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Seems like the leaker on era got into trouble with the NPD legal department and his post was deleted...



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Marth said:
Seems like the leaker on era got into trouble with the NPD legal department and his post was deleted...

We still get magicporks, so that is a good sign. Even if that data isn't 100% compared to the actual raw numbers.



 

Will all due respect, benji has to be the biggest baby ever. Just because someone is offering a different perspective on sales doesn't make that a console war post. Every single month we were all told "everybody is doing well" when PS4 was first in sales. Now all of a sudden everybody is NOT doing well when Switch is first? SilverX provided a very good summary on why PS4's sales are actually great. Even Xbox 1. Benji and other posters disagreed. That bullshit "everybody is doing well" thread meme doesn't apply anymore it looks like. The only fanboys in that thread are the people bothered by that post. And as usual benji tactic, he mentions wanting a self ban but never actual goes trough with it. It's similar to somebody crying to get attention and make people feel sorry for them.



Formerly ilovegirls69  :(

Pionner said:
Will all due respect, benji has to be the biggest baby ever. Just because someone is offering a different perspective on sales doesn't make that a console war post. Every single month we were all told "everybody is doing well" when PS4 was first in sales. Now all of a sudden everybody is NOT doing well when Switch is first? SilverX provided a very good summary on why PS4's sales are actually great. Even Xbox 1. Benji and other posters disagreed. That bullshit "everybody is doing well" thread meme doesn't apply anymore it looks like. The only fanboys in that thread are the people bothered by that post. And as usual benji tactic, he mentions wanting a self ban but never actual goes trough with it. It's similar to somebody crying to get attention and make people feel sorry for them.

Wrong website



Marth said:
Pionner said:
Will all due respect, benji has to be the biggest baby ever. Just because someone is offering a different perspective on sales doesn't make that a console war post. Every single month we were all told "everybody is doing well" when PS4 was first in sales. Now all of a sudden everybody is NOT doing well when Switch is first? SilverX provided a very good summary on why PS4's sales are actually great. Even Xbox 1. Benji and other posters disagreed. That bullshit "everybody is doing well" thread meme doesn't apply anymore it looks like. The only fanboys in that thread are the people bothered by that post. And as usual benji tactic, he mentions wanting a self ban but never actual goes trough with it. It's similar to somebody crying to get attention and make people feel sorry for them.

Wrong website

I'm not a member of resetera. These NPD threads often crosspost information from there. So i wanted to point out something from that thread.

Formerly ilovegirls69  :(

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Pionner said:
Will all due respect, benji has to be the biggest baby ever. Just because someone is offering a different perspective on sales doesn't make that a console war post. Every single month we were all told "everybody is doing well" when PS4 was first in sales. Now all of a sudden everybody is NOT doing well when Switch is first? SilverX provided a very good summary on why PS4's sales are actually great. Even Xbox 1. Benji and other posters disagreed. That bullshit "everybody is doing well" thread meme doesn't apply anymore it looks like. The only fanboys in that thread are the people bothered by that post. And as usual benji tactic, he mentions wanting a self ban but never actual goes trough with it. It's similar to somebody crying to get attention and make people feel sorry for them.

Pa4 had a pretty size able decrease yoy, which means different things to different people. I would never say that that is a great performance.  



MasonADC said:
Pionner said:
Will all due respect, benji has to be the biggest baby ever. Just because someone is offering a different perspective on sales doesn't make that a console war post. Every single month we were all told "everybody is doing well" when PS4 was first in sales. Now all of a sudden everybody is NOT doing well when Switch is first? SilverX provided a very good summary on why PS4's sales are actually great. Even Xbox 1. Benji and other posters disagreed. That bullshit "everybody is doing well" thread meme doesn't apply anymore it looks like. The only fanboys in that thread are the people bothered by that post. And as usual benji tactic, he mentions wanting a self ban but never actual goes trough with it. It's similar to somebody crying to get attention and make people feel sorry for them.

Pa4 had a pretty size able decrease yoy, which means different things to different people. I would never say that that is a great performance.  

PS4 has been at full MSRP. We all know Sony hasn't dropped the price or do deals for PS4. With this known and talk of PS4 Xbox 1 being down this year, PS4 sales results is in fact great performance.

Formerly ilovegirls69  :(

Pionner said:
Will all due respect, benji has to be the biggest baby ever. Just because someone is offering a different perspective on sales doesn't make that a console war post. Every single month we were all told "everybody is doing well" when PS4 was first in sales. Now all of a sudden everybody is NOT doing well when Switch is first? SilverX provided a very good summary on why PS4's sales are actually great. Even Xbox 1. Benji and other posters disagreed. That bullshit "everybody is doing well" thread meme doesn't apply anymore it looks like. The only fanboys in that thread are the people bothered by that post. And as usual benji tactic, he mentions wanting a self ban but never actual goes trough with it. It's similar to somebody crying to get attention and make people feel sorry for them.

