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May 2014 NPD: Watch Dogs sales breakdown, big Vita bump, console estimates, more

Various details from the May 2014 NPD report have come in thanks to reliable NPD leaker "creamsugar".

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Ballsack743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

Calm down?

Ps4 nearly sold more than the xbox one, 360 and wii u COMBINED!!!

no wonder we havnt heard a peep from Microsoft... NO PR spin about zombies killed miles driven etc

To nearly beat all of those consoles combined is unbelievable

DLConspiracy743d ago

Why is it again that you would be so excited about this news?

Magicite743d ago

Now thats called a DOMINATION!

TekoIie743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

These sales shall definitely allow me to experience more excitement while playing my games!

I can barely contain myself...

Ballsack743d ago

@Dlconspiracy

Am I excited or more gobsmacked? As you seem to know my emotions better than me

OK then..

Arkardo743d ago

You don't get the irony, this is like covering the sun with a finger, the gap will get wider, MS need to gamble even more and offer more than Sony, just playing catch up is not enough, not even close.

kenshiro100743d ago

PS4 practically dominated and destroyed the competition. o_O

FATAL1TY743d ago

flawless victory for Sony

choujij743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

Xbox is getting spanked like a red-headed stepchild. In it's own backyard, no less.

n4rc743d ago

Umm.. What?

Am I missing something here? There are no console totals in this leak of a prediction..

It gets more pathetic by the day around here

BoneBone742d ago

and yet, it still won't have any games until 2015.. have fun with your sales numbers while i'm playing Mario Kart 8. :-)

Kidmyst742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

I'm interested to see how June's numbers come out and if the PS4 can keep up it's domination. MSFT is banking on the $399 SKU doing well but I for one still haven't seen anything that I want on Xbone that I can't play on the PS4 or PC. Have no interest in Halo either unless they gave the whole collection free to XBL subscribers.

Prime157742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

@bonebone,

I seem to recall the wiiu having relatively little games until this month. And, contrary to fanboy belief, there is a great selection of games on ps4. More than it's biggest competitor's library.

Don't get me wrong, love my wind waker wiiu, but I hold no delusions that it struggled.

lunatic0001742d ago

Can I ask a personal question...why do sales matter so much to you....do you get a piece of the pie for every system sold...why do people go bananas for sales???I would understand if someone makes money on every console being sold but why do people bitch about sales...I dont understand

andibandit742d ago

@lunatic

It matters because the bigger userbase is more enticing for developers.
Anyways these numbers wont really be interesting until november/december.

barb_wire742d ago

@BoneBOne

Only took the Wii U almost 2yrs to get a game that sells though.. and don't worry BoneBone, the Wii U will be back where it usually is come the July NPD.

Mario Kart 8 (great game that it is) simply won't move the kind of units like yesteryear.

What's coming out between July and December though?

AndrewLB742d ago

Where exactly did NPD say PS4 sold more than xbone and wii-u combined? Or any actual sales numbers?

NPD are professionals and don't release crap like... "- 200k > PS4 > 100k > XBO > Wii U > 360 > 50k > PS3 > Wii"

The source linked in this post is gamingeverything.com which then links to neogaf.com who then links to gamesindustry.biz and they have no mention of console sales numbers other than...

"NPD noted that Sony's PS4 was the top selling console for the fifth month in a row, and while "much of May 2014's hardware growth was due to Xbox One and PS4, there was also year-over-year growth for the Wii U, and PS Vita,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan, who pointed to the successful bundles for Mario Kart 8 on Wii U and Borderlands 2 for the PS Vita."

Soo.... does anyone have actual numbers?

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HyperBear743d ago

@Arkardo: Can't argue with Leslie Nielson :D

MasterCornholio743d ago

God I loved that guy.

May he rest in peace.

:(

OT: I'm surprised that the PS4 outsold the XB1 and the Wii U with their sales combined. Sony is doing really well with the system.

GrandpaSnake743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

A solid month for sony. lets hope they keep momentum still too early cheer victory.

LOL_WUT742d ago

Ps4 version alone of Watchdogs has sold more than mk8 confirmed! ;)

mshope10742d ago

Its pretty easy to have sales that low when the game don't release to the fall on wii u!!!!!lol

Thats like saying super smash bros wiiu zero sales may 2014 I wonder why?

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hduce742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

No matter how each console sells it won't dictate how much I enjoy them. The way these guys are celebrating the sales figures, you would think they actually got commission on each unit sold.

