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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Feb 14-20 - PS5 Sells Over 200,000, XSX|S Over 100,000

trunkswd said:
TruckOSaurus said:

Nice! Thanks! PS5 is already over Switch's 6 months sales interesting.

It does show that early sales aren't the best indicator as the Switch is on track to outsell the PS4 and possibly reach DS and PS2 levels. While I don't see the PS5 selling as well as the PS4 due to more competition from Microsoft. 

Agreed. Switch, like Nintendo software, has longer legs than Ps and Xb. PS5 starts out hot and will probably end with fantastic sales, but won't beat ps4 unless the market itself expands significantly.



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PS5 vs PS4 Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 15

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: 232,953 - PS4

Gap change over last month: 101,863 - PS4

Total Lead: 263,624 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 5,621,484

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 5,885,108

During week 15, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 232,953 units. In the last month, the PlayStation 4 has grown its lead by 101,863 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently behind by 263,624 units. 

The PlayStation 5 has sold 5.62 million units in 15 weeks, while the PlayStation 4 sold 5.89 million units. Week 15 for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending February 20, 2021 and it is the week ending February 22, 2014 for the PlayStation 4, which is the week it launched in Japan.

The PlayStation 4 sold 168,317 units in its 16th week to bring its lifetime sales to 6.05 million units. The PlayStation 5 would need to sell 431,941 units in its 16th week to catch up to the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 crossed seven million sold units in week 21, eight million sold in week 28, and nine million units sold in week 33.



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I'm still not convinced that Xbox Series will compete any more effectively against PS5 than Xbone did against PS4. On paper it should but it's too early to say if that will translate to a real world difference.

I find it hard to see PS5 selling significantly less than PS4 lifetime.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 06 March 2021

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

curl-6 said:

I'm still not convinced that Xbox Series will compete any more effectively against PS5 than Xbone did against PS4. On paper it should but it's too early to say if that will translate to a real world difference.

I find it hard to see PS5 selling significantly less than PS4 lifetime.

East Asia and Japan I believe is the major factor of Ps5 downhill. 

None related to Xbox Series, but to another platform domination. 

The fierce competition with Xbox series maybe because Microsoft don't screw up yet and the acquisition of Bethesda, lets wait five/six months more to see the better the scenario. 



Agente42 said:
curl-6 said:

I'm still not convinced that Xbox Series will compete any more effectively against PS5 than Xbone did against PS4. On paper it should but it's too early to say if that will translate to a real world difference.

I find it hard to see PS5 selling significantly less than PS4 lifetime.

East Asia and Japan I believe is the major factor of Ps5 downhill. 

None related to Xbox Series, but to another platform domination. 

The fierce competition with Xbox series maybe because Microsoft don't screw up yet and the acquisition of Bethesda, lets wait five/six months more to see the better the scenario. 

Maybe not a screw up at the level of that 2013 presentation. But I would say that the total lack of launch games is pretty bad. A historic first as im aware. Also no blockbuster games in over 2 years by the time halo infinite comes out is not a good look. 



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eva01beserk said:
Agente42 said:

East Asia and Japan I believe is the major factor of Ps5 downhill. 

None related to Xbox Series, but to another platform domination. 

The fierce competition with Xbox series maybe because Microsoft don't screw up yet and the acquisition of Bethesda, lets wait five/six months more to see the better the scenario. 

Maybe not a screw up at the level of that 2013 presentation. But I would say that the total lack of launch games is pretty bad. A historic first as im aware. Also no blockbuster games in over 2 years by the time halo infinite comes out is not a good look. 

Gears Tactics was a launch title (and others like The Falconeer). The Medium was too but had to be delayed two months because of Covid.

And you are ignoring Ori 2, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 and other games I would consider blockbusters in the last part of your post. And Microsoft Flight Simulator in the summer of this year coming to Series (it was one of the top 10 best-selling games on Steam in 2020 even though it launched in August).



I'd love to see a breakdown of the Xbox sales, specifically the ratio between Series X and Series S. Didn't the Xbox chief state that they expected the majority of their sales to be from the Series S? I seem to remember so. Personally, I always claimed that it would sell a lot less due to being a product with a very limited demographic, judging by the stock here in Sweden, this seems to have been a correct analysis since the Series S is easily found absolutely everywhere and Series X isn't even available for ordering online at any major retailer ("notify me" only).



