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Forums - Sales Discussion - September 2013 NPD Thread! - PS3 > 360 (GTAV = system seller), Wii U: ~91k

Farsala said:
the_dengle said:

Hmm. NPD shows growth in average weekly 3DS hardware sales over August. The 3DS's two biggest releases this month came at the end, and combined for fewer than 30k sales. Last month it had Mario & Luigi, which sold over 100k. I suppose the Pokemon models may have played a part, but August saw the release of a new 3DS model as well (the Black XL), so that shouldn't cause too big of a discrepancy.

So... 3DS sales increased this month despite having no major new releases, and facing competition from the biggest release of the year... scratch that, the biggest release in the history of entertainment. That's pretty impressive!


September> August for most consoles on a weekly basis. Yeah it is normal. I do not think PS3 or 360 numbers matter much to 3DS numbers. Largely different markets. Heck even a few people bought vitas on pokemon week with very little games, while barely anyone bought PS3s in japan on a good GTA V week.

GTA was a monster. You can't talk about any part of the industry in September without bringing it up. It may be normal for sales to increase in September, but the cycle feeds itself. Look at September releases compared to August releases. That's why sales increase in September, and sales increase in September, which is why companies release big games in that month. The 3DS had no major releases the whole 5 weeks and heavy competition from, yes, GTA (surely the biggest opening in the history of entertainment was competition not just for other consoles and games but all forms of entertainment including films, television, and of course the 3DS). So normal or not, I consider its significant weekly increase impressive.

 

By the way to people arguing about GTA sales, NPD is very reputable for retail sales, and if I recall correctly, GTA was a big hit digitally, which could account for the discrepancy.



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This news makes my day.



milkyjoe said:

I'm around to do this this month, so here we go...

WiiU and Vita finally kiss



ethomaz said:

Last time MS shared a number was rounded to up kike 66m = 65.x million.

On spot.

80m = 79.4m

Outch.



ethomaz said:

ethomaz said:

Last time MS shared a number was rounded to up kike 66m = 65.x million.

On spot.

80m = 79.4m

Outch.


MS and rounding...



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"The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - 123k (including bundles)"

ok.. this seems weird, since it´s actually only a download code, not a physical copy.
Do those retail numbers of physical copies mix up with the console sales numbers ? I don´t believe so.



Rogerioandrade said:
"The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - 123k (including bundles)"

ok.. this seems weird, since it´s actually only a download code, not a physical copy.
Do those retail numbers of physical copies mix up with the console sales numbers ? I don´t believe so.

NPD apparently tracks download codes (as long as they're bundled?), while VGChartz doesn't.



I know is a super old thread, but i have a good reason for this bump! ( mod )
We have the numbers for September 2013:
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=7433974

[3DS] 209,000
[PS3] 205,000
[X360] 170,000
[WIU] 95,000
[Wii] 39,000
[PSV] 38,000

Time to update the thread!



Ryng_Tolu said:

I know is a super old thread, but i have a good reason for this bump! ( mod )
We have the numbers for September 2013:
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=7433974

[3DS] 209,000
[PS3] 205,000
[X360] 170,000
[WIU] 95,000
[Wii] 39,000
[PSV] 38,000

Time to update the thread!

Thanks for the welcome back present.

Locking.