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ironmanDX said:

PS4 has been down YoY and from the NPD tracking thread thus far, it's very clear Pokemon, anticipation for smash and actual bf deals are going to be a big factor this year for the Switch. I fully expect ps4 to beat the Switch on the day though. I just don't expect growth.

Now we are talking about two different things.

One is competition. And I am saying that the same competition you speak of has been there all year round and it has not stopped the PS4 from winning nearly every single week thus far. So I don't see how it suddenly is going to be a je,factor now. You also cite some games and deals for the Switch.... the PS4 has its own games and deals too.

Two is growth and you talk about the PS4 being down this year. Well thats to be expected as its already sold over 80M consoles, is over 5 years old and still had an MSRP of $299. But now we are talking about it being cheaper than its ever been especially since its coming with a free game. I am not expecting it to suddenly sell better than last year overall but i at least expect it to have a better november this year than last year...... barring any stock issues that is.



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If Sony supplied enough stock they would sell 2m+ for November NPD. Next year I really hope they go crazy and manufacture like 3m $199 bundles for November in the US. If TLOU2 is out by then I believe they will sell them all.



CalmFire said:
Sales insider on Era said stock is much higher compared to last year, so it should be, at worst, on par with last year.

That's great, thank you for the information.



Ps4 slim spiderman bundle already sold out at Amazon (Only lasted a couple of hours, last year lasted more than a day), Walmart, Dell and Best Buy.

Target and Game Stop still have stock for this item.

Could outsell last year BF week.



kazuyamishima said:
Ps4 slim spiderman bundle already sold out at Amazon (Only lasted a couple of hours, last year lasted more than a day), Walmart, Dell and Best Buy.

Target and Game Stop still have stock for this item.

Could outsell last year BF week.

That's great. I expect a better Black Friday than last year.

edit : https://gearnuke.com/spider-man-ps4-199-black-friday-bundle-selling-out/

Spider-Man PS4 $199 Black Friday Bundle Is So Popular It Is Already Selling Out Everywhere

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MasonADC said:

I'm not sure there is that much demand for ps4s 

So you really believe there aren't 2.5 people willing to buy the PS4 at $199 plus a free game? More power to you I guess.

all in one week? I don't see it. 



IIRC PS4 sales are slowing down from last year, but Black Friday has a lot more international presence this year.
Expecting it to balance out, so 1.65m this year too.



MasonADC said:

So you really believe there aren't 2.5 people willing to buy the PS4 at $199 plus a free game? More power to you I guess.

all in one week? I don't see it. 

Actually having thought about it properly I think you are right. But this is because its NPD we are talking about here and I don't think that bundle is available globally. If it were then it shouldn't have a problem selling that much in a week. 

RenCutypoison said:
IIRC PS4 sales are slowing down from last year, but Black Friday has a lot more international presence this year.
Expecting it to balance out, so 1.65m this year too.

Yes it is.... but I keep saying thats because of its price. To me its even a small miracle its managed to keep selling as well as it has been for $299 all year so far. Being at $199 and with a game is kinda a big deal though.

Its a little of a mixed bag that its selling out everywhere in less than 3 days. That could either mean stock wasn't that great or that demand was through the roof.



I’ll play it safe and say 1.85 mil



Intrinsic said:
MasonADC said:

all in one week? I don't see it. 

Actually having thought about it properly I think you are right. But this is because its NPD we are talking about here and I don't think that bundle is available globally. If it were then it shouldn't have a problem selling that much in a week. 

RenCutypoison said:
IIRC PS4 sales are slowing down from last year, but Black Friday has a lot more international presence this year.
Expecting it to balance out, so 1.65m this year too.

Yes it is.... but I keep saying thats because of its price. To me its even a small miracle its managed to keep selling as well as it has been for $299 all year so far. Being at $199 and with a game is kinda a big deal though.

Its a little of a mixed bag that its selling out everywhere in less than 3 days. That could either mean stock wasn't that great or that demand was through the roof.

While buying a 299$ 5 years old console made no sense a decade ago, the rise of smartphones, tablets, and overall democratization of laptops made it so people are less affraid to invest large sums of money in high tech products. That's less incetive for manuifacturers to sell at a loss.