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colafitte said:
zorg1000 said:

Nah it's more like they are saying PS4/XBO are being affected by having successors on the horizon while Switch is unaffected by this.

What i read there is that Switch is the one being affected (positively) or benefited because old consoles are indeed old....Switch is reaping the rewards!! Their words, not mine....

Reaping the rewards=winning because the others are declining

It doesnt actually say anything about Switch sales being up, just mentions the others being down.



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zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:

What i read there is that Switch is the one being affected (positively) or benefited because old consoles are indeed old....Switch is reaping the rewards!! Their words, not mine....

Reaping the rewards=winning because the others are declining

It doesnt actually say anything about Switch sales being up, just mentions the others being down.

This is what they say in the next line:

"The Switch was among most popular items sold on Black Friday, according to analysts who said that the gaming console benefited from aging competition."

XDDDD, but ok, ok i won't argue with you anymore today....



colafitte said:
zorg1000 said:

Reaping the rewards=winning because the others are declining

It doesnt actually say anything about Switch sales being up, just mentions the others being down.

That's what says in the next line:

"The Switch was among most popular items sold on Black Friday, according to analysts who said that the gaming console benefited from aging competition."

XDDDD, but ok, ok i won't argue with you anymore today....

Yes, it benefited (won) by the others being down. The article refers to placement, not absolute sales numbers.

Also your original argument was that Switch was affecting PS4/XBO and nothing in that article indicates that, it mentions how they are down due to age and upcoming successors, not because of Switch.



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zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:

That's what says in the next line:

"The Switch was among most popular items sold on Black Friday, according to analysts who said that the gaming console benefited from aging competition."

XDDDD, but ok, ok i won't argue with you anymore today....

Yes, it benefited (won) by the others being down. The article refers to placement, not absolute sales numbers.

Also your original argument was that Switch was affecting PS4/XBO and nothing in that article indicates that, it mentions how they are down due to age and upcoming successors, not because of Switch.

Well, the part you saying the article refers just to placement but not absolute numbers is something you made up.

The article in fact is saying both things, that PS4/XBO are slowing down because old age (no mention of Switch eating sales), and that the lack of competition is benefiting Switch (the article specifically says Switch received a "potential boost in sales" just after saying it was because "a reflection (causality) of the competition feeling a bit long-in-the-tooth".

In conclusion, the article is saying PS4+XBO were not affected by Switch itself but by themselves (because they're old), but Switch was indeed benefited (boosting sales) because of PS4/XBO going down this year.



colafitte said:
zorg1000 said:

Yes, it benefited (won) by the others being down. The article refers to placement, not absolute sales numbers.

Also your original argument was that Switch was affecting PS4/XBO and nothing in that article indicates that, it mentions how they are down due to age and upcoming successors, not because of Switch.

Well, the part you saying the article refers just to placement but not absolute numbers is something you made up.

The article in fact is saying both things, that PS4/XBO are slowing down because old age (no mention of Switch eating sales), and that the lack of competition is benefiting Switch (the article specifically says Switch received a "potential boost in sales" just after saying it was because "a reflection (causality) of the competition feeling a bit long-in-the-tooth".

In conclusion, the article is saying PS4+XBO were not affected by Switch itself but by themselves (because they're old), but Switch was indeed benefited (boosting sales) because of PS4/XBO going down this year.

"POTENTIAL boost in sales"

That means they dont know if it's up or not, just that it outsold the others.



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zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:

Well, the part you saying the article refers just to placement but not absolute numbers is something you made up.

The article in fact is saying both things, that PS4/XBO are slowing down because old age (no mention of Switch eating sales), and that the lack of competition is benefiting Switch (the article specifically says Switch received a "potential boost in sales" just after saying it was because "a reflection (causality) of the competition feeling a bit long-in-the-tooth".

In conclusion, the article is saying PS4+XBO were not affected by Switch itself but by themselves (because they're old), but Switch was indeed benefited (boosting sales) because of PS4/XBO going down this year.

"POTENTIAL boost in sales"

That means they dont know if it's up or not, just that it outsold the others.

Oh COME ON!!! you're being nitpicky!!!. They're implying better sales all over the article!!. 

hahahahahahaha. I will not die today in this hill!!!!. 



colafitte said:
zorg1000 said:

"POTENTIAL boost in sales"

That means they dont know if it's up or not, just that it outsold the others.

Oh COME ON!!! you're being nitpicky!!!. They're implying better sales all over the article!!. 

hahahahahahaha. I will not die today in this hill!!!!. 

I'm not being nitpicky, they used the word for a reason, if they knew it was up YoY than they wouldnt have said potential.

All they know is that Switch won and PS4/XBO interest is declining do to age and upcoming successors.



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I've been hearing about the PS4 being overdue for a price cut for a long time. Now that I've given it some thought, I recall the slim PS2 being around $129 way before the PS3 release. I remember this because FF12 had just released, and I remember buying a Slim PS2, FF12, and Guitar Hero. Granted, this was in a different time, and I think the Gamecube was cut down to $99 long before the gen was over. Perhaps this is why the PS2 saw such tremendous sales success, as it was extremely affordable, and had a shelf-life that persisted long after the PS3's troubled launch.



zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:

Oh COME ON!!! you're being nitpicky!!!. They're implying better sales all over the article!!. 

hahahahahahaha. I will not die today in this hill!!!!. 

I'm not being nitpicky, they used the word for a reason, if they knew it was up YoY than they wouldnt have said potential.

All they know is that Switch won and PS4/XBO interest is declining do to age and upcoming successors.

Technicality.......that's what this is.....

Let's wait and see if we get numbers for HW this year on BF, and if they say the same things but with selling numbers this time. Until then...., i'll make an strategic retreat.



RaptorChrist said:
I've been hearing about the PS4 being overdue for a price cut for a long time. Now that I've given it some thought, I recall the slim PS2 being around $129 way before the PS3 release. I remember this because FF12 had just released, and I remember buying a Slim PS2, FF12, and Guitar Hero. Granted, this was in a different time, and I think the Gamecube was cut down to $99 long before the gen was over. Perhaps this is why the PS2 saw such tremendous sales success, as it was extremely affordable, and had a shelf-life that persisted long after the PS3's troubled launch.

Some speculate that the low price of PS2 may even have caused PS3 to have a slower start. And since PS4 sales are still doing good, an wouldn't improve enough from even a 100 USD pricecut, Sony haven't seem a reason to discount it yet.



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