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Sales-Age UK sales 2020: Nintendo Switch recorded the best selling hardware for a single year in this generation. PS5 and XSX failed to match PS4/XBO in 2013

prinz_valium

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Your 2013 numbers are slightly off.
We have this here:
UK Retail Stats of the Year (530k PS4s, 364k Xbones, 3.67m GTAs) | NeoGAF

Even tho those numbers are probably just 95% of the market and not 100%
But 100% would still not be 580 and 400


Also it's important to remember this year GSD is doing the tracking and in 2013 is was GFK
2020 estimates are also to low, if all consoles combined are 3.16 million. Your numbers only add up to 2.9 million. So 250k missing.
 
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prinz_valium

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Here is all the hard data facts we know:

2020 total hardware 3160k
Switch ~ PS5 + PS4 + XBS + XBO
PS5 slightly ahead of PS4
Xbox Series about the same as Xbox One
Switch up 52.2% YoY
PS4 down 35.3% YoY
XBO down 42.3% YoY


That should be enough to get some better estimates
 

Hitchyhero

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Probably didn't match previous release sales because of production units.

I just about managed in to get an Xbox series X in Nov after constantly looking online.... And Xbox consoles never usually sell out here. None of my friends were able to snag a Ps5, so I can imagine they were even more rare being the more popular console.
 

Hezekiah

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The damage control by some posters here

Switch record breaking sales = it's because of Covid-19
other console sales lower than Nintendo Switch = it's because of Covid-19
Tbf it's comparing its numbers with brand new consoles with serious supply issues, and old consoles coming toward end of life, so pretty meaningless. Plus the numbers are wrong anyway.
 

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Tbf it's comparing its numbers with brand new consoles with serious supply issues, and old consoles coming toward end of life, so pretty meaningless. Plus the numbers are wrong anyway.
Those numbers aren't wrong.
You just ignored Nintendo Switch anual record sales that had never been reached by PS4 in UK before.
 

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Nice to see Switch is doing well. Still hoping we get a Switch "Pro" this year as I'm itching to get one.
 
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Those numbers aren't wrong.
You just ignored Nintendo Switch anual record sales that had never been reached by PS4 in UK before.
It's been doing well as many people's second console. PS4 sold 1.3m here in 2019 its seventh year on sale and during a year of Covid, which is more than the Switch. But I guess you didn't feel the need to start a thread on that then...don't feed the troll etc etc.
 

Bodomism

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It's been doing well as many people's second console. PS4 sold 1.3m here in 2019 its seventh year on sale and during a year of Covid, which is more than the Switch. But I guess you didn't feel the need to start a thread on that then...don't feed the troll etc etc.
UNITED KINGDOM 2019

Hardware


Switch - 950.000 (43%)
PS4 - 650.000 (29%)
XB1 - 520.000 (24%)
3DS - 80.000 (4%)

TOTAL - 2.200.000 (100%)
 

TheHustler

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#COVID but okay

numbers only don’t tell the whole story, especially when both companies thought about not launching at all in 2020.
 

LarknThe4th

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PS5 and Series X will pick up when supply is there(I still dont believe the PS5 will reach the PS4 at the end of this gen)

And the Switch is just pulling up trees at this stage, stunning performance
 
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2020 hardware
1.NSW: ~1.45M
2.PS5: ~430K
3.PS4: ~420K
4.XBS: ~305K
5.XB1: ~300K

2013 hardware
PS4 YTD 2013 ~580K
XBO YTD 2014 ~400K

You left some important details OP like software sales. I wonder why?

"In terms of games sales by consoles, PS4 was the top-performing platform, with 39.6% of games being bought on Sony's last-generation device. Of course, the absence of Nintendo games from the digital data does skew the overall figure. In terms of purely retail sales, PS4 was still No.1 with a 37.4% market share, but Nintendo Switch was close behind with 35.1%.

