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ResilientFighter said:
Sony is worldwide sales king and there is no reasons it won't win again in 2019 if there is a permanent price cut down to 200 for the slim and 250 for the pro or maybe 300 more realisticly. Ghost of tsushima, last of us 2, death stranding, days gone etc will maintain interest in it as well

No 2019 is definitely a Switch win. At this point in a systems life (6th year) price cuts dont lead to YoY growth, they just help the decline from not being as large. Also, Switch has the potential to receive its own price cut or revision anyway and has big games as well like Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion, Animal Crossing & Pokemon Gen 8.

I'm guessing PS4 will see a 10-20% YoY drop and NSW will see a 10-20% YoY gain.



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Last edited by Raven - on 25 January 2019

To put it into context, for the most part they were up against the Wii U and XBone with the most significant challenger being a handheld that parents thought would make their kids blind. The period that Sony dominated marked a substantial decline in the overall market, not reversed until the Switch entered in 2017.

2018 is the first time that a serious challenge has been presented, and it took the market by storm. During this year Nintendo will be unveiling their most powerful IP with Pokémon.



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Jumpin said:

2018 is the first time that a serious challenge has been presented, and it took the market by storm.

Despite that PS4 still won 2018 and it wasn't PS4's best year.

This year when we can already expect some new salt when PS4 will be above the Wii.

 

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I think people are seriously underestimating a permanent price drop for the PS4. Look at all of the people lining up out the door in South Korea with their recent price drops. If you look at the last two Black Friday weeks in the U.S.- PS4 easily beat the competition and sold out everywhere. If Sony had provided more stock an extended the $199 promotion through December- it would have been an absolute bloodbath.



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Jumpin said:
To put it into context, for the most part they were up against the Wii U and XBone with the most significant challenger being a handheld that parents thought would make their kids blind. The period that Sony dominated marked a substantial decline in the overall market, not reversed until the Switch entered in 2017.

2018 is the first time that a serious challenge has been presented, and it took the market by storm. During this year Nintendo will be unveiling their most powerful IP with Pokémon.

Yet still with probably the best 3D Zelda at the moment, one of the best 3D Mario’s, The best super smash bros to date, 2 casual Pokémon’s, Super Mario party, Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2 and many other Nintendo games,   Between March 2017 and the end of 2018 the Switch got outsold by almost 8 millions to a 4-5 years old console with a base model at the same price (pro is $399).

 



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jonathanalis said:
Great run.
But 2019 is switch's. 2020 we will probably have ps5, but not for the entire year.
Also, ps4 took 5 years to reach its peak. If switch keep a strong momentum for years (considering it have space to price drops and revisions), it can still outsell ps5 first 2 or 3 years.

In a fantasy world maybe not in real life

Care to show your real world number?

In the real world, it seems that switch will have a bigger 2019 then 2018. Is a fantasy imagine that switch can continue to sell at a 16M+ pacing per year? It still have revisions to show, price drops... these numbers doesnt seems too out of reality. PS4, meanwhile got to sell 14M in its second year. Supposing ps5 would be as successful as ps4, is well in the reality that switch might outsell it on its the second year. 3rd year of ps4 was 16.7M, switch might still not be too far off it, despite it being more difficult, do not seems that imposible...



BuckStud said:

Too bad that Sony had to nearly give PS4's away in the US to achieve those numbers.  $199 pretty much everywhere around me for about 6 weeks and a couple places had other discounts in place that brought the price down to the $150 range.  The Switch stayed pretty steady at $300 that whole time.

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Sony's doing awesome for sure. Hope they don't get cocky though. They have a tendency to do that after success stories. I mean PS3 sold a shit ton and yet was a bigger failure than the Wii U in terms of money made. So hope they keep their heads down and do what they did with PS2 and ps4 and deliver an awesome PS5. But I do think that the next 3 years are the switch's since first year PS5 can't possibly cross switch just like switch first 2 years didn't. And remember that is with switch being ahead in the us in the same timeframe and massively still in Japan. Maybe even ps5's first 2 years it won't be no.1. we'll see what happens though. Do they screw up? Is it Microsoft's time to take back some of the gamers like it did with 360? How much close to PS4 will switch get and will it cross it? Definitely an interesting time in terms of analytics in gaming



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This thread is VGChartz in a nutshell lol. Anyways congrats to Sony. Keep delivering the hits and I'll keep buyin.



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