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Wow so xbox one won bf!?



 

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xl-klaudkil said:
Wow so xbox one won bf!?

Did you even read the article or any of the comments?



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xl-klaudkil said:
Wow so xbox one won bf!?

I read it as it showed the highest growth, of them compaired to last year.
So part of why video game spending is up (on hardware by 11%), is because Xbox is doing better this year than last.

Doesnt say anything about who won the npd or bf.
just that XB,PS4 and NES+SNES classic drove total spending up abit.



Crazy that even with Xbox One growth, this is its second worst year this gen. Shows that last year was truly a disaster and that the X has made up the bare minimum but not enough to compete with even prior years. 

Also 3rd Qrt was July - September......which we already know PS4 was easily the best selling console each month. With Switch in second 



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DaveTheMinion13 said:

Crazy that even with Xbox One growth, this is its second worst year this gen. Shows that last year was truly a disaster and that the X has made up the bare minimum but not enough to compete with even prior years. 

Also 3rd Qrt was July - September......which we already know PS4 was easily the best selling console each month. With Switch in second 

Switch won July & August



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What would be useful would be for someone to dig up the NPD numbers for July,August and September 2017 and 2018 and post them here, that would clear things up



GProgrammer said:
What would be useful would be for someone to dig up the NPD numbers for July,August and September 2017 and 2018 and post them here, that would clear things up

Shadow already did that, he gave this years Q3 numbers with YOY differences.



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DaveTheMinion13 said:

Crazy that even with Xbox One growth, this is its second worst year this gen. Shows that last year was truly a disaster and that the X has made up the bare minimum but not enough to compete with even prior years. 

Also 3rd Qrt was July - September......which we already know PS4 was easily the best selling console each month. With Switch in second 

High quality exclusives matter.  It's why both Sony and Nintendo are enjoying success right now.  MS's seems to always put in a good effort at the beginning of the gen, but in the back half, they lessen support.  Especially when the gen doesn't go their way. 



Flat/small decline isn't good on the second full year no matter how much excuses we do for it.



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DonFerrari said:
Flat/small decline isn't good on the second full year no matter how much excuses we do for it.

If it is flat/small decline at the end of the year I will agree with you but I highly doubt that will be the case.

This is very similar to PS4 2014 vs 2015.

Jan-Oct

2014-~2.8 million

2015-~2.6 million

Nov+Dec

2014-~1.9 million

2015-~3.1 million

Total

2014-~4.7 million

2015-~5.7 million

Last edited by zorg1000 - on 01 December 2018

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