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Forums - Sales Discussion - USA: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. PS5 breaks PS4's launch record

Conina said:
Cobretti2 said:

To heard that it sold less than the XBOX ONE that had negative publicity around launch is concerning just how they fucked up and needed more stock.

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.



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Didn't expect that, especially beating PS4 records during the pandemic.



@RolStoppable

Yeah Series X/S Aint outselling PS5 in the US anytime soon



So PS5 did around ~1,2m in november, in the USA ?
People are saying that Switch (which beat out the PS5 there) did 1.3m.

Apparently the PS4 did 1,14-1,2m or so back then (its launch month), and they say PS5 beat this.
So its likely above 1,2m but below 1,3m (switch sales in total units november).

Also Xbox One (last gen) sold around 900k at launch.
XSX + XSS doing less than that, in november, gives us some compairisons.

XSX/XSS = less than 900k.
Switch = 1,3m
PS5 = ~1,2m



Supposedly Xbox Series production started like 2 months later than PS5 production because MS had to wait longer on their AMD chipset. That seems to have really hurt their launch supply. Demand is far higher than supply, was the opposite for XB1 back in 2013, you could walk into just about any retailer and find an XB1 by Black Friday week, whereas Xbox Series is still sold out everywhere in most countries, including the US. MS is saying that demand is high enough that there may still be sellouts in March. 



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shikamaru317 said:

Supposedly Xbox Series production started like 2 months later than PS5 production because MS had to wait longer on their AMD chipset. That seems to have really hurt their launch supply. Demand is far higher than supply, was the opposite for XB1 back in 2013, you could walk into just about any retailer and find an XB1 by Black Friday week, whereas Xbox Series is still sold out everywhere in most countries, including the US. MS is saying that demand is high enough that there may still be sellouts in March. 

We know Sony planned to make 10m units before end of 2020.
Has Microsoft said how many they are trying to manufacture? (2020?, and/or 2021?)

Apparently theres places in europe where Series X, and S are still around.
In the US, its pretty much sold out everywhere though.



This is great for PS5, and honestly quite bad for XBox.
It legit seems MS has no confidence in the Series, if they sold worse than X1, a system that launched cheaper, either by inflation (vs Series X) or absolutely (vs Series S).

Reminder, MS recently admitted to considering shutting down XBox after the X1 launch, and it seems they didn't expect any better of this one.



B6a6es said:

@RolStoppable

Yeah Series X/S Aint outselling PS5 in the US anytime soon

Launch month isn't indicative of momentum at all when both consoles sold out. XSX|S is in better shape than XB1 seven years ago despite a lower launch month, because we have mid-December and no gossip of Xboxes sitting on store shelves; the XB1 came down quickly and was mocked for its unsold Day 1 Editions.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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All this really says is that MS had fewer units available for NA.Then again, it's also not an excuse.



RolStoppable said:
B6a6es said:

@RolStoppable

Yeah Series X/S Aint outselling PS5 in the US anytime soon

Launch month isn't indicative of momentum at all when both consoles sold out. XSX|S is in better shape than XB1 seven years ago despite a lower launch month, because we have mid-December and no gossip of Xboxes sitting on store shelves; the XB1 came down quickly and was mocked for its unsold Day 1 Editions.

Yeah, we need one year to see a better picture.