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Great performance for PS4. Not bad performance for Switch considering the HW is basically selling itself for now with Labo and Kirby being the only truly new games so far this year. Nintendo need to up their SW game and the following months do look promising. Also considering Labo released late in April, its effect might be a bit shifted into the new month. May NPD should confirm any trend in that direction.



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Intrinsic said:
Aura7541 said:

It looks like that person got that percentage from dividing XB1's NPD LTD numbers by the quantity of EA's install base estimate minus Sony's PS4 sell-through numbers. It's already established that subtracting the PS4's sell-through numbers from EA's estimate is not an accurate way of finding out the XB1's WW sales. Last time I checked, the US made out around 60% of the XB1's total sales. A jump from 60% to 70% is hard to believe, in my opinion.

Not that aI agree with the dude, but a jump from 60 to 70% isn't that far fetched when you consider that its a not a jump at all..... in truth it just means that the XB1's performance outside NA is getting worse. The worse it gets outside NA the bigger a percentage NA will represent in sales.

My numbers might be a little off, but I have the XB1 selling around 20.15m in the US LTD by the end of last year. Coupled with the approximate 35m WW LTD sales, that will put the US % at 57.57%. We know for sure that over the first quarter of this year, the US % went up. Microsoft said that XB1 sales increased YOY by 15% while NPD figures show that American sales increased YOY by 37% in the same time period.



Megiddo said:
zorg1000 said:

125k

Thanks. Looks pretty good for the Switch then in comparison.

You should be comparing switch to 3ds + Wii u not just one of them. It's the sequel to both of them. And in the US it's probably doing good in this comparison. 

Jranation said:
Kerotan said:

Sony have such an awesome year. Surely a permanent price cut this holiday aswell. 

Labo didn't exactly have a wow month. 

 

A lot of people were saying it did bad. But it came third in the US! It must have done well

Coming third in a month with only 1 other big release doesn't automatically mean success. It definitely didn't set the world alight and it seems to have very little hype post launch. I presume those saying it did bad were expecting it to be the next Wii sports or brain training phenomenon from Nintendo. 



So may, June, July and August npd. Who takes the summer cheese?



PS4 got a much bigger boost from GoW than I expected. Like, much bigger.

Switch about on par with May and June of last year. Not bad momentum considering it's been over a year at the same price point. Of course, last April still had some leftover momentum from launch, hence why it was down YoY this April.

XBO still doing okay for itself, continuing its YoY improvements.

Charts are forthcoming. I just got home and I have to eat something. I'll post them either later tonight or sometime tomorrow.



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Kerotan said:
Megiddo said:

Thanks. Looks pretty good for the Switch then in comparison.

You should be comparing switch to 3ds + Wii u not just one of them. It's the sequel to both of them. And in the US it's probably doing good in this comparison. 


2nd April

3DS-125k

Wii U-48k

3DS+Wii U-173k

NSW-171k

 

2nd YTD

3DS-770k

Wii U-260k

3DS+Wii U-1030k

NSW-1030k

 

Switch is doing about as well as them combined so far this year.



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Insane numbers for PS4. Their focus on quality single-player focused exclusives has paid off bigtime. I honestly thought the Xbox One X would have moved the needle more than what it has but it is probably too late in the Xbox One's life cycle. Still an incredible piece of hardware. Switch sales seem a little soft but coming from the Wii U this is a huge improvement. Don't think they will hit 20 million without a Pokemon though. Even with Pokemon it seems slightly optimistic.



Guitarguy said:
Insane numbers for PS4. Their focus on quality single-player focused exclusives has paid off bigtime. I honestly thought the Xbox One X would have moved the needle more than what it has but it is probably too late in the Xbox One's life cycle. Still an incredible piece of hardware. Switch sales seem a little soft but coming from the Wii U this is a huge improvement. Don't think they will hit 20 million without a Pokemon though. Even with Pokemon it seems slightly optimistic.

Yep, a really great month for PS4.

Xbox One is up 34% YOY so it seems like the X model has helped it quite a bit this year.

As for Switch, just remember that 20 million is for fiscal year shipments, not calender year sales.



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zorg1000 said:
Guitarguy said:
Insane numbers for PS4. Their focus on quality single-player focused exclusives has paid off bigtime. I honestly thought the Xbox One X would have moved the needle more than what it has but it is probably too late in the Xbox One's life cycle. Still an incredible piece of hardware. Switch sales seem a little soft but coming from the Wii U this is a huge improvement. Don't think they will hit 20 million without a Pokemon though. Even with Pokemon it seems slightly optimistic.

Yep, a really great month for PS4.

Xbox One is up 34% YOY so it seems like the X model has helped it quite a bit this year.

As for Switch, just remember that 20 million is for fiscal year shipments, not calender year sales.

That's 34% YOY in the US? Or worldwide? If worldwide that is quite impressive but I think it is only US?

Hmmm even if it is fiscal year shipment, without Pokemon or some secret weapon I think they won't hit 20 million. But hey, I doubted the Switch would be a success and I was dead wrong lol.



Guitarguy said:
zorg1000 said:

Yep, a really great month for PS4.

Xbox One is up 34% YOY so it seems like the X model has helped it quite a bit this year.

As for Switch, just remember that 20 million is for fiscal year shipments, not calender year sales.

That's 34% YOY in the US? Or worldwide? If worldwide that is quite impressive but I think it is only US?

Hmmm even if it is fiscal year shipment, without Pokemon or some secret weapon I think they won't hit 20 million. But hey, I doubted the Switch would be a success and I was dead wrong lol.

US since this is the NPD thread and your previous post didnt mention worldwide.

Pokemon is heavily rumored to be revealed this month with a 2018 release and is officially listed as "2018 or later" by Nintendo so its most likely releasing this fiscal year.



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