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victor83fernandes said:
PaulPortland said:

I didn't expect that Xbox SX had a drop so fast, due all these past months, it did it very well in its sales... Also, it appears that sony, will keep the track of 180K consoles weekly. And this, according with the graph, will make the gap between Switch and PS5 bigger... About Switch, this netx week, will be interesting how many consoles Switch sports will be able to move... At least a 350K I assume...

To think that a 5 year console is constantly outselling the new consoles is ridiculous, and they do it every week. But only because there's plenty stock for the switch. If the PS5 had plenty stock it would be selling minimum 500 000 per week right now, I know of so many people wanting to buy one and I have never seen one for sale.

it'll always be a case of what could have been with PS5.  That first year demand was especially crazy.  I have no doubt it'd be by far their biggest first year ever if there hadn't been the damn pandemic.



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In retrospect, Sony's exclusives should've ditched PS4 and supported PS5/PC day and date (or 6-12 months PS5 exclusivity) at least until production significantly improves.

With the shortage in mind, HFW, GT7, and Ragnarok should have been developed around highend PC's from 2019 and ported to PS5. PS4 is just holding back PS5 for a very small return. Since full exclusives make even less sense in the current circumstances, PS5 + PC is the way to go (PC has a sizeable established "NextGen" installbase to tap into). I think Sony is starting to realize this but is concerned about the long term consequences.



victor83fernandes said:

Switch is doing better than anyone expected, a huge success and still going strong, will reach easily 150 million.

PS5 is not doing bad, better than the ps3 but worse than the ps2 and ps4. But of course its only due to shortages

Xbox series is doing better than the one, but worse than ps4 or ps5, then again if you count out the series S which is much less powerful than the other 2 next gen, then the xbox would be doing bad, but again, shortages don't help.

If its true that the semiconductor shortages will go until 2024, then this will be the worst generation in terms of sales, and consequently games as developers will prefer to do cross generation as to not lose money.

Is there a reason to even have generations at this point ? 

Just release a upgraded hardware every 3 years and let devs decide which hardware they want to develop for, just like PCs 



IcaroRibeiro said:
victor83fernandes said:

Switch is doing better than anyone expected, a huge success and still going strong, will reach easily 150 million.

PS5 is not doing bad, better than the ps3 but worse than the ps2 and ps4. But of course its only due to shortages

Xbox series is doing better than the one, but worse than ps4 or ps5, then again if you count out the series S which is much less powerful than the other 2 next gen, then the xbox would be doing bad, but again, shortages don't help.

If its true that the semiconductor shortages will go until 2024, then this will be the worst generation in terms of sales, and consequently games as developers will prefer to do cross generation as to not lose money.

Is there a reason to even have generations at this point ? 

Just release a upgraded hardware every 3 years and let devs decide which hardware they want to develop for, just like PCs 

That probably was the course until covid/shortages came along. 



IcaroRibeiro said:

Is there a reason to even have generations at this point ? 

Just release a upgraded hardware every 3 years and let devs decide which hardware they want to develop for, just like PCs 

Considering how the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X fared, yes. AAA publishers need the security that there's a big installed base, because their financial investment is so high. A new generation sells much better than an upgraded hardware revision.

The proposed upgrade model also comes with the catch that the older hardware can't be left out for a long time, because it would mean too many lost sales. That in turn makes most of the technological advantage of an upgraded model go to waste which then in turn means that there's less incentive for the market to buy an upgraded model over the old hardware.

But the most important reason why generations aren't going to go away is because neither Sony or Microsoft would grant the other company the tremendous marketing advantage of a new generation while they themself would stay course with merely upgraded hardware of their current generation and would be perceived as outdated. Therefore they'll keep forcing each other to make the move to introduce new generations.

In order to believe otherwise, you'd have to buy into Phil Spencer's PR that console sales aren't important anymore for Microsoft, thus opening the door for a major change. But it comes as no surprise that Xbox and Microsoft higher-ups brag about sales now that they aren't absolute basket case anymore, because the obvious explanation for Spencer's "console sales aren't important anymore" was always that they didn't want to talk about the numbers because they were so bad.



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
victor83fernandes said:

To think that a 5 year console is constantly outselling the new consoles is ridiculous, and they do it every week. But only because there's plenty stock for the switch. If the PS5 had plenty stock it would be selling minimum 500 000 per week right now, I know of so many people wanting to buy one and I have never seen one for sale.

it'll always be a case of what could have been with PS5.  That first year demand was especially crazy.  I have no doubt it'd be by far their biggest first year ever if there hadn't been the damn pandemic.

That's odd.  I've heard numerous times on this site that the pandemic inflated video game console sales/demand.  



Looks like the PS5 is still selling more in North America LTD than Europe, and did so this week as well.
It would be weird if the final sales of the PS5 in North America and Europe were close, instead of skewed in Europe's favor.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 23

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to April 27)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to April 25)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to April 24)

2022 – (Week ending January 8 to April 23)

"Year to date" sales for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2022 versus 2021 and 2022 versus 2020 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox Series X|S – Up Year-on-Year 844,168 (+50.1%)
  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 346,092 (-93.1%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,968,023 (-27.7%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5 – Down Year-on-Year 1,250,239 (-37.5%)
  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 862,539 (-77.2%)


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RolStoppable said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Is there a reason to even have generations at this point ? 

Just release a upgraded hardware every 3 years and let devs decide which hardware they want to develop for, just like PCs 

Considering how the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X fared, yes. AAA publishers need the security that there's a big installed base, because their financial investment is so high. A new generation sells much better than an upgraded hardware revision.

The proposed upgrade model also comes with the catch that the older hardware can't be left out for a long time, because it would mean too many lost sales. That in turn makes most of the technological advantage of an upgraded model go to waste which then in turn means that there's less incentive for the market to buy an upgraded model over the old hardware.

But the most important reason why generations aren't going to go away is because neither Sony or Microsoft would grant the other company the tremendous marketing advantage of a new generation while they themself would stay course with merely upgraded hardware of their current generation and would be perceived as outdated. Therefore they'll keep forcing each other to make the move to introduce new generations.

In order to believe otherwise, you'd have to buy into Phil Spencer's PR that console sales aren't important anymore for Microsoft, thus opening the door for a major change. But it comes as no surprise that Xbox and Microsoft higher-ups brag about sales now that they aren't absolute basket case anymore, because the obvious explanation for Spencer's "console sales aren't important anymore" was always that they didn't want to talk about the numbers because they were so bad.

What? I'm sure next quater when they are down again they will still say sales matter. 



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