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curl-6 said:

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

Sony has more manufacturing lines than Microsoft does.  Plus Sony had PS5 manufacturing lines up and running 2 or 3 months sooner than Microsoft did with Xbox Series X|S. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

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

Sony has more manufacturing lines than Microsoft does.  Plus Sony had PS5 manufacturing lines up and running 2 or 3 months sooner than Microsoft did with Xbox Series X|S. 

That just brings the question of why they where late or have less manufacturing lines?

With the resourses MS has manufacturing lines at least this can only be by choice. Lets just remember that by this time last gen the xbox was stocked everywhere and ps4 hard to find. Dont think this can be answerd as simoly as sony was more prepared. We are talking about multi billion dollar companies here that spend a ton on market research. 



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curl-6 said:

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

Because Microsoft planned with smaller production than Sony to begin with. For years the PS4 has outsold the XB1 by a ratio of more than 2:1, so the XSX|S's current supply is looking okay in comparison to the PS5.



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curl-6 said:

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

The Series S isn't sold out in Europe actually.



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curl-6 said:

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

Xbox One was selling at baseline of 40k consoles per week for the last two-three years. Increasing the production lines to be able to produce 200-300k consoles per week is extremely expensive and is not gonna achieve anything except getting consoles straight out to those people who are spreading set on buying it anyway. The second factor is the components. I don't think I need to explain that AMD provides more chips to Sony than to Microsoft because of the last gen consoles sales. And I think you don't even need to be a top industry analyst to come to the conclusion that the demand for PS5 is higher than for Xbox Series X|S.



 

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 363,437 units sold for the week ending January 30, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 78.63 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 169,958 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5.01 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 98,020 units to bring their lifetime sales to 3.41 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 57,255 units, the Xbox One sold 19,981 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,318 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 108,719 units (42.7%). The PlayStation 4 is down 78,000 units (-57.7%), the Xbox One is down 21,320 units (-51.6%), and the 3DS is down 12,947 units (-90.8%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 363,437 (78,631,440)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 169,958 (5,005,078)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 98,020 (3,413,931)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 57,255 (114,934,524)
  5. Xbox One - 19,981 (49,631,052)
  6. 3DS - 1,318 (75,914,618)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 102,186
  2. PlayStation 5 - 69,958
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 57,696
  4. PlayStation 4 - 14,884
  5. Xbox One - 12,259
  6. 3DS - 338
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 85,980
  2. PlayStation 5 - 58,153
  3. PlayStation 4 - 32,375
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 27,428
  5. Xbox One - 6,010
  6. 3DS - 352
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 162,113
  2. PlayStation 5 - 35,521
  3. PlayStation 4 - 8,274
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 4,257
  5. Xbox One - 885
  6. 3DS - 602
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,158
  2. PlayStation 5 - 6,326
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,356
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,722
  5. Xbox One - 827
  6. 3DS - 26

When is VGChartz planning to update the cumulative sales graph on the main page to include the PS5 and Xbox Series?



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Signalstar said:

When is VGChartz planning to update the cumulative sales graph on the main page to include the PS5 and Xbox Series?

If Machina or myself had the ability to do it ourselves we would. Sadly we don't. It is up to Talon to do it and he is busy with other things right now. We plan on creating an all-new graph that is nicer looking and matches the redesign of the site. For now my weekly sales articles are the best way to get the breakdown in hardware sales. 

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/447404/ps5-sales-top-5-million-worldwide-hardware-estimates-for-jan-24-30/

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/447407/ps5-vs-xbox-series-xs-vs-switch-sales-comparison-charts-through-january-30/

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/447408/ps5-vs-xbox-series-xs-vs-switch-launch-sales-comparison-through-week-12/



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PS5 vs PS4 Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 12 - PS5 Closes Gap for 2nd Straight Week

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5 with its predecessor, the PlayStation 4. 

The first week for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending November 14, 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is the week ending November 16, 2013.

The two consoles had a staggered launch with the PlayStation 5 launching November 12, 2020 in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, and the rest of the world on November 19, 2020. The PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15, 2013, in Europe on November 29, 2013, and in Japan on February 22, 2014.

PS5 Vs. PS4 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest week: 501 - PS5

Gap change over last month: 74,002 - PS4

Total Lead: 141,973 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 5,005,078

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 5,147,051

During week 12, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 501 units. However, in the last month, the PlayStation 4 has grown its lead by 74,002units. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead by 141,973 units. 

The PlayStation 5 has sold 5.01 million units in 12 weeks, while the PlayStation 4 sold 5.15 million units. 

Week 12 for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending January 30, 2021 and it is the week ending February 1, 2014 for the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 sold 156,936 units in its 13th week to bring its lifetime sales to 5,303,987 units. The PlayStation 5 would need to sell 298,909 units in its 13th week to catch up to the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 crossed six million units sold in week 16, seven million sold units in week 21, and eight million sold in week 28. 

Sony managed to ship 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles as of December 31, 2020, which is the exact same number of PlayStation 4 consoles in its first quarter in 2013. Sony wants to ship over 14.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles in its next fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

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

Sony has more manufacturing lines than Microsoft does.  Plus Sony had PS5 manufacturing lines up and running 2 or 3 months sooner than Microsoft did with Xbox Series X|S. 

eva01beserk said:
trunkswd said:

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That just brings the question of why they where late or have less manufacturing lines?

With the resourses MS has manufacturing lines at least this can only be by choice. Lets just remember that by this time last gen the xbox was stocked everywhere and ps4 hard to find. Dont think this can be answerd as simoly as sony was more prepared. We are talking about multi billion dollar companies here that spend a ton on market research. 

RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

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

Because Microsoft planned with smaller production than Sony to begin with. For years the PS4 has outsold the XB1 by a ratio of more than 2:1, so the XSX|S's current supply is looking okay in comparison to the PS5.


Another thing that could help Sony compared to MS is the higher number of SoC per wafer, as it chose to use in its SoC a significantly smaller GPU running at higher frequency. This obviously just affects periods of components shortages, but as soon as the supply chain will return to normality, all and only the other factors will influence production and sales.



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Alby_da_Wolf said:


Another thing that could help Sony compared to MS is the higher number of SoC per wafer, as it chose to use in its SoC a significantly smaller GPU running at higher frequency.

How would any outsider know? Yes, the die size is smaller by roughly 16%. However, the dies run at very high frequencies so not every "electrically good" die that comes off the back end of the line might make it eventually.

The fact that there are no reports of dies blowing up in PS5s would indicate that additional die tests are performed with possibly some small % failing. Sony chose its production numbers and MS chose its production numbers. As to its sizes, only the two companies know the answers. Looking at curent numbers, both companies seem to be hampered by general semiconductor shortages due to Covid restrictions. This could be anywhere from SoC chips (unlikely) to ram chips (possible) to simple smd components like shunt resistors and capacitors (alsopossible). Also NVidia, AMD and bitcoins aren't helping, either.

In the end, the market gets what the companies get, and in these time these numbers are considerably lower than usual.