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Which Comparison are you most looking forward to?

'14 PS3 vs. '21 PS4 1 1.92%
 
'14 PS4 vs. '21 PS5 7 13.46%
 
'14 X360 vs. '21 XOne 0 0%
 
'14 XOne vs. '21 XSXS 5 9.62%
 
'20 NSW vs. '21 NSW 39 75.00%
 
Total:52
PDiddy said:
pikashoe said:

I think the Japanese number for switch 2020 might be wrong. The switch has been up every week this year in japan so far

Different method for reporting 53 weeks vs 52 weeks. Chartz used a 53 week year, but Famitsu used a 52 week year last year. Because of this, New Years is in 2020 for Chartz and in 2021 for Famitsu.

Ehh ok. That doesn't have anything to do with what I said. I said that the switch has been up every week this year according to the Famitsu threads, as in each week has been up compared to the corresponding week last year. Either a mistake has been made here or in the Famitsu threads.

Here's the chart from the Famitsu threads. Obviously the first week is week 53 here but the 2nd week is also up which would be week 1 here.

Week 2020 Weekly 2020 Cumulative 2021 Weekly 2021 Cumulative Difference Weekly Difference Cumulative
1 284.827 284.827 312.121 312.121 27.294 27.294
2 116.301 401.128 167.596 479.717 51.295 78.589
3 96.458 497.586 170.691 650.408 74.233 152.822


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PDiddy said:
pikashoe said:

I think the Japanese number for switch 2020 might be wrong. The switch has been up every week this year in japan so far

Different method for reporting 53 weeks vs 52 weeks. Chartz used a 53 week year, but Famitsu used a 52 week year last year. Because of this, New Years is in 2020 for Chartz and in 2021 for Famitsu.

This will make the comparison difficult because we will be comparing a 53 week 2020 with a 52 week 2021. Week 1 in 2020 ended Jan 4, while this year it ended Jan 9.  This means that most holiday weeks will not match up year to year.

Not sure the best way to handle this as there will probably be wild swings in comparisons some weeks, but in the end we'll still have a full-year comparison either way.



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pikashoe said:
PDiddy said:

Different method for reporting 53 weeks vs 52 weeks. Chartz used a 53 week year, but Famitsu used a 52 week year last year. Because of this, New Years is in 2020 for Chartz and in 2021 for Famitsu.

Ehh ok. That doesn't have anything to do with what I said. I said that the switch has been up every week this year according to the Famitsu threads, as in each week has been up compared to the corresponding week last year. Either a mistake has been made here or in the Famitsu threads.

Here's the chart from the Famitsu threads. Obviously the first week is week 53 here but the 2nd week is also up which would be week 1 here.

Week2020 Weekly2021 WeeklyDifference Weekly
1284.827 (w/e 5th Jan)312.121 (w/e 3rd Jan)27.294
2116.301167.59651.295
396.458170.69174.233

That's the point, you have to check the date as they are comparing different time periods, Famistu week 1 is comparing w/e 5th Jan 2020 with w/e 3rd Jan 2021

VGC first of all ends the week on Saturday instead of Sunday, and the week ending 2nd Jan is counted as the last week of 2020.... thus VGC "week 1" is comparing w/e 4th Jan 2020 with w/e 9th Jan 2021

In this particular case the Famitsu comparison is comparing much closer weeks, only 2 days skewed instead of 5... this is inevitable as for charting purposes the weeks sales are essentially treated as a point in time (obviously in real life that's not the case, sales will vary by day/hour/minute)

It can't be perfect (in some transition years it might be Famitsu comparing weeks that can be skewed up to 6 days out of alignment) but if you compare more closely aligned VGC weeks the the Switch is up 2021 compared to 2020 here too.



Week 2 Breakdown:

PlayStation 4: Down in all regions.
PlayStation 5: Up in Japan; Down in the United States, Europe, and Rest of the World; Down overall.

Xbox One: Down in all regions.
Xbox Series: Up in the United States, Japan, and Rest of the World; Down in Europe; Down overall.

Nintendo Switch: Up in all regions.

Week 2 is officially in the books and we have a much better perspective this time around compared to last week. All 5 systems have shown a steady hold from the prior week. While the PlayStation and Xbox systems were still down Week over Week overall from their competitors, the gap was considerably closer than it was last week. In fact, if the Xbox Series had managed to close the gap just a little bit more in Europe, it would've been up Week over Week overall compared to the Xbox One's 2nd week in 2014!

Thanks in large part to the incredible hold in Japan from last week, the Nintendo Switch is up considerably Week over Week overall compared to last year.

It's evident that all systems are still very much dealing with stock issues even as vaccines are beginning to make the rounds and hopefully should be fully distributed to the public sooner rather than later. So, we could see the baselines for all 5 systems remain relatively high depending on how much Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are able to produce. Which could be beneficial in their respective comparisons as we truly get the year rolling.



It's also worth noting that with Nintendo's next Financial Earnings Release just 3 days away on February 1st. We could be in for some MAJOR adjustments.



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Ah, here's the new thread. Instant subscription!

As for the poll, how about "All of the above"?



I was wondering what to you so long.

Welcome! The thread wouldn’t have been the same without you! 😁



I wonder how much Nintendo's financial results tomorrow will affect the 2020 Switch numbers.

Do you think you could maybe put a bolded line or something underneath each week that signifies a new month? I think this would be easier to follow if we saw clearly when a month ended.



PAOerfulone said:

I was wondering what took you so long.

Welcome! The thread wouldn’t have been the same without you! 😁

I think I didn't check your sig and then one day I saw some weird new entry...

And thanks for the warm welcome!



Per @Torpoleon's suggestion, I have added a new feature to the comparisons. I have noted each week where a new month begins in the year. Signified by an italicized and underlined characteristic as well as the month in parentheses, also italicized, right next to them.
This way, it'll be easier to track which week a specific number is in and gives a better idea of hardware bumps when they occur since we'll be able to remember what game released in that month. For example: If you look at the Switch comparison and look under March in the 2020 column, you'll be able to find quicker and more easily, when Animal Crossing New Horizons came out.
There are also a certain few months which have 5 weeks instead of 4, this is based of the NPD's tracking method.