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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Feb 21-27 - Switch Sales Top 80 Million Units

Switch is doing so well... i know it will get hit by the AC + covid boost soon but MH, revision and maybe a price cut will be big towards the end of the year.



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At this speed, just three more weeks til Switch overtakes GBA, and two til it passes PSP.
And since it's actually been two weeks since the timeframe for these numbers, PSP is likely already topped as we speak.



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

curl-6 said:

At this speed, just three more weeks til Switch overtakes GBA, and two til it passes PSP.
And since it's actually been two weeks since the timeframe for these numbers, PSP is likely already topped as we speak.

Wouldn't that put the switch in the top 10 worldwide?



badskywalker said:
curl-6 said:

At this speed, just three more weeks til Switch overtakes GBA, and two til it passes PSP.
And since it's actually been two weeks since the timeframe for these numbers, PSP is likely already topped as we speak.

Wouldn't that put the switch in the top 10 worldwide?

Yep; PSP was #10, Switch should be now.



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

The Switch will most likely surpass the Xbox 360 in shipments by the end of Q4 and will be within very close reach to the PS3's 86-87M. 5-7M quarter for the Switch should be expected. That would put the Switch #8 and possibly #7 in all time sales.



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HigHurtenflurst said:
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.

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).

1st paragraph: thank you *Michael Scott gif*

2nd paragraph: forgot to put "yet" so my answer would have been "not the PS5 yet [cause it has more way to go before outselling almost 6 million, it's not a matter of 2-3 weeks unlike the Series]"

When I said "on track to outsell" I meant "it will happen shortly" (which is bad wording, of course)



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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? 

No. By this point - February/March 2014 - it was already behind the 360 since sales had dropped to 60-65k per week while Series is selling ~110k per week, faster than the 360 and all past Xbox consoles. 

At this point in their lifetime, these were the average weekly sales of those consoles:

Series: ~110k

360: ~75-80k

One: ~60-65k

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In any case, I wouldn't even bother replying to a certain user in this thread, he also thinks Series will sell 6 million this year when their weekly sales are a 60-70% higher than those of the One in 2014 while still being supply constrained and sold out; and even then, the Xbox One sold 7.2 million in 2014. The discussion around Series should be whether it can surpass 10 million consoles sold this year or not.

Not to mention he made stuff up about Xbox financials and when I asked him for a source he lead me to a source that was corrected by its own authors and said 2.1 billion profit in 2014 . And he still won't reply to me.



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PS5 vs PS4 Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16

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: 57,449 - PS5

Gap change over last month: 63,102 - PS4

Total Lead: 187,631 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 5,865,794

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,053,425

During week 16, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 57,449 units. In the last month, the PlayStation 4 has grown its lead by 63,102 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently behind by 187,631 units. 

The PlayStation 5 has sold 5.87 million units in 16 weeks, while the PlayStation 4 sold 6.05 million units. Week 16 for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending February 27, 2021 and it is the week ending March 1, 2014 for the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 sold 150,626 units in its 17th week to bring its lifetime sales to 6.20 million units. The PlayStation 5 would need to sell 338,257 units in its 17th 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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PS5 vs PS4 Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16

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: 57,449 - PS5

Gap change over last month: 63,102 - PS4

Total Lead: 187,631 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 5,865,794

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,053,425

During week 16, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 57,449 units. In the last month, the PlayStation 4 has grown its lead by 63,102 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently behind by 187,631 units. 

The PlayStation 5 has sold 5.87 million units in 16 weeks, while the PlayStation 4 sold 6.05 million units. Week 16 for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending February 27, 2021 and it is the week ending March 1, 2014 for the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 sold 150,626 units in its 17th week to bring its lifetime sales to 6.20 million units. The PlayStation 5 would need to sell 338,257 units in its 17th 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.

According to an article from gameindustrybiz, the PS5 outsold the Switch in Europe for February by 12%.

Also the PS5, according to NPD, is less than 1% off the unit record for consoles in the US for the first four months.  Dont know if we have the leader (assuming its the PS4) but it should give us a range for the PS5 in the US as well



Train wreck said:
trunkswd said:

Share the article here.

PS5 vs PS4 Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 16

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: 57,449 - PS5

Gap change over last month: 63,102 - PS4

Total Lead: 187,631 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 5,865,794

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,053,425

During week 16, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 57,449 units. In the last month, the PlayStation 4 has grown its lead by 63,102 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently behind by 187,631 units. 

The PlayStation 5 has sold 5.87 million units in 16 weeks, while the PlayStation 4 sold 6.05 million units. Week 16 for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending February 27, 2021 and it is the week ending March 1, 2014 for the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 sold 150,626 units in its 17th week to bring its lifetime sales to 6.20 million units. The PlayStation 5 would need to sell 338,257 units in its 17th 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.

According to an article from gameindustrybiz, the PS5 outsold the Switch in Europe for February by 12%.

Also the PS5, according to NPD, is less than 1% off the unit record for consoles in the US for the first four months.  Dont know if we have the leader (assuming its the PS4) but it should give us a range for the PS5 in the US as well

Yeah but we discussed the matter before, the thing is with the NPD is that they only focus on dollar total, which is "pointless" here cause the PS5 is sold more expensive than the PS4



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