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PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 201,534 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,326,330 – DS

Total Lead: 31,922,312 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 103,758,169

DS Total Sales: 135,680,481



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trunkswd said:

You can read the complete Article #5 and Analysis here:

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 201,534 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,326,330 – DS

Total Lead: 31,922,312 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 103,758,169

DS Total Sales: 135,680,481

Clash of the Titans.

The DS really shows that Nintendo systems can have Playstation-like legs. Hopefully Switch also demonstrates this.



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

You can read the complete Article #5 and Analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – November 2019

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 3,326,204 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,543,006 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,647,083 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 44,771,334

PS4 Total Sales: 42,124,251



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Like someone already said on the article itself, Switch has a good chance to stay ahead of the PS4 even after the PS4's fourth holiday season.



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trunkswd said:

You can read the complete Article #5 and Analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – November 2019

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 3,326,204 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,543,006 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,647,083 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 44,771,334

PS4 Total Sales: 42,124,251

Now this is an exciting battle; back and forth without one clearly beating the other. That's one hell of a jump for Switch though, gaining 3.3 million in one month.



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

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trunkswd said:

You can read the complete Article #5 and Analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – November 2019

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 3,326,204 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,543,006 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,647,083 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 44,771,334

PS4 Total Sales: 42,124,251

Imagine showing this graph in January 2017 right after Nintendo Switch press conference.  



curl-6 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Switch has almost no third party exclusives yet, even though the 3DS had a lot of third party exclusives.  Because of that I think there are a lot of third party exclusives still one the way.  All of these 3DS developers are actually working on Switch games right now.  A good example is Bravely Default 2, which was just announced.  I thought games like this would have been here sooner, but apparently going from the 240p 3DS to the 720p-900p Switch is going to prolong development time a lot.  It's a big adjustment.

Right now most third party games are ports or indies, but I think Switch has a much richer third party library in its future.  That will lead to much greater lifetime sales than 100m.  It won't just be first party games carrying the Switch almost single handedly.

I dunno, that would require third parties to pull their heads out of their collective rectums and invest in the platform, something I just can't see happening, with Switch nearing its third birthday and the likes of Activision and Capcom still treating it like it's the Wii U.

Activision-Blizzard support has gotten progressively better and seems to give it pretty good support now. 2017 was just Skylanders then 2018 had Crash N. Sane & Diablo 3 and 2019 had Spyro Reignited, CTR Nitro-Fueled & Overwatch. Basically just missing CoD.

Activision output in general has declined significantly in the last few years, some of their teams went from developing original titles to being just CoD support teams and they have cut back on the amount of outsourced/published titles compared to previous generations.

They are basically just CoD+Crash/Spyro now.

As for the Blizzard side you might say those are just years old ports but those are also the only Blizzard games released on any console since Starcraft 64 in 2000 so kind of hard to imagine support being any better.

Not having Call of Duty of any sort is a missed opportunity though, even if the console titles cant be ported for whatever reason, not having CoD Mobile on it doesnt make much sense. Maybe it will come later.



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zorg1000 said:
curl-6 said:

I dunno, that would require third parties to pull their heads out of their collective rectums and invest in the platform, something I just can't see happening, with Switch nearing its third birthday and the likes of Activision and Capcom still treating it like it's the Wii U.

Activision-Blizzard support has gotten progressively better and seems to give it pretty good support now. 2017 was just Skylanders then 2018 had Crash N. Sane & Diablo 3 and 2019 had Spyro Reignited, CTR Nitro-Fueled & Overwatch. Basically just missing CoD.

Activision output in general has declined significantly in the last few years, some of their teams went from developing original titles to being just CoD support teams and they have cut back on the amount of outsourced/published titles compared to previous generations.

They are basically just CoD+Crash/Spyro now.

As for the Blizzard side you might say those are just years old ports but those are also the only Blizzard games released on any console since Starcraft 64 in 2000 so kind of hard to imagine support being any better.

Not having Call of Duty of any sort is a missed opportunity though, even if the console titles cant be ported for whatever reason, not having CoD Mobile on it doesnt make much sense. Maybe it will come later.

In a world where Wii got 4 COD ports from PS3/360, I just don't buy for a second that PS4/Xbone COD games can't be brought to Switch, where the power gap is considerably smaller.



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

curl-6 said:
zorg1000 said:

Activision-Blizzard support has gotten progressively better and seems to give it pretty good support now. 2017 was just Skylanders then 2018 had Crash N. Sane & Diablo 3 and 2019 had Spyro Reignited, CTR Nitro-Fueled & Overwatch. Basically just missing CoD.

Activision output in general has declined significantly in the last few years, some of their teams went from developing original titles to being just CoD support teams and they have cut back on the amount of outsourced/published titles compared to previous generations.

They are basically just CoD+Crash/Spyro now.

As for the Blizzard side you might say those are just years old ports but those are also the only Blizzard games released on any console since Starcraft 64 in 2000 so kind of hard to imagine support being any better.

Not having Call of Duty of any sort is a missed opportunity though, even if the console titles cant be ported for whatever reason, not having CoD Mobile on it doesnt make much sense. Maybe it will come later.

In a world where Wii got 4 COD ports from PS3/360, I just don't buy for a second that PS4/Xbone COD games can't be brought to Switch, where the power gap is considerably smaller.

That's why I said "for whatever reason"

Those games most likely could be downported to Switch but the reason probably has more to do with the teams not having the time/resources to add another platform to the mix, especially one that needs special concessions.

We have already heard about the CoD cycle being tough on the current teams with Sledgehammer getting kicked off from being the main studio behind CoD 2020 and Treyarch having to jump in and take over which is probably going cause a domino effect with Infinty Ward having to scramble to get CoD 2021 out in time.

In order to get the main series on Switch it would probably have to be an outsourced late port and at that point the question is, "will CoD 2018 sell well on Switch when CoD 2019 is about to be or already on other consoles?"

If they dont expect it to sell at least a few million than they probably don't think its worth the opportunity cost.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

curl-6 said:

Now this is an exciting battle; back and forth without one clearly beating the other. That's one hell of a jump for Switch though, gaining 3.3 million in one month.

It is definitely one of the more interesting Gap Chart. Switch is gonna pull a big lead after December. 



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