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So much doom and gloom for the fastest-ever selling ever Playstation.



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kenjab said:

UK sales update for next week:

Nintendo Switch OLED UK launch significantly bigger than Switch Lite | GamesIndustry.biz

Doing some quick math we are looking at Switch sales of over 50,000 for last week. 



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Maynard_Tool said:

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Ps5 will be a massive success. Switch has already surpassed expectations by a whole bunch.

Both parties should be happy.



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trenchparticipant said:

So much doom and gloom for the fastest-ever selling ever Playstation.

Some people still can't come to terms with the fact that Playstation's popularity doesn't stem from being a DVD player, or having the competition hand over the generation on a silver platter, or being the cheapest, most powerful and pro-consumer...

The idea that they sell because they're associated with an expansive, diverse, and excellent library of games doesn't sit well with them.

Others are just wrong; they're hyperfocused on the factors hinting a possible decline (Xbox being the cheapest or most powerful and consumer-friendly, PC becoming more mainstream, and Switch's popularity) while ignoring the plethora of other factors that promise an increase in sales (momentum, mindshare/brand power, hardware value, PSVR2's potential, the massive 1st party popularity growth compared to PS4's first half, game industry growing as a whole, etc).



Kyuu said:
trenchparticipant said:

Some people still can't come to terms with the fact that Playstation's popularity doesn't stem from being a DVD player

It is only selling because it is a 4k player.  



trunkswd said:
kenjab said:

UK sales update for next week:

Nintendo Switch OLED UK launch significantly bigger than Switch Lite | GamesIndustry.biz

Doing some quick math we are looking at Switch sales of over 50,000 for last week. 

Depends, if it beat BF 2017, yes. If not, below 49k.

either way, it seems that Switch will do about 150-175k in Europe for OLED launch. 



The PS5 can easily outsell the PS4 if Sony isn't complacent. Finding a PS5 in stock right now is much harder than buying a PS4 was launch aligned. I bought a PS4 from Amazon with relative ease 10+ months or so in the last generation. If I wanted to buy a PS5 right now I'd have to follow social media accounts to find out about potential drops from different retailers. This is with a higher price point, $70 games, the Bethesda acquisition, a cheaper Series S model, GamePass & overall stronger competition that so many cited pre launch as obstacles for the PS5 to be as dominant as the PS4. Just look at how many expected the Series S to dominate out the gate compared to its current stock situation.

People underestimate Playstation's brand strength in ROTW territories, which according to VGChartz, Sony is the only platform holder to have multiple consoles (PS2 & PS4) sell more than 20+ Million in ROTW, as well as the only platform holder to sell more than 15+ Million (PSP) although the Switch could achieve this in a few years. Even a small anecdote like more females getting in the Playstation ecosystem, presenting another growth vector, potentially showing how female protagonists like Aloy/Ellie can attract and create mindshare towards the female demographic. China is also another major focus, where Sony projects the PS5 doubling the PS4's LTD sales, and its a region where Sony is looking to invest/strengthen ties as we see with China Hero Project or Genshin Impact (one of the most popular F2P/mobile games in China). Add in a slightly longer generation with price cuts and the PS5 could easily break through 130+ Million LTD.

I think the global pandemic last year renewed a lot of interest in people who used to game but fell out of the hobby. This will, IMO, increase the general ceiling of the console market & will benefit each platform holder.

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trenchparticipant said:

So much doom and gloom for the fastest-ever selling ever Playstation.

That's another way the PS5 is like the N64.