Syntax-Error742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

Even though I bought a PS4 over Xbox One doesn't mean I support one over the other. This Xbox hate is disgusting and immature as hell. Not only did Phil Spencer right a wronged ship, but you Sony fanboys are oblivious to any logic or reason because of biased ideals. Not only did Sony disappoint at E3 this year, but you idiots ragged MS for TV on consoles and Kinect, but you gave Sony a pass at their push on the PS Camera and Sony TV at the conference. Kind of the same way you did when Sony started charging for playing games online like Microsoft. You fools clapped when Sony announced YouTube was coming to PSN when MS had this 4 years ago. How moronic is that? What a bunch of hypocrites.

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MultiConsoleGamer743d ago

Although I desperately hope for a US Vita revival, I know for certain that every so called "insider" on NeoGAF is completely full of beans.

imt558743d ago

PSVita sold around 50k in May.

MultiConsoleGamer743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

According to what source? NeoGAF? lol.

That place is full of more sh** than a barnyard.

I am 100% certain that their "reliable source" Creamsugar is pulling false numbers directly from his behind.

imt558743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

Read the article, dude. Last month official from NPD was 3k for PSV. If you don't have some smart opinion to say, go home.

Anyway, if insiders gave false info on GAF, they get bannhamner. So, Cremsugar is reliable for now.

Guwapo77743d ago

@ imt558 - there is a high probability that he is already home.

MultiConsoleGamer743d ago

NPD never delivered any "official" Vita sales last month. NeoGAF frequently allowed the posting Thuway topics who has now been proven to be a fraud, and CBOAT topics, who is right less than 50% of the time.

Creamsugar is full of it and I know this for certain.

And NeoGAF has no credibility and are now being shunned by the industry...except for Sony who gave them a shout out at their E3 press conference. Gee, I wonder why?

ritsuka666743d ago

Vita is still dead. I'm predicting a big drop next month.

MSBAUSTX743d ago

According to some dude sitting at a desk saying that it sold 50k units in one month. When will people learn to wait for the Manufacturers to release their own sales numbers instead of believing what the biased click bait fiends say?

Syntax-Error742d ago

MultiConsoleGamer, you're the type of a**hole that likes to bash sources, but can't provide a link or credible one your damn self. Wants to question everything you don't agree with, but unable to substantiate your point. This is also known as a cry baby and child.

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ritsuka666743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

big Vita bump'''

56,000......lmao. This not much bump. Edit:creamsugar is a reliable guy.

G20WLY743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

You're not so hot with numbers, are you?

It sold 3,000 last month.

So you have this months number, and you have last months number, and then you...oh, wait, you were just trolling Vita as usual. smdh

LOL_WUT742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

He cheers when the WiiU sells 20k ;)

solidjun5742d ago

"He cheers when the WiiU sells 20k ;)"

Pretty much.

I want all to do better, but I find ritsuka's comment comical.

Willio743d ago

hi multiconsolegamer, i actually read a while back MS invited Neogaf admins to their press conference but they declined.

MultiConsoleGamer743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

I actually saw the post. It was Larry Hryb who gave them the offer. It was basically bait. Larry knows NeoGAF is a Sony PR site, and that was proven during Sony's E3 presentation. Funny stuff. They wanted to give props to a forum but instead destroyed their credibility by confirming what we already knew.

Now I have to post a disclaimer... I love Sony products and hate Sony PR. In the past year I bought another PS3 (third), a PS4, a Sony TV and a Sony camera. I just like being blunt, truthful and ruffling fanboy feathers. Somebody has to do it.

TekoIie743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

@MultiConsoleGamer

"Larry knows NeoGAF is a Sony PR site, and that was proven during Sony's E3 presentation."

The only bias I've seen on GAF is towards game developers (A lot of Brown nosing as soon as a dev comments). I think your pulling this "Sony payroll" out of thin air to be honest.

InTheLab743d ago

@multiconsole

You had me until the Major Nelson side step. Now it appears you're just reaching.

LeCreuset742d ago

Yeah, of course. Sony throwing a shout out from E3 is proof of evil intent and a Sony/Gaf conspiracy, but MS inviting Gaf to E3 as their guests is a sly ploy to prove Gaf is biased, according to MultiConsoleGamer. The pretzel logic, delusions, and confirmation bias is amazing.

MysticStrummer742d ago

@Multi -

"I just like being blunt, truthful and ruffling fanboy feathers."

Making stuff up isn't being blunt or truthful, though it will ruffle fanboy feathers at times.

"NeoGAF is a Sony PR site, and that was proven during Sony's E3 presentation."

I guess Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit are all part of Sony's PR machine too…? They were mentioned in the same sentence as NeoGAF, after all.

What's been proven is that your tinfoil hat needs adjustment.

