Aaron Greenberg: "Switch the best selling console in December, Xbox One outsold PS4" (USA)

Oct 26, 2017
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#1


Let's clarify some things.

1. This is units.
2. This is data from NPD for the U.S. market.

What's the takeaway from this?

The Switch had a strong December and has now sold 4.8 million units in the US as of the end of 2017. This makes it the fastest selling home console over the first 10 months in the US. It is extremely successful.

Xbox One had its best November ever thanks to the launch of Xbox One X and the continued momentum, alongside a $189 deal for the One S, allowed it to achieve strong sales in the U.S. during December too, outselling the PS4.

The PS4 had its best month ever in the U.S. during November thanks to $199 deals. Sales declined in December as those same deals weren't available. Despite that the console saw global sell through increase 15% YoY to 20.2 million.

So what's the final takeaway? Nintendo is doomed.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#2
Does Aaron Greenberg not consider Switch a “Gen 8” console? What weird phrasing

edit
Clearly the "Gen #" classifiers have confused me
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Love how the second a nintendo console sells a lot it falls from the generation.

But the xbox one x is not the "best selling generation 8.5 console" =P
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#12
Well that's his weird opening statement clarified then.

Dunno how kosher it is for him to detail the rankings on Twitter like he has done.
 

FelipeMGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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#17
So Switch sold the most units but the Xbox family generated the most revenue?

Kinda like last November, but with Switch on top instead of PS4

EDIT: ok, maybe it just beat PS4 in units but wasnt #1 in revenue overall.

This is weird stuff
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Does Aaron Greenberg not consider Switch a “Gen 8” console? What weird phrasing
I assume he's contextualising it as the Switch not being direct competition (which I'm not quite sure I agree with, but I'll accept it's a reasonable position to have)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#22
So the Switch won NPD last month?
Sounds like it - not surprising though.
November was different because PS4/XBO had massive sales but if all systems are sold for their MSRP the Switch has obv. its advantage.

Looking forward to see how XB2 did.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#24
The PS4 has sold a shocking amount of consoles, it makes sense that the market is going to slow down for them a little. I'm sure some people will start picking up the Xbox One as a companion to their PS4s, so that should help Microsoft. However, if they can keep up with the demand, I assume the Switch is going to "win" most months for the foreseeable future. It is the perfect companion system to the PS4 AND it brings a lot of its own appeal. It is going to have some monster years going forward.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#25
For those people saying the Switch is a 9th gen console, you could make the argument that it's main feature is more advanced than the other consoles and technically, it's architecture both CPU and GPU is more advanced as well, so for argument's sake, it's not wrong to call the Switch a 9th gen console, especially if you think performance isn't the only metric.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#29
Switch sure feels like GEN7 ;)
Also it's more of a handheld than a console?
Also console generations are dead. Hat are Pro and X? 8.5?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#31
Great result for Microsoft, between PUBG, Forza getting the highest ratings with this season's racing games, Cuphead, the X and all the upgraded games it's a good time to have an Xbox, and sales show that. This year should have some nice games by MS too so we'll see if they manage to keep that pace for a while.
 

Git

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Oct 26, 2017
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#33
Congrats Nintendo you presumably sold the most and resurrected Microsoft's use of generations.

Why is Greenberg so bad at pr
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#34
Not surprised, Xbox still has the X launch effect and Nintendo's consoles are usually more boosted on December than the others.
 

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#38
I have to say i never expected this big turn around from Nintendo, after WiiU and the decreasing of the portable market i thought they were destined to be a third party.

Well, glad i am wrong, what a console...as a PC gamer 2017 was 50% PC and 50% Switch, that never happened to me with other console since i started playing on PC.
 

LoyalPhoenix

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Oct 25, 2017
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#39
the dude literally said Switch sold the most followed by Xbox then Playstation

yall need to chill lmao, this is as blatant as can be. This isnt some PR stunt lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#40
Not surprised, Xbox still has the X launch effect and Nintendo's consoles are usually more boosted on December than the others.
Well also PS4's sale price went back to normal right? and it sold more than it ever had in November, so the draw for sales was in November.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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#46
Congrats Nintendo you presumably sold the most and resurrected Microsoft's use of generations.

Why is Greenberg so bad at pr
He's not. He's interacting with fans (something MS are very good at) over social media. He's actually supplying information requested that he easily could have ignored as a clarification to his earlier tweet.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#48
Great result for Microsoft, between PUBG, Forza getting the highest ratings with this season's racing games, Cuphead, the X and all the upgraded games it's a good time to have an Xbox, and sales show that. This year should have some nice games by MS too so we'll see if they manage to keep that pace for a while.
xbox very likely sold less in 2017 that it did in 2016, 2015 and 2014. Slowest full year of sales.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#49
PR talk but it seems to me it's quite clear. Xbox outsould PlayStation. Switch outsold both. Wii U was Nintendo's gen 8 console, Switch was released 4 years after Xbox One and PS4 and is, by all means, gen 9. Not sure why it's so complicated.