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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Every platform holder seems to get arrogant at least once. That was Sony with the PS3 and Microsoft with the Xbox One. And Nintendo? Well they do their own thing. 

I would say Nintendo got arrogant with the Wii U and 3DS, thinking they could just do whatever they wanted after the success of the DS and Wii without actually listening to the market.

Yeah you are right. I hope they listen to the market and make their next platform just a more powerful Switch.



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

I would say Nintendo got arrogant with the Wii U and 3DS, thinking they could just do whatever they wanted after the success of the DS and Wii without actually listening to the market.

Yeah you are right. I hope they listen to the market and make their next platform just a more powerful Switch.

Same here, they're onto a winning formula with the Switch and I hope for once they stick with the same concept and just improve power, build quality, etc.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

PS5 will likely finish below PS4 as a result of the shortages and increased Xbox competition.
Im guessong 110 million. Unless Sony gives it a longer lifespan than PS4.



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brute said:

PS5 will likely finish below PS4 as a result of the shortages and increased Xbox competition.
Im guessong 110 million. Unless Sony gives it a longer lifespan than PS4.

I am thinking 100M to 110M for PS5 and 70M to 80M for Xbox Series X|S.



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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - March 2022

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox 360.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Xbox 360 launched in November 2005 in North America and December 2005 in Europe and Japan. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

XSX|S Vs. X360 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 480,485 - XSX|S

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,571,466 - XSX|S

Total Lead: 4,490,011 - XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 13,867,529

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 9,377,518

March 2022 is the 17th month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox 360 by just 480,385 units and by 2.57 million units in the last year. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 4.49 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 13.87 million units in 17 months, while the Xbox 360 sold 9.38 million. million units. Month 17 for the Xbox Series X|S is March 2022 and for the Xbox One is March 2007.

The Xbox 360 did not reach current Xbox Series X|S sales until month 26 where it had sold 15.90 million units.

The Xbox 360 crossed 10 million units sold in month 19, 20 million in month 34, and 30 million in month 43. The Xbox 360 sold 85.81 million units lifetime.



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If the Xbox Series can build up a lead of close to 10m it'll be in a really good place I think.



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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One Sales Comparison - March 2022

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

Gap change in latest month: 198,759 - PS4 & XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: 434,573 - PS4 & XOne

Total Lead: 124,727 – PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales: 32,577,111

Total Combined PS4 and Xbox One Sales: 32,701,838

In March 2022, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in the last month by 198,759 units. In the last 12 months, the PS4 and Xbox One has sold 434,573 units more.

The PS4 and Xbox One have taken a lead over the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in the latest month and is now ahead by 124,727 units.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in their first 17 months sold a combined 32.58 million units, while the PS4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 32.70 million units. Month 17 is March 2022 for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S , while for the PS4 and Xbox One it is March 2015.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 167.27 million units after 101 months.



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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - March 2022

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 2,205,800 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,587,518 - Switch

Total Lead: 17,567,797 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 106,447,272

PS4 Total Sales: 88,879,475

March 2022 is the 61st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PS4 by 2.21 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS4 by 4.59 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PS4 by 17.57 million units.

The 61st month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is March 2022, while for the PlayStation 4 it is November 2018. The Switch has sold 106.45 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 88.88 million units during the same timeframe.

The PlayStation 4 did not reach current Switch sales until month 75 where it sold 106.57 million units.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 116.75 million units through March 2022. The Nintendo Switch is currently 10.30 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4.



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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - March 2022

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,656,518 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,919,109 - DS

Total Lead: 7,139,185 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 106,447,272

DS Total Sales: 113,586,457

March 2022 is the 61st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 1.66 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 3.92 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 7.14 million units.

The 61st month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is March 2022, while for the DS it is November 2009. The Switch has sold 106.45 million units, while the DS sold 113.59 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 47.57 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



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Switch should outsell the PS4 sometime this year. Switch vs. DS is the more interesting comparison.

Switch should lose again to DS next month, because it will still be a holiday month for DS. After that the DS starts to run out of steam pretty quickly. Meanwhile Switch software looks to be incredibly good for the foreseeable future. Switch is going to start closing that gap in a couple of months and it's going to keep doing so far quite a while. It will be an interesting race to watch for at least a couple of more years.