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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 Sales Top 12 Million - Global Hardware September 19-25

Some News:
Xbox Cloud Gaming is now completely powered by Xbox Series X hardware.
Microsoft has moved toward this hardware setup gradually over the last few months.
The move to Xbox Series X hardware improves load speeds, reduces latency, and brings higher quality visuals.



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trunkswd said:

From what we are seeing the Xbox Series X|S is selling roughly 60-65% of the PS5. Falling behind, but still a better ratio for the Xbox than the PS4 and Xbox One.

Both PS4 and X1 were over the problem of undersupply/overdemand after less than 6 months after launch. So really at this moment we can`t really be sure what will be the real gap between both, although 1 year momentum will most likely be hard to reverse, let`s see after mid 2022 when it is expect to have less inventory issues how the weekly gap will be =]



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http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Kristof81 said:

Funny enough, the opposite happened with the Switch Lite. From the base of around 200k, it first jumped to 230k and then to 250k for two consecutive weeks prior to the launch.

That's because the new "red box" Switch (the one with better battery life) started appearing in stores in the weeks leading up to the Switch Lite launch. It didn't have a specific launch date and appeared in different places at different times.



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How much did Switch sell in 2017? I can't find how to show sales by year in the charts, but I remember it being around 15 million, right?



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

Tridrakious said:

I remember the Wii hitting a brick wall after year 3, but it's still amazing just how quickly the system died off. Such an incredible first 4 years, just didn't have the longevity to compete with the refreshed Xbox 360 and PS3 after 2009.

True, the Wii had the best 1st and 2nd fiscal year of any home or handheld console ever with 18.61m & 25.95m respectively and even in it's 3rd year it manged over 20m. I remember it trouncing the XB360 & PS3 every week in Sales, Hard to believe that in the end it only outsold PS3 by only 14m due to the Playstation consoles having a very strong tail.

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eddy7eddy said:

Some News:
Xbox Cloud Gaming is now completely powered by Xbox Series X hardware.
Microsoft has moved toward this hardware setup gradually over the last few months.
The move to Xbox Series X hardware improves load speeds, reduces latency, and brings higher quality visuals.

Hmm, could be a reason we see an uptick in availability on the green side over the coming holidays. We'll have a rough idea how many series consoles have gone into making those servers. Not a very good one though... Chances are some stockpiling for the holidays has also been done.

Good sales from all 3, drop for OLED not as harsh as I thought it would be. 273k for the week that is very likely to be the worst or close to the worst for the year... super impressive.



curl-6 said:

How much did Switch sell in 2017? I can't find how to show sales by year in the charts, but I remember it being around 15 million, right?

Fiscal Year Shipments 17-18 were 15.05m. Calender year 17 shipments would be 14.86m. VGchartz would probably have it 1.5m under shipments so i'm guessing around 13.36m for calender year 17 sell through.



ShadowLink93 said:
Tridrakious said:

I remember the Wii hitting a brick wall after year 3, but it's still amazing just how quickly the system died off. Such an incredible first 4 years, just didn't have the longevity to compete with the refreshed Xbox 360 and PS3 after 2009.

True, the Wii had the best 1st and 2nd fiscal year of any home or handheld console ever with 18.61m & 25.95m respectively and even its 3rd year it manged over 20m, I remember it trouncing the XB360 & PS3 every week in Sales. Hard to believe that in the end it only outsold PS3 by 14m due to the Playstation consoles having a very strong tail.

The switch is the first videogame Nintendo has had to deal with one platform at a time since the NES.

Four pipelines for a dev focus in sell first-party software may be the one reason Wii hitting a brick wall

The other maybe it is the last game direction, likewise Skyward Sword and Other M.  



ShadowLink93 said:

curl-6 said:

How much did Switch sell in 2017? I can't find how to show sales by year in the charts, but I remember it being around 15 million, right?

Fiscal Year Shipments 17-18 were 15.05m. Calender year 17 shipments would be 14.86m. VGchartz would probably have it 1.5m under shipments so i'm guessing around 13.36m for calender year 17 sell through.

Alrighty, so Switch has almost sold as much as its first calendar year in 2021 YTD, without even a holiday season.



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

I'm always so sad vgchartz doesn't have any in depth 5th or 6th gen data. Seeing weekly sales for PS2 in its prime would be awesome



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