DonMingos742d ago

Why does every fanboy feel the need to claim to be a multiconsole owner?

AndrewLB742d ago

Neogaf is about as corrupt as any site can be. Here are some interesting threads exposing their fraud.

http://misterxmedia.livejou...

Here's a great article pointing out massive Hypocracy.
http://www.crappyreviews.co...

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pyramidshead743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

For one who likes to revel in debunking conspiracies and PR, reading some of your comments leads me to believe you've concocted some of your own. Kinda ironic in a way. lol. You say not to trust Neogaf or Sony PR yet you are but a mere poster on 'n4g'. Who to believe, decisions, decisions.

You believing the SonyGAF thing to the height of 100% certainty is also kinda hilarious and gives off some janky MisterX vibes.

Also as disclaimer: I'm not calling you out as a fanboy or anything but you've got to realise what you're typing is just as much hot nonsense as what you claim is.

MSBAUSTX743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

@ pyramidshead "You say not to trust Neogaf or Sony PR yet you are but a mere poster on 'n4g'. Who to believe, decisions, decisions".

Does that mean that we should believe only what "Big Brother" tells us to believe or do and not what we think is correct merely because we are a meager citizen. You are basically saying that just because someone is a lowly poster on a forum that they must be wrong and someone with a personal agenda and the money to back it must be right. Ever heard of Watergate? Ever heard of the Holocaust?

An individual can be correct and still be a small whisper in a crowd of screamers. So instead of writing off what someone says because they are a mere poster on a forum, wait for an official report from the credible manufacturer themselves rather than a third party site that lists no real credible sources on their report.

pyramidshead742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

You took that a whole lot deeper than I ever intended.
I was just pointing out the glaring irony that makes his comments practically worthless. I'm not sure why he just doesn't keep them to himself. Bit of a waste of time typing out stuff like that and questioning 'credibility' when he/she doesn't have any either.

Food for thought.

MysticStrummer742d ago

"For one who likes to revel in debunking conspiracies…"

I don't know what he normally does but lately he seems to be creating conspiracies not debunking them.

GW212742d ago

MSBAUSTX reads 1984 in his middle school English class and now he's an expert on "Big Brother," class warfare and general conspiracy theory.

Got it.

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Bathyj743d ago

The biggest thing to take from this, cross gen games are killing it on next gen. Take note publishers. Don't hold your game back because you don't want to ignore that huge userbase. People are buying on next gen, this gen went at least a year too long and we are buying with or wallets.

InTheLab743d ago

I feel like people who went out to buy new consoles are more than willing to go out and buy new games for them versus the people who have an entire library of old games to sift through. Seems like common sense really but of course publishers only see the install base.

rainslacker742d ago

I think a lot of people waited for next gen. Cross-gen is a given in the last year of a consoles life, and the first year of a new one. Some people just don't invest in the older console anymore either through becoming bored with it, or just wanting a better experience down the road.

All I know is that there is still a lot of games coming out for PS3 this year, and at least early into next. My backlog will never go away.:(

soandsoz742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

I think the industry has known for quite some time that the 'hardest' of the hardcore gamers are individuals whom are day 1 buyers of both hardware and software. Likely the same subset of gamers whom preordered a new generation console are the same who purchase new games day one or have preordered.

I believe that is the primary reason Next gen sales are often higher for the first month of a multiplat game(s).

senior32743d ago

watch dogs

PS4 46%
xbox one 29%

but i thought PS4 gamers don't buy games.

PS4 the only console which sold over 100k

OrangePowerz743d ago

Wait a couple of minutes until Truefan1 or another Xbox fanboy comes along to tell you it sold better because PS4 haz no gamez so they need to buy any game that comes out :D

younglj01743d ago

lol its funny how people don't count multi-platforms titles as games anymore. If people only buy consoles just for the exclusives and exclusives only then that's crazy.

Give me indies,3rd,and 1st parties titles on my system and I will have plenty of games too play while they wait..

IrishSt0ner743d ago (Edited 743d ago )

Maths helps. Xbox has sold roughly 62% the number of consoles of PS4. PS4 sold 575000 copies, Xbox sold 362500 copies... so Xbox sells 63% the number of Watch_dogs copies as the PS4. It's entirely proportional.

Using a highly anticipated multiplatform game, sold equally in porportion to console numbers, as a means to disprove the fact that Xbox has a marginally higher game uptake is laughable.

choujij742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

I think Truefan was last seen doing damage control on IGN. He'll be back though to spew his MS propaganda (probably once the dust settles).

Ninver743d ago

congrats to sony keep uo the good sales. i will continue to play the best multiplats and exclusives on ps4. happy gaming.

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