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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

I swore I'd never gamble, I've seen it do terrible things to family members.

But I don't often take bets; this is only the 9th one I've taken in over 11 years on VGChartz, so the fact I took it is indicative of how confident I was that I was right.

I think the original bet was that they'd do over 120 million combined by the end of their life, but liquid laser didn't want to wait 10 years or so for a result so he shortened it to 56 million by end of 2023.

I know about gambling addictions. My dad goes to the casino once a month if not more. Though he never takes more than he is willing to lose at least. Just slot machines to me get boring after like 20 minutes and table games are far too expensive.

I don't think I've ever done a bet here on VGChartz. Though as the guy that does the hardware estimates that wouldn't be right for me to do lol. 

Yeah gambling is an evil evil thing and it's benefits are far outweighed by it's risks. A little dopamine hit and really bad odds aren't good enough a reason to gamble. 



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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 23

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: 48,347 - XSX|S

Gap change over last month: 208,525 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 459,441 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 4,668,388

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,208,947

During week 23, the Xbox Series X|S grew its lead when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox One by 48,347 units. In the last month the Xbox Series X|S has grown its lead by 208,525 units. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead by 459,441 units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 4.67 million units in 23 weeks, while the Xbox One has sold 4.21 million units. Week 23 for the Xbox Series X|S is the week ending April 17, 2021 and it is the week ending April 26, 2014 for the Xbox One.

The Xbox Series X|S is already ahead of the sales of the Xbox One after week 33, where the Xbox One sold 4.62 million. The Xbox Series X|S is 25,589 units away from surpassing Xbox One sales after 32 weeks.

The Xbox One crossed five million units sold in week 37, six million units in week 47, and seven million units in week 52. 



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CloudxTifa said:
Fight-the-Streets said:

On YouTube and in the Community a new narrative precedent has started regarding the sales of Nintendo Switch since it has a real chance to outsell the PS2: "Well, it's a handheld, handhelds always sell great because per family more than one is sold and it's cheaper than a home console, so, no big deal that it sells so great... ." First of all, who cares if someone sells a cheap handheld or an expensive home console? Every manufacturer has to make economic decisions of what's the best move forward, i.e. low, middle or high price sector. People always compared console sales and they are very much interested in the total sell-through numbers, the one with the highest number is declared the winner. It was always like that and always will be like that. Who cares if one product of a manufacturer is sold for a much cheaper price than the one from another manufacturer? And they forget that Nintendo's most successful handheld, the DS, couldn't outsell the PS2 and these sell-through numbers were compared back then. So, why all of a sudden, the Switch sell-through numbers can't be compared to the ones of the PS2? (The true comparison would be with the PS4 but as it doesn't stand a chance to win, a new narrative had to be found). It's just pathetic! I'm not even taking about Sony-Fanboys talking shit like that - what's their problem? They don't get a dime from Sony anyway (ah yeah, clickbait, I see, I see...)

Very interesting. And you post that here because ?

Like you said numbers have the final word (I don't know if this expression exist in english). Nintendo & Sony or Sony & Nintendo got massive console' success like no others. Why do you care about a post on Youtube ?

I just wanted it to mention because I can guarantee that if it would be the other way around, if Sony would dominate Nintendo (like in the past), nobody would have a problem to compare whatever product of Sony to whatever product of Nintendo. Nintendo is just always measured with different criteria. I can't stand it.

Personally, I compare home consoles with home consoles and handhelds with handhelds. However, of course, if there's a close race between a handheld and a home console, like we had with the DS and the PS2, it becomes interesting to compare the two as well. The Switch is neither a home console nor a handheld, it's a hybrid, the first of its kind. We have two options for comparisons: 1. Compare it to nothing (as there isn't any other hybrid) or 2. Compare it to PS4 and Xbox One (some want to compare it to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S but whatever...). Obviously, the 2nd choice is much more interesting;)



Looks like PS4 won't be outselling Gameboy after all :(



Radek said:

Looks like PS4 won't be outselling Gameboy after all :(

Unless Sony stops manufacturing the PS4 altogether before this year ends, I expect it to end up ahead of the Gameboy. 1 million per quarter for the rest of the year would put it in front.



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Radek said:

Looks like PS4 won't be outselling Gameboy after all :(

I think it can still manage to sell 119-120mil.



Actually looks like the PS4 probably will beat the Game Boy, although just barely. It might even hit 120M. Really depends on when Sony stops manufacturing it. They probably will keep it at least until 2022, which should give enough time for PS4 to reach 120M, assuming it averages about 1M per quarter.

I wonder if Sony & MS will keep the PS4 & Xbox One alive long enough for them to reach their 10 year anniversaries.



You forget some facts about the quarter. First of all 1M is shipped, not sold. actual sold units are around 800k.
Next, january began with numbers of 60-70k weekly, and then went to 50k in february and then 45k in march, and now is doing weekly barely above 40k.
And it will become worse and worse. Therefore PS4 will sell around probably 600k this quarter, and then probably 2 quarters with 500k.
Next year will do probably 300k per quarter and if the numbers now are true - 115.5M sold then with full next year PS4 should be close to 118M.
And then it have to do at least 800K more to beat the gameboy .. 800k in 2023 .. I don't know .. the way it's going by then it will probably sell less than 10k weekly, and 3DS didn't even reached 500K with this kind of numbers last year.



Fight-the-Streets said:
CloudxTifa said:

Very interesting. And you post that here because ?

Like you said numbers have the final word (I don't know if this expression exist in english). Nintendo & Sony or Sony & Nintendo got massive console' success like no others. Why do you care about a post on Youtube ?

I just wanted it to mention because I can guarantee that if it would be the other way around, if Sony would dominate Nintendo (like in the past), nobody would have a problem to compare whatever product of Sony to whatever product of Nintendo. Nintendo is just always measured with different criteria. I can't stand it.

Personally, I compare home consoles with home consoles and handhelds with handhelds. However, of course, if there's a close race between a handheld and a home console, like we had with the DS and the PS2, it becomes interesting to compare the two as well. The Switch is neither a home console nor a handheld, it's a hybrid, the first of its kind. We have two options for comparisons: 1. Compare it to nothing (as there isn't any other hybrid) or 2. Compare it to PS4 and Xbox One (some want to compare it to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S but whatever...). Obviously, the 2nd choice is much more interesting;)

But if I'm not wrong last generation was PS4 / Wii U / Xbox One ?

So this gen is Switch / PS5 / Xbox Serie X|S no ?

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PS4 / Game Boy will be ultra close at Lifetime sales. It will be funny when the numbers will be almost the same .



I still think PS4 will outsell Gameboy.
I'm expecting Sony to discontinue it sometime in 2023 or potentially even 2024, (PS3 got 11 years of production) so it will keep trickling for some time to come, maybe even pass 120 million.



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