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January NPD 2019

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Marth said:
January has been a really quiet month. Not only here but also on era.
Seems like everyone needed to recover after that wild ride in December. :D

Stuff will get crazy soon enough ;)



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[NSW] 283K
[PS4] 228K
[XB1] 177K

I fear not even the 1-2 punch of KH3 and RE2 will be nearly enough to push Switch from the throne.

However, if the Switch wins by a considerable margin, then I will start to doubt that the PS4 will be able to keep up until the holiday season with the Switch in the US this year - and by extension worldwide.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
[NSW] 283K
[PS4] 228K
[XB1] 177K

I fear not even the 1-2 punch of KH3 and RE2 will be nearly enough to push Switch from the throne.

However, if the Switch wins by a considerable margin, then I will start to doubt that the PS4 will be able to keep up until the holiday season with the Switch in the US this year - and by extension worldwide.

The PS4 is nearly at 100 million.  And it is over 5 years old.  At some point, it has to slow down.  Here are the options:

If the PS4 gets a hefty cut during holidays, it can still sell, but I would like to see the corporate projections first before picking a winner.

If the PS5 is announced to be launching sooner than we realize, then it should soften PS4 sales.

If the PS5 is coming and the rumored Portable version is announced as well as the console version, then Nintendo needs to watch out.



CosmicSex said:

 

If the PS5 is coming and the rumored Portable version is announced as well as the console version, then Nintendo needs to watch out.

Sony entering the portable market again? I'm sure Nintendo has nothing to worry about. 



Tagging to see how the consoles do. Though I expect the Switch to win by at least 50k over the PS4.



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Sony is not dumb enough to attempt another portable.

At least, I hope not.



Megiddo said:
Sony is not dumb enough to attempt another portable.

At least, I hope not.

If they do, they have to go all-in.



Megiddo said:
Sony is not dumb enough to attempt another portable.

At least, I hope not.

I could see them releasing a cheap device for the sole purpose of Remote Play, anything more than that? Not a chance.



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Megiddo said:
Sony is not dumb enough to attempt another portable.

At least, I hope not.

According to the channels I have been watching and with respect to Sony's own pre-Switch patents, I am gonna throw my hat in the ring and say we get 2 PS5s:

A standard PS5 with full backwards compatibility to all existing Sony console games.

A PS5 lite with full PSP, PS4 and PS5 support. And Vita support.  One assumes that PSOne support and possibly PS2 support will be considered as well.  

The idea of playing KH3, Call of Duty, Marvel Vs Capcom. Horizon Zero Dawn, Spiderman and God of War in portable is far from dumb.  

The support from this rumor comes from many sources including Japanese outlets, insiders, AMD's confirmation that Navi is scalable architecture, and of course Sony's own patents. 

The final source is also Sony and goes back to their comment about the Switch and what it takes to regain strong competitiveness in Japan against Nintendo.