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GamesThirst Interview: NPD's David Riley

GamesThirst: We sat with David Riley of the NPD group before, and he's decided to join us yet again as part of the grand opening of our website to field some more questions. There's a lot of ground that's yet to be covered and I hope to leave out nothing this time, So here goes.

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Chris3993672d ago

As that was always the contention by hard-core VGC supporters. Not saying that the site is terribly off in their numbers; apparently they "adjust" figures, but they do tend to over-inflate in the first place. And I'm not even going to mention consoles, let's not start off the New Year with fan-boy fires. But their numbers are a little off.

movements3671d ago

Clear, no more bashing the NPD?

-MoOkS-3671d ago

The only people that bash NPD are the ones who couldnt handle being outsold for almost 3 years

Saaking3671d ago

I think it'll be close match between the 360 and PS3 for Dec; however, Worldwide the PS3 probably outsold the 360 by 500k+. Shows you how insignificant any gains made in NA by the 360 are doesn't it?

Chris3993671d ago

(Interviewer) "So are the Walmart sales estimates included in your monthly hardware and software sales data? Because if not, although the console makers and publishers obviously know, the public is left in the dark."

(NPD guy) David: Yes. 100%."

HDgamer3671d ago

So you couldn't handle being outsold by the wii for 3 years?

lowcarb3671d ago (Edited 3671d ago )

"Shows you how insignificant any gains made in NA by the 360 are doesn't it?"

That goes for both MS and Sony not showing big growth over one another. 360 didn't get away and PS3 being the bigger name brand still isn't catching up. There's only so much time left this gen and for some reason I don't see either catching the Wii. Natal + reach and Gt5 + GOW3 might be the two products that put a ding in the Wii's armor.

mrmikew20183671d ago

Who cares about these sales anyway? It's beyond me why the 360 community is so stuck on sales. Unless they have stock in Microsoft but I highly doubt that. VGC and NPD are just an estimate on what the systems sold, which mean each one could've sold more or less. So it amazes me why some people are obsessed with these numbers? It's so retarded and sad.

SilentNegotiator3671d ago (Edited 3671d ago )

No EU or JP. I'd be interested in seeing WW numbers for a change.

@1.6
"PS3 being the bigger name brand still isn't catching up"
How is shrinking the gap by over 3 million in 4 months NOT "Catching up"?

lowcarb3671d ago (Edited 3671d ago )

Why don't you post some links that confirm those figures. Until we see something confirming this don't believe there was anything near 3million in 4 months. If I'm wrong prove it and then have a reason to disagree.

edit 1.7 holdemdown:

Don't single out 360 fans alone in your quest at pointing fingers. What's sad is when people single out others and just ignore there console of choice.

Oner3671d ago

@ lowcarb you said ~ "Don't single out 360 fans alone in your quest at pointing fingers. What's sad is when people single out others and just ignore there console of choice."

So you single out holdemdown for what he said but you ignore and don't single out Mooks for his point earlier when he points fingers at the Sony crowd? You sir are just as sad as your point was intended to make out for others. Honestly.

lowcarb3671d ago

"So you single out holdemdown for what he said but you ignore and don't single out Mooks for his point earlier when he points fingers at the Sony crowd? You sir are just as sad as your point was intended to make out for others. Honestly."

Actually your just as sad as he is for defending him. Mooks might have made a fanboy comment which i disagreed with but nowhere called out anyone. This site is full of comedy like yourself trying to justify comments like his. Try and discredit me all you want but people with eye's can see the BS from a mile away.

Oner3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

Actually you're right that people will see, and what they will see is that you have a double standard. And are just trying to back track to cover it up now by pointing a finger at me; instead of understanding that your point actually applies to you yourself as well (which you will not admit to). But whatever...my point was made.

lowcarb3670d ago

You can't even explain clearly why you came to that conclusion. Once again I didn't agree with Mooks but I'm sure you did agree with holdem. You see when you try and call me out you fail because you took a side and failed to get my point. Anyways no need to keep going on about this. Where arguing over video games for Christ sakes.

Oner3670d ago

You're arguing about video games...I made a clear observation that you are trying to glaze over, back track and cover up. I will say it again, your original "point" applies to you just as much as it did to the person you were trying to insult (holdemdown)...and now you are deflecting it towards me for calling you out on it.

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movements3671d ago

claims can be laid to rest....

tdrules3671d ago

Heres hoping they start giving a damn about Digital Distribution.

Yomiro3671d ago

Catching up to what?...a year head start?

3664d ago