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BraLoD said:
Ryng_Tolu said:

Yeah, but is more likely XBO > PS4 this month (according to Amazon).

For the NPD, i still think PS4 will win. By how much?

Well, my prediction was PS4 at 175,000 and XBO at 120,000... let's see...


Even as I agree that those ranks point to it (as they should, PS4 was half the month with several problems there), what Amazon objectively points is that PS4 best sku > XBO best sku, so if PS4 win NPD there will be no loss of reliability towards Amazon US ranking.

About the sales, I don't know, aside from Amazon with its problems the PS4 dominated digital retailers all over the month, so it should have a confortable lead towards the XBO at this NPD numbers.

yeah, we can say that Amazon have XBO and PS4 pretty close, with probabily XBO above PS4, but still... if PS4 win by a smaller margin, we can say that amazon was not bad track.

If PS4 win by a huge margin (+30,000) this time Amazon have failure... for me, of course.



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Aura7541 said:

I think it has come to the point where Amazon has lost its usefullness in predicting the winner. Amazon only encompasses 5% of US sales while the vast majoriy comes from Best Buy, Gamestop, Target, and Walmart. Based on personal observations, the PS4 has been leading in those retailers for the majority of April. Abdiel also said that the PS4 sold better across the board at the national level in Best Buy. It's really too bad that The Shogun is banned =

Regardless of how the month turns out, I'd still consider Amazon reliable.



 

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I think we have to take into account the Batman bundle releasing next month.

Also as i mentioned before WM has a free controller with TLoU bundle. And now they have another deal with a free copy of The Order-

http://www.walmart.com/browse/video-games/2636?cat_id=2636&facet=video_game_platform:PlayStation%204%7C%7Cvideo_game_platform:Xbox%20One

There could be many reasons for PS4's weird charting on Amazon lately. Rember that also WM is much bigger than Amazon for NPD data. As is other retailers. The whole month of April sales charts didn't really follow Amazon. While they had stock issues and transitioning to the new bundle, other retailers were business as usual. You can't use Amazon to predict NPD if other retailers don't match up. That's the way i do it anyway.



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GribbleGrunger said:
Aura7541 said:

I think it has come to the point where Amazon has lost its usefullness in predicting the winner. Amazon only encompasses 5% of US sales while the vast majoriy comes from Best Buy, Gamestop, Target, and Walmart. Based on personal observations, the PS4 has been leading in those retailers for the majority of April. Abdiel also said that the PS4 sold better across the board at the national level in Best Buy. It's really too bad that The Shogun is banned =

Regardless of how the month turns out, I'd still consider Amazon reliable.

Amazon is reliable on the condition that buying habits are similar to those in retailers that are much bigger. The reason why Amazon is unreliable at predicting software rankings is because software buying habits on Amazon do not match up with those in Target, Best Buy, Walmart, etc.



We need a new thread.



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XB1 AC Bundle #38
PS4 TLoU Bundle #39
PS4 #45
XB1 MCC Bundle #49

Seems like XB1 is about to fall below the PS4.