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Forums - Sales Discussion - The Official December NPD 2008 Thread

Wow, Need for Speed absolutely flopped. How the mighty have fallen...

With the PS2 falling off, and more 'quality' Wii titles out in '09 - it could be a very ugly year for Sony platforms (in the US that is).



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wow, even though NDP was a bit lower than expected on Wii hardware, OMG at softs, 9 out of the top 20... And the US is where the Wii get strong software sales resistance from the 360...

Also only 6 out of the top 20 are HD titles... sad really, seems COD is the only surefire thing HD these days. Also great for left 4 dead, I like seeing good titles get rewarded.

Also to add about the Wii HW stuff. I think that NDP undertracked it a bit due to reasons discussed, and VGC overtracked it due to underestimating shortages. I think fiscals will show it closer to 2.6 mil, remember last year the Wii was much more supply constrained, and it had a larger jump between Nov and Dec.

Also, thank goodness for COD Wii, I was so tired of hearing that flopped when I knew it did not. I have been calling this for a good while. Ok so I was .500 this NDP, I was wrong on the Wii HW and right on COD...



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Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

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what!

its 1 million + on both Ps3 & 360

and thats a shame cus its soooooo bad!!!!!!!!!!



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BengaBenga said:

Don't push it! That's a warning.

Wii was sold out in the US in December, therefore shipped = sold and Nintendo will release its shipment figures January 29th. It's not that hard to understand.

 

I definetely wouldn't say that. I highly doubt that the shipments that were made later in the year (past Christmas) actually made it to stores. Making it to the companies distribution centers counts as a sale for any of the big three.



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Poor PS3. It's like watching a leper run a marathon. Sure, there are some points where things are looking up and then "oops", another body part falls off.



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FishyJoe said:

Here is the top 20 software. It can't be good the playstation family had only 2 titles.

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=21906

 

 This was the predicted top 10:

Games (No Bundles only)

Platform

Publisher

Sales

1

Wii Play

Wii

Nintendo

1.64m

2

Mario Kart Wii

Wii

Nintendo

1.54m

3

Call of Duty: World at War

X360

Activision

1.44m

4

Wii Fit

Wii

Nintendo

1.37m

5

Guitar Hero: World Tour

Wii

Activision

0.86m

6

Gears of War 2

X360

Microsoft

0.85m

7

Call of Duty: World at War

PS3

Activision

0.76m

8

Mario Kart DS

DS

Nintendo

0.71m

9

Guitar Hero: World Tour

X360

Activision

0.70m

10

Wii Music

Wii

Nintendo

0.66m

So we really overtracked GH: WT on X360 is nowhere in the top 20



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Didnt Nintendo say WiiMusic was #9, but the top 20 list has it at #11.



Its libraries that sell systems not a single game.

thx1139 said:
Didnt Nintendo say WiiMusic was #9, but the top 20 list has it at #11.

That's what happens when you do the PR after drinking champaign all night long.

 



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dolemit3 said:
thx1139 said:
Didnt Nintendo say WiiMusic was #9, but the top 20 list has it at #11.

That's what happens when you do the PR after drinking champaign all night long.

 

Maybe it is 9th in the revenue chart. If they count WiiPlay as a $10 game when looking at software revenue it would fall below Wii Music. And of course Mario Kart DS has a lot lower price as well.

 



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