Switch is doing well in almost every part of the world. But according to GamesIndustry publisher and former MCV editor Christopher Dring, sales are slower in the UK compared to other markets.
Keep it up Sony. Hats off.
Technically the PS4 is ahead in the US and Europe for 2017 too. The only region with more Switch sales is Japan. Furthermore we don't know if the Switch is behind the PS4 because of supply or not. I think that is the more interesting argument. I guess what I asking is the PS4 winning because it has stock or is the Switch losing because it doesn't have stock? To be fair we know it the PS4 who is winning in UK, because they have had so many exclusive number 1 rankings on their charts.
even with stock, i doubt the switch will reach ps4 levels of 18m-20m sold a year. maybe it can do 15m at best. it may be more popular than the ps4 in japan but it wont touch ps4 in the rest of the world.
Could be the case for other country's but I doubt it for the UK. Switch stock has been plentiful for a good month or so now.
What good exclusives? I mean seriously! They have Horizon Zero Dawn, Blood Borne, Uncharted, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. ....
Nintendo reported they could have produced 18-20 million Switch's if not for the supply constraint on that one chip. They will probably only get like 10-12 million made at best but in 2018 they will have a better chance of meeting that 20 million mark for the year of 2018 as the supply should open up more. Apple is hoarding them for their iphone X
I think a big consideration is that broadly speaking, outside of those working London, commuting any real distance to your place of work is relatively unusual and I think this has a real impact on the popularity of portable gaming. I have many colleagues who are gamers but none of them have a portable gaming device other than their mobile phones. I think that it is generally the younger demographic who had the Nintendo handhelds previously in the UK and the Switch is perhaps a bit too expensive to buy as a plaything for you young kids.
Horrible control over hackers, a lot of crashes and bugs because the system takes too much to develop for, less quality exclusives because of lay offs, not giving cross play, and their inability to add anything new to gaming. And, I love Nintendo, but Nintendo made a lot of mistakes during the Wii era, but they were no1. Being no1 does not make you the best. Nintendo got punished for trying to rely on their name (the Wii U) Sony is scathing by because of their fan base who doesn't seem to care what they do to them. @InTheLab
For putting out a machine that has hardly no good exclusives. Sony is doing a lot wrong, but the media will not even touch it hardly. Sony has done a lot wrong, Nintendo still does some things wrong and so does Microsoft, but Sony is really making a lot of mistakes, but their fans let them get away with it. UK is obsessed with Sony.
So the company with the most sold is making the most mistakes but still outselling the competition? What mistakes?
This is not a good sales year for Xbox One
Yep. In their strongest market -US - PS4 outsells it 2:1 for this year.
I'm not just talking about in comparison to its competition, I'm saying how XO sales compare to its sales in the past years
I think it's a combination of two things. Some are likely holding out for the XB1X and Microsoft hasn't done much at all this year. Lots of delayed games, cancelled projects, lukewarm E3 with no big surprises for upcoming games. They are no longer able to escape the criticism of the lack of games. This is why Aaron Greenberg and others are working overtime trying to oversell their current line-up.
This all started back in 2013 with Microsoft its too late for them this gen. Is that why you haven't bought an XBOX one yet🤔
As I said above, when you look at the UK charts, Sony as had many of the top selling games. To play those games, people need consoles. Thats just a winning strategy. This is why Xbox isn't selling at the same rate.
Thats what ppl said 3-6 months before the xb1 slim launched when sales for the og xb1 fell off a cliff... And then the xb1 slim sold great until the end of 2016 and then xb1 slim sales fell off a cliff... But noww its because of the xb1x... See a trend here? What happens when the xb1x sales are great for the first 3-6 months and then 👎
People looking forward to XB1x are existing owners. At least the majority. It’s an enthusiast product aimed at hardcore fans.
The truth is that Xbone is getting totally REJECTED, sales are facts, can't discuss with facts. And you playing the victim card around here? That's hilarious, and sad. xD MegamanXXX is right, he is a good user around here, unlike you that is always trolling.
Come on moldy how pathetic. Talk about hypocrisy cry baby.
Why don't you own an Xbox?
@moldybread The argument that consumers are holding out for the XB1X is flawed. For instance, you would think that not only would the consumers hold off on getting an XB1, but also hold off on getting a PS4 since the XB1X will be the most powerful console when it launches. However, when you look at the NPD numbers for June and July, the PS4 has been performing better than it did in June & July 2016 by a significant margin even after Microsoft revealed their midgen console. The second flaw to the argument is the audience the XB1X caters to. It's catered to the Xbox enthusiast crowd who cares about power. Like how a significant portion of PS4 Pro buyers already owned a PS4 beforehand, a large fraction of XB1X future buyers already own an XB1. In fact, it is likely that the fraction will be larger among XB1X buyers because of the larger price disparity in context of the Pro and XB1X's launches. When the Pro launched, the PS4's entry price was $300 which was then cut down to $250 for the holiday season vs the Pro's $400 price tag. For the XB1X, the XB1S costs $250 which will be but down to $200 for the holiday season while the XB1X will sell for $500. The price disparity is substantially larger between the XB1X and XB1S.
