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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 17th 2019

DonFerrari 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.

In 3 weeks the Switch will activate war mode with Switch Lite, 2D Zelda, Luigis Mansion and Pokemon coming in November. PS4 won't have a chance YOY, even with Death Stranding. But yes, still impressive PS4 sales...



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DonFerrari said:
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.

Keep in mind that Nintendo tends to sell a bigger chunk of it's yearly sales during the holiday season than it's competitors. So while they are on par now, there will be a big gap at the end of the year due to this. Plus, Switch sales right now are somewhat low due to the incoming Lite model, otherwise there would certainly already be a slowly growing gap there.

But I agree with you that PS4 is doing great for of system of it's age.



That PS4 longevity tho...



Ps4 still doing strong, If we think the ps5 is on the horizon



Radek said:
Dulfite said:

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.

Are you including Indies? Because even without Indies I think that % seems high for this generation. Switch has gotten far better support than Wii U had.



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PS4 continues to sell extremely well with out any first party releases.
Impressive!
A price drop in the holiday season will significantly boost its sales.



siebensus4 said:
DonFerrari 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.

In 3 weeks the Switch will activate war mode with Switch Lite, 2D Zelda, Luigis Mansion and Pokemon coming in November. PS4 won't have a chance YOY, even with Death Stranding. But yes, still impressive PS4 sales...

Bofferbrauer2 said:
DonFerrari 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.

Keep in mind that Nintendo tends to sell a bigger chunk of it's yearly sales during the holiday season than it's competitors. So while they are on par now, there will be a big gap at the end of the year due to this. Plus, Switch sales right now are somewhat low due to the incoming Lite model, otherwise there would certainly already be a slowly growing gap there.

But I agree with you that PS4 is doing great for of system of it's age.

Yep I believe that with Lite and Holidays Switch will have a very major lead against PS4. The only question is if they can outsell the 20M PS4 done on the peak this year or the next.



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."

Nice nice Switch is on top. This is indeed the calm before the storm as Shiken put it.



Ganoncrotch said:
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.

In first world countries i would say yes or at the very least the vast majority of them probably do, however in third world countries like my own... lets say there is plenty of people who would love to buy a PS4 but cant, not only is the PS4 expensive for a lot of people over here but its actually more expensive to buy it here than in 1st world countries, the PS4 here is closer to 400 dollars instead of 300.

A 100 dollar pricedrop would do wonders for the system in places like South America.



Well, the Switch just went up for pre-order on Amazon Japan, and it immediately shot right to the top of the charts. September is going to be a very interesting month.



Hardware Comparison Threads:

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2019 vs. 2020
(https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/241660/ps4xbons-2019-vs-2020/1/)