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Shadow1980 said:

Relevant charts:

 

 

Thanks for the big contribution!

Would you happen to be able to give me the monthly sales for PS2 in 2005? I'm going to do a 2005 vs 2018 comparison thread and I'm missing a couple months.



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No way will the PS4 beat PS2's numbers in the USA, it does have a chance in the rest of the world excluding Japan though



zorg1000 said:

Thanks for the big contribution!

Would you happen to be able to give me the monthly sales for PS2 in 2005? I'm going to do a 2005 vs 2018 comparison thread and I'm missing a couple months.

Can do!

Here's everything for the PS2 in 2005, in thousands of units.

Jan. 490
Feb. 538
Mar. 492
April 332
May 273
June 355
July 260
Aug. 253
Sept. 268
Oct. 252
Nov. 535
Dec. 1477
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Shadow1980 said:
zorg1000 said:

Thanks for the big contribution!

Would you happen to be able to give me the monthly sales for PS2 in 2005? I'm going to do a 2005 vs 2018 comparison thread and I'm missing a couple months.

Can do!

Here's everything for the PS2 in 2005, in thousands of units.

Jan. 490
Feb. 538
Mar. 492
April 332
May 273
June 355
July 260
Aug. 253
Sept. 268
Oct. 252
Nov. 535
Dec. 1477

Thanks a lot, you truly are a gentleman and a scholar.



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zorg1000 said:

Thanks a lot, you truly are a gentleman and a scholar.

No problem!



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Shadow1980 said:
zorg1000 said:

Thanks for the big contribution!

Would you happen to be able to give me the monthly sales for PS2 in 2005? I'm going to do a 2005 vs 2018 comparison thread and I'm missing a couple months.

Can do!

Here's everything for the PS2 in 2005, in thousands of units.

Jan. 490
Feb. 538
Mar. 492
April 332
May 273
June 355
July 260
Aug. 253
Sept. 268
Oct. 252
Nov. 535
Dec. 1477

Yes you can clearly see here when Sony was able to get more supply in stores as evidenced by January, February and March’s huge numbers. Awesome numbers. Thank so for this shadow. :) 



UltimateGamer1982 said:

Yes you can clearly see here when Sony was able to get more supply in stores as evidenced by January, February and March’s huge numbers. Awesome numbers. Thank so for this shadow. :) 

No problem.

Yeah, while PS2 Slim shortages hurt them during the 2004 holiday season, Sony was able to make up for most of it during Q1 '05. The PS2 sold 1520k that quarter, up 52.8% from Q1 '04. It was the PS2's best non-holiday quarter ever. The boost didn't last, as Q2 '05 was up only 10.5% YoY and Q3 '05 was up only 1.4%, but the Slim did provide a net boost to sales for a few months, albeit a delayed boost thanks to the Holiday '04 shortages.



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Shadow1980 said:
UltimateGamer1982 said:

Yes you can clearly see here when Sony was able to get more supply in stores as evidenced by January, February and March’s huge numbers. Awesome numbers. Thank so for this shadow. :) 

No problem.

Yeah, while PS2 Slim shortages hurt them during the 2004 holiday season, Sony was able to make up for most of it during Q1 '05. The PS2 sold 1520k that quarter, up 52.8% from Q1 '04. It was the PS2's best non-holiday quarter ever. The boost didn't last, as Q2 '05 was up only 10.5% YoY and Q3 '05 was up only 1.4%, but the Slim did provide a net boost to sales for a few months, albeit a delayed boost thanks to the Holiday '04 shortages.

How much was it up in Q4?



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

As long as the PS5 is a decent console, PS4 doesn't stand a chance against PS2.



Farsala said:
As long as the PS5 is a decent console, PS4 doesn't stand a chance against PS2.

It's pretty crazy how long PS2 continued to have strong sales, in 2007 it outsold both PS3 & PSP in the US.



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