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Forums - Sales Discussion - March NPD 2018. Hardware and Software Results. PS4 #1 for HW. Far Cry 5 #! for SW

pitzy272 said:
Shadow1980 said:

Just in case anyone missed them from the other NPD thread, here's all

 

Wow, ps4 is only 7.5mill ahead of ps3?? I thought it was a good bit more than that. 

Don't forget that's US only.

PS4 really did giant numbers in Europe (and ROW), mostly because it gobbled up what Nintendo and Microsoft lost from the previous gen. In the US however, XBO is much better selling, so PS4 has to share with it.



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pitzy272 said:

Wow, ps4 is only 7.5mill ahead of ps3?? I thought it was a good bit more than that. 

Well, it is just the U.S. And surprisingly, much of the PS4's lead is due to the holidays:


Overall, the PS4's Q1-Q3 performance in 2015 and 2017 was, respectively, only 3.6% and 6.4% better than what the PS3 did in the same periods in 2008 & 2010. The PS4 did sell 41.1% more units in the first half of 2016 than the PS3 did in the first half of 2009, but the PS4 Slim underperforming substantially compared to the PS3 Slim resulted in the PS4 selling only 12.5% more units for the Q1-Q3 period overall.

Almost half of the PS4's lead over the PS3 in the U.S. comes from the first 14 months on the market, and most of the rest from subsequent holiday periods. Now, that's not a slight against the PS4. It merely shows how the holidays have consumed a much greater portion of the year's sales this generation compared to previous generations.



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Shadow1980 said:
pitzy272 said:

Wow, ps4 is only 7.5mill ahead of ps3?? I thought it was a good bit more than that. 

Well, it is just the U.S. And surprisingly, much of the PS4's lead is due to the holidays:


Overall, the PS4's Q1-Q3 performance in 2015 and 2017 was, respectively, only 3.6% and 6.4% better than what the PS3 did in the same periods in 2008 & 2010. The PS4 did sell 41.1% more units in the first half of 2016 than the PS3 did in the first half of 2009, but the PS4 Slim underperforming substantially compared to the PS3 Slim resulted in the PS4 selling only 12.5% more units for the Q1-Q3 period overall.

Almost half of the PS4's lead over the PS3 in the U.S. comes from the first 14 months on the market, and most of the rest from subsequent holiday periods. Now, that's not a slight against the PS4. It merely shows how the holidays have consumed a much greater portion of the year's sales this generation compared to previous generations.

What are the LTD numbers for PS3, 360, PS4 & XBO?



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zorg1000 said:

What are the LTD numbers for PS3, 360, PS4 & XBO?

Based on the numbers I've catalogued, LTD sales as of the end of Q1 of their 5th full year are (rounded to the nearest 10k units):

PS4: 23.87M
XBO: 20.96M
360: 19.72M
PS3: 16.50M



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Shadow1980 said:
zorg1000 said:

What are the LTD numbers for PS3, 360, PS4 & XBO?

Based on the numbers I've catalogued, LTD sales as of the end of Q1 of their 5th full year are (rounded to the nearest 10k units):

PS4: 23.87M
XBO: 20.96M
360: 19.72M
PS3: 16.50M

Thank you, that helps put things into perspective.

The other user said PS4 is only ~7.5m ahead of PS3, thats nearly 50% better lol



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zorg1000 said:
Shadow1980 said:

Based on the numbers I've catalogued, LTD sales as of the end of Q1 of their 5th full year are (rounded to the nearest 10k units):

PS4: 23.87M
XBO: 20.96M
360: 19.72M
PS3: 16.50M

Thank you, that helps put things into perspective.

The other user said PS4 is only ~7.5m ahead of PS3, thats nearly 50% better lol

23.87M - 16.5M = 7.37M



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
pitzy272 said:

Wow, ps4 is only 7.5mill ahead of ps3?? I thought it was a good bit more than that. 

Don't forget that's US only.

PS4 really did giant numbers in Europe (and ROW), mostly because it gobbled up what Nintendo and Microsoft lost from the previous gen. In the US however, XBO is much better selling, so PS4 has to share with it.

 

Shadow1980 said:
pitzy272 said:

Wow, ps4 is only 7.5mill ahead of ps3?? I thought it was a good bit more than that. 

Well, it is just the U.S. And surprisingly, much of the PS4's lead is due to the holidays:


Overall, the PS4's Q1-Q3 performance in 2015 and 2017 was, respectively, only 3.6% and 6.4% better than what the PS3 did in the same periods in 2008 & 2010. The PS4 did sell 41.1% more units in the first half of 2016 than the PS3 did in the first half of 2009, but the PS4 Slim underperforming substantially compared to the PS3 Slim resulted in the PS4 selling only 12.5% more units for the Q1-Q3 period overall.

Almost half of the PS4's lead over the PS3 in the U.S. comes from the first 14 months on the market, and most of the rest from subsequent holiday periods. Now, that's not a slight against the PS4. It merely shows how the holidays have consumed a much greater portion of the year's sales this generation compared to previous generations.

Haha yep, that would explain it. Forgot this was an NPD thread for a moment lol. 



zorg1000 said:
Shadow1980 said:

Based on the numbers I've catalogued, LTD sales as of the end of Q1 of their 5th full year are (rounded to the nearest 10k units):

PS4: 23.87M
XBO: 20.96M
360: 19.72M
PS3: 16.50M

Thank you, that helps put things into perspective.

The other user said PS4 is only ~7.5m ahead of PS3, thats nearly 50% better lol

Yeah, I made a mistake. Was thinking that was worldwide, rather than US only.