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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 8 December 2018 (Smash Week)

ZODIARKrebirth said:
great sales for switch, but ps4 did well too

PS4 did very well. The bulk f the switchs lead is thanks entirely to japan where it outsold the PS4 by around 4:1.



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melbye said:
LOL, Smash-week and PS4 still, albeit marginally, sells more in Europe.

Yep, PS4 really seems unstoppable.  Ok, Europe is Sony Land, but in NA PS4 was so close. Incredible.



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Intrinsic said:
ZODIARKrebirth said:
great sales for switch, but ps4 did well too

PS4 did very well. The bulk f the switchs lead is thanks entirely to japan where it outsold the PS4 by around 4:1.

yeah, switch does really great in japan, ps4 never got such high week sales in japan, even with release of big aaa games (what i don't really understand), maybe monster hunter was the only one, what did really great in japan for ps4



The Switch made a huge week and people be like "yeah PS4 is a beast"



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SKMBlake said:
The Switch made a huge week and people be like "yeah PS4 is a beast"

Could it be because Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was not released on the PS4?



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SKMBlake said:
The Switch made a huge week and people be like "yeah PS4 is a beast"

Well yes, the PS4 is a beast, don't forget that it is entering its sixth year unlike the switch which is very young. So the most surprising of the two is the performance of the PS4.



Evilms said:
SKMBlake said:
The Switch made a huge week and people be like "yeah PS4 is a beast"

Well yes, the PS4 is a beast, don't forget that it is entering its sixth year unlike the switch which is very young. So the most surprising of the two is the performance of the PS4.

I'd say they are equally as impressive. One, Nintendo was able to turn things around in such a massive way going from Wii U -> Switch. Next, although the PS4 numbers are fantastic for a device of its age, the Switch numbers are ridiculous no matter how young (and many devices of that age saw nowhere near that amount)!

So, while I get that one is doing surprisingly well, to me, they are equally impressive feats.



                                                                                                                                                           

Just remember that's only two days of Smash. Smash launched December 7th. Holiday sales don't usually pick up until the 2nd Week of December (besides Black Friday).



Intrinsic said:
ZODIARKrebirth said:
great sales for switch, but ps4 did well too

PS4 did very well. The bulk f the switchs lead is thanks entirely to japan where it outsold the PS4 by around 4:1.

It was a great week for both PS4 and Switch(Smash week), but as you said, most of the lead in the Global for Switch was due to Japan.   



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zorg1000 said:
America numbers seem way off.

All insiders are pointing to Switch doing over double PS4 in December but somehow it's only up ~10% during Smash week? Doesnt add up.

The bulk of those december sales as will that of any holiday sales is not coming from smash being a sales driver but rather from the NS being a holiday gift item. Especially for kids, even if that gift is bought along with smash.

I expect to see this reflected next week and the week after that where NS will have around double the sales of everything else. 

It's still way too close. Insiders are saying under 1m for PS4 and over 2m for NSW. That's under 200k/week for PS4 and over 400k/week for Switch.

These Switch numbers for NA are 404k so let's say ~360k for US, that seems feasible since like you said, the week or two before Christmas should rise but PS4 is at 361k for NA or ~330k for US so sales would need to plummet in the next two weeks which seems highly unlikely.

 

Edit: these numbers also put PS4 significantly up YoY in the US this week (2017-221k, 2018-300k+) which doesnt add up at all.

Last edited by zorg1000 - on 02 January 2019

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