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Manlytears said:
Kyuu said:

5. Actually-aggressive pricing didn't do shit for the Series S. So much for PS5 facing a much stronger competition compared to PS4! "PS4 only did well because the Xbox One and the Wii U sucked. PS5 is facing much stronger competition" I was told.

PS5's pricing so far isn't aggressive no matter how you spin it. Let me remind you that everyone whined and bitched about the $70/80 game price, and they whined again (myself included) when the PS5 got a price hike everywhere outside the US, claiming Sony is being super greedy and evil. Funny how quickly the narratives shift!

you reminded me of a gaming podcast I listened years ago. There were these two famous guys in the xbox community, Timdog and "Colt something". They said that the PS4 only sold 2:1 compared to the X1 due to "Don Matrick's" mistakes.

According to them, series S/X would capture a large market share by delivering "unparalleled performance" (series X) and "the best value" (series S).

Well, it looks like they were very wrong. Xbox reports are looking Very weak ( even with Starfield), while PS recent number are Just amazing ( and Spider-man 2 is not even included in their recent numbers). Looks like PS is set to 2:1 Xbox again.

Don't forget that for the first year and half when both PS5 and Series were selling very close (due to supply constraints for PS5) we had Satya Nadela celebrating they gained marketshare in USA for 2 consecutive quarters and these famous people plus some users in VGC claimed that PS5 numbers were inflated by scalpers... those were the days, I don't see much discussion or comparison on their sales anymore over here. At twitter we only see obnoxious 6M played SF in 24h as being much better than selling 5M SM2 in 11 days and saying that attach ratio is such a failure (even if Mario Wonder had less sales, in more time and 3x userbase - and yes I expect long term the MW to outsell SM2).

duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."