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mk7sx said:

Switch with the best VGC 4 week start to a year and best VGC January ever at 1,652K. Next best is NDS 09 at 1,610K and NDS 08 at 1,585K. NSW 2020 was at 1,319K.

And that is without any big software releases. Amazing! 



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
RolStoppable said:

Mainland Asia's gaming tastes aren't too different from Japan's. Or to be more precise, South Korea and southeast Asia, because the Middle East is a different beast in cultural terms.

That's why it's shortsighted when people write off Nintendo's dominance in Japan as something isolated to Japan, because what happens in Japan will likely spill over, now that Nintendo has bothered to have an increased presence outside of their typical main territories.

Well, if the rest of the Pacific Asian region likes Animal Crossing and Ring Fit Adventure as much as Japan does, then that would definitely explain why their hardware sales are so high.

Ring Fit usually dominates the Korean and Hong Kong charts. And Animal Crossing have good performance in Korea and ok in Hong Kong

The dominance in Japan, a big market, spread fire in East Asia. It's common in big markets. 

US spreads to UK, for Xbox, one example. 

France, one place where sells a lot manga, has a Nintendo dominance. 



Switch in Japan alone outsells Xbox Series worldwide.

Seems like it will take quite some time for the new generation to find its footing, and it's certainly not cutting into Switch's momentum as so many claimed it would.

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curl-6 said:

Switch in Japan alone outsells Xbox Series worldwide.

Seems like it will take some time for the new generation to find its footing, and it's certainly not cutting into Switch's momentum as so many claimed it would.

Nah the Switch will obviously fall off a cliff as soon as stock issues for the new consoles are sorted out. The PS4 and Xbox One didn't rapidly decline once the Switch fixed its stock issue but it'll be different in this case for reasons.



NS still dominates.
It looks like Sony can currently ship ~170k PS5s each week.
XS struggles to even reach 100k.



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SKMBlake said:

Well, yes, MS is the biggest company in the planet, and make huge amounts of profits on all their softwares, Surface stuff, business oriented stuff (most of their profits comes from business related sotfwares and solutions actually). But my point was about Game Pass and the Xbox division.

And my point is that Gamepass is increasing revenues in their non-gaming divisions. You can't just judge Gamepass by the $ it makes directly, but also indirectly. There are more, potentially millions more, people on Office 365 or using Windows license BECAUSE of gamepass PC than there would be if gamepass PC didn't exist.

Can you say the same for stadia then? How many people bought Chromecast for stadia? How many got Google fiber? Stadia is wining right? 



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 30

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to February 3)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to February 2)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to February 1)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to January 30)

"Year to date" sales for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2021 versus 2020 and 2021 versus 2019 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 72,892 (-44.5%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 550,455 (50.0%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 59,537 (-91.8%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 320,788 (-54.9%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 12

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: 5,005,078
  2. Switch: 3,444,621
  3. XSX|S: 3,413,931

Through the first 12 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 1.56 million units and is 1.59 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by only 30,690 units.

The PS5 has sold 5.01 million in 12 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 3.44 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.41 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 12 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 42.2 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 28.8 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 23.

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

  1. PS5: 2,193,485
  2. XSX|S: 1,729,932
  3. Switch: 1,312,958

Through the first 12 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 0.46 million units and is 0.88 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.42 million units.

The PS5 has sold 2.19 million in 12 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 1.73 million units and the Switch 1.31 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 12 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 41.9 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 33.0 percent, and the Switch at 25.1 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 30 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 21.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Europe (11 weeks):

  1. PS5: 1,637,812
  2. XSX|S: 999,900
  3. Switch: 941,445

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 11 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.64 million units and is 0.70 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by only 58,455 units.

The PS5 has sold 1.64 million in 11 weeks in Europe, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 1.00 million units and the Switch 0.94 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 11 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.8 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 27.9 percent, and the Switch at 26.3 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 29.

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

  1. Switch: 874,068
  2. PS5: 329,867
  3. XSX|S: 34,330

Through the first 12 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 544,201 units and is 839,738 units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 295,537 units.

The Switch has sold 874,068 units in 12 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 329,867 units, and the Xbox Series X|S 34,330 units.

Looking at the marketshare through 12 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 70.6 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 26.6 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.8 percent.



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Looks like a normal week. Xbox steady, hope supply drought ends soon



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

If both are sold out, why does Xbox Series have so much less supply than PS5?



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