Video Game Sales Thread

Started by Xevross, Aug 14, 2014, 02:56 PM

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Xevross

https://www.resetera.com/threads/wired-ps5-software-has-sold-11-more-game-units-than-ps4s-software-launch-aligned-users-logged-81-more-game-time.424643/

Just confirming it is a Japan problem, PS5 software sales are 11% ahead of PS4 launch aligned, when HW is only 4% ahead.

Well they don't have to "dedicate" it to Japan.
I'd love for them to try making a game like Final Fantasy, or more Bloodborne. Something that's definitely Japanese, but still pretty popular in the West.

But their western first party games practically do better in Japan than their Japanese ones. So understandably, it's hard to justify trying to do that.  

On the other hand, Sony Music seemingly knows how to make games for Japan. SIE hasn't had the same kind of success, and it's not completely from a lack of trying. The market has been moving over to handhelds/mobile for a while, and SIE is investing in the things they've been able to be successful in.
Yeah for sure, more games like Bloodborne would have been great. And as the above chart shows Ghost was actually one of the top sellers in Japan last year, so it doesn't have to be games made in Japan.

Xevross

Famitsu Sales: Week 19, 2021 (May 03 - May 09)

01./00. [PS4] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990) - 111.171 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) - 68.115 / 2.141.438 (-34%)
03./01. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) - 46.643 / 194.385 (-68%)
04./00. [PS5] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990) - 38.713 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) - 26.251 / 728.009 (-3%)
06./05. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) - 18.574 / 2.167.409 (-22%)
07./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 15.942 / 1.940.130 (+17%)
08./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 15.359 / 3.824.997 (-2%)
09./06. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 14.547 / 2.554.184 (-14%)
10./04. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… <RPG> (Square Enix) {2021.04.22} (¥7.800) - 12.223 / 146.662 (-52%)

Top 10

NSW - 7
PS4 - 2
PS5 - 1

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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     70.760 |    165.268 |     42.420 |  2.412.227 |  2.172.746 |  19.752.601 |
| PS5 # |     22.667 |     30.973 |            |    457.268 |            |     712.418 |
| PS4 # |        848 |      1.736 |      8.143 |     67.972 |    368.714 |   9.358.862 |
| XBS # |        695 |        512 |            |     11.173 |            |      42.597 |
| 3DS # |        484 |        543 |      1.718 |     12.831 |     24.791 |  24.571.739 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     95.454 |    199.032 |     52.316 |  2.961.471 |  2.568.283 |  55.601.804 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     18.030 |     26.930 |            |    389.249 |            |     595.871 |
| PS5DE |      4.637 |      4.043 |            |     68.019 |            |     116.547 |
| XBS X |        435 |        373 |            |      7.184 |            |      32.060 |
| XBS S |        260 |        139 |            |      3.989 |            |      10.537 |
| NSW L |     30.214 |     34.916 |     11.083 |    699.189 |  1.159.130 |   3.771.281 |
|  NSW  |     40.546 |    130.352 |     31.337 |  1.713.038 |  1.013.616 |  15.981.320 |
|  PS4  |        848 |      1.736 |      3.341 |     67.748 |    233.165 |   7.783.139 |
|n-2DSLL|        484 |        543 |      1.576 |     12.831 |     23.252 |   1.176.794 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+


Poor for RE Village in Japan, I think it roughly lines up with UK physical in terms of % down from other recent REs. Big difference though is that PS4:PS5 being 3:1 in Japan when in the UK it was 1.6:1 in PS5's favour.

Xevross

Actually I was wrong, this is worse compared to recent REs than the UK performance.

Japan market just sucks, like I said  ;D

Xevross

Nintendo Switch comes out top in April as PS5 stock slows | UK Monthly Charts | GamesIndustry.biz

90k consoles sold in the UK in April, March was 217k so it's way down. Switch comfortably number 1. PS5 had basically all of its march-april stock rushed in March. Ranking for April was:

#1 Switch
#2 XBS
#3 PS4
#4 PS5

Dr. Pezus

May 13, 2021, 09:33 PM Last Edit: May 13, 2021, 09:40 PM by Dr. Pezus
Actually I was wrong, this is worse compared to recent REs than the UK performance.

Japan market just sucks, like I said  ;D
It's basically all handheld now.

