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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware June 6-12 - Switch Sales Top 87m, Xbox Series China Launch

Wman1996 said:

I know PS4 is old now, but Xbox Series outsold it this week in Japan.
That's crazy, guys. Xbox has long struggled in Japan, to the point of being a nonfactor. I don't think the Series will change that situation much, but I'm very sure it will do better in Japan than the Xbox One did. I mean it's sitting at 0.05 million and the Xbox One only hit 0.12 million in Japan.

Sony losing ground in the East Asia market. China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

Nintendo takes the major part and Xbox the minors. 

Demon Slayer maybe stops, for while, this trend.



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Switch should surpass PS3 next week, based on VGChartz numbers. Should be able to surpass 88 million by the end of the month.



trunkswd said:
PAOerfulone said:

All-Time Video Game Console Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157,680,000 (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,900,000 (154,020,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,704,179 (115,900,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2021

5) PlayStation (PS1) - 102,500,000 (102,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2012

6) Nintendo Wii (Wii) - 101,640,000 (101,630,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

7) PlayStation 3 (PS3) - 87,410,000 (87,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2017

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8) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 87,101,315 (84,590,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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Barring a big drop off in stock, next week should be the week the Switch passes the PS3 for 7th on the All Time list.

Switch moving up the charts. Though topping the Wii and PS1 won't happen until the holidays. 

Switch will be the #7 best selling system next week and #5 at the end of the year.  It will also still have the momentum of a freight train.  (This will likely be Switch's peak year.)  This is the kind of situation a system needs to become the best seller of all time.



It keeps getting harder and harder for the PS4 to reach Gameboy .. 3M from now on, I don't see it .. how is this going to happen ? sell what units per week ? for how long ?
The very best possible scenario is doing 117M by end of the year with the holidays .. and even this is very debatable ..
And then what ? it will reach 10k per week by 2022 if not sooner, and then 1M for the year is far from reach .. 500k at the very best
Which will put it at 117.5M so 1.2M left hanging ..



yo33331 said:

It keeps getting harder and harder for the PS4 to reach Gameboy .. 3M from now on, I don't see it .. how is this going to happen ? sell what units per week ? for how long ?
The very best possible scenario is doing 117M by end of the year with the holidays .. and even this is very debatable ..
And then what ? it will reach 10k per week by 2022 if not sooner, and then 1M for the year is far from reach .. 500k at the very best
Which will put it at 117.5M so 1.2M left hanging ..

It's certainly an interesting to watch, as the closer racers generally are. I still think PS4 will pass Gameboy, it probably won't be discontinued for a couple of years yet so even at a tortoise's pace it may still crawl passed.



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

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drkohler said:

Here's my curious problem:
Roughly 250k PS5s are produced per week (as per last fj report, and Sony keeps promising upping production).
Week after week for over two months, you show less than 200k units sold (with one or two exceptions).
So who is wrong?

trunkswd said:
drkohler said:

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Do we have a link to this report? We get numbers out of the US, UK, Spain, and Japan fairly regularly, which gives us an idea on the sales for the rest of the world. It would need to be selling better in mainland Europe and rest of the world than what we are seeing. When Sony releases its shipment figures we will make any necessary adjustments. Sony is hoping to ship more PS5 consoles than PS4 did in its first full fiscal year, which we have our PS5 numbers above PS4 after the same number of weeks. 

If Sony predicts it will be able to ramp up production later, couldn't it be that they are starting stockpiling 50k/week in the slower Summer period for next Xmas and possible strongest weeks in the meantime? After all we know in many countries there have been, due to side effects of some vaccines that overly impressed, compared to the possible effects of the infection and their rate, public opinion and politicians, many hiccups in a vaccination race that otherwise appeared the fastest ever after the first vaccines surprised and amazed the world, so some companies could have been a little bit too optimistic about the real exit from the emergency period and they'll have to make some small adjustments and compromises before restarting full steam.



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Alby_da_Wolf said:

If Sony predicts it will be able to ramp up production later, couldn't it be that they are starting stockpiling 50k/week in the slower Summer period for next Xmas and possible strongest weeks in the meantime?

No, that is not going to happen. That would be immense storage costs, losing revenue on hw and sw all the way. And they did survive last XMas so they will have to survive this Xmas whatever happens until December, as far as ramping up manufacturing is concerned.

An additional factor is the transfer to the 6nm refresh which they likely want to do as early a possible. You don't want to have warehouses full of "old" consoles when the better version comes out...



drkohler said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:

If Sony predicts it will be able to ramp up production later, couldn't it be that they are starting stockpiling 50k/week in the slower Summer period for next Xmas and possible strongest weeks in the meantime?

No, that is not going to happen. That would be immense storage costs, losing revenue on hw and sw all the way. And they did survive last XMas so they will have to survive this Xmas whatever happens until December, as far as ramping up manufacturing is concerned.

An additional factor is the transfer to the 6nm refresh which they likely want to do as early a possible. You don't want to have warehouses full of "old" consoles when the better version comes out...

Well, sooner or later they must start stockpiling for Xmas: in the weeks from BF to Xmas sales can easily range from 3x to over 5x (during record BF' and Xmas' even more) the sales of slower periods.
If they manage the warehouses with a FIFO order, they don't risk having them full of old stuff at the wrong moment.
When stockpiling starts depends on Xmas period sales predictions, current production capacity and how much they plan to ramp it up in the next months.
6nm is utterly desirable, I agree, but the sources I found predict it for next year, so this could be an additional reason to not ramp old tech production up more than strictly necessary to reach planned sales.
OTOH there isn't just Sony in the matter, surely AMD had a say in the deal on the minimum number of units it will produce with each major process and mid-life refresh to make them economically viable, surely in the deal there is a compromise to make both parts reasonably happy (and surely both Sony and MS are happy AMD isn't strong enough to force horribly one-sided deals like Intel and NVidia did with MS for the first XB).
Anyhow, doing a quick maths, and taking for granted that some ramping up, even little, is most  likely to happen, I agree that most probably early June is quite too early to start stockpiling... We'll have to watch sales in the next weeks and wait for more infos.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through June 12

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 June 16)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to June 15)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to June 13)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to June 12)

"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 1,356,033 (-76.1%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 264,031 (2.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 245,978 (-90.3%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 3,637,331 (-77.4%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 31

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: 9,193,466
  2. Switch: 6,324,719
  3. XSX|S: 5,452,109

Through the first 31 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 2.87 million units and is 3.74 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.87 million units.

The PS5 has sold 9.19 million in 31 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 6.32 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.45 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 31 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.0 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 40.

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

  1. PS5: 3,567,428
  2. XSX|S: 2,715,392
  3. Switch: 2,315,601

Through the first 31 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 0.85 million units and is 1.25 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.40 million units.

The PS5 has sold 3.57 million in 31 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 2.72 million units and the Switch 2.32 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 31 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 41.7 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 31.6 percent, and the Switch at 26.7 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 40 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 37.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (30 weeks):

  1. PS5: 3,230,820
  2. Switch: 1,705,030
  3. XSX|S: 1,581,850

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 30 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.53 million units and is 1.65 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 123,180.

The PS5 has sold 3.23 million in 30 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 1.71 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 1.58 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 30 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 49.0 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 26.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.8 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 44.

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

  1. Switch: 1,788,301
  2. PS5: 823,349
  3. XSX|S: 50,186

Through the first 31 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 0.96 million units and is 1.74 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.77 million units.

The Switch has sold 1.79 million units in 31 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 0.82 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.05 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 31 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 67.2 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 30.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 1.9 percent.



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