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Dr.Henry_Killinger said:


Don't hog it all. I want some too!



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prayformojo said:
Ninsect said:

360 was never "killing" PS3 in sales. The reason it had a few million lead for so long was due to launching one year earlier. Other than that their sales were always quite close.

Compare that to the current situation where PS4 is outselling One by at least 3:1


No, the reason the PS3 took so long to come back to life wasn't the year head start. That is revisionist history (and incorrectly used in arguments daily). It was the launch of the slim model, price cut, rebranding (change to PS2 font etc.) and an awesome Kevin Butler campaign. After that, sales went through the roof and never stopped. Go on, look at the data. Here is an article talking about the woes of the console before it even launched and how the slim was hoping to turn it all around.

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/blog/eyeonasia/archives/2009/08/sony_to_release.html?campaign_id=rss_innovate

So basically Sony taught us that you're never dead as long as you've got great marketing guys working for you. I'm not saying MS has them, or will hire them, but the fact that it's been done should temper some of the bravado imo. 

nah bro...

 

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“Summer is always slow, like pre-season. We tend to focus on holiday when it really counts!,”

I will remember that... even more after you posted every single month the NPD numbers last gen.



ethomaz said:

“Summer is always slow, like pre-season. We tend to focus on holiday when it really counts!,”

I will remember that... even more after you posted every single month the NPD numbers last gen.


Right! That sounded crazy to me. Last gen they boasted about how many consecutive months they've won, but now we're spinning it to "those are slow months".



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You're spinning me round and round Greenberg. Doesn't matter if you guys post the numbers, we see them every month abyways.



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

Well as everybody said, they wouldn't tell the truth anyway, so quite the useless question. Both of them...



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

ethomaz said:

“Summer is always slow, like pre-season. We tend to focus on holiday when it really counts!,”

I will remember that... even more after you posted every single month the NPD numbers last gen.


Yes... since only Holiday matters why do they sell the console in other months? Just for the giggles of course.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

coolguy said:
Even the kincet less xbone 1 did nothing to boost sales

Yeah it did. Sales more than doubled after the kinectless bundle was released. 



    

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MoHasanie said:
coolguy said:
Even the kincet less xbone 1 did nothing to boost sales

Yeah it did. Sales more than doubled after the kinectless bundle was released. 


for the month prior to it, but comparing it to april it was stagnant for week by week (or 25% higher total month) and them dropped... yes not much in the end.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."