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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 01 September 2018

Skeeuk said:

when is spiderman week

Next week, though Spiderman came out on Friday September 7th, and the numbers will be from Saturday September 8th.

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I am actually impressed the XB1 continues to do so well in NA. I mean, what are they really doing? If you just compare PS4 and XB1 game libraries, it would seem the PS4 is just far better, having many more exclusives. And yet in North America XB1 continues to be competitive with PS4. In fact, PS4 is down so far compared to last year XB1 is up compared to last year. Has the XB1 released any significant any significant exclusives in 2018? Is it Sea of Thieves? Is that why more people want an XB1 this year? I doubt it.

From what I can tell, the things that might actually help XB1 are
1) the effort to expand backwards compatibility and/or
2) the popularity of battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite.

Hard to tell which is the bigger factor at this point.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
I am actually impressed the XB1 continues to do so well in NA. I mean, what are they really doing? If you just compare PS4 and XB1 game libraries, it would seem the PS4 is just far better, having many more exclusives. And yet in North America XB1 continues to be competitive with PS4. In fact, PS4 is down so far compared to last year XB1 is up compared to last year. Has the XB1 released any significant any significant exclusives in 2018? Is it Sea of Thieves? Is that why more people want an XB1 this year? I doubt it.

From what I can tell, the things that might actually help XB1 are
1) the effort to expand backwards compatibility and/or
2) the popularity of battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite.

Hard to tell which is the bigger factor at this point.

If I were to make a guess I would say it is a combination of:

A) X1X

B) Games Pass (I mean, for the price of ONE game on the competition camp, you have access here to 100 games during 6 months)

C) Backwards compatibility (The fact that they have put the effort to enhance many of those games virtually making them re-masters for free)

In fact, what I find weird is that the rest of the world has not been affected one bit by any of this.



Nate4Drake said:
ZODIARKrebirth said:
next update will be the week with spiderman release...,😉

The week could be over 300,000 worldwide.  We'll see.

With the bundle, I pretty much think so.

If it doesn't then it's not outselling last year's week, either. Anybody remembers what released back then that boosted sales by 45k?



Very good.



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chakkra said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
I am actually impressed the XB1 continues to do so well in NA. I mean, what are they really doing? If you just compare PS4 and XB1 game libraries, it would seem the PS4 is just far better, having many more exclusives. And yet in North America XB1 continues to be competitive with PS4. In fact, PS4 is down so far compared to last year XB1 is up compared to last year. Has the XB1 released any significant any significant exclusives in 2018? Is it Sea of Thieves? Is that why more people want an XB1 this year? I doubt it.

From what I can tell, the things that might actually help XB1 are
1) the effort to expand backwards compatibility and/or
2) the popularity of battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite.

Hard to tell which is the bigger factor at this point.

If I were to make a guess I would say it is a combination of:

A) X1X

B) Games Pass (I mean, for the price of ONE game on the competition camp, you have access here to 100 games during 6 months)

C) Backwards compatibility (The fact that they have put the effort to enhance many of those games virtually making them re-masters for free)

In fact, what I find weird is that the rest of the world has not been affected one bit by any of this.

I also think Americans (both media & consumers) slightly favor american products, which they view Xbox as.
If xbox was doing as well as the PS4 in terms of software, it could well be the leading platform in the USA.



chakkra said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
I am actually impressed the XB1 continues to do so well in NA. I mean, what are they really doing? If you just compare PS4 and XB1 game libraries, it would seem the PS4 is just far better, having many more exclusives. And yet in North America XB1 continues to be competitive with PS4. In fact, PS4 is down so far compared to last year XB1 is up compared to last year. Has the XB1 released any significant any significant exclusives in 2018? Is it Sea of Thieves? Is that why more people want an XB1 this year? I doubt it.

From what I can tell, the things that might actually help XB1 are
1) the effort to expand backwards compatibility and/or
2) the popularity of battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite.

Hard to tell which is the bigger factor at this point.

If I were to make a guess I would say it is a combination of:

A) X1X

B) Games Pass (I mean, for the price of ONE game on the competition camp, you have access here to 100 games during 6 months)

C) Backwards compatibility (The fact that they have put the effort to enhance many of those games virtually making them re-masters for free)

In fact, what I find weird is that the rest of the world has not been affected one bit by any of this.

I forgot about Games Pass.  That is another likely cause.  (And as I said I think backwards compatibility efforts are helping them.)

X1X is probably giving a small boost, but I don't think it is the biggest factor.  I mean, Sony has the PS4 Pro and it is still down YoY so far, while XB1 is up YoY.  Usually game library is the most important thing, which clearly PS4 has in its favor.  But backwards compatibility effectively does increase the game library, and Games Pass makes the library a lot more accessible.  Most likely it is one of those (or both) that is giving the XB1 the biggest boost.



Switch has passed 20 million units!! :D



The_Liquid_Laser said:
chakkra said:

If I were to make a guess I would say it is a combination of:

A) X1X

B) Games Pass (I mean, for the price of ONE game on the competition camp, you have access here to 100 games during 6 months)

C) Backwards compatibility (The fact that they have put the effort to enhance many of those games virtually making them re-masters for free)

In fact, what I find weird is that the rest of the world has not been affected one bit by any of this.

I forgot about Games Pass.  That is another likely cause.  (And as I said I think backwards compatibility efforts are helping them.)

X1X is probably giving a small boost, but I don't think it is the biggest factor.  I mean, Sony has the PS4 Pro and it is still down YoY so far, while XB1 is up YoY.  Usually game library is the most important thing, which clearly PS4 has in its favor.  But backwards compatibility effectively does increase the game library, and Games Pass makes the library a lot more accessible.  Most likely it is one of those (or both) that is giving the XB1 the biggest boost.

But you are forgetting that last year was PS4's peak.  Which was effectively the year after the PS4 Pro release.

And this the year after X1X release so it could be having the same effect.

But I do agree with you that it is almost impossible to tell what is the biggest factor.



September is gonna be huge for PS4



God bless You.

My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

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