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mk7sx said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

These holiday months are primed to set records for total hardware sales. Switch has already been setting records all year. Now add in 2 new systems...there is going to be a lot of hardware sold.

Still hard to compete with 07-10 when you also had NDS/PSP on top of three consoles though.

Dec 09

NDS 7.4M

Wii 7.1M

PS3 4.0M

360 2.8M

PSP 2.4M

Total top 5 - 23.7M

That is going to be hard to compete with.  Between PS4 and PS3, highest Dec ever is PS4 2016 4.9M alongside Pro launch.  Between XBO/360 is 360 2011 at 4.0M.

New consoles probably cannot get that high in launch year, but even if they did, and NSW cracks 8.0M, that's still only a total of 16.9M.  And realistically there is no way that the twins hit those numbers this year, given supply and pricing.

That's true.  If you add in handhelds, then this year probably won't set any records.  If you only count home systems though...this November and December have a good chance to set some records. 



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So the exciting last stretch of this year's sales has finally begun, these last few weeks are all gonna be a treat to see. PS5 being on top without Europe is a good sign, Switch reaching half of the new consoles launch sales with a normal week is a good sign and Xbox having the biggest launch ever is also a good sign so there's something for all three to be happy about which is nice. Hardware sales are gonna be thriving for at least the next couple years.



trunkswd said:
javi741 said:

When are we going to see the Xbox SX and PS5 on the bar graphs? My suggestion is to replace the PS Vita and 3DS bar charts for the Xbox SX and PS5 since the Vita and 3DS are pretty much done at this point.

We are going to completely replace that bar graph in the near future. 

Don't replace it completely, PS4 and XB1 are still selling, and NSW of course, so just replace 3DS and Vita with PS5 and XBSX, would be cool to see the last gen and the new gen at the same time, without having to switch of to last gen or this gen



Norion said:

So the exciting last stretch of this year's sales has finally begun, these last few weeks are all gonna be a treat to see. PS5 being on top without Europe is a good sign, Switch reaching half of the new consoles launch sales with a normal week is a good sign and Xbox having the biggest launch ever is also a good sign so there's something for all three to be happy about which is nice. Hardware sales are gonna be thriving for at least the next couple years.

Sales in week two for the new consoles are going to drop like a rock. But that is to be expected as they are all sold out. 



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yo33331 said:
trunkswd said:

We are going to completely replace that bar graph in the near future. 

Don't replace it completely, PS4 and XB1 are still selling, and NSW of course, so just replace 3DS and Vita with PS5 and XBSX, would be cool to see the last gen and the new gen at the same time, without having to switch of to last gen or this gen

We plan on redesigning it so it shows all the current platforms still available - PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Oh and so it looks a lot nicer. We are working on some different ideas. 



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What about the new graphs! XD



As always Sales Team, thanks for all of your hard work here



                                                                                                                                                           

BraLoD said:

What about the new graphs! XD

We haven't made the new graphs yet. We are a small team and can only do some much at any given time. Talon's main focus was getting the site running fast again, fixing bugs, and adding the new consoles so I could continue doing the weekly hardware figures. 



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CGI-Quality said:

As always Sales Team, thanks for all of your hard work here

Thanks, CGI! This time of year is usually really tough to have as accurate figures as possible. Add two new consoles and oh boy it is a lot of work. 



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This puts a torpedo in the long-held notion that "PS5/Nextbox will kill the Switch."

Despite both next gen consoles having an excellent opening week, Switch still pulls in big numbers, without even any major new software.



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