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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 17 March 2018

PS4 is likely at 84-88 million when you consider digital.



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TheBlackNaruto said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:

PS4 has dominated WW the last 4-5 years, Switch is altering the trajectory a bit. Not sure what's odd about that...

Yeah but that has been the case since the Switch has came out which was a year ago. So to pick this week to say PS4 leading WW but not dominating just seemed......well random. Again especially since no one had said anything about it dominating. Again i was not attacking you or anything it just seemed a little odd to me when I saw it that's all.

PS4 has a huge established user-base approaching 80 million compared to 16 million and is consistently outselling the Switch on a month by month basis and at this point we don't know which console will slow first but the gap between them currently is increasing slowly and favouring the ps4. 

However we don't know how Nintendo will pursue sales as the console matures. They pretty much didn't bother with the wii u holding it at a high retail price to the end with a drastic reduction in console sales, a nosedive. Will Nintendo be more aggressive with pricing this time or will they be happy to maintain a very high profit margin but lower hardware sales? Will online charges effect sales? Will nvidia prevent a price reduction? Will a portable hybrid competitor materialise from Sony or Microsoft?

It's going to be interesting to watch it unfold anyway. Currently though it feels like ps4 is dominating but then I am viewing it from a European perspective.

 

 

 



Rob5VGC said:
PS4 is at 77 million now (VGC numbers obviously). Sony planned to ship 78 million ending March 31. They did it.

The forecast is 79 million shipped by end of this fj. Shipping 2.5M in the last quarter.

If we go by vgc numbers, they already sold over 2.8M units this quarter, with two weeks remaining, so there will be some empty shelves at random places here and there by the end of this month.



drkohler said:
Rob5VGC said:
PS4 is at 77 million now (VGC numbers obviously). Sony planned to ship 78 million ending March 31. They did it.

The forecast is 79 million shipped by end of this fj. Shipping 2.5M in the last quarter.

If we go by vgc numbers, they already sold over 2.8M units this quarter, with two weeks remaining, so there will be some empty shelves at random places here and there by the end of this month.

Well there was a 2.9 million shipped vs sold difference at the end of 2017, 76.5m shipped vs 73.6m sold.

So even if this quarter sales are 3.4m with shipments of 2.5m, there would still be a 2m shipped vs sold difference.



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I wonder if we´ll see a system with a PS2/Wii/DS type of domination ever again.



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VGPolyglot said:
Wow, that's great, the numbers are essentially back to what they used to be. I wonder if we'll even have complete VGC numbers for next month's NPD, it may be the first time in a while where we will have people talking about its accuracy

Hardware essentially up to date does mean it will be less accurate than if I kept it a month+ behind. The algorithm does get some figures a bit off. Once official figures are released and our numbers are off I will make sure to make the necessary adjustments. 



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trunkswd said:
VGPolyglot said:
Wow, that's great, the numbers are essentially back to what they used to be. I wonder if we'll even have complete VGC numbers for next month's NPD, it may be the first time in a while where we will have people talking about its accuracy

Hardware essentially up to date does mean it will be less accurate than if I kept it a month+ behind. The algorithm does get some figures a bit off. Once official figures are released and our numbers are off I will make sure to make the necessary adjustments. 

Did you ever get an algorithm for the Switch?



VGPolyglot said:
trunkswd said:

Hardware essentially up to date does mean it will be less accurate than if I kept it a month+ behind. The algorithm does get some figures a bit off. Once official figures are released and our numbers are off I will make sure to make the necessary adjustments. 

Did you ever get an algorithm for the Switch?

Yes, there is one set up now. 



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JamesGarret said:

I wonder if we´ll see a system with a PS2/Wii/DS type of domination ever again.

Ps2/ds prob not, wii well ps4 does it better.



 

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zorg1000 said:
Rob5VGC said:
PS4 is at 77 million now (VGC numbers obviously). Sony planned to ship 78 million ending March 31. They did it.

They increased their forcast after last quarters results, they are expecting 79 million now, which they should have no problem reaching.

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