Naughty Dog commented on their twitter that contrary to what most people believe, NPD does cover Wal-Mart on their monthly sales.
wonder what other retailers it covers also.
Anyone got a list? Thanks in advance.
I need to start going to twitter for all my gaming news......thats where everything is unveiled.
@Raiinstorm: Yeah, same here. A friend of mine recently shifted onto Twitter, and he's found some awesome stuff like this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Companies like Bioware also make a lot of their announcements over Twitter as well. Certainly a place to be right now.
NO... NO ... and definitely NO. I believe much more on VGChartz then NPD or Naughty Dog. (/sarcasm)
"Although, NPD does not track Wal-Mart, they do estimate Wal-Mart and other retailers' sales using various algorithms and estimations" http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...
Good stuff. I was going to find that link and post it but you beat me to it. That Naughty Dog dev is wrong about that. The only 2 companies in the U.S. that tracks all retailers and sells for Playstation products are Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. and the Internal Revenue Service. *Edit* The link I am referring to is the actual NPD person quoted as stating this. It was on N4G a while ago but I am having trouble locating it. The guy says the same thing but some people may need to hear it from the horses mouth to believe it.
you do realize that's not necessarily correct right? Anyone can edit it including me I could change it right now if I wanted to.
I bring it up EVERY TIME someone disses NPD numbers on this site. NPD and Walmart came to an agreement in 2009. Here is the relevant info direct from NPD's website. http://www.npd.com/corpServ...
oh yeah, I will believe the wiki site over the actual info from NPD... what a joke, fanboys have to hang on to something right... haha.
Even if they didn't cover Walmart (or Amazon), is there any reason to believe that the ratio of sales between PS3, 360, & Wii would be different at those stores? If anything, 360 sales could possibly be under-reported because Walmart is a discount retailer, and a lower priced console may sell more at Walmart than at other retailers.
explains the 360's sales lead :) LOL See the link to understand... http://www.peopleofwalmart....
That's misleading. NPD's consumer-tracking deal with Walmart is not RETAIL tracking. http://www.dealerscope.com/... Consumer-tracking is used more as a trend-tracker within the chain(s).
Im sure I remember reading NPD doesn't actually cover Walmart but it makes as educated estimate of it sales along with Amazon as well Still a very random comment from ND
Just a thought...
walmart may be estimated
Amazon is partially covered since some of the orders are handled by retailers like Circuit City (ex), Best Buy, etc, I don't think the ones handled by Amazon themseleves are covered.
See the link at comment 1.5 for the facts. The Naughty Dog dev is wrong.
at 1.8 ND is correct...
See 1.12 Consumer-tracking is different from retail tracking.
Thank god someone in the industry pointed this out. The only ones that used the whole "NPD doesnt include Walmart" was Nintendo fanboys for year on end.
I'm sorry but that is just idiotic at best. Nintendo fanboys pull up Walmart? for what? To point out how not only are they ahead of PS3 by double sales digits on NPD alone? Sorry but Sony fans have used the excuse when PS3 is last. It's funny though you think the console that is always in first is using some excuse to justify not being in first.
a list, just because it has always peaked my interest.
I only say that because the ChavBots&ModBots think the Japanese Sales are irrelevant!!! ;-D Anyway add-up last months USA + Japan sales numbers for the 'xBox 360' + the 'PS3' and the 'PS3' TOTALLY DESTROYS the 'xBotched 360' in Sales!! ;-P
Bots only care about american sales numbers, apparentlly the rest of the world doesn't matter much.
There is a Ps3 Shortage
lol well there goes a bunch of fanboy ammo for all parties involved!
I mean who knows, its just funny how out of the blues instead of patcher or ign or gamespot bringing us info on things like this, instead ND did it. Just sounds like hes kinda bitter that god of war 3 sold better then uncharted 2 in the same time frame of their launch. I dunno just sounded random for ND to bring news on sales covering NPD. Dont get me wrong Uncharted series is my favorite series this next gen & I cant wait for UC3 but it just sounded a little awkward hearing ND bring up sales figures for walmart counts after god of war 3 had a great month topping NPD charts selling over a million copies. I think maybe im just a little tired from dying so much on titan mode.
That has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. So you're saying ND is butthurt, so they reinforce the fact that the NPD numbers are correct? Does that really make sense to you?
Tell me, "What's the difference between a open minded person such as myself versus narrow minded users who disagree yet dont reply back"? The answer is simple, unlike them ive come to appreciate games no matter what system its on. As for them its always on the defensive side without no reply but disagrees is all they have as something to make them feel better, like they just won the lotto, lol. So if u think what I wrote was the dumbest thing u ever heard. Then I guess I can say that seeing a phantom of disagrees with no reply has to be the worst fanboys ive ever seen especially when their butthurt over an opinion on why I thought ND maybe butthurt. Lol. Reason I said that was because as u have noticed, there has been a debate about NPD not using Walmart & Amazon numbers. The reason I said they seem butthurt was because out of the blues ND was the ones to inform us that Walmart is "COUNTED in NPD Numbers" as if they were taking away "Extra Potential Sales" from the already outstanding numbers GOW3 has.
The only way your resoning would come even close to making sense would be if Walmart had some sort of spectacular God of War deal happening that would mean a big difference in the GoW3 sales vs Uncharted sales at that specific store. I would imagine the majority of the people who disagreed with you without replying did so because you don't present a compelling enough point to argue as even I am just humoring you here.
Check the date http://twitter.com/Naughty_... April Fools!...
Remember Black Friday? Walmart was giving away $100 gift cards with a purchase of a $200 Xbox 360 model. Bots claimed these sales weren't included in the NPD tally for November, which the 360 barely won over the PS3. (But in total worldwide sales for November, PS3 trounced the 360)
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