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Forums - Sales Discussion - NPD, PS4 2015 vs NSW 2018 (December added)

 

Who wins?

PS4 66 40.24%
 
NSW 84 51.22%
 
Tie 14 8.54%
 
Total:164
Drakrami said:
So PS4 stays on top. To be honest, Switch sales arent that amazing considering now they are only selling 1 console now as opposed to console + handheld like previous generations. Respectable sales, but nothing to amuse about.

That would make sense if it wasnt ahead of 3DS+Wii U in their 2nd year.

3DS 2012+Wii U 2014-5.11m

Switch 2018-5.63 million



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
I voted PS4. I still think Switch will become the best selling console of all time, but I think 2018 will be an anomaly year for Switch. It will lose a bit of momentum this year, but in 2019 it will shoot off like a rocket.

I was too pessimisstic for the Switch this year.  I was right the PS4 would sell more, but I thought it would beat Switch by a bigger margin.  Even in its "slow" year of 2018 Switch is still selling well.



Forgot to put Dark Souls Remastered, Dragon Ball fighters Z, minecraft and fornite, they all released on 2018 for the switch.



kazuyamishima said:
Forgot to put Dark Souls Remastered, Dragon Ball fighters Z, minecraft and fornite, they all released on 2018 for the switch.

They didn't chart on NPD for their months



I dont think the switch is doing great. For Nintendo standard, its just ok,. Remenber, this numbers are for home and handled, they used to have. 

Last edited by Libi - on 24 January 2019

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That was a close one. In the end the poorly paced releasing schedule for the Switch that did them in. PS4 had great releases all the year while Switch had more spots with nothing major. Well done Sony :>

PS4s peak year is still this generations peak year by a slim margin. Could the Switch beat it next year? :>

 

Libi said:

I dont think the switch is doing great. For Nintendo standard, its just ok,. Remenber, this numbers are for home and handled, they used to have. 

I should probably just ignore this post. But it's such a poor effort that it at least has to be pointed out.



PotentHerbs said:
Incredible victory for the PS4!

It had no system sellers in 2015, compared to NS with Pokemon + Smash, and PS4 also had the higher price tag.

PS4 didnt had system seller games in 2015.!? Now I saw everything. :)



In any case, great numbers in any case despite PS4 won year for around 100k, but if I recall that was peak PS4 year in US, while Switch should have easily stronger 2019. year than 2018.



Basically a tie. That's a decent result for the Switch after the disappointing first half of the year. This thread shows how far we've come: Before the Switch launch the consensus was that it wouldn't sell more than 50 million units. Today people say sales aren't that great because the Switch didn't outsell the PS4 - so the expectation for the Switch is now to be the market leader and the best selling console of the next few years.



Libi said:

I dont think the switch is doing great. For Nintendo standard, its just ok,. Remenber, this numbers are for home and handled, they used to have. 

3DS+Wii U only did 5.1 million in their 2nd year while Switch did 5.6 million in its 2nd year.



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