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The Wii U really should get a price cut. If it can spike like this plus be up most months this year at $300, think how much better it would do at $250.



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Current Week 4 rankings (probably not final as the current week isn't up yet; Edit: Definitely final because nothing shifted between this post and my post from Wednesday [June 1] afternoon):

XBO 1TB MCC bundle: #14
PS4 LE Batman bundle: #15
PS4 Batman bundle: #16
XBO 1TB Forza bundle: #30
XBO ACU bundle: #39
PS4 TLOU bundle: #42
XBO 500MB MCC bundle: #56
Wii U: #83


I'll go ahead and prep the June thread, that way I can have it up by midnight.



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I think if you even just take June Amazon sales it's coming in in favour of PS4, and then add to that the pre-orders for the Batman bundles through March and Apriland it seems like PS4 will sell massively more than anything else. It's possible PS4 will double it's annual sales lead when the June numbers come in, thanks to NPD and NO THANKS to VGChartz.



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binary solo said:
I think if you even just take June Amazon sales it's coming in in favour of PS4, and then add to that the pre-orders for the Batman bundles through March and Apriland it seems like PS4 will sell massively more than anything else. It's possible PS4 will double it's annual sales lead when the June numbers come in, thanks to NPD and NO THANKS to VGChartz.


Microsoft's npd spin will be fun. They dropped kinect a year ago,  and so they won't be able to boast 80% year over year increases.



When the month is finished and the next months thread is put up, could the person who makes these threads add 'PS4 won' or 'XB1 won' so we can quite easily see what the result was?



 

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sabvre42 said:
binary solo said:
I think if you even just take June Amazon sales it's coming in in favour of PS4, and then add to that the pre-orders for the Batman bundles through March and Apriland it seems like PS4 will sell massively more than anything else. It's possible PS4 will double it's annual sales lead when the June numbers come in, thanks to NPD and NO THANKS to VGChartz.


Microsoft's npd spin will be fun. They dropped kinect a year ago,  and so they won't be able to boast 80% year over year increases.

197K was NPD last June for Xb one. May this year was 139K. Not sure where MS is going to find a ~60K boost over May to equal last June. But that will be a bit of an artifact because this was the first non-Kinect month in 2014, so there was a sales spike. I expect July to be relatively flat YoY for Xb one at about 130K, and that's how I see the year playing out unless MS does another temporary official $50 price cut, but I don;t see that happening if PS4 stays at $399, which I think with the 1TB sku becomming standard this is likely to be their one and only value move for the year, I've always predicted a price cut this year, but I don;t think that's going to happen any more. They will have lower priced special deals, gift cards and bundles for the likes of Black Friday. Sony should be able to offer some sweet gift card deals, potentially up to $100, by keeping the MSRP at $399, esp if they have 500GB skus hanging around needing to be gotten rid of (or grammatically correct - needing of which to be gotten rid).



“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

Jimi Hendrix

 

GribbleGrunger said:
When the month is finished and the next months thread is put up, could the person who makes these threads add 'PS4 won' or 'XB1 won' so we can quite easily see what the result was?


Just look at the deals Microsoft is offering now. If that doesn't give them a boost, not sure what will.

$350 gets you
Xbox One 500GB
Assassin Creed Unit (40)
Halo Master Chief Collection (60)
$50 Microsoft Store Gift Card (50)
1 Game of your choice. (60)

+5 % off coupon (17.5)

350 - (227.5 in percieved value) = $122.5 Xbox One.



Wii U still in the 40s at 48 hourly. Splatoon still in the top 20 at 16 hourly and also climbing slowly but surely up the yearly, now at 62 just above Mario Kart 8.



Protendo said:


Just look at the deals Microsoft is offering now. If that doesn't give them a boost, not sure what will.

$350 gets you
Xbox One 500GB
Assassin Creed Unit (40)
Halo Master Chief Collection (60)
$50 Microsoft Store Gift Card (50)
1 Game of your choice. (60)

+5 % off coupon (17.5)

350 - (227.5 in percieved value) = $122.5 Xbox One.

All MS can hope for at this point is to reduce the ammount they're falling behind. Even a deal like that isn't going to put them ahead.



 

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Protendo said:
GribbleGrunger said:
When the month is finished and the next months thread is put up, could the person who makes these threads add 'PS4 won' or 'XB1 won' so we can quite easily see what the result was?


Just look at the deals Microsoft is offering now. If that doesn't give them a boost, not sure what will.

$350 gets you
Xbox One 500GB
Assassin Creed Unit (40)
Halo Master Chief Collection (60)
$50 Microsoft Store Gift Card (50)
1 Game of your choice. (60)

+5 % off coupon (17.5)

350 - (227.5 in percieved value) = $122.5 Xbox One.

ACU is $20 and MCC is $30