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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 28 July 2018

Mar1217 said:
zorg1000 said:
At the end of July Nintendo stated that momentum was increasing in every region since E3. These last few updates reflect that in North America & Japan but not in Europe where its down quite a bit, is there a reason for that?

Looking at the last software charts from France. I would think it sells mostly there and maybe a mix of Germany/Spain ... otherwise, it's not a massive juggernaut elsewhere from what I know.

Thats not really what im getting at.

What im saying is that at the end of July Nintendo said momentum has increased in EVERY region since E3 so sales in each region increased from mid June through July.

This site's sales for Europe has a 1 week boost for E3 week then slowly declining below pre-E3 numbers which contradicts Nintendo's direct statement about sales increasing in every region.



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zorg1000 said:
Mar1217 said:

Looking at the last software charts from France. I would think it sells mostly there and maybe a mix of Germany/Spain ... otherwise, it's not a massive juggernaut elsewhere from what I know.

Thats not really what im getting at.

What im saying is that at the end of July Nintendo said momentum has increased in EVERY region since E3 so sales in each region increased from mid June through July.

This site's sales for Europe has a 1 week boost for E3 week then slowly declining below pre-E3 numbers which contradicts Nintendo's direct statement about sales increasing in every region.

Could be explain by the fact that VGC's numbers are not the holy grail of predictions too. A good indicator, yes, but not the final answer set in stone ^^



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Mar1217 said:
zorg1000 said:

Thats not really what im getting at.

What im saying is that at the end of July Nintendo said momentum has increased in EVERY region since E3 so sales in each region increased from mid June through July.

This site's sales for Europe has a 1 week boost for E3 week then slowly declining below pre-E3 numbers which contradicts Nintendo's direct statement about sales increasing in every region.

Could be explain by the fact that VGC's numbers are not the holy grail of predictions too. A good indicator, yes, but not the final answer set in stone ^^

Sure but usually they adjust numbers to match official data or statements from the big 3. It was almost 3 weeks ago that Nintendo made the statement so you would think that this site would take that into account and their numbers would reflect that. Which is why i asked what the reason for the discrepancy is.



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Mar1217 said:
zorg1000 said:
At the end of July Nintendo stated that momentum was increasing in every region since E3. These last few updates reflect that in North America & Japan but not in Europe where its down quite a bit, is there a reason for that?

Looking at the last software charts from France. I would think it sells mostly there and maybe a mix of Germany/Spain ... otherwise, it's not a massive juggernaut elsewhere from what I know.

It still doesn't totally add up.

From what we have here (UK, France and Germany and all of Europe at July 7) it's 28464 for the Switch and 28394 for the PS4 when combining UK, Germany and France sales, so basically the same if taken together. Even in the UK, which is often considered Nintendo's hardest market, the PS4 only has a 3k or about 30% lead over the Switch. However for all of Europe, Switch is at 51k (so less than double) while the PS4 is at 85k (so more than triple). That would mean that Switch is mostly flopping outside of the big 3 (which especially on account of Spain and Italy over the last months doesn't seem like correct), but also that the PS4 is, relatively speaking, rather unpopular in the big 3 compared to the rest of the continent.



Yeah, the Xbox One and the 3DS are on their way out.

Now having that out of the way. The Switch and PS4 are close. I think Spiderman will help the PS4 over the Switch coming next, as stated in the npd thread. Certain releases will help the PS4 jump ahead a few times, but on the whole I think the Switch will gain more and more ground over the older console(s).



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PS4 is doomed

.................................................... said the XB1



Where's curl? I've got some crow for him to eat, even if only by like 5k units.



Sub 200k weeks the PS4 needs a succesor quickly imagine the horror if the PS4 is worst year comes close to Xone is best year. PS4 is doomed. 



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

Each week the X1 goes closer and closer to the sales of the 3DS than the other 2 systems.

Worth pointing out as well that the Switch US sales are greater than the combined sales of the X1+3DS in that region, really hope Nintendo can keep up the stream of quality first party games for it while keeping their gates fully open to any 3rd party willing to port titles from other systems onto it.

For me GTA/COD/Battlefield will be the milestones of the Switch no longer looked at as a companion device to either a PC/PS4/X1 but a great standalone gaming device for all players, that's just me of course.



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Alby_da_Wolf said:

NS first for the third week in a row, but this time by a small margin.

The_Liquid_Laser said:
36 people in North America bought a Vita. I'm not even sure where they sell new ones now.

Yeah, it's really become an exclusive item, isn't it?   

Only the most hardcore collectors can get one.