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did everyone go to sleep or something? lol

anywho Wii is also over tracked then by like 25k and ps3 by like 50k

yikes



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M.U.G.E.N said:
did everyone go to sleep or something? lol

anywho Wii is also over tracked then by like 25k and ps3 by like 50k

yikes

Do you have a link to these numbers?



Aj_habfan said:
M.U.G.E.N said:
did everyone go to sleep or something? lol

anywho Wii is also over tracked then by like 25k and ps3 by like 50k

yikes

Do you have a link to these numbers?


Got it via GAF

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@kmartnintendork Lack of any Wii titles? Maybe. When you sell 70% fewer Wii units as compared to last May, there's something afoot.



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So for the month of may 2011 the 3DS brought in 24.1 million dollars in revenue with no price cut and really no games.

The month of may 2012, with a lower price (40%), 2 main line mario games, 3rd party out the ass, a peripheral, hardware revenue dropped to 19.8 million dollars, selling only about 20k more units

That's truly scary.



Hm...

Wii - 17-18k / week in the US in May (71,000)

PS3 - 31k / week in the US in May (124,000)

X360 - 40k / week in the US in May (160,000)

Total - 355,000 consoles in May (28 days)

 

For reference, Historical Mays in the US, all 28 day periods (including older consoles)

May 1994 - 282,000 consoles sold

May 1995 - 223,000 consoles sold

May 1996 - 196,000 consoles sold

May 1997 - 371,000 consoles sold

May 1998 - 390,000 consoles sold

May 1999 - 310,000 consoles sold

May 2000 - 203,000 consoles sold

May 2001 - 486,000 consoles sold

May 2002 - 941,000 consoles sold

May 2003 - 525,000 consoles sold

May 2004 - 622,000 consoles sold

May 2005 - 457,000 consoles sold

May 2006 - 512,000 consoles sold

May 2007 - 763,000 consoles sold

May 2008 - 1,202,000 consoles sold

May 2009 - 713,000 consoles sold

May 2010 - 725,000 consoles sold

May 2011 - 703,000 consoles sold

May 2012 - 355,000 consoles sold

Weakest month for consoles in May since 2000 (!)



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I think 3ds did well,even the platform header x360 saw a huge drop compared to last year and last month.
Most of the 3ds big games are going to be released after june(kingdom hearts,luigi 's mansion,animal crossing....)so the boost is pretty huge.



Time for the holiday season, yikes!

(And effing new consoles)



Train wreck said:
So for the month of may 2011 the 3DS brought in 24.1 million dollars in revenue with no price cut and really no games.

The month of may 2012, with a lower price (40%), 2 main line mario games, 3rd party out the ass, a peripheral, hardware revenue dropped to 19.8 million dollars, selling only about 20k more units

That's truly scary.

Is that a napkin calculation or do you have a link? It strikes me as correct off the top of my head but I haven't seen those numbers anywhere.

I think it's fairly conceivable that 3DS does only 1/2 to 2/3 what DS did in the West (DS is at 120m in the West), and 75-85% of what it did in Japan (DS is at 33m in Japan). That'd be 72m West / 28m Japan roughly.



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Train wreck said:
So for the month of may 2011 the 3DS brought in 24.1 million dollars in revenue with no price cut and really no games.

The month of may 2012, with a lower price (40%), 2 main line mario games, 3rd party out the ass, a peripheral, hardware revenue dropped to 19.8 million dollars, selling only about 20k more units

That's truly scary.

Is that a napkin calculation or do you have a link? It strikes me as correct off the top of my head but I haven't seen those numbers anywhere.

I think it's fairly conceivable that 3DS does only 1/2 to 2/3 what DS did in the West (DS is at 120m in the West), and 75-85% of what it did in Japan (DS is at 33m in Japan). That'd be 72m West / 28m Japan roughly.

Just taking the MSRP of the 3DS during the two time periods in the US and multiplying by the NPD number



Train wreck said:
So for the month of may 2011 the 3DS brought in 24.1 million dollars in revenue with no price cut and really no games.

The month of may 2012, with a lower price (40%), 2 main line mario games, 3rd party out the ass, a peripheral, hardware revenue dropped to 19.8 million dollars, selling only about 20k more units

That's truly scary.

Nintendo need to really seriously consider their marketing for the 3DS.



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