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Shaunodon said:
SKMBlake said:

Nope, I didn't say that.

So... you believe Switch which sold 28m units last year, is currently up 56% YoY, will sell less than 20m units this year?

I didn't say that either. Did you read my original post ?



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SKMBlake said:

The 2021 Switch sales are on track to outsell the Xbox Series total sales

Since no one seems to be getting this, I'll say what I understood: you're stating that Switch in 2021 alone has a chance to outsell the Xbox Series lifetime, is that correct? If so, I disagree, but that's okay.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16

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: 5,865,794
  2. Switch: 3,968,615
  3. XSX|S: 3,837,426

Through the first 16 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 1.90 million units and is 2.03 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by only 131,189 units.

The PS5 has sold 5.87 million in 16 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 3.97 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.84 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 16 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 42.9 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 28.1 percent.

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

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

  1. PS5: 2,488,239
  2. XSX|S: 1,950,670
  3. Switch: 1,496,636

Through the first 16 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 0.54 million units and is 0.99 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.45 million units.

The PS5 has sold 2.49 million in 16 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 1.95 million units and the Switch 1.50 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 16 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 41.9 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 32.9 percent, and the Switch at 25.2 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 34 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 26.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (15 weeks):

  1. PS5: 1,962,351
  2. XSX|S: 1,098,111
  3. Switch: 1,097,296

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 15 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.86 million units and is 0.87 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by only 815 units.

The PS5 has sold 1.96 million in 15 weeks in Europe, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 1.10 million units and the Switch 1.10 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 15 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 47.2 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 26.4 percent, and the Switch at 26.4 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 36.

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

  1. Switch: 993,510
  2. PS5: 425,117
  3. XSX|S: 36,564

Through the first 16 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 0.57 million units and is 0.96 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.39 million units.

The Switch has sold 993,510 units in 16 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 425,117 units, and the Xbox Series X|S 36,564 units.

Looking at the marketshare through 16 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 68.3 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 29.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.5 percent.



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SKMBlake said:
Shaunodon said:

So... you believe Switch which sold 28m units last year, is currently up 56% YoY, will sell less than 20m units this year?

I didn't say that either. Did you read my original post ?

Out of everyone here that's read it, I'm pretty sure you're the only one that still believes it makes any sense. You're welcome to explain it of course, as both my replies were actual questions you still haven't bothered to answer.

Verter said:
SKMBlake said:

The 2021 Switch sales are on track to outsell the Xbox Series total sales

Since no one seems to be getting this, I'll say what I understood: you're stating that Switch in 2021 alone has a chance to outsell the Xbox Series lifetime, is that correct? If so, I disagree, but that's okay.

If so, it's even more incorrect as Xbox Series is currently outpacing Xbox One launch-aligned and I don't think Switch is going to sell 50m+ units this year alone.



Verter said:
SKMBlake said:

The 2021 Switch sales are on track to outsell the Xbox Series total sales

Since no one seems to be getting this, I'll say what I understood: you're stating that Switch in 2021 alone has a chance to outsell the Xbox Series lifetime, is that correct? If so, I disagree, but that's okay.

I thought that on my initial read, but given his recent reply I think he meant the current 2021 sales of the switch (3,322,132) are soon to catch up to XB Series LTD (3,837,426)... it should pass it in 2 weeks.

Although him saying "Not the PS5" seems odd... as Switch 2021 is on track to pass PS5 LTD in 3-4 months. (if it outsells PS4 by 150-200k per week it will take 12-17 weeks).



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Shaunodon said:
SKMBlake said:

I didn't say that either. Did you read my original post ?

Out of everyone here that's read it, I'm pretty sure you're the only one that still believes it makes any sense. You're welcome to explain it of course, as both my replies were actual questions you still haven't bothered to answer.

Verter said:

Since no one seems to be getting this, I'll say what I understood: you're stating that Switch in 2021 alone has a chance to outsell the Xbox Series lifetime, is that correct? If so, I disagree, but that's okay.

If so, it's even more incorrect as Xbox Series is currently outpacing Xbox One launch-aligned and I don't think Switch is going to sell 50m+ units this year alone.

Dint the x1 also started outpacing the 360? 



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eva01beserk said:
Shaunodon said:

Out of everyone here that's read it, I'm pretty sure you're the only one that still believes it makes any sense. You're welcome to explain it of course, as both my replies were actual questions you still haven't bothered to answer.

Verter said:

Since no one seems to be getting this, I'll say what I understood: you're stating that Switch in 2021 alone has a chance to outsell the Xbox Series lifetime, is that correct? If so, I disagree, but that's okay.

If so, it's even more incorrect as Xbox Series is currently outpacing Xbox One launch-aligned and I don't think Switch is going to sell 50m+ units this year alone.

Dint the x1 also started outpacing the 360? 

Not relevant. His post was about current projections of sales, not just randomly predicting Xbox Series will somehow spiral out and not manage to reach even the Xbox One's total. Nothing suggests Xbox Series will underperform compared to last gen at it's current rate.

And just in terms of general optics and consumer perception, it must be in a pretty good position to gain market share if a certain fanbase is reaching this hard to pin any negative points they can against it, even when it's based on complete nonsense.



Shaunodon said:
eva01beserk said:

Dint the x1 also started outpacing the 360? 

Not relevant. His post was about current projections of sales, not just randomly predicting Xbox Series will somehow spiral out and not manage to reach even the Xbox One's total. Nothing suggests Xbox Series will underperform compared to last gen at it's current rate.

And just in terms of general optics and consumer perception, it must be in a pretty good position to gain market share if a certain fanbase is reaching this hard to pin any negative points they can against it, even when it's based on complete nonsense.

So only possitive sighns are relevant? Ok then. Then you wonder why he won't answer back.

What do you mean nothing indicates the series will under perform? The company is so let pushing gamepass and even here most fans say they dont care about the sales of the console as gamepass is more important. Even spencer on the interview said the goal of the bethesda deal was gamepass. I for that reason believe it won't reach tue x1s total sales. Will it get under 30m? Probably not that low. I would predict a bit under 40m.



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Chicho said:
OTBWY said:

It's crazy to think how a couple years ago it seemed outlandish to many for the Switch to be set to outsell the Switch,. Now we are talking about the Switch being in the range of the DS.

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SKMBlake said:
Shaunodon said:

So... you believe Switch which sold 28m units last year, is currently up 56% YoY, will sell less than 20m units this year?

I didn't say that either. Did you read my original post ?

If different people get wrong what you said, maybe what you wrote was unclear or convoluted. Maybe instead of telling everyone they understood you wrong, you should clarify what you actually wanted to say.



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