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Jranation said:

Why would they make exclusive games on Switch Pro and forget about the 80mil+ Switch + Lite owners? Because that strategy obviously didnt work for the New 3DS. I still believe a Switch Home which comes with the Switch Pro controller, Bigger internal storage and just improves existent Switch games would be a better idea. It doesnt make the OG Switch be removed from the market.

This is same tired question. That strategy didn’t work for New 3Ds but sure worked for the switch.

Switch itself was a clean break from any system prior. Remember when Pokémon fans were mad about sword and shield being a switch exclusive? Or did people forget about that already? They tried with same tired argument about install base of how 3ds has more “install base” than the switch.

The same argument was looming over the switch first couple of years of how they shouldn’t abandon the 3ds due to “install” base completely ignoring the fact switch is way more attracting platform with a buzzling active user base.

They could abandon the switch OG any time they want. Throw it the garbage and vomit on it even. As long as the upgrade path is attractive to consumer. People will move on. 



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 9

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. 

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Global:

  1. PS5: 4,817,901
  2. Switch: 3,073,681
  3. XSX|S: 2,725,781

Through the first nine weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S by a fair margin. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.74 million units and is 2.09 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. 

The PS5 has sold 4.82 million in nine weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 3.08 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 2.73 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through nine weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.4 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 28.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.7 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 22.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch US:

  1. PS5: 2,009,634
  2. XSX|S: 1,562,479
  3. Switch: 1,189,076

Through the first nine weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 447,155 units and is 820,558 units ahead of the Switch. 

The PS5 has sold 2.01 million in nine weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 1.56 million units and the Switch 1.19 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through nine weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 42.2 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 32.8 percent, and the Switch at 25.0 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 27 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 18.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Europe (8 weeks):

  1. PS5: 1,688,144
  2. Switch: 798,730
  3. XSX|S: 705,603

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After seven weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 889,414 units and is 982,541 units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. 

The PS5 has sold 1.69 million in eight weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 0.80 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 0.71 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through eight weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 52.9 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 25.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.1 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 30.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 774,703
  2. PS5: 279,251
  3. XSX|S: 32,518

Through the first nine weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 495,452 units and is 742,185 units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. 

The Switch has sold 774,703 units in nine weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 279,251 units, and the Xbox Series X|S 32,518 units.

Looking at the marketshare through nine weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 71.3 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 25.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.0 percent.



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wohufana said:

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Nintendo already released all their big guns.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the much more powerful PS5 and XB Series S/X are released.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because it lacks AAA games from third parties.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the hybrid gimmick subsides.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Sony owns Europe.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because mobile phones conquer the handheld market.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because......................

We need to bring back that Wii U blackboard - but instead of "will save the Wii U", it should say "will stop the Switch"



curl-6 said:
PAOerfulone said:

Imagine saying to yourself 4 years ago that this would happen. How would you have reacted?

4 years ago I would've struggled to believe Switch could reach 77 million sales lifetime much less by the midpoint of it's lifecycle.

To be fair, most people thought so back then: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/221574/early-nintendo-switch-sales-predictions/1/

I also only thought it would reach in total where we are now due to the price tag...



wohufana said:

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Nintendo already released all their big guns.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the much more powerful PS5 and XB Series S/X are released.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because it lacks AAA games from third parties.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the hybrid gimmick subsides.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Sony owns Europe.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because mobile phones conquer the handheld market.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because......................

Don't forget:

- The Switch will fall off a cliff because third party support will disappear overnight when PS5 and XS arrive

- The Switch will fall off a cliff once covid subsides

- The Switch will fall off a cliff because streaming games to other mobile devices will replace its gimmick



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

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curl-6 said:
wohufana said:

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Nintendo already released all their big guns.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the much more powerful PS5 and XB Series S/X are released.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because it lacks AAA games from third parties.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the hybrid gimmick subsides.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Sony owns Europe.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because mobile phones conquer the handheld market.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because......................

Don't forget:

- The Switch will fall off a cliff because third party support will disappear overnight when PS5 and XS arrive

- The Switch will fall off a cliff once covid subsides

- The Switch will fall off a cliff because streaming games to other mobile devices will replace its gimmick

Only thing that fell off a cliff is the average IQ of anyone that believes that nonsense.



NS wins again.
Stocks low for PS5 and very low for XS.
Sony is sending a lot more PS5s to North America than to EU.



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I don't think we will see Switch Pro exclusives, that didn't work out so well with the new 3DS anyway. We will see tho, i don't think we will get a big boost from the new model. Just something that makes games like Botw run smoother even in Korok forest, i would be sold. The power difference will also show us when we can expect the next console. If the leap is actually bigger than i anticipate, i don't see them dropping a Switch 2 before 2024.



When are PS5 and Xbox Series going to be added to the bar graph on the front page?



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It seems that week ending January 23 will see a Big Increase in PS5 sales since countries including Australia, lot of countries in Europe and even US received some stock.

If the rumours about Sony not having problems with production ends being true, we will start to see stock more often.

At this point, with the high price ($299 slim/399 pro) and extremely low production, PS4 is falling and could end between 120-125 millions units LT.