Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 4 August 2018

AlbiNecroxz said:

4 weeks in a row! US and Japan did very well, Europe not so much, it's the hardest market for Nintendo, indeed
Will the Smash Direct increase more and more Switch numbers?

But europe is almost the same as Japan



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zorg1000 said:
AlbiNecroxz said:

4 weeks in a row! US and Japan did very well, Europe not so much, it's the hardest market for Nintendo, indeed
Will the Smash Direct increase more and more Switch numbers?

I'm still doubting the Europe numbers, it just doesn't add up with Nintendo's own statements.

The Switch has very good momentum in the UK so I cant see how it wont have in the wider Europe since the UK is very pro PS4 and XBOX.

To give you an idea of the difference in adoption between the Wii U and the switch, I only knew one other person asides from myself who had a Wii U and I endured a fair amount of derision for not following the trend of buying the PS4 and XBox 1, I was sort of considered odd in the office ina friendly manner.

With the Switch, we are already 3 who own Switches in my direct team of 15 people and I know a fair number of people in the wider office planning to buy during the holidays. Infact I have become a go to person for recommending switch games in the office since many were aware I pre-ordered it for the launch.

 

I have to say though that a lot of people are planning to use it as a handheld. Someone actually asked me today if RDR 2 would be coming to the Switch, he wanted a portae version of it. LOL.



Medisti said:
curl, where are you? Crow is being served again. :P                             

In my defense, I was working from VGChartz numbers that have since been adjusted. Initially pre-Octopath weeks were reported as being in the 150-180k range, but they were since adjusted up significantly. I can only extrapolate from the numbers I have at the time. 



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
Medisti said:
curl, where are you? Crow is being served again. :P                             

In my defense, I was working from VGChartz numbers that have since been adjusted. Initially pre-Octopath weeks were reported as being in the 150-180k range, but they were since adjusted up significantly. I can only extrapolate from the numbers I have at the time. 

You don't need to make excuses. I was just teasing



Rob5VGC said:
Japan once again holding the PS4 back from its true numbers.

And Europe once again holding the Switch back from its true numbers ^^



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Oh wow yet another week with Switch at the top. Where's the cliff.



Not bad for the Switch, still up there in first place! PS4 is still doing well, although I'm hoping to see a 200k+ week somewhere in September, maybe even multiple depending on how well Spider-Man does lol. As for the XBO... well, yeah same old story, down there in third place with <100k sales as usual. Is it still on track to hit its best year?



Looks like the PS4 has reached saturation point at the current price point. It’s 2 years since the last one now.



Rob5VGC said:
Japan once again holding the PS4 back from its true numbers.

True numbers? The true numbers are simply the numbers it did in reality sell. And if Sony needs better japanese numbers they have to cater better to japanese tastes. It's as simply as that.



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Lawlight said:
Looks like the PS4 has reached saturation point at the current price point. It’s 2 years since the last one now.

There just was no interesting game release...summer...I’d actually say those numbers are still pretty impressive and only high because of things to come, Spider-Man above all. X1 doesn’t have that which is why it’s tumbling down.