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think-man said:
I've been considering getting a 3rd PS4 at that price. Well actually my gf has been trying to convince me we should get another one. I wouldn't mind getting the x1 s as it's super cheap right now. But the gf would rather we have a 3rd ps4 then a our 1st xbox 1 xD

That's marriage material right there.



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Apparently there is a huge market out there waiting for a PS4 price cut. And they get it as long as they wait and buy the PS4 during holiday deals.

Maybe Sony should even cut the price permanently?  Naaaaah....

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RolStoppable said:
The PS4 should have November sales similar to last year (so 1.3-1.4m units). Sony puts a cap on how many bundles are sold and their downward revision of PS4 shipments for the current fiscal year does not suggest an increase in the number of PS4s available for Black Friday deals.

Theres truth to that.
At the same time, sony likes to make really low predictions that they can easily beat, and go "wow its selling so much better than we expected".

Wouldnt be a surprise, if they outsold their own forecast by atleast a million imo.



JRPGfan said:
RolStoppable said:
The PS4 should have November sales similar to last year (so 1.3-1.4m units). Sony puts a cap on how many bundles are sold and their downward revision of PS4 shipments for the current fiscal year does not suggest an increase in the number of PS4s available for Black Friday deals.

Theres truth to that.
At the same time, sony likes to make really low predictions that they can easily beat, and go "wow its selling so much better than we expected".

Wouldnt be a surprise, if they outsold their own forecast by atleast a million imo.

I can't think of any instance where a console manufacturer has lowered their original forecast in an attempt to do much better than expected. What their downward revision to 13.5m (after the original 16m had already been revised down to 15m before) most likely means is that it's going to be all downhill for the PS4 after Black Friday. Last year's December in the USA was already weak, but in 2019 it's going to be even worse. Europe has less emphasis on Black Friday, but holiday sales overall will also be down from last year. In Japan it looks like Sony won't match last year's deal and perhaps won't offer a deal at all.

Afterwards, January to March 2020 will be uneventful for PS4 hardware sales except for Final Fantasy VII at the backend. The PS4 should be down significantly year over year for the final quarter of the fiscal year, hence Sony's forecast.



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These deals tend to be really good, but also pretty limited. So if you're interested in getting your 6th PS4 for your bathroom, like @think-man , don't miss your chance.

JRPGfan said:
RolStoppable said:
The PS4 should have November sales similar to last year (so 1.3-1.4m units). Sony puts a cap on how many bundles are sold and their downward revision of PS4 shipments for the current fiscal year does not suggest an increase in the number of PS4s available for Black Friday deals.

Theres truth to that.
At the same time, sony likes to make really low predictions that they can easily beat, and go "wow its selling so much better than we expected".

Wouldnt be a surprise, if they outsold their own forecast by atleast a million imo.

I wouldn't say really low. But a bit conservative, probably to avoid having bad news for investors.



Thats noice!Well, with that bundle, thats kind of expected



Even in France the deals are good. PS4 Slim is at 189,99€ and PS4 Pro is at 289,99€.

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RolStoppable said:
JRPGfan said:

Theres truth to that.
At the same time, sony likes to make really low predictions that they can easily beat, and go "wow its selling so much better than we expected".

Wouldnt be a surprise, if they outsold their own forecast by atleast a million imo.

I can't think of any instance where a console manufacturer has lowered their original forecast in an attempt to do much better than expected. What their downward revision to 13.5m (after the original 16m had already been revised down to 15m before) most likely means is that it's going to be all downhill for the PS4 after Black Friday. Last year's December in the USA was already weak, but in 2019 it's going to be even worse. Europe has less emphasis on Black Friday, but holiday sales overall will also be down from last year. In Japan it looks like Sony won't match last year's deal and perhaps won't offer a deal at all.

Afterwards, January to March 2020 will be uneventful for PS4 hardware sales except for Final Fantasy VII at the backend. The PS4 should be down significantly year over year for the final quarter of the fiscal year, hence Sony's forecast.

FF7R is big though... thats like Halo levels of big.
Ghosts of Tsushima is probably like gears levels.
The Last of Us Part 2, is alot bigger than a halo title is.

Theres stuff for 2020... that should make new consumers want to jump on board, ontop of the already really solid lineup & library of games there.

Also like I said, that forecast down to 13.5m, is something thats gonna be blown past imo.



JRPGfan said:
RolStoppable said:

I can't think of any instance where a console manufacturer has lowered their original forecast in an attempt to do much better than expected. What their downward revision to 13.5m (after the original 16m had already been revised down to 15m before) most likely means is that it's going to be all downhill for the PS4 after Black Friday. Last year's December in the USA was already weak, but in 2019 it's going to be even worse. Europe has less emphasis on Black Friday, but holiday sales overall will also be down from last year. In Japan it looks like Sony won't match last year's deal and perhaps won't offer a deal at all.

Afterwards, January to March 2020 will be uneventful for PS4 hardware sales except for Final Fantasy VII at the backend. The PS4 should be down significantly year over year for the final quarter of the fiscal year, hence Sony's forecast.

FF7R is big though... thats like Halo levels of big.
Ghosts of Tsushima is probably like gears levels.
The Last of Us Part 2, is alot bigger than a halo title is.

Theres stuff for 2020... that should make new consumers want to jump on board, ontop of the already really solid lineup & library of games there.

Also like I said, that forecast down to 13.5m, is something thats gonna be blown past imo.

The system selling power of games diminishes the further into the cycle we go, especially when it comes to franchises that already have a presence on the system.

FF7R & TLOU2 will both be huge sellers and will definitely move some hardware but the wont stop the decline.

As for the forcast getting blown past, that's not happening, they already adjusted it down twice this year and if they wanted to lowball than they would have done so from the beginning.



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