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Forums - Sales Discussion - UK Feb 2021 Hardware [GI.Biz] - #1 PS5; #2 NSW

Summary

Hardware

1. PS5

2. NSW

3. XBS

All hardware = ~200,000

PS5 > NSW by ~3,000 units in Feb

Jan was XBS > NSW > PS5

NSW is up 80% YTD (Jan + Feb)

NSW #1 YTD by just a few hundred units (PS5 #2)

Total Hardware across all systems is ~350,000 YTD

Tweet thread from Chris Dring below.

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Last edited by mk7sx - on 01 March 2021

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Strong performance fo both systems it would seem. Wonder how well the XS family did.



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@trunkswd Is this in line with VGC tracking for the year so far?  



mk7sx said:

@trunkswd Is this in line with VGC tracking for the year so far?  

It looks like we are a bit too high. At least when you go off of Switch being up 80% year-over-year and with Switch and PS5 sales being pretty much the same in 2021. I'm guessing we are a bit high in the UK for the Switch in Jan/Feb 2020. I'll go through it thoroughly and make adjustments, so we are more in line with what Chris has revealed. 

Edit: As of right now Switch being up 80% would mean it sold 140,236 units in Jan/Feb 2021. So with PS5 sales about the same that is 280,000 for just those 2. Which would leave like 70,000-80,000 for Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One for Jan/Feb, and we already know Xbox Series X|S was #1 in January. So not like its sales were that low last month. 

Mind you this is before adjustments. So I will lower our Switch sales slightly for Jan/Feb 2020, then make our 2021 sales match the +20% in Jan and bump up 3D World sales week. 

We know Switch sales were up 20% in Jan 2021. So it is way up in Feb.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 01 March 2021

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When there is stock the sales are higher. It seems that PS5 has the potential to sell a little bit more in the same timeframe compared to PS4 WW.



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kazuyamishima said:

When there is stock the sales are higher. It seems that PS5 has the potential to sell a little bit more in the same timeframe compared to PS4 WW.

Uk is not the norm. 



trunkswd said:
mk7sx said:

@trunkswd Is this in line with VGC tracking for the year so far?  

It looks like we are a bit too high. At least when you go off of Switch being up 80% year-over-year and with Switch and PS5 sales being pretty much the same in 2021. I'm guessing we are a bit high in the UK for the Switch in Jan/Feb 2020. I'll go through it thoroughly and make adjustments, so we are more in line with what Chris has revealed. 

Edit: As of right now Switch being up 80% would mean it sold 140,236 units in Jan/Feb 2021. So with PS5 sales about the same that is 280,000 for just those 2. Which would leave like 70,000-80,000 for Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One for Jan/Feb, and we already know Xbox Series X|S was #1 in January. So not like its sales were that low last month. 

Mind you this is before adjustments. So I will lower our Switch sales slightly for Jan/Feb 2020, then make our 2021 sales match the +20% in Jan and bump up 3D World sales week. 

We know Switch sales were up 20% in Jan 2021. So it is way up in Feb.

JP, Spain and US are supply constrained. Uk is not, Amazon has Switch OG model. 



trunkswd said:
mk7sx said:

@trunkswd Is this in line with VGC tracking for the year so far?  

It looks like we are a bit too high. At least when you go off of Switch being up 80% year-over-year and with Switch and PS5 sales being pretty much the same in 2021. I'm guessing we are a bit high in the UK for the Switch in Jan/Feb 2020. I'll go through it thoroughly and make adjustments, so we are more in line with what Chris has revealed. 

Edit: As of right now Switch being up 80% would mean it sold 140,236 units in Jan/Feb 2021. So with PS5 sales about the same that is 280,000 for just those 2. Which would leave like 70,000-80,000 for Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One for Jan/Feb, and we already know Xbox Series X|S was #1 in January. So not like its sales were that low last month. 

Mind you this is before adjustments. So I will lower our Switch sales slightly for Jan/Feb 2020, then make our 2021 sales match the +20% in Jan and bump up 3D World sales week. 

We know Switch sales were up 20% in Jan 2021. So it is way up in Feb.

Well looking at the tweet he did simply say over 350.000 consoles so there might be more breathing room than that. But yea going from 20 % up in Jan to 80 % up in Jan + Feb does suggest the Switch must have had pretty weak Febuary last year, even if this years was quite good.



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kazuyamishima said:

When there is stock the sales are higher. It seems that PS5 has the potential to sell a little bit more in the same timeframe compared to PS4 WW.

Yeah, but I'm not sure what the stock of the PS4 was like early on. I definitely know that it was pretty much sold out throughout January, but I don't remember if that had been resolved by the end of February.



UnderwaterFunktown said:
trunkswd said:

It looks like we are a bit too high. At least when you go off of Switch being up 80% year-over-year and with Switch and PS5 sales being pretty much the same in 2021. I'm guessing we are a bit high in the UK for the Switch in Jan/Feb 2020. I'll go through it thoroughly and make adjustments, so we are more in line with what Chris has revealed. 

Edit: As of right now Switch being up 80% would mean it sold 140,236 units in Jan/Feb 2021. So with PS5 sales about the same that is 280,000 for just those 2. Which would leave like 70,000-80,000 for Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One for Jan/Feb, and we already know Xbox Series X|S was #1 in January. So not like its sales were that low last month. 

Mind you this is before adjustments. So I will lower our Switch sales slightly for Jan/Feb 2020, then make our 2021 sales match the +20% in Jan and bump up 3D World sales week. 

We know Switch sales were up 20% in Jan 2021. So it is way up in Feb.

Well looking at the tweet he did simply say over 350.000 consoles so there might be more breathing room than that. But yea going from 20 % up in Jan to 80 % up in Jan + Feb does suggest the Switch must have had pretty weak Febuary last year, even if this years was quite good.

Yeah, over 350,000 could possibly mean 350,000-400,000. Though, I have a feeling it is closer to 350,000 than 400,000. I did some minor adjustments. Nothing too major. 



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