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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5/XBSX/NS '22 vs. PS4/XBO '15 & DS '10: Week 30 - 07/30/2022 - Fourth Week of July

Kakadu18 said:

Looking forward to the comparisons.
Mostly interested in the Switch vs DS 2010 comparison.

The DS did 20.55m in 2010 according to VGC estimates. That's a weekly baseline of ~300k followed by a mitigated holiday boost because the original plan was to have the 3DS launch during the holidays of 2010, resulting in a weak holiday lineup for the DS. Basically, even if Switch should fall behind the DS sometime during the year, it can easily make that back late in the year because the circumstances for a successor differ significantly and as such the planned software release schedule does too.

When I say baseline of ~300k for the DS, this includes stronger weeks early in the year (~350k) and weaker weaks during the summer (~250k).



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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I don't know what is the point in doing NSW vs DS'10 on two threads in the forum. They will be absolutely the same, and everyone can follow the progress through out the year in two different threads now. So what is the point ? And also everyone who says that would be interested in this comparison, I've already started it and it is updated with the latest numbers. Who is interested in this can see it right at this moment no need to wait. It would be cool for everyone here if there is some other original comparison that hasn't been done yet.

Last edited by yo33331 - on 08 February 2022

Week 4 Breakdown - Our First Breakdown of the New Year!

Now that I finally have the tables and comparisons set up. (A whopping 24 tables! 6 comparisons x 4 regions!)

It's time to finally take a deep dive and look at how the comparisons look to start out the the year now that the first month is in the books!

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PlayStation 5:

vs. 2021 - Down in All Regions.

vs. '15 PS4 - Up in the US and JP; Down in EU and the ROTW; Down Overall.

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Xbox Series:

vs. 2021 - Up in All Regions.

vs. '15 XBO - Up in All Regions.

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Nintendo Switch:

vs. 2021 - Up in the US, EU, and the ROTW; Down in JP; Up Overall.

vs. '10 DS - Up in EU, JP, and the ROTW; Down in the US; Up Overall.

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Overall, after one month, the Xbox Series is ahead in both of its' comparisons, the PS5 is behind in its' comparisons, while the Switch is 1-1 so far (Ahead of the 2010 DS, behind last year.)

Sales typically pick up in February due to everyone filing their taxes and getting those returns to spend some money! So we'll see how that fairs for the three consoles in the coming month.



Awesome thread.

I usually stalk it for a read.



Week 5 Breakdown

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PlayStation 5:

vs. 2021 - Up in JP; Down in the US, EU, and the ROTW; Down Overall.

vs. '15 PS4 - Up in the US and JP; Down in EU and the ROTW; Down Overall.

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Xbox Series:

vs. 2021 - Up in All Regions.

vs. '15 XBO - Up in All Regions.

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Nintendo Switch:

vs. 2021 - Up in EU and JP; Down in the US and the ROTW; Down Overall.

vs. '10 DS - Up in EU, JP, and the ROTW; Down in the US; Up Overall.

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Semiconductor shortages are so severe that the PS5 is now down YoY from last year, countering the usual rise you'd expect from a console entering its 2nd full year on the market.
Combined with the Xbox Series seeing big growth so far and this is the closet that Sony and Microsoft have been on a weekly basis ever since the end of the 7th generation.

As for the Nintendo Switch, while it is overall down YoY thus far, it is actually UP YoY in Europe. However, this does make sense when you think about where the Switch has room to grow. Looking at the Overall Platform totals and if you look at where the #1 console is in each region compared to the Switch, it is:

NA: >19 million (DS 57.39 > NS 38.26)
JP: NS 23.70)
ROTW: >11 million (PS2: 25.57 > NS 14.40)

EU: 27.53)

So there's more room for growth in Europe than in Japan and the Rest of the World put together.



I'm interesting in seeing the PS5 vs last year.
A console should be on the rise in it's second year, but shortages are making that tough. It will be interesting to see if they can supply enough to satisfy demand and eke out the win later in the year. Xbox being up makes perfect sense to me between the acquisitions/Gamepass and the simple fact that they can supply stores with at least the Series S. People, especially in NA where brand loyalty is weak, will get tired of waiting for PS5 to be available and turn to Xbox to get into the new generation.



Week 6 Breakdown

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PlayStation 5:

vs. 2021 - Down in All Regions.

vs. '15 PS4 - Up in the US; Down in EU, JP, and the ROTW; Down Overall.

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Xbox Series:

vs. 2021 - Up in All Regions.

vs. '15 XBO - Up in All Regions.

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Nintendo Switch:

vs. 2021 - Up in JP; Down in the US, EU, and the ROTW; Down Overall.

vs. '10 DS - Up in EU, JP, and the ROTW; Down in the US; Up Overall.

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Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 01 March 2022

Week 7 Breakdown

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PlayStation 5:

vs. 2021 - Up in the US and JP; Down in EU and the ROTW; Down Overall.

vs. '15 PS4 - Up in the JP; Down in the US, EU, and the ROTW; Down Overall.

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Xbox Series:

vs. 2021 - Up in All Regions.

vs. '15 XBO - Up in All Regions.

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Nintendo Switch:

vs. 2021 - Up in JP; Down in the US, EU, and the ROTW; Down Overall.

vs. '10 DS - Up in EU, JP, and the ROTW; Down in the US; Up Overall.

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Week 8 Breakdown

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PlayStation 5:

vs. 2021 - Down in all regions.

vs. '15 PS4 - Down in all regions.

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Xbox Series:

vs. 2021 - Up in All Regions.

vs. '15 XBO - Up in All Regions.

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Nintendo Switch:

vs. 2021 - Down in all regions.

vs. '10 DS - Up in EU, JP, and the ROTW; Down in the US; Up Overall.

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