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People are definitely snatching up the 9th gen systems but I just don't see the XS or PS5 having as much appeal. I could be wrong but load times, performance, and lighting just don't seem like a big enough leap to me.



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Sony have 3 out the 5 best selling consoles of all time, the best selling console of all time and PS4 is going to hit 120m+, something the Switch can only dream of.

PS5 will sell a number that Nintendo wishes SW2 can achieve.



src said:

Sony have 3 out the 5 best selling consoles of all time, the best selling console of all time and PS4 is going to hit 120m+, something the Switch can only dream of.

PS5 will sell a number that Nintendo wishes SW2 can achieve.

And Nintendo dominates on portable consoles, with 4 of the 5 best-selling portable consoles from Nintendo.
The Nintendo Switch has one of the best selling dynamics and it is well ahead of the PS4 and will be ahead of the PS5.



The Nintendo Switch will finish the best-selling console of all time.
If Nintendo makes the console last for 7 years in any case, the console will surpass the PS2.



YanisFromFrance said:

The Nintendo Switch will finish the best-selling console of all time.
If Nintendo makes the console last for 7 years in any case, the console will surpass the PS2.

Highly doubt it. Don't even think it will come within 20 million of DS



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We talking about hardware sales or software sales?

Because that is a bit of a factor to consider: Nintendo's been very good at high quality, high sale evergreen titles doing historically well for their franchises. As first party driven that money also goes more clearly into the big N system. This also means Nintendo is profitable a lot quicker on things that Sony is.

Will God of War sell Breath/Ultimate/Odysey/New Horizon levels? Will the niche titles have fairly significant buzz? Tis my question to ask. Hardware in turn is also affected by software shall we not forget.



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src said:

Sony have 3 out the 5 best selling consoles of all time, the best selling console of all time and PS4 is going to hit 120m+, something the Switch can only dream of.

PS5 will sell a number that Nintendo wishes SW2 can achieve.

PS4 will reach 120 Million+ with very little price cuts too. There is a lot of incentive for Sony to actually cut price this generation with growing digital ownership, subscription revenue, and higher game prices. 



KrspaceT said:

We talking about hardware sales or software sales?

Because that is a bit of a factor to consider: Nintendo's been very good at high quality, high sale evergreen titles doing historically well for their franchises. As first party driven that money also goes more clearly into the big N system. This also means Nintendo is profitable a lot quicker on things that Sony is.

Will God of War sell Breath/Ultimate/Odysey/New Horizon levels? Will the niche titles have fairly significant buzz? Tis my question to ask. Hardware in turn is also affected by software shall we not forget.

I can see most IP's from Sony this generation growing even more. Their brand power has reached new heights courtesy of the PS4. I don't see that slowing down unless the games themselves disappoint. 



Bandorr said:
YanisFromFrance said:

Nintendo consoles have much better sales dynamics but Sony has better longevity

Where is that chart from? Where is the PS1 and 4?

and WTF is "sales dynamic"?

This is a table of consoles with the most sales Dynamic. That's why ps1 and ps4 are missing.



Leynos said:
YanisFromFrance said:

The Nintendo Switch will finish the best-selling console of all time.
If Nintendo makes the console last for 7 years in any case, the console will surpass the PS2.

Highly doubt it. Don't even think it will come within 20 million of DS

At this point getting within 20 million of DS is really likely actually for the reasons below.

src said:

Sony have 3 out the 5 best selling consoles of all time, the best selling console of all time and PS4 is going to hit 120m+, something the Switch can only dream of.

PS5 will sell a number that Nintendo wishes SW2 can achieve.

The Switch is well on pace for not just 120m+ but also 130m+. If after this year it has the same drops as the Wii had after its peak which didn't drop in sales slowly it would still sell over 130m. The PS5 exceeding it is possible but with the Switch looking like it might have a 30+ million year which would be the first time a console ever sold that much in one year that's unlikely for the time being I'd say.

Last edited by Norion - on 26 November 2020