Forums - Sales Discussion - August NPD 2020: Switch 504k, PS4 197k, XBO 45k

Half a mil in August is actually insane...



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10 Nintendo exclusives are in the top 20 selling games list this month. Those crazy long Nintendo legs. Not to mention those massive hardware numbers.



     

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Are people really surprised LoU2 is front loaded? Most big games are, especially those without MP. It's already on sale.

Switch performance is just stupid. I don't follow LTD stuff, how close is it to PS4? It is all but guaranteed to pass PS4 eventually now?



Ridiculous Switch sales for August.

PS4 isn't even down YoY... What is up with this year.



LudicrousSpeed said:
Are people really surprised LoU2 is front loaded? Most big games are, especially those without MP. It's already on sale.

Switch performance is just stupid. I don't follow LTD stuff, how close is it to PS4? It is all but guaranteed to pass PS4 eventually now?

It's not guaranteed but launch aligned VgChartz has the Switch almost 5 millions over the PS4 and it's about to enter the holiday season while the PS4 is entering the summer. So Switch should keep a good lead for the next year atleast. 



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LudicrousSpeed said:
Are people really surprised LoU2 is front loaded? Most big games are, especially those without MP. It's already on sale.

Switch performance is just stupid. I don't follow LTD stuff, how close is it to PS4? It is all but guaranteed to pass PS4 eventually now?

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/445316/switch-vs-ps4-sales-comparison-switch-lead-nears-5-million-in-august-2020/



SilenceDeadly said:

Ps4 also a monster, insane year once again. 120-130M LT without major price cut, if they cut to 149$ it could easily sell to Fifa/Cod crowd during the next 2/3 years in the millions, so 140M+ could be in play. 

That doesn't seem to be the route Sony is taking.

With their statement about wanting to transition to next gen faster than in the past, and the fact PS4 is still $300 as it nears replacement, it just doesn't seem like they're planning to push PS4 in the way you describe.



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

SilenceDeadly said:

Ps4 also a monster, insane year once again. 120-130M LT without major price cut, if they cut to 149$ it could easily sell to Fifa/Cod crowd during the next 2/3 years in the millions, so 140M+ could be in play. 

They can but they won’t do it, the max  they will do is $199 and get rid of the pro.

At the moment, sales for 2020 are tracking around 3 million units more ahead compare to what the PS3 was doing in 2013 before getting replace it, So who knows if they ever going to cut the price. 



If that's how much the Switch did in August with no major new releases.

Imagine what September will be like with Mario 3D All Stars...

What's the all time NPD record for console sales in the month of September?



Hardware Comparison Threads:

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2019 vs. 2020
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PAOerfulone said:
If that's how much the Switch did in August with no major new releases.

Imagine what September will be like with Mario 3D All Stars...

What's the all time NPD record for console sales in the month of September?

Wii in 2008 sold 687k. Switch will probably break it as long as Nintendo ships enough.