I really doubt the majority of prospective Xbox One owners are turning down cheap deals for the console just to get the premium edition later on. The XO will sell mainly to the hardcore audience, not the mainstream. Xbox One definitely doesn't have a lack of new games to play when you actually have the console, just a lack of new games to specifically buy the console for.
Maybe Microsoft learned their lesson. Without exclusives, you don't sell consoles.
Have they had a good sales year this Gen? 😉✌🏻🤓
I am a die hard Xbox fan and I can tell you that as far as Xbox One first party they were lacking in 2017. They took a major L. However, with that being said I am still looking forward to purchasing the Xbox One X, Cuphead, PUBG, Super Lucky's Tales and Forza 7. Plus 2018 is looking really good.
You can't deny that first party games were lacking this year, but there have been a tonne of good multiplats plus I've been playing older PS4 exclusives too that I bought for cheap and Zelda killed over a month of gaming for me. So it was ok. I'm looking forward to the future games though on the X
Such haters man....
"I am a die hard Xbox fan" thats not something you should admit to
I have more faith in MS than I do in Nintendo. MS are struggling right now, but Nintendo are a has-been hero for nearly a decade - much like Atari before it. I really hope MS can turn it around. Because for them to be beaten by Nintendo will be truly embarrassing indeed.
I kind of get why a ms fan would be excited about the games you named... But super luckys tale? That game looked really uninspiring to me. That unveiling was cringeworthy to watch... Just looked like a run of the mill platformer with no new gaming mechanics. Jump sround and grab those collectables... Yawn
I love how the UK market is the exact opposite of the Japan market
I'm from U.K by apart from all the RPG's and JRPG's I tend to get my gaming with a Japanese flavour... Sony Nintendo 🙌🏻🙏 27995; I understand why Switch may not be doing great over here I myself could have waited really only got it as my cousin was getting one then week or 2 later he sold his cos he was skint 🙄Safe to say I wouldn't sell mind still not played Zelda but played loads more Mario Kart than I did on Wii U and loving every second the console is a fantastic idea and alongside my PS4 I'm expecting a good 2-3 years of very happy gaming, Switch sales will pick up once Mario drops as it's looking fantastic and also a few other big games, smash Bros port would be great but yeah £279.99 in U.K until it drops below £249.99 and with a game maybe then you'll see U.K sales start picking up.
UK is nintendo's weakest market so ehh we been knew. What is surprising is the floppage of Xbox.
Tew sousand end syvntein ez tha yeer of da Eksbocs 😎
Why is Xbox being a flop surprising it's been a flop since day one, not a patch on 360 even with all its reliability issues Xbox one is average so it's being a flop is no surprise to me
The BEAST will retake the UK for Xbox
No,he took the Vatican. A different topic though. The BEAST is the X1X which has all games running in native 4K at 60FPS
Did you call me?
The beast? My PC is stronger and plays all the same games plus steam.
The beast seems to have been neutered
Seems like I am the only one who got an Xbox for its advantages and not despite the lack of games. I much prefer the controller to the one of the PS.
Well everyone has their preference and their reason. Believe it or not I know a girl who preferred the xb1 because she could talk to it she said haha
You can talk to the PS4 though...
I have yet to get a switch myself all because it's a bit too expensive at the moment. If they made a decent bundle deal with Zelda and maybe a pro controller I'd be all over it
sk8ofmnd I read what you said about the sales of the Xbox One/S falling off a cliff and you're right I think the Xbox One X will sell to the die hard Xbox only fans and the hardcore gamers but other than that I don't see it selling well last I seen was January Xbox One sales hit 26 million but there hasn't been anything about it since then and I read about those sales on this site when the Xbox One/S is $250 with 4k with the S and comes with free games and is more powerful and the Switch is a handheld/console to hook up to your tv and is under powered and priced higher and they're outselling you theres a huge problem especially with the Xbox One X coming soon and games like Mario and Metroid on Nintendos radar for release and thats not mentioning what Playstation has coming like Days Gone I'm anticipating that plus Gran Turismo Horizon The Frozen Wilds etc etc they won't be able to compete with Nintendo or Sony
PS4 selling those units
PS4 dominating all markets as usual. Hopefully the Switch will outsell the XB1 as well.
Why? Lol we know this as the UK hates anything that ain't Sony lol
How when the Xbox 360 sold more than the PS3 in the UK last gen. You're thinking Europe as a whole, not the UK.
What's a Switch?
The things used to turn lights on in your house.
The UK is, and likely always will be, a Playstation market. Hopefully the Switch will make some gains though!
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