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Ariakon said:

Hmm, Abdiel on Neogaf said that October went pretty to the Xbox even at Best Buy, so what is going on with Amazon? I'll wait to see the NPD numbers, but I'm expecting the One to be the best-selling console again in October. So why, when Amazon now has everything but the 1tb Gears bundle, which I can't see as performing any better than the 1tb Battlefield bundle, is the console performing so badly on Amazon? The 500gb Battlefield 1 bundle is in stock, and is just doing okay. Why would the trends suddenly diverge so much from the retailer? It's kind of baffling. 

Maybe the better question is... who is Abidel.... whys a random person even credible. 



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Drakrami said:
Ariakon said:

Hmm, Abdiel on Neogaf said that October went pretty to the Xbox even at Best Buy, so what is going on with Amazon? I'll wait to see the NPD numbers, but I'm expecting the One to be the best-selling console again in October. So why, when Amazon now has everything but the 1tb Gears bundle, which I can't see as performing any better than the 1tb Battlefield bundle, is the console performing so badly on Amazon? The 500gb Battlefield 1 bundle is in stock, and is just doing okay. Why would the trends suddenly diverge so much from the retailer? It's kind of baffling. 

Maybe the better question is... who is Abidel.... whys a random person even credible. 

He's a Best Buy employee that is generally able to see a decent amount of sales taking place at that retailer and is able to give us a general sense of what is likely trending at Best Buy. I would generally trust Amazon over him, since it represents a higher percentage of the market than he is able to see himself, but considering that Xbox sales at Amazon seem strikingly low compared to the sales numbers that have been emerging, I'd likely take his word over Amazon's charts this month. 



Namiirei said:
Pionner said:
I think PS4 will sell near 2M this month.

%aybe even a little more.

The ps4 pro will be a huge hit, but sony need to do a attractive price for the ps4slim, for ppl who don't want to spend a lot.

Maybe 250$ for slim + 1 or 2 game.

$250 slim bundles is definitely happening for BF. Add in an entire month of Pro sales plus pre orders and PS4 sales will be the highest yet for November i think. Still crazy that there's no IW bundle, or Watchdogs. I would hope they're saving those for December to let Pro get some sales first? 



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Ariakon said:

Hmm, Abdiel on Neogaf said that October went pretty to the Xbox even at Best Buy, so what is going on with Amazon? I'll wait to see the NPD numbers, but I'm expecting the One to be the best-selling console again in October. So why, when Amazon now has everything but the 1tb Gears bundle, which I can't see as performing any better than the 1tb Battlefield bundle, is the console performing so badly on Amazon? The 500gb Battlefield 1 bundle is in stock, and is just doing okay. Why would the trends suddenly diverge so much from the retailer? It's kind of baffling. 

Something is up for sure

All of a sudden 

Conspiracy 



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Pionner said:
Ariakon said:

Hmm, Abdiel on Neogaf said that October went pretty to the Xbox even at Best Buy, so what is going on with Amazon? I'll wait to see the NPD numbers, but I'm expecting the One to be the best-selling console again in October. So why, when Amazon now has everything but the 1tb Gears bundle, which I can't see as performing any better than the 1tb Battlefield bundle, is the console performing so badly on Amazon? The 500gb Battlefield 1 bundle is in stock, and is just doing okay. Why would the trends suddenly diverge so much from the retailer? It's kind of baffling. 

Something is up for sure

All of a sudden 

Conspiracy 

:)

 

Nah, it's just strange that Amazon tended to be pretty accurate with the Xbox and now everybody's apparently buying one elsewhere. 



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Abdiel also says that a Sony rep said they'll be rolling out more info about holiday bundles after the Pro hits. He says to the Sony rep that he thinks Sony needs a better bundle than the Uncharted 4 bundle and the Sony rep agreed. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=222447839&postcount=60



PS4 Pro actually slipped back a place on the yearly chart today because of Skyrim



Here's the third-to-last update to the October rankings:

PS VR launch bundle: #21 (—)
PS4 Pro: #27* (↑2)
PS VR: #30 (↓2)
PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle: #48 (↑1)
PS4 standalone: #57 (↓1)
PS4 Uncharted 4 LE bundle: #61 (↑2)
New 3DS XL (Galaxy): #89 (↓1)
XBO S 1TB Madden bundle: #91 (↓1)
XBO S 2TB Gears 4 LE bundle: #93 (↓2)
XBO S 1TB Battlefield 1 bundle: #99 (—)


And here's the update to the rankings for the week of Oct. 24-30:

PS4 Pro: #21* (—)
New 3DS XL (Lime Green): #38 (↑2)
PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle: #41 (—)
PS4 Uncharted 4 LE bundle: #52 (↑2)
PS4 standalone: #61 (↑1)
XBO S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle: #71 (↑1)
New 3DS XL (Galaxy): #86 (↑5)
XBO S 1TB Madden bundle: #96 (↓4)


The calendar timing for this month will mean that we get the first monthly rankings for November on Friday, whereas the week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 will start Thursday like usual.



3 hours since last update:

HARDWARE

#12 PS4 Pro (same)
#33 PSVR Headset (down 1)
#37 PS4s UC4 Bundle (same)
#38 PS4 Fool's Edition (up 11)
#41 N3DSXL Lime (down 3)
#46 PS4 UC4 Bundle (down 1)
#66 XB1s-500gb Battlefield Bundle (up 2)
#69 N3DSXL Galaxy (up 2)
#97 XB1s-1tb Battlefield Bundle (re-entry)

SOFTWARE (pre-orders only)
#01 3DS Pokemon Moon (same)
#02 3DS Pokemon Sun (same)
#39 PSVR Robinson The Journey (same)

PS4: 4 in the top 100 / 4 in the top 50 / 1 in the top 20 / 0 in the top 10
XB1: 2 in the top 100 / 0 in the top 50 / 0 in the top 20 / 0 in the top 10



 

The PS5 Exists. 


Seeing New 3ds xl rankings, which warms my heart, I guess that people agree with Nintendo that switch isn't replacing 3DS...

GO GO GO POKEMON SUN/MOON BOOST ON HOLIDAYS! Also, SUPER MARIO RUN play your magic too please! :)