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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Nov 29 to Dec 5 - Switch Dominates Cyber Monday Week

Yeah it seems like the PlayStation brand is spent in Japan. Its doing not well at all right out of the gate. And theres no Vita or anything else to at least have a diverse offering. It's FF16 only that will make it sell a couple hundred thousand units more but it seems that the PS5 isn't going to be it in Japan, chief.



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This is a very one sided holiday period I expected NS to be the best selling platform but not by a margin where it outsells every other active platform combined.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 5

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to December 9)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to December 8)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to December 7)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to December 5)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

"Year to date" sales for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2020 versus 2019 and 2020 versus 2018 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,365,933 (-33.7%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 8,016,884 (52.0%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 938,632 (-67.8%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,392,707 (-34.7%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


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Eagle367 said:

I was hoping for a 1.6mil week so it can reach 30mil by the end of the year. Now I think it's nearly impossible since it would need to sell 1.75mil every week until the end.

Hi @Eagle367, I always root for new records, so like you, I wanted the switch to reach 30 million. I am new in the chat, so I am a bit confused as to how you calculate that the switch could reach 30 million if it does 1.75 each remaining week.

1) I assume you are talking about calendar year (2020).

2) The Year to Date of the switch according to the homepage is: 23,445,249

3) I believe that week totals count towards the month that correspond to the last date of the week (saturday). So in this month, december will have 4 weeks. 

4) With this week, there are 3 weeks left. 

5) Based on this, the switch needs to sell 6,554,751 in order to reach 30 million, or 2,184,917 per remaining week.

Are my assumptions correct? If so, I think that 30 million is pretty much completely out of the question. Even if you are considering fiscal year, then it is also highly unlikely. 

The switch has been a great surprise since the beginning, so hopefully it has another trick up it's sleeve. Next year probably won't see the same boost this year had, but something tells me that nintendo held back a bit this year so that it could try to either match or surpass this year in 2021. 



Hey Trunks, are you planning to update the front page graph with the generation totals to include PS5 and Xbox Series and sending all the other stuff to a last generation graph?



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CrowRSchneider said:

Hey Trunks, are you planning to update the front page graph with the generation totals to include PS5 and Xbox Series and sending all the other stuff to a last generation graph?

I'm not a coder, so have no way of updating it myself. However, we do plan on completely replacing the graph with something nicer and include the new consoles 



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Oh my, PS5 and XBSX|S D0M3D!!!  



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So it would seem we're headed for around 28 million for the Switch in 2020.
Not an all time record but still a massive total.



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

Wman1996 said:

Can't believe Xbox Series X/S only outsold PS4 globally by 192 units. That's crazy. It's clearly because of shortages of the Series. I know PlayStation is a more dominant brand, but it's still interesting that a now last-gen console barely loses to a brand new console.

And the Switch only outsold the PlayStation and Xbox so spectacularly because of shortages of the new consoles. Switch probably would've won the week regardless, but maybe only by 100-200k units if there were enough PS5s available.

Hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha delusion is amazing.

Playstation 5 demand far crushes Switch at any point on it's life cycle. 



SilenceDeadly said:
Wman1996 said:

Can't believe Xbox Series X/S only outsold PS4 globally by 192 units. That's crazy. It's clearly because of shortages of the Series. I know PlayStation is a more dominant brand, but it's still interesting that a now last-gen console barely loses to a brand new console.

And the Switch only outsold the PlayStation and Xbox so spectacularly because of shortages of the new consoles. Switch probably would've won the week regardless, but maybe only by 100-200k units if there were enough PS5s available.

Hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha delusion is amazing.

Playstation 5 demand far crushes Switch at any point on it's life cycle. 

Switch is on point for a 28 million year. Something tells me ps5 won’t reach as high as that ever.