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BraLoD said:
Chris Hu said:

Selling 1.6 million consoles on Black Friday week without any major deals is more impressive then the PS5 launch.

You seem to think the pandemic is slowing things down instead of the reality is has been boosting sales the whole time.

PS5 sold everything that was made available and beat any kind of launch records ever.

You can stop the senseless downplay, it's sad.

I'm not downplaying anything I'm just giving facts.  I'm pretty sure the Switch is also the first console that sold over 70 million units without a price cut.



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BraLoD said:
Conina said:

The Xbox One wasn't manufactured and launched in an Pandemic year with huge logistic problems.

Yet the PS5 sold better than the PS4 there in the exact same conditions.

Sony was prepared, with the help of Ozzy Osbourne it cooked that infected bat for that unknown Chinese.   



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Chris Hu said:
BraLoD said:

You seem to think the pandemic is slowing things down instead of the reality is has been boosting sales the whole time.

PS5 sold everything that was made available and beat any kind of launch records ever.

You can stop the senseless downplay, it's sad.

I'm not downplaying anything I'm just giving facts.  I'm pretty sure the Switch is also the first console that sold over 70 million units without a price cut.

You are, in fact, downplaying the most successful gaming system launch ever as not impressive.

And I don't see where Switch own merits enter in there, it's doing great and that is not being disputed, it just doesn't have anything to do with what you are trying to tackle here.



Chris Hu said:

Its not trolling its facts selling 1.6 consoles on Black Friday week without any major sales during a pandemic is more impressive then the PS5 launch.

Chris Hu said:

I'm not downplaying anything I'm just giving facts.  I'm pretty sure the Switch is also the first console that sold over 70 million units without a price cut.

I am all for being a fan of a platform and all that.. take me for instance, I am a die hard PS fan. I don't think there is any shame in having a preference. However, the line is drawn when someone goes from being a fan to being a fanboy. And silly comments or takes like what you have just made are reflective of that. So I don't even know where to begin. Anyways, to address the two things...

  1. We are talking about consoles launches or their launch month, not the black Friday or even monthly sales of an established platform. So the fact that you use BF sales as the crux of your argument already invalidates everything you say. Console launches as everyone should know are affected by a myriad of factors. But it's even silly for me to have to explain that to you. Anyways, when making comparisons, take the context into count. So how about you compare the Switch launch sales to the launch sales of the new consoles? 
  2. Another stupid thing to say... while the Switch has not got a "price drop", it also has got a 33% cheaper model. Let's not forget that it's also in the price bracket of $200 - $300.

All that aside though...you are literally downplaying.Because the "facts" you are pointing out has nothing to do with the actual matter being discussed.



Chris Hu said:
BraLoD said:

You seem to think the pandemic is slowing things down instead of the reality is has been boosting sales the whole time.

PS5 sold everything that was made available and beat any kind of launch records ever.

You can stop the senseless downplay, it's sad.

I'm not downplaying anything I'm just giving facts.  I'm pretty sure the Switch is also the first console that sold over 70 million units without a price cut.

Well to be fair a portion of those 70 million is also from the "lite" version which is a dedicated handheld that comes in at 100 dollars cheaper. It may not be an official price drop on the main Switch but lumping the 2 together sales wise and claiming no price drop just skews the data. I am not trying to take away anything from Switch sales wise but your point is not entirely accurate. 



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