Official March NPD Thread - KEEP IT HERE- RESULTS IN

#501 Posted by misterpmedia (3362 posts) -

@blackace said:

Isn't Jack Tretton not working at Sony anymore? lol!! I think Kaz will be next to go.

June, July & Sept should be interesting months.

Especially with E3? amirite?

#502 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42539 posts) -
#503 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (3259 posts) -

Ben Kuchera the DRM apologist.

I'm gonna end up wishing that MS had won March, the craven bastards will be even more desperate now.

#504 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@tormentos:

So much obsession over sales.

Lulz didn't you use to go full obsession mode with your pie charts.

#505 Posted by lundy86_4 (42687 posts) -

Nice. How much did Sony win by?

#506 Posted by tormentos (16545 posts) -

@tormentos:

So much obsession over sales.

Come on stevo just making some fun of Blackace and Kingtito for trying to imply that sony numbers were sold to retailers..hahaha

#507 Posted by mbrockway (3345 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

A curious (yet interesting post) I saw at Gaf:

Credits - 1.21Gigawatts

I think Microsoft is in trouble now.

Sony has MLB14 coming up for the Ps4.

They have exclusive marketing for Watchdogs.

They have The Last Of Us Remastered coming up.

They have DriveClub coming up.

They have exclusive marketing for Destiny.

They have The Order 1886 coming up.

They have Planetside2 coming up.

Microsoft has basically nothing until SunsetOverdrive, Halo2 Anniversary or Forza Horizon2 hit.

Microsofts really needs to knock it out of the park at E3.

By that I mean not only games wise. They need to show something amazing like Illumiroom or a VR/AR solution.

They need to drop the price below Ps4.

And they need to show a of amazing exclusives.

When you think about this makes a lot of sense...MS could potentially have some rough times until the Fall...

Holy crap, I knew it was going to be bad, but reading that list out... I bet MS/Team XBone is in full bat crazy battle stations what do we do now mode! They have got nothing and its a little sad just how bad MS screwed this up. It seemed like a shoe in that they would win March. Titanfall is everywhere, I wouldn't be surprised if they spent more on marketing than the game. The bundle made the XBone *cheaper* than the PS4 if you wanted Titanfall too. Its game over if they don't drop the price to $399 at least. Maybe also give Forza away too as a download code.

XBone's GOTY and a lower price couldn't put them over the PS4 and now they have nothing.

#508 Posted by Desmonic (12809 posts) -

We have confirmation that PS4 sold 371k this month!

Link

Thuway said that PS4 is ~60K more than Xbox One. That's absolutely correct, guys. Right on the money.

I can confirm that PS4 sold 371K this month, vs. Microsoft's 311K.

LTD:

PS4 - 2.91 million

XB1 - 2.53 million

LTD difference comparisons:

November: PS4 is +0.23 million greater than XB1

December: PS4 is +0.18 million greater than XB1

January: PS4 is +0.31 million greater than XB1

February: PS4 is +0.32 million greater than XB1

March: PS4 is +0.38 million greater than XB

Once again, PS4 pulled a little more away on the LTD difference.

#509 Posted by -CC- (1888 posts) -

Tough day for Lems. Just wait until smaller devs with smaller budgets all go with the clear sells leader. 2015 will only get worse for MS.

#510 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42539 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

@tormentos:

So much obsession over sales.

Lulz didn't you use to go full obsession mode with your pie charts.

I haven't made a pie chart in a long time, but they were about what matters anyways: quality games. I play games, not sales.

#511 Posted by hoosier7 (3700 posts) -

@Desmonic: Wow, Titanfall drops and the PS4 only widens the margin, very impressive.

Gotta agree with those above, could get rough for MS as the PS4 could pick up steam with the releases coming up.

#512 Edited by ConanTheStoner (4463 posts) -

Not enough butthurt in this thread. I miss pre-site-change SW, you couldn't even keep up with the pages for stuff like this.

I wonder if the E3 conference threads will also be slow this year.

#513 Posted by mbrockway (3345 posts) -

Anyone done a Hitler reacts to this yet? It just seems so perfect.

#514 Edited by Desmonic (12809 posts) -

Not enough butthurt in this thread. I miss pre-site-change SW, you couldn't even keep up with the pages for stuff like this.

I wonder if the E3 conference threads will also be slow this year.

True story.

RIP SW! :'(

#515 Edited by I_can_haz (6493 posts) -

I don't even know why lems are posting in SW. They already lost lol.

Now is the time to take a vacation from SW if you're a lem.

M$ hyped the hell out of Titanfall since E3 last year, lems proclaimed it as the second coming, M$ bundled it for free, and several retailers did $50 unofficial price drops and yet they couldn't beat PS4. How embarrassing lol.

#516 Posted by santoron (7468 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

@tormentos:

So much obsession over sales.

