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Forums - Sales Discussion - January 2015 NPD Thread! Hardware estimates up!

binary solo said:
celador said:
Looking forward to it as always. Certain people expected X1 domination in 2015 after Nov+Dec results. This month won't tell us much about that going forward, but should be interesting regardless

Well we have 12 days of Februaru Amazon ranking info saying PS4 is ahead so far this month, and with nothing to give Xb one a boost after Evolve came and went with a bit of a fizzle there's ony the Order that can change things up, and it is likely to give PS4 a boost, unless it's complete rubbish. So you can fairly confidently put Feb into the PS4 column. Then there's March and Bloodborne, and if The Order is at least somewhat decent it will carry a reasonable baseline through to Bloodborne. So March is looking to be PS4's moreso than Xb one's.

I dunno what's on the horison after that. But it does seem that a $50 price difference isn't really doing the job for Xb one if the job is to beat PS4 in the USA. But it is doing a job, which is to give Xb one decent sales in the USA.

If X1 doesn't win the next few months (not going to include this one because for half of the month it was back at $400), then given it won Nov+Dec comfortably, it would seem to suggest that the price cuts and heavy bundling over the holidays moved a lot of planned purchases forward, rather than take a great deal of potential buyers away from Sony. Of course sales have improved which MS will be happy with, but that won't last if they lose consistently at a lower price point.

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"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

TAGGING, will be nice to know ~50% of XBO sales to a nice high accuracy

Buying order: Switch, better pc

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Finally, will know the REALLY first official number's of year, and not a estimate...

flint said:
TAGGING, will be nice to know ~50% of XBO sales to a nice high accuracy

US is ~60% of XBO sales.

Didn't ioi manage to sneak in the last week of numbers just before NPD last month? It was close I'm sure. Hopefully he will have numbers ready for Jan's last week before tonight.

should be a very close month