Forums - Sales Discussion - PS4 Won April NPD ( PS4 > NSW > XBO)

zorg1000 said:
Kerotan said:

You should be comparing switch to 3ds + Wii u not just one of them. It's the sequel to both of them. And in the US it's probably doing good in this comparison. 

2nd April

3DS-125k

Wii U-48k

3DS+Wii U-173k

NSW-171k

 

2nd YTD

3DS-770k

Wii U-260k

3DS+Wii U-1030k

NSW-1030k

 

Switch is doing about as well as them combined so far this year.

That's quite impressive for Switch even compared to 3DS+Wii U.



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XD84 said:
Seeing those numbers I wonder why anyone is suggesting that Sony should create a PS4 hybrid like the Switch.

Because it's a cool idea and I love the concept of playing exclusive PS4 games on my tv and on the go without the need of internet.
Sometimes it's not about the sales but the concept. 

Anyway, Great sales for GOW and PS4 well deserved. 



Amazing month for Playstation 4, God of War is a freaking beast!



If GoW can push PS4 this much after 4 years on the market, Pokémon will push the Switch significantly. I don't think we can question Nintendo's estimate.

On another note, I don't get why people defend the sales of a console by the lack of games. Games is what make a system and lack of games is a weakness of a console and not an excuse. Switch is selling Ok but for the last few months people feel the need to defend the Switch by claiming the lack of games.



I think the slight lull in Switch sales is down to fortnite. That is probably the number one system seller in the world at the moment.

An announcement for that and Pokemon at E3 will for my mind be make or break in this being a 16 or 20m year for Nintendo.



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Welfare says USA represents ~58% of xbox total sales.
So that earlier quote about US being around 70% isnt right.

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SWORDF1SH said:
If GoW can push PS4 this much after 4 years on the market, Pokémon will push the Switch significantly. I don't think we can question Nintendo's estimate.

On another note, I don't get why people defend the sales of a console by the lack of games. Games is what make a system and lack of games is a weakness of a console and not an excuse. Switch is selling Ok but for the last few months people feel the need to defend the Switch by claiming the lack of games.

Indeed, I have to agree it's ridiculous, but is also ridiculous people trying to invalidate a side by side comparison with PS4 to continue with their doom and gloom narrative just bc it was $100 more expensive. Like if during its 2 year, PS4 was in such a huge disavantage  bc of its $400 price tag compared to switch $300 right now... How was the competition for PS4 during that time? Guess this would be a better putting than talk about the lack of AAA games.

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We reap what we sow

Chart time!




 

 



quickrick said:
Nautilus said:

It was a early May release, if im not mistaken.And by the looks of it, NPD got the initial sales of that game.

 

"Top sellers were God of War, Far Cry 5, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze."

That should a huge system seller on switch imo, first great 2d platformer on the system. switch should get a boost in may i think from DK. probably got a light boost in april.

Well, rayman legends & sonic mania have been out for a while. Haven't played the latter but just played through rayman for the 1st time and imo is a better game than DKTF in every category - was blown away! 

 

Unless you meant first Nintendo exclusive great 2d platformer? 



Biggerboat1 said:
quickrick said:

That should a huge system seller on switch imo, first great 2d platformer on the system. switch should get a boost in may i think from DK. probably got a light boost in april.

Well, rayman legends & sonic mania have been out for a while. Haven't played the latter but just played through rayman for the 1st time and imo is a better game than DKTF in every category - was blown away! 

 

Unless you meant first Nintendo exclusive great 2d platformer? 

yup that's what i meant. sonic mania and rayman can played on any other console or PC, heck rayman is even on lastgen consoles.