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Forums - Sales Discussion - PlayStation Huge SW Domination in Europe - 2020

A new report is in and Ps4 even won the Retail market which usually is very strong for Nintendo, when counting Digital PlayStation absolutely smashes anything in comparison. 

Full report on the link:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-02-05-digital-downloads-jumped-47-percent-across-europe-in-2020-european-annual-report

With Ps5 breaking all records i expect the trand to continue. 

Sorry i MEANT EMEA! 



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"In terms of consoles, PS4 was the biggest platform for downloads across the tracked publishers, accounting for 52% of sales -- PC was in second place with 27%. It's worth noting that the majority of the publishers that are sharing digital sales are primarily known for their console releases. It's also worth noting that Game Pass sales are not included with this data.

In terms of boxed games, it is still PS4 at the top with a 43% market share, although it is only narrowly ahead of Nintendo Switch, which has a 41% market share. This does vary across the continent. In France and Germany, Switch is the top performing console for boxed game sales, whereas PS4 is strong in Italy and Spain."



"In order to get a more accurate reading of the market share between boxed and digital, we have to remove countries that do not count both boxed and digital sales. We also have to subtract companies like Nintendo, Bethesda and CD Projekt, who do not share digital numbers with GSD"



Not surprised at all by this result. PS4 is now the best selling console for software of all time and there is nothing on the market that is even close to it.



Agente42 said:

"In order to get a more accurate reading of the market share between boxed and digital, we have to remove countries that do not count both boxed and digital sales. We also have to subtract companies like Nintendo, Bethesda and CD Projekt, who do not share digital numbers with GSD"

Wouldn´t change anything, Nintendo eShop is a absolute joke. 



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SilenceDeadly said:
Agente42 said:

"In order to get a more accurate reading of the market share between boxed and digital, we have to remove countries that do not count both boxed and digital sales. We also have to subtract companies like Nintendo, Bethesda and CD Projekt, who do not share digital numbers with GSD"

Wouldn´t change anything, Nintendo eShop is a absolute joke. 

and now we enters in the baseless opinion realm.

"It will come as little surprise that Nintendo Switch was comfortably the best-selling console of the year. Nintendo's console spiked in sales by more than 22% over the same period a year before. It sold almost three times as much as the second best-selling device: PS4"



SilenceDeadly said:
Agente42 said:

"In order to get a more accurate reading of the market share between boxed and digital, we have to remove countries that do not count both boxed and digital sales. We also have to subtract companies like Nintendo, Bethesda and CD Projekt, who do not share digital numbers with GSD"

Wouldn´t change anything, Nintendo eShop is a absolute joke. 



Agente42 said:
SilenceDeadly said:

Wouldn´t change anything, Nintendo eShop is a absolute joke. 

and now we enters in the baseless opinion realm.

"It will come as little surprise that Nintendo Switch was comfortably the best-selling console of the year. Nintendo's console spiked in sales by more than 22% over the same period a year before. It sold almost three times as much as the second best-selling device: PS4"

Title of the thread mentions software, don´t blame me that you´re sensitive. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Oh and yeah it´s not a joke, it´s a piece of trash. 

The fact still stand, Nintendo got completely demolished SW wise in a Peak HW Switch year.



SilenceDeadly said:
Agente42 said:

and now we enters in the baseless opinion realm.

"It will come as little surprise that Nintendo Switch was comfortably the best-selling console of the year. Nintendo's console spiked in sales by more than 22% over the same period a year before. It sold almost three times as much as the second best-selling device: PS4"

Title of the thread mentions software, don´t blame me that you´re sensitive. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Oh and yeah it´s not a joke, it´s a piece of trash. 

The fact still stand, Nintendo got completely demolished SW wise in a Peak HW Switch year.

Physical sales for PS4 accounts for 43%, and 41% for Switch according to your source, a mere 2% lead despite the fact of PS4 userbase being far bigger as it is an over 7 years old console

I'm curious what makes you think if we include digital sales Nintendo will be "demolished" by Sony? Do you have any source with data to claim that?

Or are you implying Sony demolished Nintendo because you are counting both physical and digital for Ps4 whereas only physical for the Switch?



If I’m not mistaken, digital accounted for around 41% of April-December’s sales, and 49% of January through February. E-Shop might not be the joke you claim it to be. Granted this counts Nintendo online, which brings down sales slightly, but the point still stands