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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 24 March 2018

Intrinsic said:
xl-klaudkil said:
Ps4 is losing much ground against last year but consider gow release+ its stil 299 its sales are impressive

I was expecting this. As you pointed oit its still $300. So outaide any boosts it will get from new software releases its generally going to track lower than last year.

However that also goes in line with what I'm expecting at the tail end of this year.

Having all their first party games at the first half of the year while the PS4 is still $299 allows sony maximize profits on both hardware and software. No doubt there qill be a price srop soon, probably around august/september/october to $199. Coupled with price drops on all the software releasing now and maybe even bundles. Do sales of the PS4 in the last quater of this year will be significantly better than they were last year.

Thus ending up with another 19-20M year. Come next year though, there will be no more cards for sony to play outside software releases and bundles.

well PS4 already went out to 80+ million people. it was at ~75 at end of last year. definitely sold at least 6 mill in 4 months.  so it should slow down that makes sense.

Sony should be dropping the price this late year or early next year to make a very long stride to a 100M quickly. slim should be ~199 by year end. pro should be 349 by year end or even 299 

 

they don't really need to but its always very worth it to ship a lot of consoles late in cycle to boost software sales. also build a good install base to have PS5 already accustomed to 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
xl-klaudkil said:
Ps4 is losing much ground against last year but consider gow release+ its stil 299 its sales are impressive

Hey man, as long as it's selling well, right?

It still may reach 80 million by June.



Megiddo said:
Okay, to the gurus in charge of these numbers can you please tell me why rest of the world has gone from completely PS4 dominated to practically equal in share between PS4/Switch? What charts do you look at? What info do you have for the rest of the world?

Its 46k vs 32k in PS4 favor, how is that practically equel?

Also Switch launched in Taiwan & South Korea back in December which has likely helped the weekly baseline increase from last year.



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MasterThief said:

well PS4 already went out to 80+ million people. it was at ~75 at end of last year. definitely sold at least 6 mill in 4 months.  so it should slow down that makes sense.

Sony should be dropping the price this late year or early next year to make a very long stride to a 100M quickly. slim should be ~199 by year end. pro should be 349 by year end or even 299 

 

they don't really need to but its always very worth it to ship a lot of consoles late in cycle to boost software sales. also build a good install base to have PS5 already accustomed to 

Well yeah, they don't "need" to. But if droppong to $199 this year means they have 100M sold around this time next year, or even more (lets not forget there will be a RDR bundle) then the sooner thwy do it the better.

The more people they have owning the PS4 and a PS+ subscription come the PS5 the better.



Can't wait for that next NPD. Still think the Switch did better numbers in March than others.

Otherwise, PS4 and Switch rocking worldwide as usual and Xbone tagging along .... far away.



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Mar1217 said:
Can't wait for that next NPD. Still think the Switch did better numbers in March than others.

Otherwise, PS4 and Switch rocking worldwide as usual and Xbone tagging along .... far away.

I think PS4 takes it in the US for March.
see : http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=235297&page=1


April with God of War, should be a PS4 win too.



JRPGfan said:
Mar1217 said:
Can't wait for that next NPD. Still think the Switch did better numbers in March than others.

Otherwise, PS4 and Switch rocking worldwide as usual and Xbone tagging along .... far away.

I think PS4 takes it in the US for March.
see : http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=235297&page=1


April with God of War, should be a PS4 win too.

A tool to try  predicting an outcome. Doesn't mean it'll work.

Does it contain brick & motar sales too ?



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It's great that the Switch has maintained 200k+ per week every week in 2018 so far, certainly ain't dropping off a cliff like some thought, but at the same time it's kinda boring seeing the same thing every week lel. Really hope Labo takes off to make the charts more exciting. Detective Pikachu didn't do much for 3DS it seems. Well no worrys, surely yet another Mario & Luigi game releasing next year will save it!



Lonely_Dolphin said:
It's great that the Switch has maintained 200k+ per week every week in 2018 so far, certainly ain't dropping off a cliff like some thought, but at the same time it's kinda boring seeing the same thing every week lel. Really hope Labo takes off to make the charts more exciting. Detective Pikachu didn't do much for 3DS it seems. Well no worrys, surely yet another Mario & Luigi game releasing next year will save it!

Who thought it would drop off??? haha were there people that actually thought that? I mean outside the doom and gloom anti-Nintendo people?It was supply constrained for most of last year and had the second best first year of any gaming system in history, how does that equal dropping off the following year?

Yeah it's selling like juuuust under 1 million a month despite this being a very slow year software-wise for Switch (at least in terms of system sellers) after the packed Zelda-MK-Splatoon-Mario year last year. There is no software to really drive sales since Mario came out half a year ago, so Switch numbers are very good considering that. A million a month with zero system sellers for months is great sales, Nintendo just better start bringing their A game come the second half of the year.



All this talk of PS4 needing a price drop, 3DS is the one that needs it if they want to make a push for 80m.