Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 5 January 2019

zorg1000 said:
Nate4Drake said:
Good figures for Switch and PS4. I'm expecting PS4 to come on top again after mid of Jan. I think from Jan 19th Week, and not later than Jan 26th week.

New Super Mario released Jan 11 so I expect week 2 & 3 to stay in Switch's favor but KH+RE should definitely give PS4 a victory in week 4 & week 5. Will be interesting to see where both systems baselines level out at.

Yeah.  Most probably from the week 26 Jan, when RE2 will be out, and KH3 later on 29th.



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Amnesia said:
TheBlackNaruto said:
Start of the year! Switch still holding strong! Even got a YoY increase.....very nice! XB1/PS4 not bad still pretty solid compared to the precious year.

precious or previous lol ?

Didn't even realize that lol. Definitely previous lmbo.



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colafitte said:

I guess the only reason why ps4 is so close to last years numbers is thanks to that huge and unexpected week in Japan.

I don't think it was unexpected was it? PS4 still had a price discount for the week just posted and the week after I think.

 

EDIT - sorry I think this was the last week of the promotion.

Last edited by JSG87 - on 25 January 2019

JSG87 said:
colafitte said:

I guess the only reason why ps4 is so close to last years numbers is thanks to that huge and unexpected week in Japan.

I don't think it was unexpected was it? PS4 still had a price discount for the week just posted and the week after I think.

 

EDIT - sorry I think this was the last week of the promotion.

It was the last one indeed, but it was a better week than expected ny most. After this week PS4 is going back to sub 20k week in Japan, way worse result than last years numbers in the same period. Maybe because KH3 is launching soon, so maybe people are waiting until then, but i don't know for sure.



colafitte said:
JSG87 said:

I don't think it was unexpected was it? PS4 still had a price discount for the week just posted and the week after I think.

 

EDIT - sorry I think this was the last week of the promotion.

It was the last one indeed, but it was a better week than expected ny most. After this week PS4 is going back to sub 20k week in Japan, way worse result than last years numbers in the same period. Maybe because KH3 is launching soon, so maybe people are waiting until then, but i don't know for sure.

No, it's just that people who wanted a PS4 ran out and got one before the sale ended, now that it's full price again there is little demand. KH/RE will help for a week or two but it will quickly go back to under 20k, maybe even under 15k. It needs a permanent price cut in Japan.



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zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:

It was the last one indeed, but it was a better week than expected ny most. After this week PS4 is going back to sub 20k week in Japan, way worse result than last years numbers in the same period. Maybe because KH3 is launching soon, so maybe people are waiting until then, but i don't know for sure.

No, it's just that people who wanted a PS4 ran out and got one before the sale ended, now that it's full price again there is little demand. KH/RE will help for a week or two but it will quickly go back to under 20k, maybe even under 15k. It needs a permanent price cut in Japan.

I think the same indeed, so no arguments from me here. 

The thing is..., is Sony going to put a permanent price cut just in a region and not worldwide?? because i think Sony will do a worldwide dicount or no one at all.



colafitte said:
zorg1000 said:

No, it's just that people who wanted a PS4 ran out and got one before the sale ended, now that it's full price again there is little demand. KH/RE will help for a week or two but it will quickly go back to under 20k, maybe even under 15k. It needs a permanent price cut in Japan.

I think the same indeed, so no arguments from me here. 

The thing is..., is Sony going to put a permanent price cut just in a region and not worldwide?? because i think Sony will do a worldwide dicount or no one at all.

Not sure, I could certainly see a WW price cut to $249 (and regional equivalents) this year though.



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zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:

I think the same indeed, so no arguments from me here. 

The thing is..., is Sony going to put a permanent price cut just in a region and not worldwide?? because i think Sony will do a worldwide dicount or no one at all.

Not sure, I could certainly see a WW price cut to $249 (and regional equivalents) this year though.

I'm not sure either, but i think they should do it worldwide like you say. Around June would be perfect in my opinion.



colafitte said:
zorg1000 said:

Not sure, I could certainly see a WW price cut to $249 (and regional equivalents) this year though.

I'm not sure either, but i think they should do it worldwide like you say. Around June would be perfect in my opinion.

I guess it also depends on how much sales drop this year. If sales barely drop in Q1/Q2 than they will likely see no need to drop the price. However if sales start to slip by a moderate amount than I could see one happening.



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