Yea most of the time they leak numbers when they are making records but sales were down this month overall. Only the Switch was up.

Anyway, we'll have Nintendo's numbers in a couple of days and we'll be able to judge for ourselves



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xMetroid said:
Yea most of the time they leak numbers when they are making records but sales were down this month overall. Only the Switch was up.

Anyway, we'll have Nintendo's numbers in a couple of days and we'll be able to judge for ourselves

I don't even think that was confirmed either. The only thing that was mentioned was that hardware was down YOY across the board 17% in dollar sales and the first decline since Feb of this year. If the Switch was the only one up I am sure they would have mentioned it. 



PortisheadBiscuit said:
Shadow1980 said:
Wow. So, no nothing for hardware for June. No leaks. Not even estimates from the predictions thread on Era.

I was getting used to getting numbers again these past few months. Ah well, I'm sure we'll get them for PS5/XSX launches and holidays....I hope 

Hopefully whoever leaked all the YoY changes for every month in 2019 back in January does the same thing again this coming January. I hate not getting numbers.



noshten said:
My predictions were way off

Sounds like Sony is not manufacturing that many PS4s and Microsoft is flat at best.
Nintendo seemingly ran out of enough stock to see huge growth but Switch is basically selling what they can ship, so the shipped numbers for the quarter will be very close to sell-through to consumers. This will give us a good basis for what to expect in Q3 in terms of per month sales.
Software sales are fantastic for TLOU2 and for Animal Crossing and other evergreen games. Still can't believe GTA isn't on the Switch, the game would instantly be a million-seller.

Considering new consoles were announced it was a matter of time that stock would run out. The current situation in manufacturing & supply chains right now means that Sony can't manufacture enough PS4 and PS5 simentenously. Nintendo cant scale-up manufacturing as fast as they would probably want for hardware and Ring Fit Adventure. While with Microsoft they don't need to manufacture that many X1 to begin with so they are probably seeing some growth YoY across all markets but are ready to transition to the new gen hence X1X is no longer being produced.

We shall see when the official numbers come out but this is what I'm reading from the NPD PR.

NPD Resetera Estimate for June(5 Weeks)

[NSW]: 513K
[PS4]: 200K
[XB1]: 115K

NPD Resetera Estimates for May(4 Weeks)

[NSW]: 530K
[PS4]: 156K
[XBO]: 151K

June average per week result 

[NSW]: 102.6K
[PS4]: 40K
[XB1]: 23K

May average per week result 

[NSW]: 132.5K
[PS4]: 39K
[XB1]: 37.75K

My bad prediction

[NSW] 666K(+154K)
[PS4] 300K(+100K)
[XBO] 200K(+85K)

Overall Switch supply was down, Microsoft not sure if it's the demand or lack of stock, while Sony kept around the same amount of stock on the shelves. 

Looking at the current results in terms Japan, expect July Switch supply to be up again, interested how the PS4 and XBO do now that the next-gen is revealed. 

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noshten said:

NPD Resetera Estimate for June(5 Weeks)

[NSW]: 513K
[PS4]: 200K
[XB1]: 115K

(...)

828k units of hardware compared to 712k units last year:

Switch - 329k
PS4 - 222k
XB1 - 161k

But an increase of 116k units in hardware was accompanied by a 17% decline in hardware revenue. This can add up if both the PS4 and XB1 were notably cheaper than a year ago in June, because Switch's Lite SKU reduces the average selling price of Switch consoles.

Still, it's a bit hard to believe that the ResetEra estimates are in the right ballpark. Do you have the source for the numbers which could explain their reasoning for arriving at those numbers?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Apparently an analyst has been providing numbers and a user there matches them to the closes prediction on their forum, thus not revealing the real numbers but providing very close estimates. You can read one of their prediction threads, this is more of a game that reveals some numbers that people choose to believe and base for future predictions. 

Of course, we would never know if these numbers are actually real until a company subscribed to the NPD reveals some of them officially. Also the past few months Patcher for some reason has been disclosing some numbers.



Damn so Switch would have an average of 100k a week on June. Is that I line with what we got here ? I dont even remember.



xMetroid said:
Damn so Switch would have an average of 100k a week on June. Is that I line with what we got here ? I dont even remember.

For the 5 week June NPD period, VGC has these numbers for Switch USA sales:

108487
107670
109353
109337
104062

So if the leak is accurate, VGC is close but slightly overtracked.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

NSW: 550k
PS4: 200k
XBO: 180k

NPD Resetera Estimate for June(5 Weeks)

[NSW]: 513K
[PS4]: 200K
[XB1]: 115K

(Assuming these numbers are correct) I feel pretty comfortable on my estimates of the top 2.  I really overestimated the XB1 though.  I should have known better.



Since that's the best we're going to have for now, I'll plug in the Era estimates into my data set.

And now, chart time!


If and when we get better data, I will update all the data points.

Anywho, not much to say. The COVID-19 bubble obviously popped for the PS4 & XBO after April. Barring any significant margins or error with the Era estimates, and they are back to being down from the same months last year. Meanwhile, with the Switch the bubble hasn't so much popped as it has slowly deflated. It's still up YoY, but not by nearly as much as before (~56%, compared to 145% in May and 256% in April), and in terms of weekly averages is down ~22.6% from May. Assuming continued declines in both YoY increases and weekly averages, then at this rate the Switch will be flat or down YoY by August (though in YTD terms it will still be up significantly from 2019). It could settle back down to a baseline on par or slightly higher than last year, but given where it was and how it was trending YoY-wise prior to the outbreak I doubt we will see significant YoY increases for much longer. July could very well be the last month for that. I like seeing the Switch do well so I hope I'm wrong, but my honest prediction is that nearly all of the YoY increases for the Switch this year will have been from the COVID bump. It should end the year at somewhere around 7M in the U.S., bringing its LTD total to around 17.5M.