Forums - Sales Discussion - April NPD 2020: Switch 808k, PS4 411k, XB1 329k

Where in the world is there even that many consoles at? My local stores haven’t been in stocked of any consoles in 2 months



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mk7sx said:
trunkswd said:
Those are some crazy numbers. I'll get to making adjustments to our hardware figures once I am done with the daily news.

Michael Pachter has confirmed actual unit sales of all three hardware.

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/npd-april-video-game-disc-sales-up-8/

NSW: 808,000
PS4: 411,000
XBO: 329,000

Thank you! I'll get to making the adjustments now. Safe to say VGChartz was too low on all three consoles. 



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mk7sx said:
trunkswd said:
Those are some crazy numbers. I'll get to making adjustments to our hardware figures once I am done with the daily news.

Michael Pachter has confirmed actual unit sales of all three hardware.

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/npd-april-video-game-disc-sales-up-8/

NSW: 808,000
PS4: 411,000
XBO: 329,000

I think VG algo under-tracked April more than March.  

VGC

NSW 293,763

PS4: 259,426

XBO: 122,782

Actual

NSW: 808,000

PS4: 411,000

XBO: 329,000

So NSW and XBO are both under-tracked by 63% and PS4 by 37%.  Is there too much influence from JP trend affecting the algo?  I know that Nintendo intentionally prioritized US/EU stock over JP, so letting the JP trend affect US/EU estimates would create the exact opposite effect from Nintendo's intended result.



trunkswd said:
mk7sx said:

Michael Pachter has confirmed actual unit sales of all three hardware.

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/npd-april-video-game-disc-sales-up-8/

NSW: 808,000
PS4: 411,000
XBO: 329,000

Thank you! I'll get to making the adjustments now. Safe to say VGChartz was too low on all three consoles. 

Yup!  Crazy month.  PS4 and XBO beat their own April record -PS4 2018 April was the current gen record at 326,000 when God of War launched.  PS4 demolished that figure and then Switch doubled it lol.



mk7sx said:
mk7sx said:

Michael Pachter has confirmed actual unit sales of all three hardware.

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/npd-april-video-game-disc-sales-up-8/

NSW: 808,000
PS4: 411,000
XBO: 329,000

I think VG algo under-tracked April more than March.  

VGC

NSW 293,763

PS4: 259,426

XBO: 122,782

Actual

NSW: 808,000

PS4: 411,000

XBO: 329,000

So NSW and XBO are both under-tracked by 63% and PS4 by 37%.  Is there too much influence from JP trend affecting the algo?  I know that Nintendo intentionally prioritized US/EU stock over JP, so letting the JP trend affect US/EU estimates would create the exact opposite effect from Nintendo's intended result.

Pretty much this. It was actually worse beforehand. I am able to go in and manually adjust figures before they are posted. I've adjusted all three consoles to to be much closer to NPD figures for those four weeks. I'm going to make more adjustments as well, so expect global numbers to continue to go up as well. 



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US and the rest of Americas have been adjusted up. I'm going to take a look at Europe figures. Probably a bit low there as well.



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This month is absolute madness



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Marth said:
This month is absolute madness

At least we are able to get our US numbers to be more accurate now for April. I also adjusted our figures for May up as well. And adjusted the rest of the Americas up. Trying to figure out Europe right now looking at US figures. 



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kenjab said:

No leaks yet, but Mat Piscatella just released info about April NPD and the whole video game industry had a MASSIVE month. Two highlights:

1) All 3 consoles up at least 160% over April of last year
2) Switch has sold more in the first 4 months of 2020 than any console in U.S. history, beating the Wii's Jan-Apr 2009

That's pretty impressive! Wii was a monster back in 2009.



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Wow this suddenly paints a completely different picture.
There must have been a lot of more Switch stock than expected if they're only down 200k compared to march. Now their 19 mil prediction for the fiscal year seems baffling honestly.

Absolutely insane that Xbox did 3x as much as last year. Lockdown has really changed the game.