May 15th NPD: Post your Predictions

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User Info: Gadoken22

2 years ago#1
Q: What's NPD?

A: NPD stands for National Product Diary. It's a firm that tracks sales and purchases of product. Many companies uses their results to gauge the success and failure of their approach.

Q: What will these results reveal?

A: How many consoles were sold in NA on a given month.

Q: When do the results usually come out?

A: Second Thursday of every month which would coincide for May 15th.

Q: Are these May's results?

A: Nope, April's.

Q: Does the release of a console in more countries affect this result?

A: No, this is just for NA.

Q: Are you sure? People on this board would say otherwise

A: People on this board also believe in secret sauce, so tread carefully.

Q: I don't believe sales matter and neither does Microsoft.

A: Microsoft said "They would kill Sony." and Phil Spencer said "We're going to win." Not to mention Larry Hryb's "This is a marathon, we'll win." so I'd assume they DO care about sales.

Q: So what do I have to do?

A: Simple, write your prediction and, if you want, the reasoning behind your prediction.

Q: What if I say 'I don't care?

A: It would mean you moved the cursor over to the reply button, clicked and wasted precious seconds of your life typing a reply. Sounds to me like you do care or care enough to waste your time.

My prediction

PS4: 341K
XBO: 220K

PS4's winning streak continues but this is THE most crucial sales month. Yes, I believe it's even more crucial than Titanfall because this is the month when sales stablize. If Xbox, with a dwindling list of exclusives, cannot keep up the sales numbers then I forsee the beginning of a downward spiral until October, which would leave Sony to build a sizable lead with May, June, July, August and September wins.

I could be wrong, though. Discuss~

User Info: Anakerie

2 years ago#2
I predict negative sales. Owners of the Xbox One and the PS4 will all throw their consoles through the windows of their respective manufacturers, and then form a human chain, holding hands and singing "We've Only Just Begun", possibly followed by a tickle fight.
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User Info: doodles40

2 years ago#4
I predict that I won't give a flying rat's bare behind.
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User Info: vivalabuck92

2 years ago#5
I predict that my prediction will be spot on about the sales this month. Too bad it is too much for your human minds to handle.
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User Info: dnmt

2 years ago#6
Is there any doubt the PS4 will sell more units once again?

User Info: CharadeSmith

2 years ago#7
300k PS4
200k XB1
XB1 is the worst console of all time

User Info: lilj812

2 years ago#8
I'll be surprised if Xbox one sales 100k, I expect the Xbox one to slow to a creep
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User Info: InterzoneMantra

2 years ago#9
i don't really care, i'm just in here for the laughs and the reactions when the numbers come in.

User Info: StrongBlackVine

2 years ago#10
I predict lots of butthurt Xbots in a week.
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