Originally Posted by onemanasylum
What?? How is software consumption on PS4 different then the historical console?
As of the end of 2016, its attach rate was bigger than PS2's or Wii's
That means it's selling more software than any other console in history, which would mean that software consumption is bigger than historical consoles?
There's nothing exotic about these observations.
I'm not saying that PS4 has a bigger install base so of course it sold better. I'm saying PS4 sells games like crazy, and open-world games in particular sell like super crazy, so I'm not at all surprised that its big exclusive open-world game sold like crazy
It's still great that it did, and still impressive that PS4 sells so much software. But I'm less impressed that it outsold Switch supply than I am that Switch sold as well as it did.
Originally Posted by Jawbreaker
No matter how you spin it, a new, exclusive IP opening at 1m + is an amazing result. It's not something that should ever be expected given past numbers.
Originally Posted by black070
I swear, only on GAF would 1M units of an exclusive new IP sold in one month in NA alone be shrugged off.
Who said I'm shrugging it off? It's a really great result, just not one that surprised me. I would have expected it to sell more than Switch because Switch will, as a new console, obviously would have an insane time reaching the needed supply levels to outsell a big new game like Horizon, new IP or otherwise.
Originally Posted by Kill3r7
I think the pendulum has definitely swung the other way now. Are you seriously saying that you would be shocked that a new IP did not sell 1 million units? In what planet are new console exclusive IPs expected to sell 1 million during their first month of release. Keep in mind that no previous GG game comes even close.
I don't expect every new IP to sell 1 million units.
I did expect Horizon to, though.