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Ryng_Tolu said:
quickrick said:

i thought switch would be around 1.1, but now i'm thinking 1.3. i questioned one insider because his info was not on point last month. i thought ps4 would be above, not sure about xb1. abdiel the best buy guy was way more accurate with his assessment last month. 

"his info was not on point last month" WHAT was not on point?

PS4 and XB1 over 1 million, Switch under that. "But he said Switch may have won" that's mean nothing. he just said that everything can happen, and his info were not 100% sure, he always said that, doesn't change he was right.

With youur logic, many times Abdiel was wrong, since according to him, PS4 should have won some months XB1 won, so is Abdiel a fake? No.

 

Benji info were spot on for November, and so far are looking guaranted for December.

Like i said 1 million for xbox and ps4 was a giving, you would have to be insane no to think they would clear a million, especially with those deals and the  X  launch. i just think somebody with numbers, would be able to say ps4  wins comfortably over switch, when it out sold switch by 850k. instead he was saying he's not sure, and it has a realistic chance to win. that makes it seem switch did much much closer to ps4 then reality. this month it's different if switch wins, he gave good valuable info, especially if it wins by a good a mount.

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quickrick said:
Ryng_Tolu said:

"his info was not on point last month" WHAT was not on point?

PS4 and XB1 over 1 million, Switch under that. "But he said Switch may have won" that's mean nothing. he just said that everything can happen, and his info were not 100% sure, he always said that, doesn't change he was right.

With youur logic, many times Abdiel was wrong, since according to him, PS4 should have won some months XB1 won, so is Abdiel a fake? No.

 

Benji info were spot on for November, and so far are looking guaranted for December.

Like i said 1 million for xbox and ps4 was a giving, you would have to be insane no to think they would clear a million, especially with those deals and the  X  launch. i just think somebody with numbers, would be able to say ps4  wins comfortably over switch, when it out sold switch by 850k. instead he was saying he's not sure, and it has a realistic chance to win. that makes it seem switch did much much closer then reality. this month it's different if switch wins, he gave good valuable info, especially if it wins by a good a mount.

Why should December be different? he said the same thing of November.

He is saying that according to his info, Switch should win, by a good margin. However, he also said that is intere possible for PS4 or XB1 to win the month. Just like he did in November.

 

So if let's say Switch sells 2 million and PS4 1 million, i could just say as well "but if Switch outsold PS4 by 1 million then why did he said PS4 had a chance? he should have knew Switch was gonna win anyway"

His point is that he know a percent of marketshare, not all the market NPD track, so he never can't be 100% of something.



2020 predictions: NSW 25m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m

In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

I caught myself wondering how much reviews like  metacritic and goty awards have influence in hardware sales specially in the holidays season.

 

Could it boost a specific hardware sales or the main public doesn't care about it?



TH_Lis said:

I caught myself wondering how much reviews like  metacritic and goty awards have influence in hardware sales specially in the holidays season.

Could it boost a specific hardware sales or the main public doesn't care about it?

Metacritic and GotY awards are a negligible factor when it comes to sales, because all of it falls under the banner of enthusiast media that is largely ignored by the masses.

The two biggest influences for game sales are advertisements and, more importantly, what people who have played the game say about it; for the latter, people that are known in person carry much more weight than anybody else. The same logic applies to hardware sales.



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Ryng_Tolu said:
quickrick said:

Like i said 1 million for xbox and ps4 was a giving, you would have to be insane no to think they would clear a million, especially with those deals and the  X  launch. i just think somebody with numbers, would be able to say ps4  wins comfortably over switch, when it out sold switch by 850k. instead he was saying he's not sure, and it has a realistic chance to win. that makes it seem switch did much much closer then reality. this month it's different if switch wins, he gave good valuable info, especially if it wins by a good a mount.

Why should December be different? he said the same thing of November.

He is saying that according to his info, Switch should win, by a good margin. However, he also said that is intere possible for PS4 or XB1 to win the month. Just like he did in November.

 

So if let's say Switch sells 2 million and PS4 1 million, i could just say as well "but if Switch outsold PS4 by 1 million then why did he said PS4 had a chance? he should have knew Switch was gonna win anyway"

His point is that he know a percent of marketshare, not all the market NPD track, so he never can't be 100% of something.

what? In november he never said ps4 over switch comfortably, he never said it would surprise if ps4/xb1 didn't come out on top over switch. last month is info was pretty useless. this month he's more direct and clear with switch should win comfortably, and it would really surprise him if the data is wrong



Yeah, you right...

 

I can even see YouTubers having more weight in the masses choices than the specialized media.



8 hours since last update.

HARDWARE:
#07 NS Neon (up 1)
#10 NS Grey (same)
#28 XB1 Forza (down 1)
#29 PS4 Star Wars (up 10)
#37 PS4 Fool's Edition (up 5)
#58 XB1X (up 4)
#61 XB1 Minecraft (up 17)
#65 PS4 Pro (up 15)

SOFTWARE (Pre-orders Only)**:
Nothing at the moment

Does not affect this month: *
Software outside of the month only gets added if it's in the top 20: **


PS4: 3 in the top 100 / 2 in the top 50 / 0 in the top 20 / 0 in the top 10 / 0 in the top 5
XB1: 3 in the top 100 / 1 in the top 50 / 0 in the top 20 / 0 in the top 10 / 0 in the top 5
NIS:  2 in the top 100 / 1 in the top 50 / 2 in the top 20 / 2 in the top 10 / 0 in the top 5

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PS4 is 249$ again and Monster Hunter on rank 19 !

Monster Hunter is climbing fast

Excellent news. 



Switch and its games and accessories are having a great start in 2018!



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