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PS4 down yoy and Switch is it on its way at this rate.



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Slow week all around in terms of hardware.



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Supermario28 said:
konnichiwa said:

Yeah saturation is hitting it hard. Expected why buy a PS4 for PES now while you didn't do it for all the other yearly PES releases?

Yeah there is saturation in Japan but in Europe and NA there's still room. We saw that with God of War with a significant bump that lasted 4-5 weeks.

I think Spiderman in NA and FIFA 19 in Europe will boost PS4 sales quite a lot in September. And i assume ther will be another COD too.

It's waiting till KHIII not sure what's the next game that can cause a significant boost






I didn't even knew that Naruto was out, guess that sums up my interest in the Naruto IP these days.

Ouch PS4 is now trending behind 2017, next major Japanese release is Cold Steel 4 and Dragon Quest Builders 2, but the latter is on PS4 and CS4 only appeals to those that are already Trails fans that haven't got a PS4. Things aint gonna be looking pretty for the PS4 for the rest of the year.



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Surprisingly strong hold for Conan. Now PS4 has 3 titles in the otherwise Nintendo-dominated TOP 10. Minecraft going strong - as expected. Octopath is now completely wiped out of the TOP 20, while surprisingly Captain Toad keeps in there.

Switch and PS4 both are now back to baseline levels. Are any releases to expect, that would elevate them again?



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Mnementh said:
Surprisingly strong hold for Conan. Now PS4 has 3 titles in the otherwise Nintendo-dominated TOP 10. Minecraft going strong - as expected. Octopath is now completely wiped out of the TOP 20, while surprisingly Captain Toad keeps in there.

Switch and PS4 both are now back to baseline levels. Are any releases to expect, that would elevate them again?

Trails of Cold Steel 4 later this month should boost the PS4 to around 20K to 25K I imagine. 

 

Mario Party should also boost the Switch back up to 50K next month.



konnichiwa said:
Supermario28 said:

Yeah there is saturation in Japan but in Europe and NA there's still room. We saw that with God of War with a significant bump that lasted 4-5 weeks.

I think Spiderman in NA and FIFA 19 in Europe will boost PS4 sales quite a lot in September. And i assume ther will be another COD too.

It's waiting till KHIII not sure what's the next game that can cause a significant boost

The only real thing you can predict is a nice bundle/price drop. There's not much left for the end of the year, but PS4 is more expensive in Japan than every other major game market. It's past way due for some heavy price cutting.

That said, Conan had a pretty great second week. That should get past 100k easily.



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Jranation said:
Damn PS4 dropped soo big! While Switch dominates the software and hardware!

There'd be something seriously wrong if a handheld capable console made by Nintendo didn't dominate over a traditional home console in Japan. It outsold it by 26k units. I'm actually surprised its not outselling it by more. Ps4 so long overdue a price cut it's crazy. 

 



animegaming said:
Mnementh said:
Surprisingly strong hold for Conan. Now PS4 has 3 titles in the otherwise Nintendo-dominated TOP 10. Minecraft going strong - as expected. Octopath is now completely wiped out of the TOP 20, while surprisingly Captain Toad keeps in there.

Switch and PS4 both are now back to baseline levels. Are any releases to expect, that would elevate them again?

Trails of Cold Steel 4 later this month should boost the PS4 to around 20K to 25K I imagine. 

 

Mario Party should also boost the Switch back up to 50K next month.

Thanks. I'm not sure how strong Mario Party works as system seller outside of the holidays. But it should elevate the sales.



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