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hudsoniscool said:
Azzanation said:

The manager at EB Games told me they sold out of the 1st two batches. 20k Aus wide. Thats really just his word though.

That just seams too high to me. That would put all of Australia at 60kish. Does anyone know how much other consoles did at launch? 60k would make its launch nearly the size of the uks.

Xbox One: 65,917

Wii: 32,901

3DS: 31,000

Xbox 360: 30,421

PS3: >20,000

DS: 19,191

 

Switch: Higher than Wii

PS4: Below XB1

 

Xbox One had the best launch.

Last edited by Welfare - on 13 November 2017

Won bet with t3mporary_126 - I correctly predicted that the Wii U's LTD at the end of 2014 would be closer to 9 million than 10 million. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=6673287

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Welfare said:
hudsoniscool said:

That just seams too high to me. That would put all of Australia at 60kish. Does anyone know how much other consoles did at launch? 60k would make its launch nearly the size of the uks.

Xbox One: 65,917

Wii: 32,901

3DS: 31,000

Xbox 360: 30,421

PS3: >20,000

DS: 19,191

 

Switch: Higher than Wii

PS4: Below XB1

 

Xbox One had the best launch.

My memory doesn't serve. It even failed me twice.... I thought ps4 came out ahead of the xbox one.



starcraft said:
Azzanation said:

The manager at EB Games told me they sold out of the 1st two batches. 20k Aus wide. Thats really just his word though.

Thanks for following up!

Interesting tidbit, would be great if its true!

Hi, I too had a discussion with an EB Games employee couple of weeks back and was told exactly that same figure of 20,000.  Made a thread about it at the time.  At least the rumors seem to be consistent with that figure..



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Sweet! ppl in the UK have CASH and want the most 4k experience! Good on them!



pretty good, but important to bear in mind that the UK is always a good market for Microsoft/Xbox and that it's not a GIANT market. This is sort of similar to announcing that the Nintendo Switch had a great opening weekend in Japan when it launched.... it's sort of a gurantee 

I'm more curious what total numbers will be as I think the tougher battle was going to be to convince the North American market and rest of Europe to be okay with buying a $500 console. Too bad Microsoft never releases overall numbers for this sort of stuff



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ironmanDX said:
hudsoniscool said:

That just seams too high to me. That would put all of Australia at 60kish. Does anyone know how much other consoles did at launch? 60k would make its launch nearly the size of the uks.

Agreed. 20k at eb I can believe... 60k Australia wide? Not a chance.

That would be a record console launch by quite a margin if my memory serves.

Where are you getting 60k from?

EB Games is the only significant dedicated games retailer. They'd account for a decent proportion of console sales, alongside JB-Hifi.



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Yeah considering how low sales have been since they announced it they will need continued big sales to make it up.



The sales will be incredibly front-loaded. Especially when word gets around that there are no exclusives being released.
Xbox enthusiasts will have rushed to pick this up, and everyone else who got one probably thought that it was a new console. Those who did not know that the Xbox One X is just a revision will likely be disappointed.
It will be interesting to see how big the drop in sales will be. This will probably give Xbox 1-3 weeks in the spotlight before it tapers off significantly.



starcraft said:
ironmanDX said:

Agreed. 20k at eb I can believe... 60k Australia wide? Not a chance.

That would be a record console launch by quite a margin if my memory serves.

Where are you getting 60k from?

EB Games is the only significant dedicated games retailer. They'd account for a decent proportion of console sales, alongside JB-Hifi.

There was a thread about it a few days ago. That's probably where it came from. I can't remember who it was but they estimated 60k Australia wide. It was a very rough estimation, to be fair to him.



GribbleGrunger said:

These are great numbers.

However, we have to remember that the Pro wasn't heavily promoted, had a low key announcement, was a smaller jump in technology and wasn't stocked as well as the XB1X. From a consumers perspective it's harder to persuade those people without a 4K TV to buy a console that promised 1080p when the console they already had was doing 1080p. On the other hand, it's easier to persuade people without a 4K TV to buy a console that promised 1080p when the console they already had did 900p.

The jump from least powerful to most powerful is a much easier sell. 

Yep, definitely good numbers.  But, like you said, the launches aren't very comparable.  The XBX is pretty much all MS has been talking about for over a year, while Sony launched the Pro just a few weeks after its announcement.  It's been heavily promoted for months, now.  The XBX was basically launched as a new console, constantly touting the most powerful system in the world.  Xbox fans disappointed in the PS4 being more powerful than the OG XBO were sure to jump on board, if only for the bragging rights.

And they definitely have much more stock for it, seeing as Sony underestimated the demand for the Pro at launch.  The X is still in stock at Amazon UK.  Though, it has started to slip in the hourlies.  It may go back up, or it may point to front-loaded sales.