Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware July 5 to July 11 - Switch Sales Increase to Nearly 350,000 Units

curl-6 said:
Mandalore76 said:

So if Nintendo's early gen sales of the Wii U (13.97m) are included, the marketshare for this Gen as a whole would roughly be PS4 48%, Switch/WiiU 31%, XBOne 21%.

True but I think including both Nintendo's current and last gen machines together is a bit unfair.

Well, the first of Jranation's links Polled on whether or not the PS4 would maintain 50% market share against XBox One + WiiU + NX (which would become the Switch).  It's interesting enough to note that the poll came out overwhelmingly in favor of the PS4 maintaining over 50% marketshare even against 3 combined consoles:

PS4 > XONE + Wii U + NX?

YEAH!!!!! PS4 Domination! 200 74.35%
 
NOPE! NX will do quite well! 69 25.65%
 
Total: 269



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Mandalore76 said:
curl-6 said:

True but I think including both Nintendo's current and last gen machines together is a bit unfair.

Well, the first of Jranation's links Polled on whether or not the PS4 would maintain 50% market share against XBox One + WiiU + NX (which would become the Switch).  It's interesting enough to note that the poll came out overwhelmingly in favor of the PS4 maintaining over 50% marketshare even against 3 combined consoles:

PS4 > XONE + Wii U + NX?

YEAH!!!!! PS4 Domination! 200 74.35%
 
NOPE! NX will do quite well! 69 25.65%
 
Total: 269

4 years later and that thread has turned into 2016 VGChartz' "Joke of the year". Hey, 200 people loved this joke huh?



curl-6 said:
Mandalore76 said:

So if Nintendo's early gen sales of the Wii U (13.97m) are included, the marketshare for this Gen as a whole would roughly be PS4 48%, Switch/WiiU 31%, XBOne 21%.

True but I think including both Nintendo's current and last gen machines together is a bit unfair.

It's true.  Wii U was Gen 8 while Switch is Gen 9.  I'm fine declaring that the PS4 has already won Generation 8, because I think the Switch has gotten a head start on Generation 9.  Against the Wii U and XB1, the PS4 is the clear winner.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
curl-6 said:

True but I think including both Nintendo's current and last gen machines together is a bit unfair.

It's true.  Wii U was Gen 8 while Switch is Gen 9.  I'm fine declaring that the PS4 has already won Generation 8, because I think the Switch has gotten a head start on Generation 9.  Against the Wii U and XB1, the PS4 is the clear winner.

I expect once PS5/XSX are out the charts will revert to Wii U/Xbone/PS4 for "last gen" and Switch/XSX/PS5 for "current gen", but I was referring to how they're currently charted here, basically "can PS4 stay ahead of Xbone + Switch combined until PS5/XSX launch?"

Last edited by curl-6 - on 22 July 2020

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

curl-6 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

It's true.  Wii U was Gen 8 while Switch is Gen 9.  I'm fine declaring that the PS4 has already won Generation 8, because I think the Switch has gotten a head start on Generation 9.  Against the Wii U and XB1, the PS4 is the clear winner.

I expect once PS5/XSX are out the charts will revert to Wii U/Xbone/PS4 for "last gen" and Switch/XSX/PS5 for "current gen", but I was referring to how they're currently charted here, basically "can PS4 stay ahead of Xbone + Switch combined until PS5/XSX launch?"

We are dropping the generation aspect of gaming and going with current platforms and legacy platforms. 



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