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February NPD 2019 thread

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Switch: 385K
PS4: 204K
XBO: 221K

XBO had a strong 50$ off Promo (plus a 100S off One X Fallout 76 bundle), and Switch the 35$ Gift card promo, but PS4 had neither of those.

Additionally, all the bigger games that month fizzled out apart from Apex, so not many reasons to buy a console outside of the promos.

Underestimated the PS4 and slightly overestimated the Switch; XBO almost perfect estimation.

But yeah, looks like it's going to be very hard to beat the Switch any month this year.



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When we look wekly sales, Switch is around 30% for January and February, Japan is around 50% up until now, so that means that FY Q4 (Jan-Mar) will around 30-35% WW up compared to same period of last year.
Switch started this year great, and sales can only be better when strong games start launching.



thismeintiel said:
It's crazy the things MS has to do, now, to even stay in competitive range of the PS4. Even with SKUs making the XBO basically $199, it loses by 60K+ in its strongest territory.

At this point they probably dont care how close they get to the PS4. As long as more XBO are being sold they are happy to focus on next gen. 



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I'm confused. Have the real numbers leaked yet?

Or am I only looking at predictions? Be specific please..



Azelover said:
I'm confused. Have the real numbers leaked yet?

Or am I only looking at predictions? Be specific please..

I posted the leaks a few posts back

NSW ~365K

PS4 ~285k

XBO ~225k

3DS ~55k

Other ~140k



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

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zorg1000 said:
Azelover said:
I'm confused. Have the real numbers leaked yet?

Or am I only looking at predictions? Be specific please..

I posted the leaks a few posts back

NSW ~365K

PS4 ~285k

XBO ~225k

3DS ~55k

Other ~140k

Ah, thank you!

That PS4 number is correct right? Thank you again.



Azelover said:
zorg1000 said:

I posted the leaks a few posts back

NSW ~365K

PS4 ~285k

XBO ~225k

3DS ~55k

Other ~140k

Ah, thank you!

That PS4 number is correct right? Thank you again.

Yep those should be correct within a few thousand.



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

Second lowest February for Xbox and ps4, the decline is starting to show. The switch is going to have the strongest year out of any this gen, and by a good amount too.



No games yet and already considerable advantage YoY, and a far better library starting from June.
Seems switch wont need revisions or price cut to have its peak in this year.



Every console is quite a bit lower than I had predicted/hoped. I usually predict pessimistically to counter that, but even then they are low. Obviously, the lack of announcements and excitement from the big 3 could have affected February quite a bit this year.