Forums - Sales Discussion - Q1 Software: PS4: 40.6M*; 43% digital (17.46M)... NSW: 17.96M**

Almost 1 to 1 in terms of Sony's digital game sales to the Switch's overall software total for the quarter.

Just shows how important digital is becoming, especially when looking at NPD and weekly charts from Europe/Japan.

*Sony mentions that free to play games are not included in the number

**Nintendo mentions that download only games are not included



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Both had healthy numbers on SW for the quarter.



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Almost every download only índie game is reporting higher sales on switch than in other platforms.
I would like to see the the numbers counting them.



I think PS4 having an install base ~4x higher than Switch might factor into why PS4 sold ~2.5x as much software this quarter.



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Wait so Indie game are not included?
And yeah its 80mil vs 20mil userbase.



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Jranation said:
Wait so Indie game are not included?
And yeah its 80mil vs 20mil userbase.

They are if they have a physical release but otherwise no.



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zorg1000 said:
I think PS4 having an install base ~4x higher than Switch might factor into why PS4 sold ~2.5x as much software this quarter.

would love to see sales of software sales on ps4 when the user base was 20 million Q1, i'll take a guess and say it beats switch by a good margin.



Train wreck said:

Almost 1 to 1 in terms of Sony's digital game sales to the Switch's overall software total for the quarter.

Just shows how important digital is becoming, especially when looking at NPD and weekly charts from Europe/Japan.

*Sony mentions that free to play games are not included in the number

**Nintendo mentions that download only games are not included

Wouldn't the Nintendo data be mislead due a huge chunk missing between the two comparisons. 



 

Also Playstation 4 total software sales number is 737.6m+ sold.

 

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-31-playstation-drives-usd17-9-billion-q1-for-sony



quickrick said:
zorg1000 said:
I think PS4 having an install base ~4x higher than Switch might factor into why PS4 sold ~2.5x as much software this quarter.

would love to see sales of software sales on ps4 when the user base was 20 million Q1, i'll take a guess and say it beats switch by a good margin.

The closest thing i can find is sell-through at the end of 2014, hardware was 18.5m and software was 81.8m.

Thats quite similar to Switch shipments at the moment with hardware 19.67m and software 86.93m.



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