Nintendo Switch comes out top in April as PS5 stock slows | UK Monthly Charts | GamesIndustry.biz

90k consoles sold in the UK in April, March was 217k so it's way down. Switch comfortably number 1. PS5 had basically all of its march-april stock rushed in March. Ranking for April was:

#1 Switch
#2 XBS
#3 PS4
#4 PS5
Shortages a fudgy baby. Still no sign of a ps5 in Iceland half a year later

Xevross

May 14, 2021, 08:14 AM Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 09:19 AM by Xevross
Edit: disregard for now.

Xevross

May 14, 2021, 09:42 AM Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 02:09 PM by Xevross
Okay so we got new info that XBS was in fact up month-on-month for April in the UK.

So here goes again:

373k consoles were sold in Jan+Feb (with 150k+ in Jan and 200k+ in Feb) with PS5 and Switch being neck-and-neck by the end of it (within a few hundred units, Switch slightly ahead). Jan 2020 was about 60k, Feb 2020 was about 70k total units sold, with Switch a fairly comfortable #1 both those months last year. Switch was +21% YoY in Jan 2021 and +80% YTD after Feb, pointing to a huge Feb for Switch, PS5 we found out was about 2k ahead in Feb and about 3k behind in Jan (vs Switch). Xbox stock was also "low" for Feb. So, I estimated this for those months:

Jan 2021: XBS ~60k, Switch ~50k, PS5 ~47k
Feb 2021: PS5 ~87k, Switch ~85k, XBS ~25k

Then March had 217k sales with PS5 being by far #1 and having its second best month (above Feb and Dec). Series X/S also had a good month and overtook Switch into second. Switch is back down to only +14% YTD after March, so not a particularly high month. March 2020 saw 235k consoles sold in total but we don't know any kind of breakdown for the individual consoles. Then in April (2021) we saw ~90-95k total sales with Switch "comfortably" #1, XBS being up in April compared to March and PS5 having basically a 0 month. So I estimate roughly:

March 2021: PS5 ~135k, XBS ~35k, Switch ~35k
April 2021: Switch ~45k, XBS ~40k, PS5 ~5k

Rough total so far in 2021 (Total of ~680k consoles sold): PS5 ~270k, Switch ~215k, XBS ~ 160k, Others (mostly PS4) ~35k.

Legend


Xevross

Estimates from Ampere for Q1 of this year:



Lifetime estimate 7.24M for PS5, 4.1M for XBS

Era thread: https://www.resetera.com/threads/ampere-analysis-console-sales-q1-2021-switch-sell-through-increases-year-on-year-ps5-outsells-xbox-series-x-s-2-to-1.428606/

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BananaKing

Ohh mass effect released with 68% sales split on PS4. Another skewed PS game release

We should start making a list to see if there is really something to this theory

Though 68% is close to the install base ratio PS has, but ME as a franchise is more tied with xbox

the-pi-guy



Are PS sales making up for it?
Do Xbox games have better legs?  (Ie people are buying games as they go off service)

kitler53



Are PS sales making up for it?
Do Xbox games have better legs?  (Ie people are buying games as they go off service)

probably just a case of only looking at the data that supports the view they want to be true.   the sales ratio of recent games heavily favors playstation if far excess to console sales ratio.  it's a clear indications to me of games sales being depressed on xbox.    ...but maybe they are deciding that its just playstation is having "excessive" sales and somehow gamepass is the reason.   

i don't see any logical arguments here but far too many analysts use data to support their view instead of forming their view based on the data.
          

BananaKing

probably just a case of only looking at the data that supports the view they want to be true.   the sales ratio of recent games heavily favors playstation if far excess to console sales ratio.  it's a clear indications to me of games sales being depressed on xbox.    ...but maybe they are deciding that its just playstation is having "excessive" sales and somehow gamepass is the reason.  

i don't see any logical arguments here but far too many analysts use data to support their view instead of forming their view based on the data.
Yeah I'd love to see the data that proves this. A statement alone on the matter means nothing if the data isn't presented

Gears 5 bombed and was on GP day 1, thats one big case. Recent UK sales split suggest GP is hurting day 1 sales of games on xbox.

kitler53

Yeah I'd love to see the data that proves this. A statement alone on the matter means nothing if the data isn't presented

Gears 5 bombed and was on GP day 1, thats one big case. Recent UK sales split suggest GP is hurting day 1 sales of games on xbox.
what does bomb mean?   i guess i didn't hear or pay attention to gears 5 launch numbers.
          

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