Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 14 September 2019 (PS4 Tops 100M)

EricHiggin said:
SpokenTruth said:

I want to take you seriously but...I just can't.  I can't tell if you're just trying to be funny or if you really see it this way.

Aside from the fact that Switch sales may not look as impressive to some if they aren't combined, I don't see why this seems so crazy. 

If you wanted to say they play the same games, well some games cross platforms, so do sales of those other platforms, for those specific games, count as well?

It's not like there's a blatantly obvious and distinct cut off, but allowing a handheld and console to be considered the same, basically means all hardware sales for any platform that can play some of the same games should be combined into one.

I myself don't really agree with that, but that's just me.

With this genius logic, the 2DS can't be counted in 3DS sales.

It's not even 3D!



Won bet with t3mporary_126 - I correctly predicted that the Wii U's LTD at the end of 2014 would be closer to 9 million than 10 million. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=6673287

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EricHiggin said:

Switch is just toying with PS4 now. Stop it you tease!

Sadly Switch's reign will be short lived. PS4 was king for half a decade.



EricHiggin said:
zorg1000 said:

They are the same platform.

SpokenTruth said:

A Switch Lite is still a Switch.  It's not doing anything a standard Switch can't do.

But Switch Lite can't do things Switch can, like how 3DS can't either, in terms of the hardware.

I realize they are the same platform in today's world, but let's say, while again unlikely, SNY slaps PS4 or PS5 on a phone and it can play some of those games in a downgraded fashion. Do those phone sales count now? I would say they shouldn't, but if it's considered part of the platform, well. You see what I am getting at correct? Like I said before, it's not all that cut an dry, but where does the line get drawn when it comes to differentiating hardware sales?

If Switch and Switch Lite had separate bars like Switch and 3DS now, it wouldn't be brain surgery to add them together if you wanted to look at the sales combined. I guess the question would be are the numbers coming in separately from the get go? If they aren't, then knowing what sales are handheld vs hybrid may not be easy if not next to impossible.

Well, if that's so, then PS4 also didn't top 100M yet. After all, we would have to deduce the Pro model first. Same stuff with the XBO and the One X of course.

I mean, you can play in 4k on the mid-gen upgrade, something the OG PS4 and XBO couldn't do. Additionally, there's the playback of Blu-Ray 4K on the One X. Hell, their whole Shtick was to be able to play in 4K in the first place. So if you seriously advocate that the Switch sales should be split up, then the same should happen to it's two competitors as well.

Sarkar said:
EricHiggin said:

Switch is just toying with PS4 now. Stop it you tease!

Sadly Switch's reign will be short lived. PS4 was king for half a decade.

You mean because of the next gen coming in a good year? I wouldn't be so sure about that. After all, the PS4 had it's best year the year the Switch got released. The market of the two consoles are completely different and hardly overlap.

So no, don't expect the Switch sales to come down crashing just because the PS5 and Scarlett get released. That's just not how it works, guys.



Sarkar said:

Sadly Switch's reign will be short lived.

Is it you, Cliffy Fallen?



Bofferbrauer2 said:
EricHiggin said:

But Switch Lite can't do things Switch can, like how 3DS can't either, in terms of the hardware.

I realize they are the same platform in today's world, but let's say, while again unlikely, SNY slaps PS4 or PS5 on a phone and it can play some of those games in a downgraded fashion. Do those phone sales count now? I would say they shouldn't, but if it's considered part of the platform, well. You see what I am getting at correct? Like I said before, it's not all that cut an dry, but where does the line get drawn when it comes to differentiating hardware sales?

If Switch and Switch Lite had separate bars like Switch and 3DS now, it wouldn't be brain surgery to add them together if you wanted to look at the sales combined. I guess the question would be are the numbers coming in separately from the get go? If they aren't, then knowing what sales are handheld vs hybrid may not be easy if not next to impossible.

Well, if that's so, then PS4 also didn't top 100M yet. After all, we would have to deduce the Pro model first. Same stuff with the XBO and the One X of course.

I mean, you can play in 4k on the mid-gen upgrade, something the OG PS4 and XBO couldn't do. Additionally, there's the playback of Blu-Ray 4K on the One X. Hell, their whole Shtick was to be able to play in 4K in the first place. So if you seriously advocate that the Switch sales should be split up, then the same should happen to it's two competitors as well.

Sarkar said:

Sadly Switch's reign will be short lived. PS4 was king for half a decade.

