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    Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    And in 2020 it accounted for 60 per cent of all console sales.
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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Available console outsells unavailable console.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Because nobody can bloody buy a PS5

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Very, very poor article.

    PS5 and Xbox Series were in much, much higher demand, much more. The issue was supply, if enough had been made, they'd have easily outsold the Switch, even at the higher price.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Thing with this is the Switch were available but nowhere near enough stock of XBox or PS5 and not forgetting here are still thousands of the next gen consoles worldwide being held to ransom by scalpers

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    If there were loads of Xbox's or PS5's available to buy at the time the tide will turn to them...

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    You are all missing the bit where it says "was 60% of all console sales in 2020"

    whilst I agree sales of the PS5 and Xbox new gen would have been higher the Switch would already have outsold them
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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    and the real console wars winner is - system that isnt even a console

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    Thing with this is the Switch were available but nowhere near enough stock of XBox or PS5 and not forgetting here are still thousands of the next gen consoles worldwide being held to ransom by scalpers
    I'm sure Christmas was a hard deadline for a lot of purchases, so I expect scalpers will be on the decline if not now gone. Given the iffy warranty status on what would count as a second hand console once it has been through the hands of a scalper, I would hope that any units still in scalper hands are now going to be sold at a loss.

    We did get one for Christmas without resorting to scalpers. I used the Stock Informer Discord to tell me the moment that Game had some in stock, you need to use the same tricks they do to get a console, but it can be done with some swearing and a little luck.


    Edit: I don't know why people hate on the Switch so much. It has a use.

    It would also be interesting to know where the Oculus Quest 2 fits in here, given it is as much a console as the Switch in many ways. The £300 ones are supply constrained atm though, you can only get the 256GB ones last I looked.
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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    The Wife decided we should get one for the kids for Xmas, its a good console but the games seriously struggle on it performance wise and on there store it struggles to even load the page up.

    No ethernet socket and paying for online is criminal, and I said before we bought it most of the good games are WiiU ports and most of the others are PS4 Xbox ports that struggle on the hardware big time and are twice three times more expensive for the privilege.

    Also the rumours are a 4K one is coming out next year.. but the wife won out.

    Don't get me wrong it is a good system but it is severely underpowered.
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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    You are all missing the bit where it says "was 60% of all console sales in 2020"

    whilst I agree sales of the PS5 and Xbox new gen would have been higher the Switch would already have outsold them

    Exactly. A console which has been out years, with no restrictions on production / back supply. Which has also been selling over the whole 12 month period.

    Versus 2 consoles which have been out weeks, with no capacity for production.

    When you factor in the price difference, the numbers don't seem anywhere near as impressive.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyoyo69 View Post
    Versus 2 consoles which have been out weeks, with no capacity for production.
    Oh come on, the PS5/Xbox production lines will have been running flat out for months, probably half a year. Production niggles should be sorted by now, but large numbers of consoles will be at sea in shipping containers because there is no sensible cost air freight.

    Whilst there were clearly not enough initial units (and warehousing enough units to satisfy day one probably impractically expensive) there is no way they will be holding back on production.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    The Switch had the same issues with stock shortages at launch,and the price has now dropped a lot.It also helps the SOC it uses is made on a relatively old node with probably not much demand. There is also the issue of GDDR6/GDDR6X supply too IIRC which might affect the new consoles too. Wait a few months and I expect the new consoles to start selling better once supply clears up.


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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    They'd have to give Switches away if the PS5 was actually in stock.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Telekloud View Post
    They'd have to give Switches away if the PS5 was actually in stock.
    Nah that's rubbish, it's a very popular console especially for families with younger kids.

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    Re: Nintendo Switch outsells PS5 by 4-to-1 in run up to Christmas

    People forget that the real winner of the 360/PS3 generation was the Wii, it comfortably outsold its rivals. Nintendo offers a very different experience from the other two but that doesn't mean its worse.

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