06-14-2012 08:24 PM #1
May 2012 NPD: Video Game Retail Still Experiencing Excruciating Payne Edition
Xbox 360: 160K (-40.7%)
Nintendo 3DS: 113.5K (+17%)
Retail is down 28% from last year.
06-14-2012 08:31 PM #2
06-14-2012 08:33 PM #3
06-14-2012 08:46 PM #4
Wow, steep drop for the 360. Top three look how I figured they would but I'm very surprised by Sniper Elite.
I don't know where he got the info but Arthur Geis from Polygon said the 360 accounted for 45% of console sales last month. That's really bad.
06-14-2012 09:16 PM #5
Surprised at the PC title win; consoles suffering from lack of games/interest this month.Currently Playing: Uncharted 3, Zelda: Skyward Sword
Back Burner: LBP2, LA Noire
Just finished: Anno 2070 (PC)
Home Theater: Panasonic PT-ae4000u, 110" Carada Brilliant White Screen, PS3
Gaming PC: I5 2500k, GTX 670, 8GB Gskill 1600 RAM, 64 GB Patriot SSD, Samsung BD Drive
06-14-2012 09:19 PM #6
06-14-2012 09:48 PM #7
06-14-2012 10:03 PM #8
Sniper Elite > Starhawk.. who saw that coming?
Another dismal month.. this is what happens when you’re selling 2005 era technology in 2012..DarkRedRain (XBL, PSN, WiiU)
5 billion transistors!
06-14-2012 10:13 PM #9Great quotes on the internet:
I hear Galaxy is brilliant, and it probably is. Just can't picture myself sitting down and playing it. That would take time away from watching the Disney Channel and working on my coloring book.Ryan Payton (MGS4 Associate Producer)
06-14-2012 10:25 PM #10Quiverstar
06-14-2012 11:12 PM #11
06-14-2012 11:21 PM #12
You know shit is bad when Nintendo has to pull out the Nintendo Family thing for a win
Nintendo has weighed in with a statement of its own, announcing that the company sold "more than 285,000 units of portable and console hardware" during May.
though the Japanese hardware giant has refrained from releasing specific hardware sales information for the period. It did say, however, that PS3-exclusive titles like Starhawk and MLB 12: The Show "again posted strong results
06-14-2012 11:33 PM #13
To be fair to MLB 12, it's in its 3rd month of release. Might be having good legs? *Shrugs*
Next year when it's the only baseball game on the market....mwhahaha. I love the Show.
06-15-2012 12:18 AM #14
DarkRedRain (XBL, PSN, WiiU)
5 billion transistors!
06-15-2012 08:02 AM #15
I'm surprised by Sniper elite. I liked the demo, but it seemed like I was the only person who even tried it. I figured it'd fly under the radar. I still won't be buying it until I can get it for about 20 bucks though. It's seemed fun, but not 50 dollar fun.
I disagree about new consoles being needed. I don't think they would have changed anything. I don't think a new console is going to cause a repeat of the high-points that we got with this gen. In fact, it may be another few more generations until we get that again. The next console isn't going to be a radical departure or upgrade like we saw with these. As such, I dont think the buy in will be all that great.
Also, lol at starhawk being 'boring'. Its always amusing to see console fanboys throw a game under the bus with a slight that is about as factually incorrect as could be. Starhawk may have plenty of issues, but 'boring' isn't one of them.
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