February 2019 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, March 12th

Benji

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Oct 25, 2017
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Make sure you make obnoxious Clickbait titles with matching Thumbnails on your videos, Benji.

(I’m joking. Please don’t do that lol)
No need to worry about that. This sort of shit being exactly what's so prevalent on YT is exactly why I'm doing this.

Again im not trying to get any "fame" off this or try to make money so I really dont care how many views these videos get. Its mostly just trying to provide some sort of thought out discussion in the platform

There wont be clickbait titles. The name of the main podcast is "The State of the Industry"
 

julian

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah I'm feeling MUCH better mentally overall than I have in a long time. And I've been frustrated with the sales discussion on YouTube for a while

I'm all in now, first video will probably go up tonight with a channel overview
I’m glad to hear that. Learning to filter out the garbage of the internet is more and more becoming a life skill. I’ll be sure to check it out.
 

Benji

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Oct 25, 2017
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OMG I hope you wear a Guy Fawkes mask, it would fit perfectly.
I actually havent figured out which kind yet lol

Probably something really basic at first. And like I said I'm not that worried about people figuring me out anymore. A Fawkes mask would cover too much of my face
 

Benji

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Oct 25, 2017
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You should become an EZA sponsor to get your podcast out there!
How much does that cost?
This is no joke. You need to do that to get clicks.
My focus isnt on clicks. Again this is going to be very low budget stuff. Mostly just me giving my opinions on the industry / Q and A with people yo get their thoughts out there as well. Hopefully a way for us all to learn from each other

I do not expect my channel to be all that popular tbh
 

Lichtsang

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Jan 2, 2018
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Would a mask not look a bit too goofy? I think you really don't need a cam for this. I'm interested either way! :)
 

Kozy

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Dec 4, 2017
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Looking forward to the video Benji! Really happy to hear that your head is in a better place.
 

DecoReturns

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Oct 27, 2017
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No need to worry about that. This sort of shit being exactly what's so prevalent on YT is exactly why I'm doing this.

Again im not trying to get any "fame" off this or try to make money so I really dont care how many views these videos get. Its mostly just trying to provide some sort of thought out discussion in the platform

There wont be clickbait titles. The name of the main podcast is "The State of the Industry"
I figured as much. I remember you mention people making videos just simply looking the rankings and not understanding what they actually mean.

Think you also talked about how disappointing you find when Easy Allies talks NPD.
 

stealthyfrog

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Jan 6, 2019
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I figured as much. I remember you mention people making videos just simply looking the rankings and not understanding what they actually mean.

Think you also talked about how disappointing you find when Easy Allies talks NPD.
I like EZA's personalities, but they really aren't kidding about how little research they do before their podcasts, and it shows.
 

julian

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Oct 27, 2017
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Thanks for sharing it here really appreciate it

Looking forward to what's to come everyone and hopefully we can turn this project into something cool and of value

Cheers!
Nice. Good luck to you! You already sound mad at the responses that haven’t even come in yet. Lol.

So I totally get not leaking any numbers from NPD, but what about numbers that other posters leak? Will you ignore that they’re out there? Directly reference where they came from to make clear it’s not from you? Or speak in your own way about what the numbers are (percentages, as you said)?
 

Benji

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Lol nice
Nice. Good luck to you! You already sound mad at the responses that haven’t even come in yet. Lol.

So I totally get not leaking any numbers from NPD, but what about numbers that other posters leak? Will you ignore that they’re out there? Directly reference where they came from to make clear it’s not from you? Or speak in your own way about what the numbers are (percentages, as you said)?
Oh I'm not mad at all. That's just my normal tone and cadence when I talk in general. I'm in a really great head space mentally

In regards to NPD info im not discussing their numerical data in any way whether it leaks or not. Again something that's really important to the conversation such as percentages or something may come up but I have no interest or desire on putting their subscriber info public.
 

Andri

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Mar 20, 2018
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Lowkey dissapointed Benji does not actually look like the witcher in RL.
Or maybe he does, and what we see in the vid is just a every elaborate facemask.
At least that is what i have decided to believe in.
 

Welfare

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Oct 26, 2017
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https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/19/february-2019-npd-anthem-and-jump-force-tops-software-sales/

“Anthem was the best-selling game of February 2019, and it is now the second best-selling game of 2019,” said Piscatella. “Anthem represents the second-highest launch month sales ever recorded for a BioWare developed game, trailing only the March 2012 release of Mass Effect 3.”
“Kingdom Hearts III ranked as the third best-selling game of February, and maintains its number one selling position year to date,” said Piscatella.”Over its first two months in market, Kingdom Hearts III remains the fastest selling game in franchise history, exceeding the time-aligned sales of Kingdom Hearts II by over 80 percent.”
 

Assenzio

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Mar 18, 2019
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Number one means nothing.

Less sales than ME3 at launch is bad, particularly because at the time pre-order were still a relatively a not so common thing.

Second best launch of 2019 is very very bad, to this point of the year it had the biggest marketing and really no competitors at its level.
 
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donny2112

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Oct 27, 2017
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Thanks, as always, Magicpork!

