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zippy said:
Congrats to PS4 its an incredible system, however this achievement against the Wii is slightly tarnished due to the fact that the PS4 doesnt have the same level of competition Wii had.

Well that's not really the PS4s fault.



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Ninsect said:
ithis said:


Just to clarify if it hasn't been already. For the PS4 to keep this percentage it has to keep selling at the rate of 2:1 vs the XBone+WiiU on average.

Probably not that easy.

Why? This year it's at like 60% marketshare.
Lifetime sales for WiiU won't be much higher than 15m. XB1 could do anything from 45m-75m imo so that means for PS4 to keep its marketshare it would only need to sell 60-90m...


Hmm... I guess the WiiU could become the parent's christmas choice again if they just release some Mario, and since PS4 sales will probably be fizically impeeded, we can assume that the PS4 will not at all win the holidays at 2:1. Those large holidays volumes will offset the overall yearly numbers against the PS4, so it will lose the 50% marketshare. 

If it will do it though I will be surprised.



Quit bringing up 3DS guys. This is between home consoles. We all can see 3DS has over 80% Market Share for handhelds. That's to be expected. Kudos to Sony. Move on kk?



ikki5 said:
Ninsect said:

DS still had like ~65-70% marketshare lol


ok, about 65%, but not 100% of the handhelds.

 

The main point here those is some people only have a handheld as they only buy one console (I have a friend like this who buy which ever console appeals most regardless if it is handheld or home console). So Sony, Nintendo (assuming that some people also just have a Vita) and Microsoft is still competing against them when it comes to consoles so really, overall, it is a pseudo marketshare when you only take one group into consideration.


Gameboy was 100% of handelds. Anyhow, might as well compare ps4 sales with the number of steam accounts while you are at it.



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Neodegenerate said:
super6646 said:

What do you mean? Microsoft tried for 2 gens to break into the mainland European markets and Japan, and haven't done well. Its not Microsoft's fault for that.


Microsoft's inability to penetrate a new market is actually 100% Microsoft's own fault.  They clearly approached it incorrectly.


Your telling me Microsoft could've penetrated Japan? How so? My ears are all open, tell me!



I would be more interested to see if it outsells the Wii when all is said and done.



super6646 said:
Neodegenerate said:


Microsoft's inability to penetrate a new market is actually 100% Microsoft's own fault.  They clearly approached it incorrectly.


Your telling me Microsoft could've penetrated Japan? How so? My ears are all open, tell me!

Wouldn't that be a job for some 7-digit salaried Microsoft executive to figure out, instead of looking for solutions on gaming forums.

Maybe they could have penetrated Japan the same way Sony penetrated the Albanian market: by making a console and games people of that country want.



There is way too much off topic discussion going on in this thread, from both sides of the aisle.

This is about the PS4 hitting 50% marketshare, and your thoughts on it. People are allowed to share their views on the subject, whether they're congratulating the system or putting forth reasons why we've gotten to this point. That's the point of discussion, to discuss things.

So the off topic posts need to stop, especially the "lol salty!!1!" posts. It's just console war terminology that at best adds nothing to the conversation, at worst trying to discredit a user and their opinions. That's not how we go about discussing things on this site.

So please be cognizant as you all continue to post. The PS4 has hit 50% marketshare. What do you think? How do you think we got here? Where will this lead?

But off topic red herrings and salty posts aren't part of that. So please cut it out.



ithis said:
Ninsect said:

Why? This year it's at like 60% marketshare.
Lifetime sales for WiiU won't be much higher than 15m. XB1 could do anything from 45m-75m imo so that means for PS4 to keep its marketshare it would only need to sell 60-90m...


Hmm... I guess the WiiU could become the parent's christmas choice again if they just release some Mario, and since PS4 sales will probably be fizically impeeded, we can assume that the PS4 will not at all win the holidays at 2:1. Those large holidays volumes will offset the overall yearly numbers against the PS4, so it will lose the 50% marketshare. 

If it will do it though I will be surprised.

PS4 marketshare for 2014: 55%...



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