Forums - Sales Discussion - Why is the gap between Xbox and PS4 narrowing when PS4 is winning every week?

So my question is when I look at the numbers from the 18'th of November and I take xbox and double it there is a 2,000,000 gap between PS4 and Xbox.  Now if I take the numbers from the 16'th of December and double Xbox's numbers there is only a 700,000 gap. Using your numbers PS4 has sold higher numbers globally every week between the two dates some of them by nearly double.  So how is the gap between the two closing?



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It isn't. You're the one narrowing it by doubling Xbox sales. Don't do silly things like that and you'll see that the gap is indeed growing.



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Ka-pi96 said:
It isn't. You're the one narrowing it by doubling Xbox sales. Don't do silly things like that and you'll see that the gap is indeed growing.

I agree (though this is a little harsh).



                                                                                                             

The ratio is narrowing, but the overall gap in raw numbers is growing. Two distinct things.

In order for the PS4's 2:1 ratio in LTD sales to be growing, the PS4 has to beat the Xbox One by a ratio greater than 2:1 every week. So whenever the Xbox One loses by less than 2:1, it reduces the ratio in LTD sales.



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CGI-Quality said:
Ka-pi96 said:
It isn't. You're the one narrowing it by doubling Xbox sales. Don't do silly things like that and you'll see that the gap is indeed growing.

I agree (though this is a little harsh).

Perhaps it's harsh, but I've taken the time to explain how LTD sales ratios/gaps work to people before and they've just ignored it so a blunter approach from now on

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 10 January 2018

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November (33,000,000x2)= 66,000,000 - 68,000,000 = 2,000,000

December (35,800,000x2) = 71,600,000 - 72,300,000 = 700,000

 

If PS4 is outselling xbox the gap should always grow, thats basic math, the gap should only shrink if xbox sells more.



aken909 said:

November (33,000,000x2)= 66,000,000 - 68,000,000 = 2,000,000

December (35,800,000x2) = 71,600,000 - 72,300,000 = 700,000

if PS4 is outselling xbox the gap should always grow, thats basic math, the gap should only shrink if xbox sells more.

In November the PS4 is ahead by 35.0m. In December it is ahead by 36.5m. The gap grew by 1.5m.



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You are correct I apologize.



aken909 said:

November (33,000,000x2)= 66,000,000 - 68,000,000 = 2,000,000

December (35,800,000x2) = 71,600,000 - 72,300,000 = 700,000

 

If PS4 is outselling xbox the gap should always grow, thats basic math, the gap should only shrink if xbox sells more.

You're misusing fractions.



Why are you doubling Xbox numbers? As people have pointed out, over the holiday the PS4 increased the gap but at a lesser ratio.