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

zorg1000 said:
SKMBlake said:

Please, not this. The console peaked just one year ago, we all know how console sales work. 

It's way more impressive to see the Switch sell 1/10 of Wii U's LT sales in one week .

But why? Wii U sold like shit, you are just making up a random reason why it's more impressive.

Because the Wii U was still a thing only 2 years ago, and the Switch isn't that different from the Wii U specs wise, Nintendo sells almost the same games as it did with the Wii U and still one is a huge failure and the other a huge success. And all happened in less than 2 years. There is still people over there who don't believe in the success of the Switch or minimise it. But it's really a blockbuster success.

It is more impressive for the Switch to sell way way more than it predecessor (it's like day and night) than the PS4 selling like most of PS consoles before it.



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SKMBlake said:
zorg1000 said:

But why? Wii U sold like shit, you are just making up a random reason why it's more impressive.

Because the Wii U was still a thing only 2 years ago, and the Switch isn't that different from the Wii U specs wise, Nintendo sells almost the same games as it did with the Wii U and still one is a huge failure and the other a huge success. And all happened in less than 2 years. There is still people over there who don't believe in the success of the Switch or minimise it. But it's really a blockbuster success.

It is more impressive for the Switch to sell way way more than it predecessor (it's like day and night) than the PS4 selling like most of PS consoles before it.

But Switch is also the successor to 3DS so comparing it exclusively to Wii U makes no sense at all.

Also PS4 is selling significantly more than its predecessor as well so your argument falls flat.



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SKMBlake said:

It is more impressive for the Switch to sell way way more than it predecessor (it's like day and night) than the PS4 selling like most of PS consoles before it.

Because lord knows that Nintendo handhelds selling well in December is totally unexpected /s 

(Yes, I know that the official numbers will show the Switch breaking some records - just like the PS4's numbers have shown before. That's the point. Both are impressive.)



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zorg1000 said:
SKMBlake said:

Because the Wii U was still a thing only 2 years ago, and the Switch isn't that different from the Wii U specs wise, Nintendo sells almost the same games as it did with the Wii U and still one is a huge failure and the other a huge success. And all happened in less than 2 years. There is still people over there who don't believe in the success of the Switch or minimise it. But it's really a blockbuster success.

It is more impressive for the Switch to sell way way more than it predecessor (it's like day and night) than the PS4 selling like most of PS consoles before it.

But Switch is also the successor to 3DS so comparing it exclusively to Wii U makes no sense at all.

Also PS4 is selling significantly more than its predecessor as well so your argument falls flat.

The Switch isn't the successor to the 3DS, it is sold at the same time, while the Wii U is discontinued. New games are coming for the 3DS. And the Switch is sold at the same price as the Wii U and have the same library as the Wii U, not the 3DS. That's why it makes sense.

 

And for your comparison Wii U/Switch vs PS3/PS4, you must be joking. The PS4 didn't outsold the PS3 in 1 year, and didn't sold twice as many in less than 2 years. It actually got 5 years to the PS4 to outsell the PS3, close to the end of the generation. So that comparison makes no sense at all.



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SKMBlake said:
zorg1000 said:

But Switch is also the successor to 3DS so comparing it exclusively to Wii U makes no sense at all.

Also PS4 is selling significantly more than its predecessor as well so your argument falls flat.

The Switch isn't the successor to the 3DS, it is sold at the same time, while the Wii U is discontinued. New games are coming for the 3DS. And the Switch is sold at the same price as the Wii U and have the same library as the Wii U, not the 3DS. That's why it makes sense.

 

And for your comparison Wii U/Switch vs PS3/PS4, you must be joking. The PS4 didn't outsold the PS3 in 1 year, and didn't sold twice as many in less than 2 years. It actually got 5 years to the PS4 to outsell the PS3, close to the end of the generation. So that comparison makes no sense at all.

PS4 must not be the successor to PS3 then, I mean PS3 was still on the market for ~2 years after PS4 launched and was getting new games.

I'm not comparing Wii U/Switch to PS3/PS4, I'm comparing 3DS/Switch to PS3/PS4.

You are coming up with the most flimsy excuses for being upset about people being impressed with PS4.



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2nd non-launch holiday
3DS Dec 8, 2012-688,774
Wii U Dec 6, 2014-192,764
3DS+Wii U-881,538
NSW Dec 8, 2018-1,208,667 (+37%)

6th holiday
PS3 Dec 10, 2011-658,474
PS4 Dec 8, 2018-896,784 (+36%)

Equally impressive



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zorg1000 said: 

You are coming up with the most flimsy excuses for being upset about people being impressed with PS4.

I am not upset, people can say whatever they want to.



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The Switch is killing it.



Pretty good week for the ps4



Wow, the Switch really did Smash the competition this week.

*Applies self ban for terrible pun*

But yeah, even before adjustments (I'd imagine Switch needs to be up in US for example) these are pretty crazy numbers, and for its fifth year on the market, the PS4 has still done insanely well. although it would be nice to see another 1m+ week for it in the year, guessing that's a nope though, lol :P