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Puddies said:
mk7sx said:

2021 NSW continues to build its lead over 2020 (+28% YTD) and maintain #1 spot for first 6 weeks.

VGC Q1 record is 07 NDS at 5,424K, followed by 20 NSW 5,119K.  If they can hold up supply till March, MHR might help get it past the 5,500K mark this year.

Can you explain these numbers, please? What do these numbers represent? Sorry for my noobish question, but I dont get the meaning of the numbers.

I don't understand them either



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curl-6 said:

Switch > all other platforms combined, and the 9th gen consoles finally starting to gather a little momentum.
Xbox Series even outsold PS4 in Europe lulz

about time. 



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Puddies said:
mk7sx said:

2021 NSW continues to build its lead over 2020 (+28% YTD) and maintain #1 spot for first 6 weeks.

VGC Q1 record is 07 NDS at 5,424K, followed by 20 NSW 5,119K.  If they can hold up supply till March, MHR might help get it past the 5,500K mark this year.

Can you explain these numbers, please? What do these numbers represent? Sorry for my noobish question, but I dont get the meaning of the numbers.

Each week, I think, are total hardware numbers upto that week for each console. Looking at week six, the Switch has sold 2,399,000 consoles so far roughly this year, for example.



eva01beserk said:
curl-6 said:

Switch > all other platforms combined, and the 9th gen consoles finally starting to gather a little momentum.
Xbox Series even outsold PS4 in Europe lulz

about time. 

March 12th



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Puddies said:
mk7sx said:

2021 NSW continues to build its lead over 2020 (+28% YTD) and maintain #1 spot for first 6 weeks.

VGC Q1 record is 07 NDS at 5,424K, followed by 20 NSW 5,119K.  If they can hold up supply till March, MHR might help get it past the 5,500K mark this year.

Can you explain these numbers, please? What do these numbers represent? Sorry for my noobish question, but I dont get the meaning of the numbers.

This is the first 6 weeks of YTD sales for each console listed, using VG Chartz numbers (in thousands).

IE, according to VG Chartz, the Switch as sold 2,399K (aka 2.399 million) units through 6 weeks (ending Feb 13 - this thread).  The other columns are the same data for systems listed and their listed years.  At the very top, you can see the final total for each console in that year (ex NDS 07 29.311 million).  

Through six weeks, 2.399 million is the best start ever going by VG Chartz numbers.  The next best is NDS 07 at 2.350 million.  And on and on.



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Considering the period, the whole latest gen sells from more than decent, XS, to excellent, NS. Both PS5 and XS could sell more than what Sony and MS can currently produce, NS still very strong and currently untouchable leader, probably 9th gen won't outsell 7th overall, with its three strong home consoles and one stellar and one very good portable, but with NS quite surely going to outsell 3DS and WiiU combined, if both PS5 and XS will do well enough lifetime, this gen will outsell the previous by a healthy margin.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
mk7sx said:

2021 NSW continues to build its lead over 2020 (+28% YTD) and maintain #1 spot for first 6 weeks.

VGC Q1 record is 07 NDS at 5,424K, followed by 20 NSW 5,119K.  If they can hold up supply till March, MHR might help get it past the 5,500K mark this year.

Damn son!  I didn't realize Switch was on track so far to have the best Q1.  2007 DS even had an incredible week 6, but NSW is still a bit ahead overall.  Switch is also way above what it was doing last year at this time.  We all know that the Animal Crossing + COVID boost is coming in March, but this year has Monster Hunter and a stronger software lineup overall.  2021 is definitely going to be another big year.

Hopefully the first year a console crosses 30mil



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through February 13 

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 17)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to February 16)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to February 15)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to February 13)

"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 126,727 (-47.8%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 73,239 (43.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 82,285 (-90.5%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 509,992 (-57.7%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a
Last edited by trunkswd - on 26 February 2021

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trunkswd said:

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through February 13 

I think you mixed up the PS5 and Xbox Series numbers.



jason1637 said:
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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through February 13 

I think you mixed up the PS5 and Xbox Series numbers.

What a pain in the butt. Since the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S came out on the same week the database where I grab the numbers from loves swapping the two, so when I copy and paste the figures into my Excel spreadsheets they are backwards. I've fixed the issue. 



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