Fanboy Friday: Floppy Edition

You might think that this week would obviously be about Modern Warfare 2. It’s not. I am so sick of the news this week revolving around that game that I couldn’t bring myself to read through all the reviews and YouTube videos about it. Sorry. I assume all the 13 year olds are too busy throwing racial slurs at each other anyway to show up at comment on anything this week anyway. Well, I assumed that, until I found this.

This week, we’ll be taking a look at the October NPD numbers. Hit the jump for the charts, and then to see some fanboys desperately try to rationalize.

So, first, here are the official numbers:

Wii 506.9K
Nintendo DS 457.6K
PlayStation 3 320.6K
Xbox 360 249.7K
PSP 174.6K
PlayStation 2 117.8K

WII FIT PLUS* (WII) 441,000
BORDERLANDS (360) 418,000
NBA 2K10* (360) 311,000
HALO 3: ODST (360) 271,000
NBA 2K10* (PS3) 213,000
FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 (360) 175,000
FIFA SOCCER 10 (360) 156,000

I think you can guess what’s going to happen.

To start, we have a genius comparing the numbers between a game that came out in September to a game that came out in mid October. I’m not a Halo fan, but this looks incredibly stupid when you remember that ODST sold 1.5 million copies the month before.

UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES (PS3; Oct-09) 537,000
HALO 3: ODST (360; Sep-09) 271,000
“halosdtv is system seller”

Another fanboy celebrates the “low” Forza 3 sales, a game that was released 4 days before the end of October.

Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa @ forza 3 salez. LMAO nothing will save the xbox 360.

That’s it guys, Forza is officially a flop.

FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 (360; Oct-09) 175,000
(360; Oct-09) 175,000
175,000 <—- Bot logic FLOP
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Do the 360 fans have any retort? They do!

PS3’rd place. nuff said.

It wouldn’t be a Fanboy Friday without someone bringing up inFAMOUS.

Even infamous sold more than Forza 3 in its first month. Notice how after all the bots bigging it up the last few months, Forza 3 has come and gone just like that.Its like it never existed… shame really because that’s the best 360 exclusive this year.

In a retort to the inFAMOUS argument, one fanboy uses a delightful new term for the PS3 that I haven’t heard before.

LOL UnWanted only sold 537,000…Halo sold that within 30min of launch. Why is it that the Slowny DelayStation can’t sell games?, cause they suck? Tip: If you want xcellent games you need a XBox. XBox xclusives are so much better and they sell MUCH BETTER.

Ouch! On the topic of flops, some people get derailed from crapping on Forza to talk about Left 4 Dead 2. Also, I think he meant shelf.

Left on the shop shelp 2 will be the next FLOP.

Flop is really the term of the day, as it’s now been decided that the entire 360 is a flop.

The xBox 360 FLOPPED again ;-D
November 2009 NPD Numbers –
PlayStation 3 320.6K
Xbox 360 249.7K ;-D ;-D ;-D
+ PS3 = $299 & xBox 360 = $199 to in the U.S.of.A!!! ;-D

Come on man, FlopBox doesn’t even remotely sound like Xbox. Let’s put a little more effort into it.

XBOX THIRD 60 ! Haaaaaaa!
That Flop Box sucks!
Flopza failed oh so hard! Lmao!
Turn 10 can bite me! Wasted your breath & hurt your own sales ha ha ha!
After E309 people looked for comparisons of flopza & GT! Ha ha the second failure of the night.
Flopza had help from paid off reviewers to underrate gtan turismo psp & it still didn’t work!
Yet I feel no different.
I just know the final xbutt argument has been murdered.
No games. Whack system. No sales.
Codmw2 halo killer. Gears2 broken. Fable2 is no demons souls.
Flopza no turismo.
What’s left???

For a while, the 360 fans were mostly being quiet. Suddenly, they erupted in a mass group, taking industry leader names as their own and using them to comment. Here’s what “CliffyB” had to say.

I can spare some change for the guys at naughty dog, since their game can’t accomplish in a month what one of mine can in 24hrs.

But “Bob Dole” comes back with a really witty retort.

It accomplished more in the first 10 minutes of gameplay than Gears ever will. But oh ya sales 😉 forgot.

One of the PS3 owners thinks it’s unfair for game sales to get compared to Halo and Modern Warfare when he’s trying to compare game sales to less successful games.

God I’m sick of people comparing all sales numbers to halo. Halo and MW are the ONLY series that can pull that off. It’s unfair to measure everything up to halo.

People are really starting to stretch when it comes to making up rude names for games.

WhoFarted2:537,000 a flop, a fail, a flail.

Don’t worry, this guy isn’t a fanboy — he has a Nintendo 64.

+ I played the Wii for the 1st time a few days ago…Hmm…what a Pile of Shi… ;-D (+i got a N64 so i’m not a Nintendo hater really)

Hahaha, “jizz”.

Don’t know about anyone else… …but I just wanted to avoid being jizzed on in this massive droid circle jerk. It’s so funny to see all you little boys(and girls, sorry Juultimollu) all excited about a couple of months of a desperate redesign and price cut sales boost. PS3 hardware sales are looking strong but wait. What’s this, weak software sales still. Looks like Sony is selling a lot of Blu-Ray players. Although UC2 killed in sales…FOR A PS3 GAME! Good thing you’ve got third party games to play, oh wait that’s right most of them don’t run properly on PS3. Well at least you have your pretty graphics to look at. Remember little one great gameplay trumps great graphics. UC2=Great graphics+above average gameplay. Not good enough for Halo,Gears or Wii Sports numbers. You still have GT5. You should all have ample opportunity to gloat then. Right now all you’ve got is premature ejaculation.

Here’s a very effective argument for why 360 sales numbers don’t count.

You are so such a dumbasses…almost 2 Millon 360 user buy a 360 only for MODDING to play pirates games.

You heard it here first — Final Fantasy XIV, now for the Atari.

since there going to dumb it down to make it run on the criplle xbot. when it should be 30 gig now its 1 gig …wtf …thats some atari 2600 shlt

“horndog” attempts to lay down the law:

Who’s third? well the ps3 is third worlwide. The ps3 has come out on top 2 months in a row but i guess some bots like to claim that as victory since there won’t be to many of those to come. LOL. Sony is only going broke and can not afford another price drop for a long time. Sniff Sniff. UC 2 won’t be in the top 10 next month. So sad, how fas it was forgotten and how little it sold for a game that was game of the decade. But what about all the others titles from sony that all the fans bought to substitute for MW2? Like Demons Soul, Ratchet,Ninja Gaiden and so on? Not a sign of those huh? 2/10 in the top 10? LOL. Please.

And finally, we’ll end with a lovely little graphic someone whipped up. If this doesn’t put an end to the console war, I don’t know what will.


See you next week!