Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware July 12 to 18 - Ghost of Tsushima and Paper Mario Launch

javi741 said:
Do you think this Covid-19 Lockdown is still increasing sales through out the summer worldwide? cause it seems like worldwide like Europe and Japan it isn't as bad anymore. Maybe AC or the peak of the Covid-19 lockdown led to a permanent increase in Switch sales this year through word-of-mouth

Likely and a 2nd wave will help that fact aswell



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javi741 said:
Do you think this Covid-19 Lockdown is still increasing sales through out the summer worldwide? cause it seems like worldwide like Europe and Japan it isn't as bad anymore. Maybe AC or the peak of the Covid-19 lockdown led to a permanent increase in Switch sales this year through word-of-mouth

Yea i think by now it's more word of mouth. There isn't lockdown anymore in most parts of the world where the Switch is doing insanely well. Here in Canada pretty much everything is open but i haven't seen 1 og Switch on amazon yet and it is getting restock constantly but in minutes it's gone.

So i feel like Covid + AC gave it some big buzz and created a lot of demand that is still not met to this day even with a bigger production rate.



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javi741 said:
Do you think this Covid-19 Lockdown is still increasing sales through out the summer worldwide? cause it seems like worldwide like Europe and Japan it isn't as bad anymore. Maybe AC or the peak of the Covid-19 lockdown led to a permanent increase in Switch sales this year through word-of-mouth

I think there is some pent up demand still due to shortages (especially in Japan).  Animal Crossing is a legit phenomenon.  People still want to play Animal Crossing, but they are unable due to hardware shortages.  RFA also seems to be selling well worldwide.



I think the switch package overall is very appealing to gamers and there mainstream and while gamers have always known if the switch, the Covid situation is spreading it to more of the mainstream so switch sales will be high throughout the year and even in next year in my opinion. The switch has caught an upwards draft and now Nintendo just needs to show us those juicy games to keep it going higher and higher.



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javi741 said:
Do you think this Covid-19 Lockdown is still increasing sales through out the summer worldwide? cause it seems like worldwide like Europe and Japan it isn't as bad anymore. Maybe AC or the peak of the Covid-19 lockdown led to a permanent increase in Switch sales this year through word-of-mouth

It could be the other way around. Lockdowns led to unemployment. Unemployment greatly affected people's decision to buy luxuries as they have to prioritize first the basic needs such as foods, house rentals, and monthly bills. Game consoles are luxuries you know? Why people like you keep on saying that the COVID pandemic made people buy game consoles? Those are just theories that have to be verified and carefully studied. I can also say that if there is no pandemic, maybe more PS4s or Switches might have been sold. I might be wrong too because as I stated, we cannot really make a conclusion without a valid research.



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I find it hard that Ghost of Tsushima, a game that is pretty unique, have great user reviews, didn't give any boost at all to sales. Is the inventory still low?



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DonFerrari said:
I find it hard that Ghost of Tsushima, a game that is pretty unique, have great user reviews, didn't give any boost at all to sales. Is the inventory still low?

At PS4's age, nearly everyone who wants one already has one, so individual games don't sell systems to the extent that they do in a system's early or mid life.Those who would've bought a console for GoT largely already jumped aboard for the many previous exclusives Sony has put out over the last six years.



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

Assuming the tracking is accurate, at an average of 300k per week, the Switch would pass the NES by the week ending on September 5th - 7 weeks from these numbers.



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