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Sales-Age NPD March 2021 result: Nintendo Switch is the best selling hardware in both units and dollars sales

Shadowstar39

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Is it? Everybody I know have a PS5 already even the console being sold out in minutes when restocked.
people you know doesn't equal the world. I have tried on every walmart drop , best buy and amazon, and every f'ing time scalpers steal it out of my shopping cart. I have given up and now will wait until sony gets its shit togeather and I can go into a fing store and buy it. Its not worth the stress. Wasted so many hours with walmarts stupid hourly drops. F them, f scalpers, f bots , f miners, f covid, f shortages, f nvidia, f sony etc..... (also waiting for a 3060ti stepup).

Will stick to pc /switch until stock is normal. And no having to deal with asshole scalpers and bots is not normal., Those assholes need to be arrested. (ok I am being hyperbolic and don't mean that, I really wanted to say something worse, but i don't mean that either, just angry, as my whole library of ps4 titles is worthless as my ps4 is broken and ps5 is not real).
 

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Outriders being on Gamepass and still be the third best selling game on Xbox and the the third best selling game on playstation. It's not the same market but in the UK the PS share was something like 80%.
Are the overall sales of xbox on a whole so much lower than on the PS?
Of course not 80 to 20% but does this give an indication of total sales or not?
 

onesvenus

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PS5 sold more November 2020 - March 2021 than Switch March 2017 - July 2017.
So the first 5 months of a console which includes Christmas sold more than the first 5 of a console which doesn't include Christmas. Isn't that kind of expected?
Shouldn't we wait until we have a whole year for both for example?

It seems like a flawed comparison but a good metric to tell your investors.

Anyway, I'm sure PS5 will sell a lot. It's kind of weird with all the news about shortages of chips but good job to Sony. Let's see how MS strategy influences the next years because if everything stays the same, it's going to be a bloodbath
 

sandbood

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So the first 5 months of a console which includes Christmas sold more than the first 5 of a console which doesn't include Christmas. Isn't that kind of expected?
Shouldn't we wait until we have a whole year for both for example?

It seems like a flawed comparison but a good metric to tell your investors.

Anyway, I'm sure PS5 will sell a lot. It's kind of weird with all the news about shortages of chips but good job to Sony. Let's see how MS strategy influences the next years because if everything stays the same, it's going to be a bloodbath
PS4 was the previous champion and we know it's a marathon, not a sprint as Nintendo Switch has smoked PS4 launch aligned with over 7 million units in the same timeframe.
 

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You guys realize that for every unit sold these companies (outside of Nintendo) are losing money on the unit sale, right? So it's always better to look at the software sales, assume their MSRP, knock out the cut to brick-and-mortar and what the publisher retains, take the remainder and multiply that by the split of unit sales for a given platform.

Now do that for all the games, and weigh it against the losses on each unit sold * the number of units sold. That gives you a better picture vs. just looking at units sold.

Sony about to to bank rupt? How can I sleep?
 

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Another info.

In Feb 2021 PS5 was only the fastest-selling in Dollars... not Units.
In Mar 2021 PS5 is the fastest-selling in Dollars and Units.

Seems a little info that tells a lot.

PS5 NPD March 2021 > 370k units (PS4 NPD March 2014).

Based on PS4 legacy and empire. It would be foolish to believe that things could stay this way this generation.
 
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Woopah

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So the first 5 months of a console which includes Christmas sold more than the first 5 of a console which doesn't include Christmas. Isn't that kind of expected?
Shouldn't we wait until we have a whole year for both for example?

It seems like a flawed comparison but a good metric to tell your investors.

Anyway, I'm sure PS5 will sell a lot. It's kind of weird with all the news about shortages of chips but good job to Sony. Let's see how MS strategy influences the next years because if everything stays the same, it's going to be a bloodbath
The timing of the current period does favour PS5, but there's nothing NPD can do about that. I'd still rather they did the comparison and give us the information than not communicate the information at all.
When you target Kids you sell a lot of toys
PS5 and Switch target a wide range of people, not just kids.
 