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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 15

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the Xbox Series X|S with its predecessor, the Xbox One. 

The first week for the Xbox Series X|S is the week ending November 14, 2020, while for the Xbox One it is the week ending November 23, 2013.

The Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch on November 10, 2020, while the Xbox One had a staggered launch. The Xbox One launched in North America, parts of Europe, Australia, and South America on November 22, 2013, and in Japan, China, and other European countries in September 2014. 

Xbox Series X|S Vs. Xbox One Worldwide:

Gap change in latest week: 41,098 - XSX|S

Gap change over last month: 156,602 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 137,190 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 3,729,135

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,591,945

During week 15, the Xbox Series X|S closed the gap when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox One by 41,098 units and by 156,602 units in the last month. The Xbox Series X|S lead has grown to 137,190 units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.73 million units in 14 weeks, while the Xbox One has sold 3.59 million units. Week 14 for the Xbox Series X|S is the week ending February 13, 2021 and it is the week ending February 22, 2014 for the Xbox One.

The Xbox One sold 67,461 units in its 16th week to bring its lifetime sales to 3.66 units. The Xbox Series X|S is already ahead of the sales of the Xbox One after 16 weeks and is 78,745 units away from week 17.

The Xbox One crossed four million units sold in week 20, and five million units sold in week 37. 



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Elputoxd said:
eva01beserk said:

Maybe not a screw up at the level of that 2013 presentation. But I would say that the total lack of launch games is pretty bad. A historic first as im aware. Also no blockbuster games in over 2 years by the time halo infinite comes out is not a good look. 

Gears Tactics was a launch title (and others like The Falconeer). The Medium was too but had to be delayed two months because of Covid.

And you are ignoring Ori 2, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 and other games I would consider blockbusters in the last part of your post. And Microsoft Flight Simulator in the summer of this year coming to Series (it was one of the top 10 best-selling games on Steam in 2020 even though it launched in August).

Gears tactics was not a launch game, it released for consoles with the series x and s. Falconeer does seem to be a launch game. But you really wana count that as the world seems to be ignoring it? Thats right, the medium was delayed so not a launch game.

Not ignoring ori as I said "Blockbusters" Wich ori is definetly not. Forza horizon 4 came out in 2018, gears 5 in september of 2019. So gears wich is the very last AAA game released on xbox is gona be 2 years and 2 months by the time the next big AAA halo infinite comes out. Asuming MS dosent stealth drop anything before then. Flight simulator is not on xbox, so how does that change that xbox hasent seen a Big Blockbuster since gears 5?

Honestly I just saw that count down from crapgamer who I really never listen to but aparently he has switched over to playstation and aparently almost every show he goes and counts how many days since xbox has since a AAA exclusive graced it. I canot confirm as I dont really watch his stuff. 



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eva01beserk said:
Elputoxd said:

Gears Tactics was a launch title (and others like The Falconeer). The Medium was too but had to be delayed two months because of Covid.

And you are ignoring Ori 2, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 and other games I would consider blockbusters in the last part of your post. And Microsoft Flight Simulator in the summer of this year coming to Series (it was one of the top 10 best-selling games on Steam in 2020 even though it launched in August).

Gears tactics was not a launch game, it released for consoles with the series x and s. Falconeer does seem to be a launch game. But you really wana count that as the world seems to be ignoring it? Thats right, the medium was delayed so not a launch game.

Not ignoring ori as I said "Blockbusters" Wich ori is definetly not. Forza horizon 4 came out in 2018, gears 5 in september of 2019. So gears wich is the very last AAA game released on xbox is gona be 2 years and 2 months by the time the next big AAA halo infinite comes out. Asuming MS dosent stealth drop anything before then. Flight simulator is not on xbox, so how does that change that xbox hasent seen a Big Blockbuster since gears 5?

Honestly I just saw that count down from crapgamer who I really never listen to but aparently he has switched over to playstation and aparently almost every show he goes and counts how many days since xbox has since a AAA exclusive graced it. I canot confirm as I dont really watch his stuff. 

Flight Simulator will launch between Gears 5 and Halo Infinite, therefore what you said about not being blockbusters between Gears 5 and Halo Infinite is incorrect. 

Allow me to ignore the Crapgamer crap just like you have been ignoring my responses to your recent posts saying Series will sell less than One and that the Xbox division is not profitable.