You mean because of the next gen coming in a good year? I wouldn't be so sure about that. After all, the PS4 had it's best year the year the Switch got released. The market of the two consoles are completely different and hardly overlap.

So no, don't expect the Switch sales to come down crashing just because the PS5 and Scarlett get released. That's just not how it works, guys.

I don't think PS5 will affect NS sales, but they'll be on a downward trend next year regardless. 

PS5 even with a mere good start should be outselling the Switch.



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Sarkar said:
EricHiggin said:

Switch is just toying with PS4 now. Stop it you tease!

Sadly Switch's reign will be short lived. PS4 was king for half a decade.

Switch should have Holidays 2019 + most of 2020, until PS5+XB2 launch, where it Reigns surpreme as the king of sales.
I suspect in 2021, Switch sales will probably fall below XB2+PS5.

Also Switch currently can play some current gen games, via ports.
I highly suspect thats gonna end come PS5+XB2. 

Switch hardware will be too dated/weak to run same multiplats as the other two (PS5, XB2).
It then becomes a matter of when Nintendo releases a Switch 2, holidays of 2021?

TCSM is soon to start mass production of 5nm chips (mostly for mobile chips).
You saw how going from 20nm -> 16nm, ment that Switch could run basically double as long.

Imagine the jump from 16nm -> 5nm, on a node "MENT" for mobile and power effeciency.
Hopefully Nintnedo is already working with either Nvidia or AMD on a newer Switch chip, for the next console.

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JRPGfan said:
Sarkar said:

Sadly Switch's reign will be short lived. PS4 was king for half a decade.

Switch should have Holidays 2019 + most of 2020, until PS5+XB2 launch, where it Reigns surpreme as the king of sales.
I suspect in 2021, Switch sales will probably fall below XB2+PS5.

Also Switch currently can play some current gen games, via ports.
I highly suspect thats gonna end come PS5+XB2. 

Switch hardware will be too dated/weak to run same multiplats as the other two (PS5, XB2).
It then becomes a matter of when Nintendo releases a Switch 2, holidays of 2021?

Pretty much.



Sarkar said:
JRPGfan said:

Switch should have Holidays 2019 + most of 2020, until PS5+XB2 launch, where it Reigns surpreme as the king of sales.
I suspect in 2021, Switch sales will probably fall below XB2+PS5.

Also Switch currently can play some current gen games, via ports.
I highly suspect thats gonna end come PS5+XB2. 

Switch hardware will be too dated/weak to run same multiplats as the other two (PS5, XB2).
It then becomes a matter of when Nintendo releases a Switch 2, holidays of 2021?

Pretty much.

The jump from 20nm -> 5nm (and a node made for power effeciency), should be pretty drastic.
If Nintendo chooses to follow other "mobile chip" developers, and make the next Switch useing current tech.

Nintendo were lazy with the switch design.
They just took a chip that was already designed, and nvidia had a bunch of, just laying around they couldnt sell in phones to anyone.

I'd like to see them work with AMD and do a current gen design (still Arm), ment for 5nm, from the ground up.



Switch can hardly keep up with current gen games, most developers just don't bother. Witcher 3 is probably going to be the most demanding game ever released on Switch... all ports will dissapear come 2021 which is sad...



Sarkar said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Well, if that's so, then PS4 also didn't top 100M yet. After all, we would have to deduce the Pro model first. Same stuff with the XBO and the One X of course.

I mean, you can play in 4k on the mid-gen upgrade, something the OG PS4 and XBO couldn't do. Additionally, there's the playback of Blu-Ray 4K on the One X. Hell, their whole Shtick was to be able to play in 4K in the first place. So if you seriously advocate that the Switch sales should be split up, then the same should happen to it's two competitors as well.

You mean because of the next gen coming in a good year? I wouldn't be so sure about that. After all, the PS4 had it's best year the year the Switch got released. The market of the two consoles are completely different and hardly overlap.

So no, don't expect the Switch sales to come down crashing just because the PS5 and Scarlett get released. That's just not how it works, guys.

I don't think PS5 will affect NS sales, but they'll be on a downward trend next year regardless. 

PS5 even with a mere good start should be outselling the Switch.

Most people, including myself, rather think that next year will be the zenith of the Switch sales, only starting to slowly drop in 2021. You may be correct, but considering the base model still hasn't got any pricecut, I do consider it having enough margin to maneuver into any direction if needed.