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Wich will have the biggest launch window (2 months)?

Switch (March-May 2017) 12 21.82%
 
Xbox Series (November-Dec... 2 3.64%
 
Playstation 5 (No release date yet, 2020) 41 74.55%
 
Total:55

DonFerrari said:

Imaginedvl said:

The price, simple as that.

I think right now, with the Corona Virus and all that. People are not going to be able to spend as much (at least part of the target population).
Maybe they will surprise us with the price and then I will def. adjust this way up. 

Both companies seem to be willing to be aggressive on pricing of at least least on their cheaper version.

Yes :) That's my hope! But until I see it, I will be cautious about that and assume it will be 599$ or + (and I know that I am in minority here, just trying to not set my expectations too high so it will be a nice surprise ).



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What's the point of this honestly ? Of course they will beat the Switch with Black Friday + Holiday seasons in the first 2 months vs Switch having a slow period.
We still don't have the lineup for both and the price.



Imaginedvl said:

DonFerrari said:

Both companies seem to be willing to be aggressive on pricing of at least least on their cheaper version.

Yes :) That's my hope! But until I see it, I will be cautious about that and assume it will be 599$ or + (and I know that I am in minority here, just trying to not set my expectations too high so it will be a nice surprise ).

Well it could happen, don't think so, and even PS3 at those obscene price 14 years ago managed to sell well on launch.

xMetroid said:
What's the point of this honestly ? Of course they will beat the Switch with Black Friday + Holiday seasons in the first 2 months vs Switch having a slow period.
We still don't have the lineup for both and the price.

The point is that on the thread about if PS5 or Series X would win launch window between them a lot of people wanted to discuss that Switch would outsell both with its sales this holiday (which was off-topic, but they complained that Switch should be included on discussion no matter what), so I created this thread. And even so if you look at answers and pool quite some people think Switch launch was stronger than PS5 and Series X will manage to do.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

The real challenge would be to sell more copies of a launch game than hardware sold similar to BOTW opening launch. For a short period, BOTW on Switch outsold the Switch.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

This is a minefield called 'Corona and the Economy' that is in play, which itself feeds into such thing as 'games' and 'cost'. The fact that a lot of games are also releasing for Ps4 (hello Valhalla) could further factor.

Plenty has also changed in the gaming world since.

I'm not holding my breath on it. Then again as a Nintendo fan I do want all games not on the Switch to flop and crash so..



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

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I would be really worried about the future of both consoles if they don’t



Holy shit people underestimating the launch of those consoles... Yes they will.
Switch did 2.74 million shipped in March, let's say it was 3.5-4 million at the end of April.

XSX should be close to that, a bit higher i'd say. PS5 will absolutely crush it. You can see my predictions in my bio.



DonFerrari said:
Imaginedvl said:

Yes :) That's my hope! But until I see it, I will be cautious about that and assume it will be 599$ or + (and I know that I am in minority here, just trying to not set my expectations too high so it will be a nice surprise ).

Well it could happen, don't think so, and even PS3 at those obscene price 14 years ago managed to sell well on launch.

xMetroid said:
What's the point of this honestly ? Of course they will beat the Switch with Black Friday + Holiday seasons in the first 2 months vs Switch having a slow period.
We still don't have the lineup for both and the price.

The point is that on the thread about if PS5 or Series X would win launch window between them a lot of people wanted to discuss that Switch would outsell both with its sales this holiday (which was off-topic, but they complained that Switch should be included on discussion no matter what), so I created this thread. And even so if you look at answers and pool quite some people think Switch launch was stronger than PS5 and Series X will manage to do.

That's delusional people thinking the Switch launch was massive which wasn't. It started slow in the first year tbh mainly because of stock issues. It was a good launch for a March release but not close to what a console would normally do in a Fall release. 



also Don Switch should be March-April, not March-May that's 3 months.



xMetroid said:
DonFerrari said:

Well it could happen, don't think so, and even PS3 at those obscene price 14 years ago managed to sell well on launch.

The point is that on the thread about if PS5 or Series X would win launch window between them a lot of people wanted to discuss that Switch would outsell both with its sales this holiday (which was off-topic, but they complained that Switch should be included on discussion no matter what), so I created this thread. And even so if you look at answers and pool quite some people think Switch launch was stronger than PS5 and Series X will manage to do.

That's delusional people thinking the Switch launch was massive which wasn't. It started slow in the first year tbh mainly because of stock issues. It was a good launch for a March release but not close to what a console would normally do in a Fall release. 

Not that, they wanted for some reason to compare PS5 and Series X/S to Switch 2020 Holiday for who knows why.

Ryng said:
also Don Switch should be March-April, not March-May that's 3 months.

It is march 3rd to may 5th, so it is 2 months.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."