Forums - Sales Discussion - PS4 Won March NPD (PS4: 354K, NSW: 308K, XBO: 299K)

Good sales for everyone! But crazy that sony base model is like 60 dollars more expensive than xbox one and still sells a lot more (Slim models are the main sellers with pro and x adding some sales)

Also I am a little surprised that MLB the show outsold Sea of Thieves on retail, lets see if with digital Sea of Thieves comes in front. I dont think sea of thieves are selling well, only 45k retail in Rares main market in UK, didnt chart Germany top 20, France top 5 or Spain top 5. Looks like most 2m unique users were gamepass with a lot from free 14 trial (all I heard was how everyone will try it on 14 gamepass trial.



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Mmm ... oh well, I'll gladly eat my crow if the Switch can put up decent numbers like that during not so great months (even it had Kirby and the Smash Announcement, which weren't probably not as important as I thought), congrats to the PS4.

Anyway ... Kirby got the 3rd spot on NPD software without even the digital sales in America :O Sounds like it did great sales as I thought and is probably crushing Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot right now. 2M-3M worlwide will be an inevitability now :D



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CosmicSex said:
DonFerrari said:

We have to keep in check of being to preposterous because we can see what happened to "Switch will always win"...

And of course we can keep verifying that PS4 wasn't really affected by Switch, still we may see a price cut this year to keep it from slowing sales.

Honestly, I disagree with the price cut.  Okay so yes eventually, but not until October.  First now, PS4 will float with GOW and Spiderman.  Speaking of which, one wonders if Sea of Theives gave Xbox a boost.  Sony may be able to hold out until Smash comes out.  And if it comes out holiday, yes they lower the price and ride that wave.

I was talking about holidays.



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Train wreck said:
Impressive by the PS4 and xbox one. PS4 will by +Y/Y with April and GOW, can't wait for those numbers. As for the Switch, while it had a decent month, its hard to place it in the upper echelon of Nintendo consoles. The Wii was clearing 700k a month by this time in its lifecycle

So!? PS4 sold 330k in second March and next year will pass Wii LT sales, 310k for Switch in March is very good number in any case.

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JRPGfan said:
VGPolyglot said:

Hmm, I guess the S and X are doing pretty well then. Game Pass and backwards compatibility may be helping it too.

The PS4 slim being 299$ vs the Xbox One S being 239$.....
Xbox has been selling their console 50-60$ cheaper than the PS4 for months now.
Price point has be part of the reason why.

I disagree. There’s been a gapping price gap for like 2-3 years but that hasn’t helped Xbox much. Look at last year up until the holidays Xbox was having an absolutely terrible year. Then X came. If I’m not mistaken since November hasn’t Xbox actually outsold ps4?

 

 I’d say without the x Xbox would be flat more or less. I think having the best version of every muliplat game is giving Xbox a much needed boost.too bad the darn thing is 499. Hopefully they cut to 399 at e3.



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Excellent victory for the ps4

 

60 dollars more expensive than the xb1 and mlb out selling sea of thieves at retail. Sony must be happy. 

 

Next month is all about god of war! 



celador said:

remember when the switch was going to win every month unless PS4 had a big exclusive game release. i do.  four wins in the last five months now for PS4

Who said this?



KLAMarine said:
celador said:

remember when the switch was going to win every month unless PS4 had a big exclusive game release. i do.  four wins in the last five months now for PS4

Who said this?

Some people said the switch would beat PS4 globally in 2017, so you can bet there was someone that said what celador claims.



XBO doing really well this year, Fortnite is a silent hardware pusher for both PS4 and XB imo



Barkley said:
KLAMarine said:

Who said this?

Some people said the switch would beat PS4 globally in 2017, so you can bet there was someone that said what celador claims.

If we go by that logic, many said Switch would flop, one person even towards the end of 2017 claimed it would do worse Wii U (think he switched it the gamecube shortly after).