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Zeroing

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How distant is it? Do we have any numbers? Also supply limited.
Not supply limited in many parts in Europe! I can assure you. You can buy online very easily both Xbox consoles so your though already has flaws! I see everyday people going into denial and making a ton of justifications for the Xbox but the matter of fact is, they MS aren’t new in the gaming industry anymore they should by now, know how to run a gaming business and carved their own identity. They haven’t!
 

onesvenus

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Not supply limited in many parts in Europe! I can assure you. You can buy online very easily both Xbox consoles so your though already has flaws! I see everyday people going into denial and making a ton of justifications for the Xbox but the matter of fact is, they MS aren’t new in the gaming industry anymore they should by now, know how to run a gaming business and carved their own identity. They haven’t!
Well, if we want to compare personal experiences here is mine: just today MediaMarkt in Spain announced the availability of XSX on their website. 10 minutes later there were all gone.

Case in point: extrapolating from personal experiences is not a valuable metric at all
 

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Smells like bullshit to me. I'll wait for Jeff Grub and Jason Schrierer articles and retractions before I believe this
 
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How distant is it? Do we have any numbers? Also supply limited.

Not supply limited in many parts in Europe! I can assure you. You can buy online very easily both Xbox consoles so your though already has flaws! I see everyday people going into denial and making a ton of justifications for the Xbox but the matter of fact is, they MS aren’t new in the gaming industry anymore they should by now, know how to run a gaming business and carved their own identity. They haven’t!

No you can't, XSX is always sold out.

Yes you can! XSX isn't always sold out. In my country ( Croatia) both Xboxes are in stock for around 2 weeks.
 

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The timing of the current period does favour PS5, but there's nothing NPD can do about that. I'd still rather they did the comparison and give us the information than not communicate the information at all.

PS5 and Switch target a wide range of people, not just kids.

PS5 in Japan? not so much
 

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This is the opposite of shitty.


I had a blast with the game, no idea what you're talking about.
The entire game is basically the hallway from FF13 where you go from one spot to another in a direct line with no challenge or anything worth exploring in between. The game is so braindead easy that it even fails as baby's first RPG. It isn't really even an RPG because your choices hardly matter when you can steamroll any battle. It's also ugly as fuck holy shit are some of these n64 assets? Hop is one of the worst characters of all time. I'm not sure he is a character? He purpose seems to be expositing things the player figured out hours ago. For a game this ugly it sure does run bad. The story is also shit. Imagine thinking a game worse than superman64 isn't that bad.
 
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So the first 5 months of a console which includes Christmas sold more than the first 5 of a console which doesn't include Christmas. Isn't that kind of expected?
Shouldn't we wait until we have a whole year for both for example?

It seems like a flawed comparison but a good metric to tell your investors.

Anyway, I'm sure PS5 will sell a lot. It's kind of weird with all the news about shortages of chips but good job to Sony. Let's see how MS strategy influences the next years because if everything stays the same, it's going to be a bloodbath
PS4 was the fastest selling before PS5 beat it.
 
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Guys, the PS5 is gonna be the market leader. The sooner you accept it the better it will be for your mental health. Otherwise its going to be another long generation for you guys.
 
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Guys, the PS5 is gonna be the market leader. The sooner you accept it the better it will be for your mental health. Otherwise its going to be another long generation for you guys.
Switch is looking likely to be the market leader this year, and then I imagine PS5 will become market leader at some point next year when PS5 supply normalises and Switch declines more.
 

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PS5 sold more November 2020 - March 2021 than Switch March 2017 - July 2017.
Did you try to buy a Switch during that time period? Even harder to get than a GPU is now.
Guys, the PS5 is gonna be the market leader. The sooner you accept it the better it will be for your mental health. Otherwise its going to be another long generation for you guys.
Mobile is the market leader.
 

KellyM

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Guys, the PS5 is gonna be the market leader. The sooner you accept it the better it will be for your mental health. Otherwise its going to be another long generation for you guys.
Unless it is the Nintendo Switch and then the PS fanboys will explode.
 

KellyM

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Both Switch and PS5 have been supply constrained for the first 5 months, but PS5 sold more.
Well, I can go to walmart right now and get a Switch but not a PS5. So i think you are wrong and the Switch has been selling more then the ps5 these past month. Being the fastest selling console is march is not the same as being the highest selling console in march. The Switch sold more.
 

