These are just estimates like our data. They have a gap of well over 3 million for Switch. Even right before OLED launch is a huge gap. Especially with the shortages going on.
We have estimated Xbox Series X|S shipment numbers between 8.25m-8.5m, which is in line with what Zhuge and Welfare have estimated shipment numbers at. Our sell-through is at 7.72m as of October 2 or about 4-5 weeks of sales at the sales pace at the time. It takes a few weeks for consoles to ship worldwide and the rest of the gap would be Series S not selling out like the Series X (or PS5).
VGC and Ampere PS5 estimates match up.
This is Welfare's Prediction for October NPD(left) and vgc October usa numbers(right).
[NSW] 650K : 712,755(9.5%↑)
[PS5] 300K : 328,466(9.3%↑)
[XBS] 200K : 299,407(49.5%↑)
Are you really affected by the predictions of WELFARE? And why is the Xbox only getting bigger? This seems to be a consistent trend, not just in October.
Those predictions are done BEFORE we get any NPD numbers. Nintendo came out Switch sold 711K, while we had them as you pointed out at 712,755. So, Welfare before any information came out had Switch 61K too low.
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