Forums - Sales Discussion - PS4 and Switch sales comparison: some things to consider

I almost never see the following taken into consideration when comparing PS4 and Switch sales:

When counting PS4 sales, for reasons that should be pretty obvious, PS4 Pro sales are counted. A Pro is something that could sell to vanilla PS4 owners looking for an upgrade. There's also the slim which could appeal for someone looking for a slimmer model.

The Switch has no Pro model or slim model, there's only one model so far. In addition, the 3DS is still selling which not only appeals to someone looking for a mobile option, it also appeals to buyers looking for hardware that can play Nintendo's games. The 3DS has a Mario Kart as does the Switch.

These two aren't the only pieces of hardware Nintendo is selling: the NES Mini and SNES Mini have been major sellers last I've heard which could also potentially lure people looking for Nintendo games away from buying a Switch. Someone looking for a Mario game could pick up a Mini instead of a Switch for example.

Sony has the PS Mini but I understand reception of that hasn't been the best and, I imagine, its library is quite dissimilar from the PS4's. I doubt the PS Mini is luring many away from buying a PS4...

Thoughts?

Edit:

I should make clear that often times, I see some impressed by the PS4's sales. One can see this happening through http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239744.

For whatever reason however, no potential caveats are ever brought up. I have yet to see any mention of PS4 and PS4 Pro sales figures being lumped in together for example.

Last edited by KLAMarine - on 01 April 2019

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Nope, no thoughts...



I think all these points are irrelevant.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

I have yet to buy a Switch, but I plan to. How is this applicable to your topic... I dunno.



zorg1000 said:
I think all these points are irrelevant.

I think I should have made clear that often times, I see some impressed by the PS4's sales. One can see this going through http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239744.

For whatever reason however, no potential caveats are ever brought up. I have yet to see any mention of PS4 and PS4 Pro sales figures being lumped in together for example.



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LivingMetal said:
I have yet to buy a Switch, but I plan to. How is this applicable to your topic... I dunno.

Are you waiting on a newer model?



Irrelevant points.

PS3 was also selling and had new games (several crossgen as well) for over 2 years after PS4 released. TLOU and GT6 launched only on PS3 at the time and one of then was even after PS4 was launched basically.

The number of double dips isn't that much either, and if Pro didn't exist most would have bought vanila. Much more likely that a household have 2 or more switches due to portability and starting at lower price than another PS4 just because of Pro.



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

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

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"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

KLAMarine said:
zorg1000 said:
I think all these points are irrelevant.

I think I should have made clear that often times, I see some impressed by the PS4's sales. One can see this going through http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239744.

For whatever reason however, no potential caveats are ever brought up. I have yet to see any mention of PS4 and PS4 Pro sales figures being lumped in together for example.

What does that matter? Should we not count Sales of Pokemon versions because a large amount of people buy  multiple versions? Is my purchase of Yellow version invalidated because I owned Red?



DonFerrari said:
Irrelevant points.

PS3 was also selling and had new games (several crossgen as well) for over 2 years after PS4 released. TLOU and GT6 launched only on PS3 at the time and one of then was even after PS4 was launched basically.

The number of double dips isn't that much either, and if Pro didn't exist most would have bought vanila. Much more likely that a household have 2 or more switches due to portability and starting at lower price than another PS4 just because of Pro.

"The number of double dips isn't that much either"

How do we know this?

Xxain said:
KLAMarine said:

I think I should have made clear that often times, I see some impressed by the PS4's sales. One can see this going through http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239744.

For whatever reason however, no potential caveats are ever brought up. I have yet to see any mention of PS4 and PS4 Pro sales figures being lumped in together for example.

What does that matter? Should we not count Sales of Pokemon versions because a large amount of people buy  multiple versions? Is my purchase of Yellow version invalidated because I owned Red?

Certainly wouldn't be useless information.



KLAMarine said:
zorg1000 said:
I think all these points are irrelevant.

I think I should have made clear that often times, I see some impressed by the PS4's sales. One can see this going through http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239744.

For whatever reason however, no potential caveats are ever brought up. I have yet to see any mention of PS4 and PS4 Pro sales figures being lumped in together for example.

Because it's not worth mentioning. People didnt seperate 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS or the "New" models when discussing sales or any other console with multiple skus.

As for NES/SNES Classic, the $60-80 devices to play 25-35 year old games arent stealing sales from the $300 new console with brand new $60 games.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.