|Pionner said: |
There's not much of a point in fighting over PS5 sales on a regular basis. Sony announced that they plan to ship 2.0 million units this quarter, divided by 13 weeks you get 154k on average. When VGC shows right around that number globally, all you can complain about is the regional breakdown. But that's moot when any sales you want to be added somewhere have to be taken away elsewhere.
2.0m is a minimum figure, but this is the final quarter of the fiscal year. The margin of error is traditionally slim during this timeframe, so PS5 sell-through will remain modest for the time being.
If you're going to base PS5 weekly numbers on the 2M estimate, then vgchartz will be doing some major adjustments in the coming weeks, months, leading up to the next financial report.
I don't think VGC has to worry about making adjustments because that's what constantly happens. "PS5 sales should be higher" has been a common theme through most of 2021, but the single-biggest adjustment to PS5 sales ended up being a downward adjustment.
Using Sony's 2m forecast is certainly a better point of reference for global sales than observing restocks in a single country. The few official sales numbers and tidbits we got from January suggest that Sony has been focusing on the USA early in the year while leaving parts of Europe dry. But there's no guarantee that that will be Sony's strategy through the entire quarter.