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Weekly Hardware Chart - DECEMBER 9TH 2017

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zorg1000 said:
quickrick said:

pretty sure the console was sold out during the first holidays in the US. launch aligned is way over  rated if the comparison is not proper.  

Have anything to back up that claim?

this npd graph pretty much confirms shortages.

 



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PortisheadBiscuit said:
quickrick will sell his left kidney just to prove his point of Switch failing

Probably because being a contrarian ensures that a dozen people will argue with him, giving lots of attention.  Sometimes I wonder if people have ever interneted.



Very lovely all around. PS4 in rarefied air with it's numbers this month.



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quickrick said:

 

zorg1000 said:

Have anything to back up that claim?

this npd graph pretty much confirms shortages.

 

How so?

Because it had a big jump from holiday 96 to 97?

Does that mean PS1 had shortages in holiday 95/96?



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zorg1000 said:
quickrick said:

 

this npd graph pretty much confirms shortages.

 

 

How so?

Because it had a big jump from holiday 96 to 97?

Does that mean PS1 had shortages in holiday 95/96?

playstation started off slow, and didn't have a killer app. mario 64 is the best launch game of all time. come on.



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quickrick said:
zorg1000 said:

How so?

Because it had a big jump from holiday 96 to 97?

Does that mean PS1 had shortages in holiday 95/96?

playstation started off slow, and didn't have a killer app. mario 64 is the best launch game of all time. come on.

So wheres your proof that it had shortages?



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

zorg1000 said:
quickrick said:

playstation started off slow, and didn't have a killer app. mario 64 is the best launch game of all time. come on.

So wheres your proof that it had shortages?

Nintendo always has shortages.



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Some people are really saying that switch is slowing down or that demand isn’t as high as we thought, when it overtook PS4 launch aligned as of this week (not even halfway through December)?



Bet with flashfire926: I think switch will win November NPD, and he thinks xbox one will win (if ps4 is victorious, it's a draw). Loser has to state that they lost in the signature for some time.

zorg1000 said:
quickrick said:

playstation started off slow, and didn't have a killer app. mario 64 is the best launch game of all time. come on.

So wheres your proof that it had shortages?

I mean if you look at the graph and can't see it i'm sorry. mario is the  biggest gaming franchise, and best selling 64 game, not to mention it shat on everything at the time, from graphics, to controls. it was revolutionary. you think N64 wasn't sold out with such a small amount of sales.  it also had mario kart 64 come out in december, i mean come on.



CrazyGamer2017 said:

In Japan probably yeah, in the US I don't think so as the PS4 is still leading sales despite the Switch's success, in Europe not a chance in hell!

Which is why he said, "it will remain behind worldwide" ... 

I also don't think it's likely that the Switch will outsell the PS4 in the US but if history is anything to go by, there are at least 2 portable Nintendo systems which were able to cross 40M units (not counting GBC with GB since GBC had actual exclusive killer apps, massive mistake on VGC's part to GBC figures with GB) so it's not out of the realm of possibility that the Switch could outsell PS4 in the US providing if Xbox remains as strong competition ... 

I think I might have finally figured out the reason why GBA did better than the 3DS in both WW and especially in the US and why Switch might not be able to reach the same heights ... 

If people take a look at the GBA software sales one would get the impression that GBA had weaker system sellers compared to the 3DS but despite having less killer apps in comparison to the 3DS, GBA managed to soundly beat it in hardware sales and I think it's because there is less overlap in appeal in GBA system sellers compared to 3DS system sellers. In spite of 3DS having more to work with (3D Mario, Animal Crossing, Smash Bros, Luigi's Mansion, other simulation games and not mention strong 3rd party titles such as Monster Hunter or Yokai Watch) than the GBA did it is becoming increasingly clearer that the average Nintendo customer's taste in games is becoming far more entangled than it ever was before and it's partially the reason why the WII U failed to reach the general consumer even when Nintendo had released 6 out of their 8 core franchises ... 

Most Nintendo's first entry on the Switch with their flagship franchises will sell better than their first entries with the 3DS did yet both will end up having similar hardware numbers by the end of this year ... 

This overlap could end up being the Switch's undoing as Nintendo's games keep appealing to more of their established userbase than not ...