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I look forward to seeing both the PS5 and Xbox Series doing better this holiday season compared to last year. Hopefully the latter picks up more though since it's only slightly up YoY this week.



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trunkswd said:

I am live on Twitch going over the latest VGChartz estimates for God of War week, monthly sales comparisons, and gaming news.

https://www.twitch.tv/trunkswd

If anyone missed stream tonight, the Game News Roundup is now up on YouTube. I go over the latest VGChartz estimates, monthly sales charts, and gaming news. 



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I wonder if it would make difference if the game were to be PS5 exclusive.

I know a bunch of friends that got the PS4 version instead.



TruckOSaurus said:

One of those units was mine!

Are you one of the 3 people who bought an Xbox One in Australia ?



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trunkswd said:
trunkswd said:

I am live on Twitch going over the latest VGChartz estimates for God of War week, monthly sales comparisons, and gaming news.

https://www.twitch.tv/trunkswd

If anyone missed stream tonight, the Game News Roundup is now up on YouTube. I go over the latest VGChartz estimates, monthly sales charts, and gaming news. 

You should wear a cowboy hat and a fake moustache, apparently that's how you do gaming Youtube here



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SKMBlake said:
trunkswd said:

If anyone missed stream tonight, the Game News Roundup is now up on YouTube. I go over the latest VGChartz estimates, monthly sales charts, and gaming news. 

You should wear a cowboy hat and a fake moustache, apparently that's how you do gaming Youtube here

That might be a bit much. Though I do need to buy more gaming shirts. 



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yo33331 said:
super_etecoon said:

Haha. That headline sure does bury the lead, though, doesn’t it? Switch takes the week!

Nope. Just wait till adjustments as it happens almost every time .. I guarantee you this week after 2-3 months when you go in to hardware by date switch will be less than the PS5

Yes I would suspect that those Europe numbers are way too low for this week imo. There has been constant adjustments to PS5 over the last 5 months and that trend will likely continue. I try not to put too much importance on these weekly numbers because of that, especially in the holiday period and with dealing with such a low difference between the top 2 platforms.

It's best to wait for the official data, such as quarterly shipments, NPD, Europe charts etc. For instance, while it's true the site overtracked PS5 by 1 Million last year they also overtracked Switch by over 1 Million two holidays prior to that. Holidays on this site can get messy from time to time and things are going to flip flop. Just like last quarter when Switch was top selling weekly here but still PS5 outshipped the Switch that quarter. 

It's best to wait until January when everything gets adjusted when official data is released. 



Blood_Tears said:
yo33331 said:

Nope. Just wait till adjustments as it happens almost every time .. I guarantee you this week after 2-3 months when you go in to hardware by date switch will be less than the PS5

Yes I would suspect that those Europe numbers are way too low for this week imo. There has been constant adjustments to PS5 over the last 5 months and that trend will likely continue. I try not to put too much importance on these weekly numbers because of that, especially in the holiday period and with dealing with such a low difference between the top 2 platforms.

It's best to wait for the official data, such as quarterly shipments, NPD, Europe charts etc. For instance, while it's true the site overtracked PS5 by 1 Million last year they also overtracked Switch by over 1 Million two holidays prior to that. Holidays on this site can get messy from time to time and things are going to flip flop. Just like last quarter when Switch was top selling weekly here but still PS5 outshipped the Switch that quarter. 

It's best to wait until January when everything gets adjusted when official data is released. 

We will see once more data in for Europe. The data we have didn't show a huge increase in Europe, while it did in the US. The PS5 only sold about 4,000 more than its previous best week of 2022. 29.4K for GoW week vs 25.5K for CoD week. In Spain it didn't beat its beat week of 2022. 7K for GoW week vs 10K for last week of April. Though, sales were up a lot week-on-week in Spain, but only because it sold under 1K the previous week.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through November 12

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 November 16)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to November 14)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to November 13)

2022 – (Week ending January 8 to November 12)

"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
    • 6.95 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 1,420,235 units (+25.7%)
  • Xbox One
    • 0.04 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 418,064 units (-92.0%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 13.46 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 4,223,010 units (-23.9%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 9.01 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 933,121units (-9.4%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 0.44 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 1,588,854 (-78.4%)


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trunkswd said:
Blood_Tears said:

Yes I would suspect that those Europe numbers are way too low for this week imo. There has been constant adjustments to PS5 over the last 5 months and that trend will likely continue. I try not to put too much importance on these weekly numbers because of that, especially in the holiday period and with dealing with such a low difference between the top 2 platforms.

It's best to wait for the official data, such as quarterly shipments, NPD, Europe charts etc. For instance, while it's true the site overtracked PS5 by 1 Million last year they also overtracked Switch by over 1 Million two holidays prior to that. Holidays on this site can get messy from time to time and things are going to flip flop. Just like last quarter when Switch was top selling weekly here but still PS5 outshipped the Switch that quarter. 

It's best to wait until January when everything gets adjusted when official data is released. 

We will see once more data in for Europe. The data we have didn't show a huge increase in Europe, while it did in the US. The PS5 only sold about 4,000 more than its previous best week of 2022. 29.4K for GoW week vs 25.5K for CoD week. In Spain it didn't beat its beat week of 2022. 7K for GoW week vs 10K for last week of April. Though, sales were up a lot week-on-week in Spain, but only because it sold under 1K the previous week.

Makes sense.  I mean, Sony clearly has limited stock and the increase in the US was apparent (I actually saw stock available for the first time) so having limited stock for the rest of the world is obvious.  I think that folks just got a bit overzealous after hearing that Sony had such a supply increase that many of us thought Sony would have the units available to outsell the Switch by a pretty large amount, which apparently, did not happen.

HigHurtenflurst said:

IIRC it was overtracked last holiday period. Can't recall specifics other than that but I think there have been 2-3 large downward adjustments to PS5, but more smaller upward adjustments.

Ultimately it's never going to be perfect (people seem to forget but there have been a number of times when Media Create & Famitsu disagree with each other in Japan to double digit percentages, and they supposedly each track ~60% of the markets directly)

Also although people seem to have it in their mind that the PS5s all immediately sell once "shipped"... it's never going to be that simple, many "shipped" consoles will be held in retail warehouse or in transit for differing periods of time. And while the PS5 has had stock issues, in order for it to get from 'issues' to being widely available it will have to pass through a period of shipped being higher than sold. (even if it still sells out "immediately" it does seem to be easier to purchase one as a normal consumer now than it was 6 months ago)
Meanwhile the Switch is in it's declining period, so I wouldn't see it as unusual if it has the odd quarter where sales are higher than shipping, though normally don't htink it would be significant till it's last couple of years (the whole chip shortage being the main thing complicating that making supply & demand bounce up & down)

Given how close they are in shipped figures for the quarter it's frankly a statistical tie for sales IMO. Switch will probably take the lead for holiday quarter (even if Sony has been stockpiling I doubt it will be THAT much, though I guess we may get an idea after black Friday week) then next year should be PS5 leading the way each quarter.

Great post, particularly the last paragraph.  This holiday marks the end of the Switch's reign at the top of weekly sales.  Although I fully expect the Switch to have another great year in 2023, there's no way that it can continue to keep pace with the PS5, save for the release of some fancy new "Pro" model of Switch that reinvigorates sales to another 20m year or something.