Woopah

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Well, I can go to walmart right now and get a Switch but not a PS5. So i think you are wrong and the Switch has been selling more then the ps5 these past month. Being the fastest selling console is march is not the same as being the highest selling console in march. The Switch sold more.
Yes the Switch sold more in March 2021, but the comparison was the first 5 months launch aligned for each system (March 2017 - July 2017 for Switch and November 2020 - March 2021 for PS5).
 

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I have no idea why people are comparing the sales of the Switch to the PS5, both have very distinct target audience! One does not compete with the another and that’s the beauty of having more options and diversity on the gaming industry. Nintendo and Sony carved their audience and the sales are not indicative of who’s “winning”, both are selling very well. if anything those who won are people who own them.
 

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I have no idea why people are comparing the sales of the Switch to the PS5, both have very distinct target audience! One does not compete with the another and that’s the beauty of having more options and diversity on the gaming industry. Nintendo and Sony carved their audience and the sales are not indicative of who’s “winning”, both are selling very well. if anything those who won are people who own them.
It's just interesting to compare and contrast. Afterall the whole point of NPD is comparing numbers! I agree that both are doing well.
 

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There are 3 things in life that really puzzle me

1) why Justin Bieber became so popular

2) why American football winners are considered World Champions as if anybody else even plays the damn sport.

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3) who are these people that buy Nintendo Switches? Surely there arent that many kids in the world with money to burn?
 
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One thing that apparently is flying completely over the heads of X fans, is that PlayStation fans don't care if the Switch is a success. But it's hilarious to see these folks use the Switch as some sort of weapon.
 
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The entire game is basically the hallway from FF13 where you go from one spot to another in a direct line with no challenge or anything worth exploring in between. The game is so braindead easy that it even fails as baby's first RPG. It isn't really even an RPG because your choices hardly matter when you can steamroll any battle. It's also ugly as fuck holy shit are some of these n64 assets? Hop is one of the worst characters of all time. I'm not sure he is a character? He purpose seems to be expositing things the player figured out hours ago. For a game this ugly it sure does run bad. The story is also shit. Imagine thinking a game worse than superman64 isn't that bad.

Hey man I heard you like hyperbole.

You literally can't steamroll every battle so I'm not really sure what that's supposed to mean.

Game could look better but it certainly isn't ugly, nice hyperbole.

Don't really care about the story either way. Were you expecting Shakespeare when playing Pokemon: Sword?

"Hop is a bad character". Meh, okay. Don't see what the big deal is.

You could talk about the amazing music, the attractive art style and designs. I had great joy being in that world and playing my first Pokemon game since Red but you can enjoy crying and exaggerating how much it sucks, I guess that can be fun too.
 
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KellyM

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There are 3 things in life that really puzzle me

1) why Justin Bieber became so popular

2) why American football winners are considered World Champions as if anybody else even plays the damn sport.

and

3) who are these people that buy Nintendo Switches? Surely there arent that many kids in the world with money to burn?
Adults who like Nintendo franchises and grew up with them. Saying Nintendo is just for kids is like saying Playstation only appeals to teenages that want to be cool.
 

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Guys, the PS5 is gonna be the market leader. The sooner you accept it the better it will be for your mental health. Otherwise its going to be another long generation for you guys.
Not going to happen anytime soon in the US and Japan.
Q1 result Nintendo Switch sold like ~3.5M while PlayStation 5 only sold ~1.4M.
 

Bernd Lauert

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Not going to happen anytime soon in the US and Japan.
Q1 result Nintendo Switch sold like ~3.5M while PlayStation 5 only sold ~1.4M.
Yeah Switch is a beast and is not stopping anytime soon. The Switch Pro will further revive it.
 

Woopah

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Then I guess Sony made more PS5s than Nintendo made Switches back then.
Yep. I think Nintendo was caught unprepared by the demand.
There are 3 things in life that really puzzle me

1) why Justin Bieber became so popular

2) why American football winners are considered World Champions as if anybody else even plays the damn sport.

and

3) who are these people that buy Nintendo Switches? Surely there arent that many kids in the world with money to burn?
There aren't. Plenty of adults enjoy Monster Hunter Rise, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, BOTW and SSBU.