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Forums - Sales Discussion - July 2012 NPD Thread (360=203k, PS3+Wii=211k, DS=3DS, PSV=Flatline)

Why are people mentioning Japan in an NPD thread?



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Nsanity said:
Why are people mentioning Japan in an NPD thread?

Cause at least those are good to look at. Mostly...



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I dont think anyone really expected huge things from Vita but I dont think many anticipated the system on the verge of its death 6 months after release

Its doing worse than even the PS3s rocky start, things are looking terrible



Funny gifs posted by Gaf members responding to the Vita numbers

 

 



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Even GameCube didn't routinely sell below 50,000 per month in the US until 2006,  Sony better hope Vita stabilizes soon, at 50,000 or more, otherwise even cutting the price by 50% might not push it significantly over 100,000 per month at this point given how bad the momentum is for the system.

Also, consoles (not portables) had their weakest July (411k) since July 2000, continuing the trend this year where console numbers are back to the late PS1 era. Wii is down over 50% from last year in the US and could use a price cut to $100, X360 & PS3 together are down 25%, with X360 down 30% (on pace for 5m) individually and PS3 down 20% (on pace for 3.6m).



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IGN reports 3DS is up 44% over last July, adds that DS and 3DS combined for "over 260,000" units. Anyone want to do the math?

I guess 3DS and DS are over 130,000 each.



BenVTrigger said:
I dont think anyone really expected huge things from Vita but I dont think many anticipated the system on the verge of its death 6 months after release

Its doing worse than even the PS3s rocky start, things are looking terrible


PSP has been selling pretty poorly in North America for years now. Not sure why the Vita was going to suddenly change that. 

The problem Sony has is they're making a handheld aimed at older male users (age 16-30+ I think it what they're going for). The problem is that demographic just doesn't want a game-only handheld over here. 

I don't even think it's really a software issue, when you are selling at this level, there is something fundamentally wrong with your entire product.

The smartphone era has just obliertated whatever market there was for game handhelds here I think. Nintendo is throwing everything they can at the 3DS just to keep it treading water ($80 price cut, ambassador games, Mario Kart, SM3DL, NSMB2, some OK third party stuff (Resi Evil), XL redesign, bundles, different colors, etc. etc.).  



"Nintendo says 3DS saw a 44% increase in sales compared to July 2011 and adds that more than 260,000 units of portable hardware were sold in July."
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/09/npd-ncaa-13-has-big-launch-3ds-sales-increase

Question: Will Sony respond to these numbers? 



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Soundwave said:

The smartphone era has just obliertated whatever market there was for game handhelds here I think. Nintendo is throwing everything they can at the 3DS just to keep it treading water ($80 price cut, ambassador games, Mario Kart, SM3DL, NSMB2, some OK third party stuff (Resi Evil), XL redesign, bundles, different colors, etc. etc.).  

I don't think "treading water" accurately describes the success of the 3DS. It's doing pretty well.

3 of my friends own a 3DS, and another is planning on getting the XL. One of my friends owns a Vita, and at least two or three others have expressed an interest in owning one, if it was less expensive and had more games. We are all over 20, and in spite of the fact that most of us own iOS devices, we have very little interest in iOS games. I think the market is still here, the Vita just hasn't managed to appeal to it enough yet.



the_dengle said:

IGN reports 3DS is up 44% over last July, adds that DS and 3DS combined for "over 260,000" units. Anyone want to do the math?

I guess 3DS and DS are over 130,000 each.


3DS is 164k at most.