That would put the PS5 at 20+ Million lifetime by the end of 2021, comfortably ahead of the Switch & the PS4, when aligning sales. Looks like the social media metrics were a good indicator of hype lol.
If you strictly align the first 14 months of both consoles, then yes, it would be ahead of the switch (~16.5M) but it is kind of unfair because the PS5 would have two holiday periods to sell. If we look at what the switch sold its first 12 months and then add the next November and December, the switch sold 22.9M, making it a pretty nice race.
A good comparison is the first 12 months for both consoles, that way both get the same amount of holidays. In that case, the switch sold 15M in 12 months.
If it had launched at any time of year it would have sold out. They sold everything they could ship.
So you don't think there were people out there buying it simply because of the holidays and because of deals? Not a single % of the purchases were made because of either of those two factors? If you think it would have sold the same in March then you must not think anyone bought it for those two reasons.
Hi @Dulfite I am not sure @Dallinor is saying what you are assuming. The way I understand Dallinor is that he is saying that There are currently more people wanting to purchase a PS5, so if for example Sony had 5 million units for sale, all of them would be purchased.
He is also saying that if it was released in March, then those same 3 million consoles would be sold because there is still more than 3 million people interested in buying it no matter what.
That statement doesn't mean that he thinks that no one wants it just for the holidays, I am sure that a lot of people that bought it now, that would not buy it if it released on March, but those units would be purchased by other hardcore fans that currently couldn't buy one.
In other words, he believes that there are more than 3 million hardcore fans that would buy the console if it released on any month.
Is this assumption correct @Dallinor ?