2019
NSW: 363K
PS4: 283K
XB1: 225K
3DS: 54K
Thanks! So for predictions, using NSW - 365K, PS4 - 285K, and XB1 - 225K, since rounding to the nearest 5K. (^_^)

NPD Prediction Results - February 2019

Units

1. Kaveri - 49,000
2. CosmicBolt - 55,000
3. Welfare - 75,000
3. klanar - 75,000
5. Myriotes - 77,000
6. 404LinkNotFound - 80,000
7. Jeean - 84,000
8. KillerMan91 - 85,000
9. Andromeda - 87,000
10. MrTired - 95,000
10. pitseleh - 95,000
12. donny2112 - 97,000
13. Chobel - 100,000
13. James - 100,000
13. MANUELF - 100,000
13. Ritz - 100,000
17. wilmbreak - 101,000
18. Hammer24 - 104,000
19. Lelouch0612 - 105,000
19. Zedark - 105,000
21. Hyaku Shiki - 125,000
21. Sterok - 125,000
21. useyourloaf - 125,000
24. gargles - 128,000
25. skullwaker - 130,000
26. TurnoftheCentury - 131,000
27. *Guaraná - 135,000
27. Kill3r7 - 135,000
29. Slarvax - 136,000
30. DeuceGamer - 140,000
30. Moltres006 - 140,000
30. stealthyfrog - 140,000
33. Bitch Pudding - 145,000
33. WestEgg - 145,000
35. Corporate Clown - 150,000
36. Alblowi - 155,000
36. Ryng Manuel Tolu - 155,000
36. score01 - 155,000
36. z285714 - 155,000
40. Boomasoona - 165,000
40. Jenea - 165,000
40. Limabean01 - 165,000
40. MasterChumly - 165,000
44. DanR93 - 170,000
44. JayBee - 170,000
46. jroc74 - 175,000
46. kowalski - 175,000
48. ThatRandomCliff - 176,000
49. Revolsin - 179,000
50. ScopehJ - 180,000
51. Aleh - 185,000
52. ConfusedGamer - 190,000
53. cakely - 193,000
54. HighJump - 195,000
54. Keith Stat - 195,000
54. Kyser73 - 195,000
57. Nocturnal - 204,000
58. Sangetsu-II - 205,000
59. slavesnyder - 209,000
60. Darth Smurf X - 215,000
60. Robo - 215,000
62. Wander_ - 218,000
63. Dougieflesh - 227,000
64. julian - 230,000
65. El Manco - 242,000
66. Elandyll - 245,000
66. Mercenary09 - 245,000
68. Menx64 - 265,000
68. Pachter - 265,000
70. Phantom Thief - 271,000
71. plusaflag - 273,000
72. SinCItyAssassin - 290,000
73. kyo2004 - 301,000
74. only_fools_&_horses - 305,000
75. Davy - 323,000
76. brykuhn91 - 325,000
77. Astrogamer - 345,000
78. Warlord - 355,000


Points
Code:
     February 2019                   Overall 2019 Top (2/2)
01.  Kaveri                 120.37   Andromeda                218.55
02.  CosmicBolt             115.20   Kaveri                   217.30
03.  klanar                 112.35   CosmicBolt               216.74
04.  Welfare                111.21   Zedark                   209.17
05.  Myriotes               106.38   Lelouch0612              204.54
06.  404LinkNotFound        106.20   Welfare                  202.32
07.  Jeean                  103.70   Myriotes                 201.32
08.  KillerMan91            101.73   Hammer24                 199.35
09.  Andromeda              100.41   donny2112                199.17
10.  MrTired                 99.67   Jeean                    198.71
11.  Ritz                    99.19   KillerMan91              197.54
12.  pitseleh                98.97   MrTired                  196.87
13.  Chobel                  97.85   Moltres006               196.15
14.  donny2112               97.77   MANUELF                  196.15
15.  Hammer24                97.31   wilmbreak                195.45
16.  Lelouch0612             96.90   TurnoftheCentury         192.81
17.  MANUELF                 96.53   useyourloaf              190.95
18.  James                   96.35   slavesnyder              190.87
19.  wilmbreak               96.10   WestEgg                  190.18
20.  Sterok                  95.70   pitseleh                 189.81
21.  Zedark                  95.61   Sterok                   189.63
22.  Slarvax                 94.42   gargles                  187.87
23.  gargles                 94.36   Slarvax                  187.48
24.  skullwaker              94.11   kyo2004                  186.63
25.  TurnoftheCentury        93.98   ThatRandomCliff          186.55
26.  Hyaku Shiki             93.75   JayBee                   186.04
27.  useyourloaf             93.68   Boomasoona               184.66
28.  Kill3r7                 93.65   Ryng Manuel Tolu         183.71
29.  stealthyfrog            93.48   jroc74                   183.61
30.  *Guaraná               93.34   Nocturnal                182.15
31.  z285714                 93.27   DeuceGamer               182.02
32.  Moltres006              92.62   Kill3r7                  181.88
33.  Alblowi                 92.59   ConfusedGamer            181.85
34.  Ryng Manuel Tolu        91.88   Wander_                  181.09
35.  Bitch Pudding           91.60   MasterChumly             180.84
36.  DeuceGamer              91.56   Darth Smurf X            180.65
37.  WestEgg                 91.09   Keith Stat               180.64
38.  score01                 90.69   DanR93                   180.55
39.  MasterChumly            90.34   Alblowi                  179.61
40.  Jenea                   90.03   Corporate Clown          178.99
41.  Corporate Clown         90.01   Dougieflesh              178.59
42.  Boomasoona              89.83   Bitch Pudding            178.06
43.  JayBee                  88.89   cakely                   177.31
44.  kowalski                88.66   Ritz                     177.01
45.  DanR93                  88.49   score01                  173.21
46.  Limabean01              88.34   julian                   171.43
47.  ThatRandomCliff         88.26   Elandyll                 170.44
48.  Revolsin                88.18   El Manco                 169.76
49.  ScopehJ                 88.15   HighJump                 169.36
50.  jroc74                  87.72   Sangetsu-II              168.74
Congratulations, Kaveri! :D