for new physical retail sales,” Frazier said.

Bolded: What?????? the 3DS was the second best selling hardware in October?????

RolStoppable said:
forest-spirit said:
Wii is up YoY? October last year must have been awful.

It's the fault of NSMB Wii. After the insane hardware boost the Wii got in late 2009, a lot of people started to call the Wii a seasonal console and Nintendo picked up on it. So in 2010 they didn't bother with October and put everything they had left for the year into November and December. The logical consequence was that 2010 looked similar to 2009 in terms of sales distribution which only strengthened the image of a seasonal console. So here we go again in 2011.

The difference between this year's and last year's October is Just Dance 3, so that's how the Wii managed to be up year over year.

Also the price-cut. We forget about it because it didn't have much of an effect throughout the year, but as the holidays approach, and with its strong 'holiday console' image (as you said), it may be more attractive to certain segment of the market, which should at the very least somewhat offset the natural downwards trend YoY.

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Wow wii massivley over tracked, horrible numbers,

Buying in 2015: Captain toad: treasure tracker,

mario maker

new 3ds

yoshi woolly world

zelda U

majora's mask 3d

BF3 sold almost 2 million including PC version. Which mean EA didnt tell the truth since there is no way it sold 3m in rest of the world. It seem VGZ original estimate was spot on and it must likely sold just 4m first week.

Everything pretty spot on except for DS and perhaps PS3.

Question: When VGC calculates the US numbers, do they do it by just substracting certain % from the Ameicas numbers for all consoles, or do they take into account regional differences? (e.g. substract 10% for 360 because more sales come from US but 15% from Wii because it sold better in the other Americas regions comparatively).

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Stadelhuber said:
kopstudent89 said:
Interesting, how much did the PS3 do last year? I think PS3 is overtracked?

250k, too. And yes, every console is overtracked.

WTH is the Wii selling as much as the PS3? :P Seriously the Wii is a monster in NA!

kowenicki said:
guess the sony PR?

ignore hardware completely, mention something about some obscure thing being up and then say something about incredible imersive gaming experiences coming in the next few months exclusively available on playstation.

lol spot on