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Forums - Sales Discussion - The Official July 09 NPD Thread (Data at 6:30 PM for 4 weeks ending Aug 1)

shanbcn said:
Didn't expect decline in NCAA sales compared to last year.

I did.  You'll see it in Madden as well.  If money is short, as it is for so many right now, the first games you'll skip are the annualized ones like updated sports games.  The diehards will buy it, but the casual will just stick with '09 for these games or wait for a price drop.

 

 



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PizzaFaceGamer said:


Hardware was once again dominated by Nintendo, but not so much the Wii as the DS, which has benefited of late from the new DSi model. Total DS sales came to 538.9K units for the month, while the Wii (which clearly could use a price cut at this point) came in at 252.5K. The disparity between Wii sales and Xbox 360/PS3 sales used to be enormous each month, but not anymore. "Hardware sales have slowed considerably on nearly every platform. The Xbox 360 is the only console system showing a unit sales increase year-to-date, while the NDS has the highest sales of all hardware platforms both for the month, and year-to-date," noted Frazier.

You would think the Wii was performing at PS3 levels after reading that sentence. 



fastyxx said:
The 360's consistent performance YOY compared to everyone else is pretty impressive. And this is with really nothing special being released.


Agreed. Xbox 360 numbers are still impressive.



peachbuggy said:
Doubt if WSR will make much difference to this months' NPD hardware. It came out too late in the month. May make a difference for August though.

Only a small one, I'd imagine. If anything, it'll have a small effect for the next several months.



Kenology said:
PizzaFaceGamer said:


Hardware was once again dominated by Nintendo, but not so much the Wii as the DS, which has benefited of late from the new DSi model. Total DS sales came to 538.9K units for the month, while the Wii (which clearly could use a price cut at this point) came in at 252.5K. The disparity between Wii sales and Xbox 360/PS3 sales used to be enormous each month, but not anymore. "Hardware sales have slowed considerably on nearly every platform. The Xbox 360 is the only console system showing a unit sales increase year-to-date, while the NDS has the highest sales of all hardware platforms both for the month, and year-to-date," noted Frazier.

You would think the Wii was performing at PS3 levels after reading that sentence. 

No, you would think the Wii is doing pants compared to last years numbers.



                            

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Nintendo is going to have to cut their price this year. I don't really see an alternative.

The DS is doing well, but I have to wonder whether or not the DS also would be taking a hit right now if it weren't for the DSi.



Let's hope numbers are not as far down for the holidays as the rest of the year has been year on year from 2008.



I'm really being to wonder if a home console coming in ABOVE $200 right now is a good idea. This definitely supports the point of view that a price cut is coming for all home consoles. In the case of the XB360, a reduction of skus.



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Things will start to pick up a bit the rest of the year for PS3/360 game sales. madden, Gh5, Beatles Rock band, ODST, Modern Warefare 2, AC, etc. All should pull in sold numbers.

I can't believe how far the sales of the Wii has dropped. Can the 360 jump over it when madden comes out? Shall be interesting



fastyxx said:
The 360's consistent performance YOY compared to everyone else is pretty impressive. And this is with really nothing special being released.

True. One does wonder though how it will hold up when it comes into the months of the price cut. Definintely find out in September...



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