Everyone was doing well when PS4 and Xbone weren't down 30%.  Which is what Benji explained.  And there were plenty of months the last two years when Switch  was leading the pack that all three were said to be doing well.  I do think it was presumptuous for him to respond to a post he cannot see since he has that guy set to ignore, but that post was pretty strong spin.  While he is right that Sony is being conservative with pushing PS4, they've been that way for a while now unless a big release is coming out.  And MS going firesale and bundle crazy has been a constant since 2014.  So while the factors he stated were true, they have been true since before the decline this year.  And thus framing those things like new factors that relate specifically to this period is disingenuous.  These declines aren't disastrous, but they are normal.  Great would be a defying of expectations.

Oh and Xbox One sales are objectively not great.  They weren't great very often before, they really aren't great now.

Now let's not further derail the thread with antagonizing people who are not registered here and cannot defend themselves.  That tends to get toxic fast.



Nuvendil said:
Pionner said:
Will all due respect, benji has to be the biggest baby ever. Just because someone is offering a different perspective on sales doesn't make that a console war post. Every single month we were all told "everybody is doing well" when PS4 was first in sales. Now all of a sudden everybody is NOT doing well when Switch is first? SilverX provided a very good summary on why PS4's sales are actually great. Even Xbox 1. Benji and other posters disagreed. That bullshit "everybody is doing well" thread meme doesn't apply anymore it looks like. The only fanboys in that thread are the people bothered by that post. And as usual benji tactic, he mentions wanting a self ban but never actual goes trough with it. It's similar to somebody crying to get attention and make people feel sorry for them.

Everyone was doing well when PS4 and Xbone weren't down 30%. Which is what Benji explained. And there were plenty of months the last two years when Switch  was leading the pack that all three were said to be doing well. I do think it was presumptuous for him to respond to a post he cannot see since he has that guy set to ignore, but that post was pretty strong spin. While he is right that Sony is being conservative with pushing PS4, they've been that way for a while now unless a big release is coming out. And MS going firesale and bundle crazy has been a constant since 2014. So while the factors he stated were true, they have been true since before the decline this year. And thus framing those things like new factors that relate specifically to this period is disingenuous. These declines aren't disastrous, but they are normal. Great would be a defying of expectations.

Oh and Xbox One sales are objectively not great. They weren't great very often before, they really aren't great now.

Bold: Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the XB1 decline quite small? I get that you don't think its sales were that great in the first place but I think it's having quite a healthy life this late in the gen.

XB1 (March)
2014: 258,000
2015: 229,000
2016: 242,000
2017: 200,000
2018: 299,000
2019: 221,000

PS4 is down 29.7% from its peak March but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to emphasize how I think that it "isn't great" for a console to pull 253,000 in the US in its 6th March (maybe Shadow knows how many consoles have had a better 6th March).

PS4 (March)
2014: 280,000
2015: 330,000
2016: 330,000
2017: 360,000
2018: 354,000
2019: 253,000



Replicant said:
Nuvendil said:

Everyone was doing well when PS4 and Xbone weren't down 30%. Which is what Benji explained. And there were plenty of months the last two years when Switch  was leading the pack that all three were said to be doing well. I do think it was presumptuous for him to respond to a post he cannot see since he has that guy set to ignore, but that post was pretty strong spin. While he is right that Sony is being conservative with pushing PS4, they've been that way for a while now unless a big release is coming out. And MS going firesale and bundle crazy has been a constant since 2014. So while the factors he stated were true, they have been true since before the decline this year. And thus framing those things like new factors that relate specifically to this period is disingenuous. These declines aren't disastrous, but they are normal. Great would be a defying of expectations.

Oh and Xbox One sales are objectively not great. They weren't great very often before, they really aren't great now.

Bold: Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the XB1 decline quite small? I get that you don't think its sales were that great in the first place but I think it's having quite a healthy life this late in the gen.

XB1 (March)
2014: 258,000
2015: 229,000
2016: 242,000
2017: 200,000
2018: 299,000
2019: 221,000

PS4 is down 29.7% from its peak March but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to emphasize how I think that it "isn't great" for a console to pull 253,000 in the US in its 6th March (maybe Shadow knows how many consoles have had a better 6th March).

PS4 (March)
2014: 280,000
2015: 330,000
2016: 330,000
2017: 360,000
2018: 354,000
2019: 253,000

Yeah im interested in seeing how consoles uaully sell on their 6th year. @Shadow1980 If you have any numbers/graphics regarding 6th year sales for previous generation that would be appreciated.