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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 17th 2019

Mar1217 said:
Now, this is getting even more interesting in the upcoming weeks with Astral Chain, Daemon x Machina, Dragon Quest XI S and Link's Awakening coming up with the lite to boost these sales while the PS4/Xbone will get some neat 3rd party support that should give a slight lift to their efforts.

I don't expect Astral Chain or DxM to be the kind of games that move hardware in significant amounts; Link's Awakening and Dragon's Quest 11 should, but as they're releasing on/around the launch of the Lite it will be difficult to impossible to distinguish their effect from the revision boost. Still, I think its safe to say that the weeks ending the 21st and 28th of September should see very healthy Switch hardware sales indeed. ;)

CGI-Quality said:
I see this keeps getting jacked from me 😏

Next week, we take a stand!

My bad, sorry. I'll make a point not to hijack next week. ;)



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah I never expected the Mariko-powered regular Switch would be a big hardware booster since Nintendo is treating it as a silent revision and as such the average consumer probably knows nothing about it. 

The Lite is the main event.

I am surprised Nintendo didn't advertise the release of the regular Switch with improved battery life a bit more. Some 3DS/2DS owners might have been waiting to get a Switch until a model with improved battery life was made available. I only play the Switch docked, but people who mainly play it on the go have to worry about the battery only lasting a few hours. 

They probably don't want to tick off a bunch of people that bought Switches right before that revision came out, demanding for the newer one in trade ins.



konnichiwa said:
SilenceDeadly said:

You're completely delusional if you think it will even be a battle between Ps5 & Scarlett.

Scarlett will be lucky to hit Xbox One numbers, let alone Ps5 lmao 

You are new, it is delusional to know what's going to happen, we had plenty of threads with PS3 sales will destroy Xbox 360/Wii's sales.  Vita is going to be massive and WiiU will outsell Xbox one.

Well PS3 didn't destroy Xbox 360, but it actually caught up in 2013, after years of efforts and great games...

That's despite launching full year later, and even longer in Europe (March 2007) and having awful price...

And he's right, Xbox Scarlet will have even worse sales compared to PS5, I'm betting on 75% to 25% between Sony & Microsoft next gen.

At this very moment with these August 17th 2019 sales it's actually 69% PS4, 31% Xbox One, that's really awful after massive success that Xbox 360 was last gen.



Radek said:
konnichiwa said:

You are new, it is delusional to know what's going to happen, we had plenty of threads with PS3 sales will destroy Xbox 360/Wii's sales.  Vita is going to be massive and WiiU will outsell Xbox one.

Well PS3 didn't destroy Xbox 360, but it actually caught up in 2013, after years of efforts and great games...

That's despite launching full year later, and even longer in Europe (March 2007) and having awful price...

And he's right, Xbox Scarlet will have even worse sales compared to PS5, I'm betting on 75% to 25% between Sony & Microsoft next gen.

At this very moment with these August 17th 2019 sales it's actually 69% PS4, 31% Xbox One, that's really awful after massive success that Xbox 360 was last gen.

But what do your predicted % with Nintendo thrown into there? And yes, I know many buy Nintendo devices in addition to PS or XB, but there still are those who exclusively buy them rather than the other two (like me). You think Switch/Switch 2.0 will hold it's own?



Dulfite said:
Radek said:

Well PS3 didn't destroy Xbox 360, but it actually caught up in 2013, after years of efforts and great games...

That's despite launching full year later, and even longer in Europe (March 2007) and having awful price...

And he's right, Xbox Scarlet will have even worse sales compared to PS5, I'm betting on 75% to 25% between Sony & Microsoft next gen.

At this very moment with these August 17th 2019 sales it's actually 69% PS4, 31% Xbox One, that's really awful after massive success that Xbox 360 was last gen.

But what do your predicted % with Nintendo thrown into there? And yes, I know many buy Nintendo devices in addition to PS or XB, but there still are those who exclusively buy them rather than the other two (like me). You think Switch/Switch 2.0 will hold it's own?

Nintendo is going to be extremely successfull like they are now, I wasn't including them because 90% of AAA multiplats don't go there.



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Radek said:
konnichiwa said:

You are new, it is delusional to know what's going to happen, we had plenty of threads with PS3 sales will destroy Xbox 360/Wii's sales.  Vita is going to be massive and WiiU will outsell Xbox one.

Well PS3 didn't destroy Xbox 360, but it actually caught up in 2013, after years of efforts and great games...

That's despite launching full year later, and even longer in Europe (March 2007) and having awful price...

And he's right, Xbox Scarlet will have even worse sales compared to PS5, I'm betting on 75% to 25% between Sony & Microsoft next gen.

At this very moment with these August 17th 2019 sales it's actually 69% PS4, 31% Xbox One, that's really awful after massive success that Xbox 360 was last gen.

You kinda torpedo your last point with the start of this post, The Xbox360 launched great and a whole year ahead of the PS3... but the PS3 caught up with the X360 by the end of the generation, so it isn't like the momentum wasn't already on the side of Playstation when the PS4 launched, it was moving at a pace which undone a great first year by the X360, MS just left that console to die after Kinect was done with on it, they put their focus on Kinect2.0 and the X1 all of which were not game related focus.

What I'm saying is, Xbox as a brand was in trouble compared to the Playstation brand for the second half of the previous generation, not just when the ps4 launched.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

The last few weeks PS4 will manage to stay close to Switch.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
The last few weeks PS4 will manage to stay close to Switch.

I kinda agree, I think when the Switch Lite drops the baseline for Switch will go up by a degree to hold it up, maybe the PS4 will surpass it when Deaths Stranding or the AAAvengers game comes out? Or... I wonder would most who want those games have the system already, DS especially, but then with the Avengers game you know there will be awesome hardware bundles with that and the PS4 I would think like there was with the Spiderman game.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

Amnesia said:

The strangest part is that although Switch have improved again the total YOY PS4 is not that far behind, after they have already peaked and are on the 6th year.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

The last million to 100 million.


Just a little bit longer til the 20th