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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Sayonara suckers; Switch is going to smash the benchmark many set for it by arguing that as a successor to both platforms it had to outsell them combined to succeed.

Lead should only be growing from here on out. 

Pretty much, I don't think Wii U even sells a million in the US from this point onwards, so it's all just 3DS now, and that was also passed its peak by year 4.



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trunkswd said:

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PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020

PS4 Vs. X360 US:

Gap change in latest month: 109,737 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,513,078 – X360

Total Lead: 1,238,913 – X360

X360 Total Sales: 34,077,467

PS4 Total Sales: 33,113,899

April 2020 is the 78th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches. The PlayStation 4 sold 109,737 more units than the Xbox 360. However, in the last 12 months the Xbox 360 has sold 3.51 million more units than the PlayStation 4. The Xbox 360 currently leads by 1.24 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Xbox 360 launched on November 22, 2005. This does mean the holiday periods between the consoles do lineup.

The 38th month for the PlayStation 4 is April 2020 and for the Xbox 360 it is April 2012.The PlayStation 4 has sold 33.11 million units, while the Xbox 360 sold 34.08 million units during the same timeframe.

The Xbox 360 sold 45.14 million units lifetime in the US. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 12.03 million units to surpass the Xbox 360 in the US.

At this point I'm not sure if any system will sell as much as the 360 did in the US again. 

Am I right in recalling that the 360 is third only to PS2 and DS there, lifetime?



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

At this point I'm not sure if any system will sell as much as the 360 did in the US again. 

Am I right in recalling that the 360 is third only to PS2 and DS there, lifetime?

I believe so. Xbox 360 isn't even that far behind DS and PS2 in the US if I remember correctly. People forget how popular the Xbox 360 was in the US and despite how much Microsoft messed up this generation the Xbox One is barely behind the PS4 in the US. That is why I am predicting the Xbox Series X will outsell the PS5 in the US. Worldwide PS5 will (likely) sell better, but I see the gap being smaller than this gen. 

It's definitely possible; so far their PR heading into launch has been much better than the trainwreck that was Xbone's run up to release. A lot is riding on the next few months though, Sony is bringing the heat and MS will need to show their box can compete.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

It's definitely possible; so far their PR heading into launch has been much better than the trainwreck that was Xbone's run up to release. A lot is riding on the next few months though, Sony is bringing the heat and MS will need to show their box can compete.

Halo Infinite needs to be a big hit. If good enough it could be similar to what Breath of the Wild did to getting the Switch off to the right start. I also expect a new Forza at launch to showcase the power of the console. With no new Forza in 2019, it means the one for 2020 will have an extra year of development time. 

Yeah a LOT rests on Halo Infinite. It can't be another Halo 5, it needs to win over both old and new players and get a glowing reception. Hopefully in the 5 years since they've had time to reconsider their approach.



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah a LOT rests on Halo Infinite. It can't be another Halo 5, it needs to win over both old and new players and get a glowing reception. Hopefully in the 5 years since they've had time to reconsider their approach.

Halo 5 wasn't all bad. I like some of the new gameplay mechanics and the multiplayer might be the best in the franchise. Now the campaign was the biggest issue. The story and level design left a lot to be desired. 

I didn't play through it myself as I don't own an Xbone, I just know its reception from fans and critics wasn't as glowing as games like the original 3.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

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PlayStation 4 vs Xbox 360 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020

PS4 Vs. X360 US:

Gap change in latest month: 109,737 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,513,078 – X360

Total Lead: 1,238,913 – X360

X360 Total Sales: 34,077,467

PS4 Total Sales: 33,113,899

April 2020 is the 78th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches. The PlayStation 4 sold 109,737 more units than the Xbox 360. However, in the last 12 months the Xbox 360 has sold 3.51 million more units than the PlayStation 4. The Xbox 360 currently leads by 1.24 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Xbox 360 launched on November 22, 2005. This does mean the holiday periods between the consoles do lineup.

The 38th month for the PlayStation 4 is April 2020 and for the Xbox 360 it is April 2012.The PlayStation 4 has sold 33.11 million units, while the Xbox 360 sold 34.08 million units during the same timeframe.

The Xbox 360 sold 45.14 million units lifetime in the US. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 12.03 million units to surpass the Xbox 360 in the US.

At this point I'm not sure if any system will sell as much as the 360 did in the US again. 

Am I right in recalling that the 360 is third only to PS2 and DS there, lifetime?

I'd say the Switch has a shot at it, considering it's leading the PS4 right now in the US.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
curl-6 said:

At this point I'm not sure if any system will sell as much as the 360 did in the US again. 

Am I right in recalling that the 360 is third only to PS2 and DS there, lifetime?

I'd say the Switch has a shot at it, considering it's leading the PS4 right now in the US.

True, it does have a shot. Still, it's a high bar.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

curl-6 said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

I'd say the Switch has a shot at it, considering it's leading the PS4 right now in the US.

True, it does have a shot. Still, it's a high bar.

If it wasn't, then there would be no need to chart it, right?



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Switch vs Xbox One in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2020

Switch Vs. Xbox One US:

Gap change in latest month: 484,647 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,421,016 - Switch

Total Lead: 9,021,886 – Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 19,251,426

Xbox One Total Sales: 28,273,312

April 2020 is the 39th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap shrunk in favor of the Switch by 484,647 units when compared to the Xbox One. In the last 12 months the Switch has caught up to the lifetime sales of the Xbox One in the US by 4.42 million units. The Switch is currently 9.02 million units behind the Xbox One in the US.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 19.25 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 28.27 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 3.33 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 15.92 million units through 39 months.

Xbone making its last stand in its home territory. Switch will win eventually, but it'll take time. Really goes to show that even with the beating Xbox took this generation its still no slouch in the US.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)