Lulz didn't you use to go full obsession mode with your pie charts.

I haven't made a pie chart in a long time, but they were about what matters anyways: quality games. I play games, not sales.

Now I'm waxing nostalgic for a pie chart thread...

#517 Edited by Vatusus (4238 posts) -

lmao at cows getting all excited over the ps4 sales!

Xboxone is selling a little less right now just like how the ps3 was selling less than the 360 each month.

But who cares, sales are not games. Cows dont have two AAA games like Forza and titanfall. No good games like Killer Instinct and Dead Rising (Infamous sucks compared to those games) cows have no games to play so they brag about ps4 selling a little more than the xbox. Its not selling much more so calm down cows. The cows need some games to play, they spend to much time here being butthurt, its pretty sad.

lol the butthurt is strong with this one

#518 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4463 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@ConanTheStoner said:

Not enough butthurt in this thread. I miss pre-site-change SW, you couldn't even keep up with the pages for stuff like this.

I wonder if the E3 conference threads will also be slow this year.

True story.

RIP SW! :'(

Maybe, if we're lucky, E3 will bring people back. As dull as SW has become, E3 is always a fanboy train wreck worth watching and this board has always been the best place to do just that.

#519 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (12852 posts) -

#520 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

@tormentos:

So much obsession over sales.

Lulz didn't you use to go full obsession mode with your pie charts.

I haven't made a pie chart in a long time, but they were about what matters anyways: quality games. I play games, not sales.

Doesn't matter how long ago you made them(though its nice to see you moved on from that). Obsessions in the end.

#521 Posted by Heil68 (42724 posts) -

BU BU BU the TITIANFALLZZ!!!!!!

You were right @blackace, lems are in full damage control and butthurt with the report that the juggernaut PS4 beat the Xbone in sales for the month of March even with TitanFall. Sad times indeed.

#522 Edited by Stevo_the_gamer (42539 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Lulz didn't you use to go full obsession mode with your pie charts.

I haven't made a pie chart in a long time, but they were about what matters anyways: quality games. I play games, not sales.

Doesn't matter how long ago you made them(though its nice to see you moved on from that). Obsessions in the end.

I do not think you know what "obsession" means.

#523 Posted by Willy105 (24486 posts) -

Titanfall should have been a true Xbox One exclusive, not fake "Microsoft exclusive".

It should also have been out at launch.

Also, the Xbox One should not exist.

Sadly, that's 3 for 3. Instant disaster.

#524 Posted by Heil68 (42724 posts) -

@Willy105 said:

Titanfall should have been a true Xbox One exclusive, not fake "Microsoft exclusive".

It should also have been out at launch.

Also, the Xbox One should not exist.

Sadly, that's 3 for 3. Instant disaster.

Bad things come in 3?????

#525 Posted by Truth_Hurts_U (9054 posts) -

LOL, Titanfall fails MS. Even with a $450 bundle only manages a sad 52,000 unit increase in sales from the previous month.

#526 Posted by Desmonic (12809 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Willy105 said:

Titanfall should have been a true Xbox One exclusive, not fake "Microsoft exclusive".

It should also have been out at launch.

Also, the Xbox One should not exist.

Sadly, that's 3 for 3. Instant disaster.

Bad things come in 3?????

It's the 3rd console curse! It's real!! :O

#527 Posted by Heil68 (42724 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@Heil68 said:

@Willy105 said:

Titanfall should have been a true Xbox One exclusive, not fake "Microsoft exclusive".

It should also have been out at launch.

Also, the Xbox One should not exist.

Sadly, that's 3 for 3. Instant disaster.

Bad things come in 3?????

It's the 3rd console curse! It's real!! :O

If only MS followed SONY's example of the by gamers for gamers mantra. Instead, MS tried to change the industry on their own.

#528 Posted by intotheminx (359 posts) -

I know Titanfall was bundled and all, but you guys don't have to make it look like it is the games fault lol. It was the #1 seller of march lol. Anyway, this thread didn't blow up like I hoped. Kinda disappointing. Maybe people are finally starting to realize its more about the games than system sales.

#529 Posted by PinkieWinkie (1364 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer: So basically you came in this thread to tell us to stop liking what you dont like?

#530 Posted by Heil68 (42724 posts) -

I know Titanfall was bundled and all, but you guys don't have to make it look like it is the games fault lol. It was the #1 seller of march lol. Anyway, this thread didn't blow up like I hoped. Kinda disappointing. Maybe people are finally starting to realize its more about the games than system sales.

I think most lems are in shock. Their multi plat "savior" didn't perform as expected. Shocking results for sure.

#531 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42539 posts) -
#532 Posted by mbrockway (3345 posts) -

Was Sony trolling with the pre-npd press release? Make it look like damage control, then WHAM harvest the sweet sweet tears from pre-gloaters.

