Not Perfectly Decipherable: January 2011 NPD Monthly Videogame Sales Figures and Analysis

Deciphering January's sales is like traveling through a wintery fog as NPD continues to mask the full results. Full analysis by John Lucas.

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hiredhelp2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

"Sony’s going to have to make the annual “Year of the PS3” proclamation come true for 2011. Time is of the essence regardless of the stated 10 year plan."

SONY' doesnt need to make any statement on the 10 year life span of the playstation 3. sony will have plenty of fan base gamers who will go out and buy orignal games and enjoy the next 7 or so years on the sony train. with exclusives and pushing the ps3 more each year.

gypsygib2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

The author of this article needs to lay off the cocaine.

And, I wish NDP included all markets worldwide, just one region doesn't say very much about what's going on in the entire video game industry.

johnlucas2732d ago

NPD is U.S. based. They can only talk about the U.S. VGChartz is your best bet to get an idea of the worldwide gaming scene. But you know good & well that the U.S. is the biggest market of them all. Americans buy everything even when they should be saving. It's part of the culture.

Microsoft seems to be doing well here with the remodel & Kinect campaign but I think there are chinks in the armor here that won't reveal themselves until the months to come.

Nintendo's 'imminent downfall' I believe is greatly exaggerated. Most of Wii's problems is due to lack of proper attention from Nintendo themselves. They're letting the system run on cruise control & not tending to the weeds like they should.

3rd party support has been a problem for them ever since the PlayStation exodus & it always will be. Nintendo's treatment of them in the 1980s made sure of that. Their handhelds only got the support because no other competitor could match them. So the 3rd party had to deal with the devil so to speak just for the sake of making money.

As soon as the 3rd party establishment gets a way out from Nintendo entirely (which they may be able to if Apple & the other smartphones become first-rate gaming devices), Nintendo will be forced to virtually go it alone with little help from the others. They've proven that they can do this already. Wish it wasn't this way but it is what it is.

Sony needs one more big boost to get back on par with Microsoft. One more $100 price drop for the PS3 BACKED with a strong software lineup can inject serious life into PS3's blood. Who knows how this NGP thing's gonna go but Sony can recover some by getting the PS3 to root out the 360 in the 360's strongest territory.

Worldwide they are already on track to outsell the 360. They already outsell them in Japan (easy), Europe & the other PAL markets. They just need to finish the job in America & they're set to end this HD console limbo that's been going on the past 4 years.

That's just my take on the situation.
John Lucas

hiredhelp2732d ago

j agree. but as i always say can you really rely on figures these days. too currupt