Things must calm down to determine sales leader

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#1 Posted by PinkiePirate (2087 posts) -

The Xbox One recently hit 2 million in consoles sold. Sony announced last week that they hit 2.1 million.

Demand for these consoles are higher than ever. They can only be neck and neck because the demand is higher than the supply that's available. One things start to clam down, we will really see who has the lead. You can't confirm a winner in the sales race during the launch window. Just look at how the PS2 turned out.

#2 Posted by xhawk27 (7345 posts) -

@PinkiePirate said:

The Xbox One recently hit 2 million in consoles sold. Sony announced last week that they hit 2.1 million.

Demand for these consoles are higher than ever. They can only be neck and neck because the demand is higher than the supply that's available. One things start to clam down, we will really see who has the lead. You can't confirm a winner in the sales race during the launch window. Just look at how the PS2 turned out.

The PS2 was the weakest console during that gen.

#3 Posted by chikenfriedrice (10518 posts) -

Cows have been claiming victory since July, so talk to them.

#4 Edited by gago-gago (9531 posts) -

One huge reason the PS2 lead was because it was DVD player. It didn't need any add ons like the Dreamcast and Xbox, the Gamecube had nothing. Sony knew having format controlled is a huge help, that's why they repeated it with blu-ray and the PS3. Well since Sony's biggest rival now has the current format too with better entertainment options, it's not surprising to see people want more than a gaming console, helping Xbox One lead.

#5 Posted by trugs26 (5556 posts) -

@gago-gago said:

One huge reason the PS2 lead was because it was DVD player. It didn't need any add ons like the Dreamcast and Xbox, the Gamecube had nothing. Sony knew having format controlled is a huge help, that's why they repeated it with blu-ray and the PS3. Well since Sony's biggest rival now has the current format too with better entertainment options, it's not surprising to see people want more than a gaming console, helping Xbox One lead.

You can explain the PS2 sales away. But that's not the point TC is making. Anything can happen with sales, you can't confirm a "sales winner" in the launch window.

#6 Posted by mems_1224 (47230 posts) -

lol cows are backpedaling and quivering in their boots already. a few weeks ago it was "PS4 IS GOING TO CRUSH X1 LAUNCH AND SELL DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF CONSOLES!!!"

#7 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

I can already tell NPD tomorrow is gonna make a lot of little lems cry :D

#8 Posted by lamprey263 (24132 posts) -

it's gonna spike again toward the beginning of next year, PS4 has Infamous and X1 has Titanfall

#9 Edited by GamingGod999 (3002 posts) -

@xhawk27 nope, the Dreamcast was.

#10 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25759 posts) -

Nope, we can just make an educated guess and stick with it.

#11 Posted by AdobeArtist (22937 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@gago-gago said:

One huge reason the PS2 lead was because it was DVD player. It didn't need any add ons like the Dreamcast and Xbox, the Gamecube had nothing. Sony knew having format controlled is a huge help, that's why they repeated it with blu-ray and the PS3. Well since Sony's biggest rival now has the current format too with better entertainment options, it's not surprising to see people want more than a gaming console, helping Xbox One lead.

You can explain the PS2 sales away. But that's not the point TC is making. Anything can happen with sales, you can't confirm a "sales winner" in the launch window.

This should be common sense. Of course right now as there's a demand for new hardware (where the last gen lasted 8 years) you'd have to expect a surge of sales for the "hot off the press" systems. But this isn't indicative of the long term sales, which only time will tell.

Jumping to conclusions now, or even 6 months from now, is just an exercise in futility.

#12 Edited by SolidTy (43693 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@PinkiePirate said:

The Xbox One recently hit 2 million in consoles sold. Sony announced last week that they hit 2.1 million.

Demand for these consoles are higher than ever. They can only be neck and neck because the demand is higher than the supply that's available. One things start to clam down, we will really see who has the lead. You can't confirm a winner in the sales race during the launch window. Just look at how the PS2 turned out.

The PS2 was the weakest console during that gen.

Actually, that was the Dreamcast as the weakest console during that generation.

I can understand forgetting about the Dreamcast, but it's in the picture you quoted. On the far left in orange. Did we have that convo before?

#13 Edited by SolidTy (43693 posts) -
@GamingGod999 said:

@xhawk27 nope, the Dreamcast was.

You beat me to answering about the DreamCast in this thread, lol.

I could have sworn I've explained that to him before...hmmm.

I can say I've said explained this point since 2005 and so far it still pops up by a handful every year, lol.

#14 Posted by gameofthering (10310 posts) -

It's annoying when people exclude the Dreamcast was last gen. Although to be honest, it's annoying when people exclude any system.

#15 Edited by PinkiePirate (2087 posts) -

@gameofthering said:

It's annoying when people exclude the Dreamcast was last gen. Although to be honest, it's annoying when people exclude any system.

Like the Wii U?

#16 Posted by BattleSpectre (6219 posts) -

If the stated numbers are true for the Xbox One it's impressive. I know a lot of people who doubted It, but looks like the demand is there for it. It's funny what happens when they listen to their fans (well only because money was involved) and revered that DRM bullshit. That's the reason I bought mine.

#17 Edited by tormentos (18319 posts) -

@gago-gago said:

One huge reason the PS2 lead was because it was DVD player. It didn't need any add ons like the Dreamcast and Xbox, the Gamecube had nothing. Sony knew having format controlled is a huge help, that's why they repeated it with blu-ray and the PS3. Well since Sony's biggest rival now has the current format too with better entertainment options, it's not surprising to see people want more than a gaming console, helping Xbox One lead.

To lead where in hell.?

The PS4 is ahead on both NA and EU as well...lol

#18 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7404 posts) -

@PinkiePirate said:

The Xbox One recently hit 2 million in consoles sold. Sony announced last week that they hit 2.1 million.

Demand for these consoles are higher than ever. They can only be neck and neck because the demand is higher than the supply that's available. One things start to clam down, we will really see who has the lead. You can't confirm a winner in the sales race during the launch window. Just look at how the PS2 turned out.

Cows have to revert to PS2 sales to make themselves feel good about the recent neck and neck sales battle.

Awwwe. X1 surpassing your expectations? Cheer up and go play Resogun (free game equivalent to a Facebook game).

#19 Posted by tormentos (18319 posts) -
@xhawk27 said:

The PS2 was the weakest console during that gen.

N o the Dreamcast was and the PS2 was the strongest for 20 months,almost 2 years,unlike the xbox one that is weaker when it actually launch a week after the PS4.

#20 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7404 posts) -

Cows have to revert to PS2 sales to make themselves feel better.

Awwwe. The X1 surpassing your expectations? Go play Resogun (free Facebook game) and you will feel better.