If we purely look at digital sales, PS4 had a 41% market share, ahead of Xbox One's 26%. This is just for full game download sales, so Xbox Game Pass isn't included in this."
 

yazenov

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These is info on only physical. Also who gives a fuck if Nintendo hides their digital sales.
 
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MagnesG

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These is info on only physical. Also who gives a fuck if Nintendo hides their digital sales.
Everybody gives a fuck except you then. Digital sales for every platforms are also rapidly increasing especially Nintendo, then again who give a fuck amirite.
 

yazenov

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Everybody gives a fuck except you then. Digital sales for every platforms are also rapidly increasing especially Nintendo, then again who give a fuck amirite.
So we should omit facts from the discussion which is from the article the op posted because Nintendo decided to hide their digital figures, while the other 2 platform holders provide digital data?

Also as mentioned previously, the article also provided a breakdown on physical games only as well which the ps4 came on top. But op didn't provide the info because switch wasn't winning
 

MagnesG

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So we should omit facts from the discussion which is from the article the op posted because Nintendo decided to hide their digital figures, while the other 2 platform holders provide digital data?

Also as mentioned previously, the article also provided a breakdown on physical games only as well which the ps4 came on top. But op didn't provide the info because switch wasn't winning
Then you create your own thread, see if anyone cares omfg. No one are gonna fanfare physical games sales when it's that common to misread their total sales comparison without digitals included.

The article had nothing to do with these sales hardware data breakdown, those numbers are obtained from IDG consulting on Reee.
 

Bodomism

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can you cite some sources?
 

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Switch is really on an amazing run. Will be interesting to see what 2021 has to offer. Will we finally get the long awaited Pro and will we finally get a price drop? It looks poised to have another amazing year and the WW ceiling is still in question IMO.

On a related note, I don’t get all of the downplaying. Clearly Switch has had an amazing year. Yes it sold more because of Covid, but even before Covid it was setting records in some regions. It also doesn’t take away from the amazing accomplishments of the PS4, so no reason for people to downplay either console.
 

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UNITED KINGDOM 2019

Hardware


Switch - 950.000 (43%)
PS4 - 650.000 (29%)
XB1 - 520.000 (24%)
3DS - 80.000 (4%)

TOTAL - 2.200.000 (100%)
Wrong again.

"This statistic displays unit sales of the PS3 and PS4 gaming consoles in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2019. In 2019, roughly 1.3 million units of the PS4 were sold."
 
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Isn’t the switch the best selling console in China also ?


I hope this don’t make Nintendo complacent and therefore go back to being shit.

Nintendo on the back foot. Is a Nintendo that comes out swinging.
 
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MagnesG

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Wrong again.

"This statistic displays unit sales of the PS3 and PS4 gaming consoles in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2019. In 2019, roughly 1.3 million units of the PS4 were sold."
His numbers are way off, I wouldn't trust anything he posts because he's a weird zealot for Nintendo sales figures.
He got the numbers from the much renowned IDG consulting (posted on Reee), unlike the scammer statista.

 

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UNITED KINGDOM 2019

Hardware


Switch - 950.000 (43%)
PS4 - 650.000 (29%)
XB1 - 520.000 (24%)
3DS - 80.000 (4%)

TOTAL - 2.200.000 (100%)
I don’t think these numbers are right.
They are estimates from IDG and not from GFK.
 
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I just did some research.

UK 2018 HW: ~2.5m (GFK directly)
UK 2019 HW: ~2.45m (based on 2020 being 29.4% increase)
UK 2020 HW: ~3.16m (GFK directly)

The data presented in OP doesn’t fit the actual combined data.


UNITED KINGDOM 2019

Hardware


Switch - 950.000 (43%)
PS4 - 650.000 (29%)
XB1 - 520.000 (24%)
3DS - 80.000 (4%)

TOTAL - 2.200.000 (100%)
There is 250k units missing in that estimate.


2020 hardware
1.NSW: ~1.45M
2.PS5: ~430K
3.PS4: ~420K
4.XBS: ~305K
5.XB1: ~300K
There are 255k units missing in that estimate.
 
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