#533 Posted by Giancar (19032 posts) -

@lbjkurono23: Now, THIS is sad.

#534 Posted by PS4TrumpsXbox1 (1067 posts) -

I don't even know why lems are posting in SW. They already lost lol.

Now is the time to take a vacation from SW if you're a lem.

M$ hyped the hell out of Titanfall since E3 last year, lems proclaimed it as the second coming, M$ bundled it for free, and several retailers did $50 unofficial price drops and yet they couldn't beat PS4. How embarrassing lol.

I think the real embarrasing part is the fact that xbox one hasnt even hit 5 million sold world wide to consumers (MS announced 5 million sold to retailers). I guess they are around 4.2-4.7 million or so? Didnt they announce 3 million sold to consumers and 3.9 million shipped back in late december/early january? Kinda surprising.....

#535 Posted by Heil68 (42724 posts) -

@Giancar said:

@lbjkurono23: Now, THIS is sad.

So he's butthurt that SONY is doing so well? that IS sad.

#536 Posted by -CC- (1888 posts) -

Now that the war is over when did MS lose this Gen? Most might say E3 last year. I would go with an E3 many years ago when the Wii was first shown. MS saw dollar signs and decided to make the kinect(LOL) forcing them to cut all other parts of the Xbone.

#537 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Giancar said:

@lbjkurono23: Now, THIS is sad.

Poor soul. I don't get these people. You know the npd numbers are coming, you know your feed is going to get cluttered. Why not just disable notifications, or simply ignore it for the next couple of hours until things calm down.

He should've been playing Hearthstone(or doing something else) instead of fighting with strangers online. Fanboys will be fanboys.

#538 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (3259 posts) -

I don't even know why lems are posting in SW. They already lost lol.

Now is the time to take a vacation from SW if you're a lem.

M$ hyped the hell out of Titanfall since E3 last year, lems proclaimed it as the second coming, M$ bundled it for free, and several retailers did $50 unofficial price drops and yet they couldn't beat PS4. How embarrassing lol.

I admire them for coming back so quick to take their beating.

#539 Edited by MonsieurX (28788 posts) -

ITT:

#540 Posted by Dire_Weasel (15892 posts) -

I was pretty convinced that Xbox One would take March NPD, but, nope. Titanfall wasn't a system seller, the gap isn't narrowing, and the Xbone is nailed into second place for the remainder of the generation.

If you're a die-hard Xbox One fan you may want to seriously reconsider at this point, unless you really like rooting for the less powerful, slower-selling underdog for the rest of the generation.

#541 Posted by Truth_Hurts_U (9054 posts) -

@-CC-:

I think it was the XBO reveal and maybe even before then, when we seen all those "leaked" notes and pictures.

But E3, really put the nail in the coffin for them. They should have just held XBO back a year and took out Kinect and put more beefed up HW in the system... With backwards compact. They would have been good. But no... They wasted so much money on Kinect and a new controller that is worse then the old besides for the D-pad and battery bump. That they felt compelled to release.

They will be playing catch up for a long time... They still haven't gotten the clue about Kinect yet.

#542 Posted by PS4TrumpsXbox1 (1067 posts) -

I was pretty convinced that Xbox One would take March NPD, but, nope. Titanfall wasn't a system seller, the gap isn't narrowing, and the Xbone is nailed into second place for the remainder of the generation.

If you're a die-hard Xbox One fan you may want to seriously reconsider at this point, unless you really like rooting for the less powerful, slower-selling underdog for the rest of the generation.

The only chance they have now is with the new halo game (halo 5 is it?) it would seem.....

#543 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (3259 posts) -

No Tituhfuhh numbers either. I expected them last NPD.

#544 Edited by Douevenlift_bro (4994 posts) -

Im giggling like a child lol I told lems NOTHING will stop the Quad

"Its a marathon not a sprint" LMAO its a hell of a marathon now! 3 months in a roooooow

#545 Posted by Pray_to_me (2738 posts) -

Lol Xbone is fizukd' and in THIRD PLACE.

#546 Posted by DerekLoffin (8739 posts) -

Well, MS, it is time to go into full on disaster control mode. Unpack that Kinect and sharply cut the price, or you can kiss any hope of being competitive this gen out, and frankly, even with that it is starting to look like they might still fall behind.

#547 Posted by Heil68 (42724 posts) -

@MonsieurX:

Lems jumping off a cliff, because they are so distraught over sales? That's just silly.

#548 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2616 posts) -
#549 Edited by Heil68 (42724 posts) -
#550 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2520 posts) -

Well...Titanfall and an unofficial $50 price cut failed to knock the PS4 down and the only game that we know is coming that could potentially cause the Xbone to win a month is Halo 5. Too bad that's probably not until 2015.

MS really needs to have a hefty, official price cut really soon.