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ITT, predict for the NPD April 2019 retail period (April 7-May 4, 2019) for U.S. hardware sales.
What is NPD?: NPD is one of the main retail tracking firms in the U.S., and also about the only one who specifically goes into detail on video games sales. This thread is to predict what the NPD hardware sales will be for the most recent month. NPD months are defined by the National Retail Federation (find calendar links here).
What do I win?: Bragging rights. We also keep track of predictions over the year and have an annual contest using "points." Still just bragging rights, but SalesEra followers have fun seeing how well we can do with it. See here for details on the point calculations.
Why are there still predictions when official NPD numbers are not released?
Trust me said:
Prediction entries must be in and finalized by 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 14. Format use is required if you want your entry counted.ethomaz said:
NPD Coverage: April 6-May 4, 2019 (4 weeks, March was 5 weeks)
NPD Physical Results Release: Thursday, May 16 @ 4 p.m. EST (public thread with physical+digital posted 5 days later on Mayl 21st ~6:30 p.m. EDT)
Good Bad [XB1] 200K [XB1] 200 thousand [XB1] 200,000 [XB1] 200.000 [XB1] 200000 [XB1] - 200000
Potential hardware impacting events in April:
Annual April/May decline
Prediction Format: (repeating to emphasize to use this format)
March 2018 NPD thread
April 2018 NPD thread
NPD Prediction Thread Archive
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