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Offline Schadenfreude

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Re: Nintendo Leads December NPD Sales Results
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2009, 04:46:20 PM »
I get the feeling the DS isn't going to top 2008's sales. It should start going down, but who knows. On the other hand, I expect the Wii to keep increasing. It might hit 12 million sold in 2009.

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Re: Nintendo Leads December NPD Sales Results
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2009, 04:54:17 PM »
Thanks Kenology. Shaun White sold at least 150k, so COD:WaW Wii sold more than that. I'm guessing a cool half million world wide overall for its sales life. I think that's good enough for a port of Call of Duty 6 this year right?

The question is if it will get a long-term sales "legs" effect with the different Wii demographics. It would be amazing if it kept selling and hit a million, though that's a stretch I guess.
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Re: Nintendo Leads December NPD Sales Results
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2009, 04:56:58 PM »
I thought CoD supposedly sold terribly for Wii?
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Re: Nintendo Leads December NPD Sales Results
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2009, 05:07:25 PM »
That's what first-month-only sales watchers would have you believe. The Wii is changing a lot in this industry, especially the traditional sales patterns and consumer purchasing habits. It's now necessary to view a game's sales life holistically, and analyze deeper than the top 10 games in any one month.
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Re: Nintendo Leads December NPD Sales Results
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2009, 07:10:15 PM »
That's what first-month-only sales watchers would have you believe. The Wii is changing a lot in this industry, especially the traditional sales patterns and consumer purchasing habits. It's now necessary to view a game's sales life holistically, and analyze deeper than the top 10 games in any one month.

See, this is something that I've been wondering about for months now.

Many Wii titles are deemed "flops" after a month or so. Yet, when the official sales data arrive and the company declare it a hit people scramble to figure out what is going on.

So it makes me wonder...do companies focus on first month sales or overall lifetime sales? If a game took a year to sell a million is it still a hit?

Wii seems to be the home of titles will great legs and great lifetime sales.
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Re: Nintendo Leads December NPD Sales Results
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2009, 06:07:40 AM »
I guess revenue makes more sense to track. E.g. Fracture's sales wouldn't be comparable to Fallout 3's because Fracture got a serious price drop a week or two after release. For long-time sales you'd have to account for pricedrops.