Man you are just wrong.
PS4 had its best year when Switch released. The sales curve and peak of PS4 are very much what was expected.
Each market have a slight different sales curve and peak point.
It was expected that one point PS3+X360 would close the lead from PS4 and X1, because X1 started much stronger than X360 but after couple years it got a lot weaker and we had plenty of sure that Kinect would make X360 get ahead of X1 at one time (and as show to you it was more in USA).
Also Wii declined due to itself and Nintendo moving to WiiU SW development, had nothing to do with PS3, X360 or even Kinect.
You have been show the graphics, you are just being stubborn.
Fun note PS3 could have outsold X360 in USA if it didn't had Kinect,
And what if PS4 had its peak year when Switch launched? You can not affect an adversary if you're not selling at your best. When did i said that PS4 was affected just from the start by Switch??. I started saying that the effect has been mostly noted since last year through all 2019 just when Switch have exploded in sales in USA.
And i repeat, forget about Wii. What i meant to say with Wii in that comment was that when Wii disappeared for whatever the reasons there was a clear path to get more buyers into the system and X360 was the one who benefited the most. One less rival..., more sales, because they in fact, affect each other sales. If Kinect would've launched in 2008 instead of 2010 would've happened 2 things. A) Wii wouldn't have sold that much or B) Kinect wouldn't have been such a success. They would've compited against each other.
And you give me the reason then if you say PS3 could have outsold x360 in USA if it wasn't for Kinect. I don't understand why people are not taking into account that Kinect serves its purpose as a success for X360 as Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey did for Switch, or Fortite did for PS4/XBO. People want the most hottest item, during 2007-2009 was Wii, during 2010-2012 was Kinect, during 2013-2016 was next gen console combo (PS4 and XBO sold really similar to each other in USA during those years) and since 2017 Switch has been the candy.
Nobody can know for sure if PS4+XBO could have sold even more in 2018 and 2019 if Switch didn't existed. Like i said early, is just a hunch, an intuition. I have no proof for that. We'll just need to wait and see if by 2021 Switch "casually" stops to dominate US sales....
Edit: Another point to my argument is that Sony itself expected 16M shipped for this FY and they had to lower it to 13'5M, because sales were not going as high as they expected...
Those USA numbers are indeed NPD, but i'm telling you those spanish numbers are not sell-through i saw the same GfK data in Spain saying that, so i can't believe any of the other european markets that are probably using the same tracking system. And in the end, the same guy put the total of PS4 and Switch using shipment numbers, so there's something fishy in this data.
This article from Vandal, the very same page that give us updated numbers from software in Spain put this article.
It shows the numbers from 2015 through 2018 and they are what i posted earlier. Between 500-600k each year. And i have to remind you that PS4 had an excellent start during its first year too (ending 2014).
Then this other article citing Sony itself saying PS4 have sold 3'3M lifetime around mid-half 2019 since launch.
That graph you brought says PS4 had already sold 3'6M by the end of 2018. If Spanish numbers are wrong, i can't trust any of the other european numbers showed in there.
Your numbers arent adding up either. The 2015-2018 numbers you posted add up to 2.27 million and they reported 134k for the 2013 launch putting it to ~2.4 million
The 3.3 million figure is from end of March 2019 so that would mean 2014+Q1 2019 would be about 900k which would make 2014 the peak year anyway.
My personal theory is that the Spain numbers in the link I posted also include Portugal, similar to how Northern Europe & Benelux were blocked together.
Maybe you're right in the fact that maybe the graph was showing Iberian numbers instead of only Spanish numbers. But one question, where did you get that 3'3M figure is from March 2019?. The article did not say anything about it and it was made in October 2019.
And besides, that graph is still showing 740k in 2014 and 910k in 2015. Even if its Spain and Portugal combined, that's too much and then numbers from 2016-2018 are too low if Portugal is included too, because Spain is a bigger market for PS than Italy, and Italy is shown being around 600k during those years. I'm still not convinced about those numbers.
Please look what Zhuge says just below that graph...
"The US and Japan numbers are correct since it's based on NPD and Media Create/Famitsu data. The European country numbers are based on GfK data, but some seem to be upweighted / slightly different to what GfK reports."
It seems European numbers as a whole are not that trustworthy...
Anyway, i made my point and i think i already derailed the thread just enough. I just wanted to explain why i said what i said i already did it.
Last edited by colafitte - on 02 December 2019