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Will PS4 get through 2014 as the highest selling console every week of the year?

Yes 140 50.72%
No - Xb one will beat it at least once 55 19.93%
No - Wii U will beat it at least once 21 7.61%
No - Both Wii U and Xb on... 33 11.96%
Don't know/don't care/see results 27 9.78%

No. but it is doing fine.

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didnt the X1 sold like a 100,000 units on china launch this week or something? i guess next week the X1 will outsell the PS4 for the first time, and then a week later PS4 will be on top again so... i dont think it will be the best selling console every week for a year, maybe next year?.

Isn't the china number shipments (sold-in) and not sold through?

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China numbers are sold in, and even if it is 100k in china sold, it would only barely beat the ps4 this week (of numbers that we have), and most likely wouldn't (I believe due to constant undertracking this site has shown for ps4, the week ending the 20th was >200k most likely 220k). Also PS4 will have a longer sustained boost of off Fifa, due to brand association built up over the past decade, Europe being Sony Land, and the fact that Xbone is more likely to drop quicker than PS4 in America.

Halo MCC will do fuck all.

Black Friday depends on deals, but PS4 will most likely have a higher daily sell through than Xbone which will offset Friday boost.

hahahahahahahaha No.

The PS4 will not dethrone the PS2. Gaming was at it's peak in that era, now it's slowing down...a lot

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M.U.G.E.N said:
Isn't the china number shipments (sold-in) and not sold through?

Correct. Nobody knows the real number

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Wasn't the 100k for X1 in China just shipments? Hasn't anyone been able to prove otherwise?

M.U.G.E.N said:
Isn't the china number shipments (sold-in) and not sold through?

its sold in, yes

but japan sold 23k units on a 40k shipment with zero interest in the xbox one



imho the china sold through quote will be much higher.

and that 100k figure was the day one shipment. they got 6 more days to sell all of them.


even 100k+ first week ist possible...

The launch week for China is going to be close. I still think that for the week ending Sept. 20 VGC is either undertracking the PS4, overtracking the XBO, or both. If the 100k China figure is shipped, not sold, and the actual PS4-XBO gap for the week ending the 20th is wider than VGC's current numbers indicate, then the PS4 may come out on top. But even if the PS4 misses that one week this year, I think that at least one year this generation it will be on top every week. The only other realistic chance the XBO has to come out on top are the release weeks for Halo 5 and Halo 6 or if it manages to sneak in a price cut to $300 before Sony can implement one for the PS4. Of course, the fact that the XBO will likely beat the PS4 in sales in maybe four weeks this whole generation shows just how big the PS4's market share is.

amak11 said:

The PS4 will not dethrone the PS2.

I don't think anyone realistically claims that it will. Not only did the PS2 have almost no competition early on (the Dreamcast posed little threat and was discontinued months before the GC and Xbox launched), plus it had absurdly strong legs, with a significant proportion of its sales coming after the start of the seventh generation.

Gaming was at it's peak in that era, now it's slowing down...a lot

Hm. 260 million seventh-gen systems vs. 210 million sixth-gen systems. Seems like the seventh was the peak. Of course, it's debateable as to whether the market is actually declining in terms of number of customers. I think a good argument can be made that much of the sales growth over the past several generations was due to atypical circumstances causing hardware sales to grow at a faster rate than the number of actual console owners. The sixth generation total was arguably inflated due to the PS2's record-setting legs, and the seventh was inflated by the Wii, which likely increased the number of multi-console homes considerably. This is a topic warranting more in-depth analysis, which would result in this thread going off-topic if continued here, but needless to say the fact that the eighth generation will almost certainly mark the first time total generation-over-generation hardware sales decline may not necessarily be symptomatic of an actual market contraction.