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Xbox Done.

Time for Series X/S. (And PS5 for that matter)



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

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I have 2 questions.
1. Why just because XB1 had 1 weak month - july, everyone now calls it dead, it is selling low always yes, but july has been it's lowest month yet, okay, but just because of 1 month now you are calling it dead ? I think there have to be at least 1-2 more months with very very little to no sales so we called it dead, and perhaps the sales are as it is because of supply constraints, and microsoft is still producing xbox one S, so I think it will be a little bit better the next couple of months (maybe going back to 40/50k per week)
2. Why because of the console transition microsoft and sony both are stopping production of the old consoles and they are out of stock almost everywhere ? normally the production of 1 console is ending around 2-3-4 years after the next gen launches. Also for the out of stock thing, I didn't remeber before when PS3 or PS4 were 2-3 months of launching sony or MS to just don't send stock in the stores of their last gen consoles. This was a routine and it is something normal, yes they have to market and sell the new console as well, but never had let it be out of stock before the launch of the next gen. See PS2 in 2006, this was one of the top 5 years for the system for sales. PS3 also was selling at a medium level in 2013 the months before PS4 launched, it was doing around 100-150K per week, even september with gta 5 which boosted both 360 and ps3 sales for the month with over 100%.



New yearly lows for PS4 and XBO. Previous lows were for PS4 135k (Feb 1) and for XBO 21k (Aug 1). Price cuts are now necessary to keep the interest in this gen.



yo33331 said:
I have 2 questions.
1. Why just because XB1 had 1 weak month - july, everyone now calls it dead, it is selling low always yes, but july has been it's lowest month yet, okay, but just because of 1 month now you are calling it dead ? I think there have to be at least 1-2 more months with very very little to no sales so we called it dead, and perhaps the sales are as it is because of supply constraints, and microsoft is still producing xbox one S, so I think it will be a little bit better the next couple of months (maybe going back to 40/50k per week)
2. Why because of the console transition microsoft and sony both are stopping production of the old consoles and they are out of stock almost everywhere ? normally the production of 1 console is ending around 2-3-4 years after the next gen launches. Also for the out of stock thing, I didn't remeber before when PS3 or PS4 were 2-3 months of launching sony or MS to just don't send stock in the stores of their last gen consoles. This was a routine and it is something normal, yes they have to market and sell the new console as well, but never had let it be out of stock before the launch of the next gen. See PS2 in 2006, this was one of the top 5 years for the system for sales. PS3 also was selling at a medium level in 2013 the months before PS4 launched, it was doing around 100-150K per week, even september with gta 5 which boosted both 360 and ps3 sales for the month with over 100%.

1. People have been saying xbox has been dead for a while now, covid has just made things seem better than they actually were

2.Im not sure what this is asking, but the consoles are out of stock because covid raised sales over what they predicted, so they did not stock properly. As, from the looks of it sony and microsoft seems to want to transfer to next gen as soon as possible



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siebensus4 said:
New yearly lows for PS4 and XBO. Previous lows were for PS4 135k (Feb 1) and for XBO 21k (Aug 1). Price cuts are now necessary to keep the interest in this gen.

Right now it is about stock more than price. Sony and Microsoft are shifting their production to the next generation to ensure they have 2+ million ready for launch. 



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siebensus4 said:
New yearly lows for PS4 and XBO. Previous lows were for PS4 135k (Feb 1) and for XBO 21k (Aug 1). Price cuts are now necessary to keep the interest in this gen.

Why bother trying to keep interest in a gen that will end in under 3 months though? 



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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through August 15

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and two handhelds (Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita) over comparable periods for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to August 19)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to August 18)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to August 17)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to August 15)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

"Year to date" sales for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2020 versus 2019 and 2020 versus 2018 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Up Year-on-Year 206,788 (11.1%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 6,735,346 (92.3%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 644,194 (-66.8%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 794,752 (-10.7%)


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trunkswd said:

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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through August 15

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and two handhelds (Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita) over comparable periods for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Somehow, hose 2020 numbers remind me more the numbers of PS4 vs XBO and Wii U after BF, XBO replacing the Wii U, PS4 the XBO and Switch the PS4, and the whole thing 4 months early.



curl-6 said:
siebensus4 said:
New yearly lows for PS4 and XBO. Previous lows were for PS4 135k (Feb 1) and for XBO 21k (Aug 1). Price cuts are now necessary to keep the interest in this gen.

Why bother trying to keep interest in a gen that will end in under 3 months though? 

Because the previous generation always continues into the next generation for a few years. Some heavy hitters even hit only the previous gen when the next gen consoles are out. On top of that the consoles still sell well after next gen launches.