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Forums - Sales Discussion - PlayStation/Xbox/Switch Hardware Battle: 2021 Edition: Week 16 - Nintendo Financial Data + First Projections!!

 

Which Comparison are you most looking forward to?

'14 PS3 vs. '21 PS4 1 1.59%
 
'14 PS4 vs. '21 PS5 12 19.05%
 
'14 X360 vs. '21 XOne 0 0%
 
'14 XOne vs. '21 XSXS 6 9.52%
 
'20 NSW vs. '21 NSW 44 69.84%
 
Total:63

@PAOerfulone Looks good, thanks!

Can't wait to see how the rest of the year plays out.



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Week 3 Breakdown:

PlayStation 4: Up in Europe; Down in the U.S., Japan, and Rest of the World; Down overall.

PlayStation 5: Up in Europe and Japan; Down in the U.S. and Rest of the World; Up overall.

Xbox One: Up in Japan; Down in the U.S., Europe, and Rest of the World; Down overall.

Xbox Series: Up in all regions.

Nintendo Switch: Up in all regions.

Good news for Microsoft this week as the Xbox Series is up in every single region and worldwide compared to the Xbox One in the 3rd week of 2014. A very encouraging sign that suggests if they manage to get their stock and supply situation in order, the Xbox Series baseline could be higher the Xbox One baseline, which would demonstrate growth and improvement from the previous generation.

Sony is in a similar situation with the PS5 winning its first week of this comparison over the PS4 in 2014. If both companies can manage to each higher baselines for both of their new hardware compared to their prior hardware, it would be a very strong sign for the industry as a whole to have all of the Big Three performing better than they did in the previous generation.

Nintendo continues to ride the Switch's strong momentum leaving 2020 into 2021 as it has its 2nd complete sweep over last year. Famitsu already released their latest figures which has the Switch up in Japan from the prior week. If that holds true for the other regions, the Switch should be up Week over Week when the next numbers drop.



I'm sure something similar was already suggested before in this thread, but I'm going to throw the idea of placing all the regional tables into spoiler tags, so that the only visible tables by default are the worldwide ones. The regional tables would still be there in the same spots than where they are now, but they could be opened and closed at will and so the navigation would be smoother.

It's just an idea, anyway. As it is now, the whole thread and the comparisons are all top notch, good job!



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Verter said:

I'm sure something similar was already suggested before in this thread, but I'm going to throw the idea of placing all the regional tables into spoiler tags, so that the only visible tables by default are the worldwide ones. The regional tables would still be there in the same spots than where they are now, but they could be opened and closed at will and so the navigation would be smoother.

It's just an idea, anyway. As it is now, the whole thread and the comparisons are all top notch, good job!

Seconded.



@PAOerfulone 

Can't the regional tables be hidden or something ?
When you want to scroll to the next table comparison it is very frustrating to go through every region table comparison until you see the next console comparison and sometimes because of the scrolling you may go under the preferred table

Last edited by yo33331 - on 06 February 2021

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Per the suggestion of multiple users, I have added Spoiler tags for all the regional comparisons and left the Worldwide comparison on its own. This should make it easier for those who are more interested in the Worldwide comparison first and foremost to scroll directly to those comparisons and then click on the spoiler tags to view the regional comparisons for a more in depth look at sales.



PAOerfulone said:

Per the suggestion of multiple users, I have added Spoiler tags for all the regional comparisons and left the Worldwide comparison on its own. This should make it easier for those who are more interested in the Worldwide comparison first and foremost to scroll directly to those comparisons and then click on the spoiler tags to view the regional comparisons for a more in depth look at sales.

Awesome! It makes navigation easier :) Thank you for your hard work.

My favorite thread so far on VGC.



Week 4 Breakdown:

PlayStation 4: Down in all regions.

PlayStation 5: Up in Japan; Down in the United States, Europe, and Rest of the World; Up overall.

Xbox One: Down in all regions.

Xbox Series: Up in all regions.

Nintendo Switch: Up in all regions.

Week 4 is in the books, and with them we had some adjustments the recent release of the January NPD data. With them, the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series were adjusted slightly up, while the PlayStation 5 was adjusted slightly down. Now, these adjustments don’t change much in terms of overall sales figures and shipments. But what they DO accomplish is shift the weight of some of these comparisons. In the case of Microsoft, the Xbox Series ‘21 has now taken the lead over the Xbox One ‘14. Meanwhile, the PS5 ‘21, despite closing the gap, is still behind the PS4 ‘14. That means that, thus far, Microsoft is managing to close the gap and catch up with Sony in their console race. Will be interesting to see how this unfolds and if Microsoft is able to follow up.

Nintendo continues to tide that Switch wave into February with a few key releases around the corner. Week 6 will mark the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and we can expect a very noticeable hardware bump for that. I’d expect Week 5 to drop, potentially be down YoY because they will reserve more hardware shipments for the game’s launch.



Switch is trying to build itself enough lead to withstand the Animal Crossing tidal wave.



Nice work on drawing up all the data. I appreciate all the effort. I'm only going to comment on one factor at the moment, which is the PS3 '14 vs PS4 '21 data. I believe PS3 holds a significant advantage for a number of reasons; Obviously no Pandemic which has affected the production of both PS4 &5, with Sony having to re-purpose and streamline PS4 production lines into PS5 production.

Another factor is that if consumers wanted to play PS3 games in 2014, you had to purchase a PS3 console as PS4 didn't offer backwards compatibility with PS3 disc games or PSN games. Whereas on PS5, the vast majority of games are backwards compatible and the network is fully connected across the gen 8/9 consoles, which makes the transition from PS4 to 5 seemless. The PS3 and 4 transition felt really separated in comparison. So if i'm a customer looking to jump in to a PS4, well I have an option to pay an extra premium to get essentially a PS4 & 5 console in one package with the purchase of a PS5. I feel this particular point people don't really consider when comparing the sales.

The last point is the fact that there is currently a semi-conducter chip shortage, which is compounding the logistics issues associated with the Pandemic and affecting console production. Again, PS3 didn't suffer with this issue in 2014. All these factors contribute to less PS4 sales in 2021 compared with PS3 in 2014.