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Nintendo Switch back at No.1 after OLED launch | UK Monthly Charts

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The OLED version accounted for 43% of every Switch console sold over the four weeks ending October 30th, according to GfK data.

Overall, 288,632 games machines were sold in the UK during the period (GfK panel data). The second best-selling console was PS5, followed by Xbox Series S and X.
Moving to GSD data for the digital and physical software market, just under 2.5 million games were sold in October, which consists of 1.25 million physical games and 1.25 million digital games -- a 50/50 digital/physical split.
FIFA 22 was comfortably the No.1 game of the month once again, with Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 at No.2. 53% of Far Cry sales were sold via download stores, with the rest coming from physical outlets. In terms of platforms, 58% of sales were on PlayStation consoles, with the remainder on Xbox.


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I wonder if it was enough switches to pull back ahead of ps5 ytd,
Also 50 50 digital physical, physical games aren't going anywhere no matter how much some people salivate at the idea of having less options
 

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Wonder why GTA 5 is so high again. Just announcing the new remasters gets people all excited, huh?
 

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How's Switch vs PS5 vs XBS worldwide in 2021?....who's winning?

Switch has sold just under 16m units so far this year. Should top 20m after Christmas.

Don't know how many them other two things have been sold/scalped.
 
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50/50 digital/physical split, but don’t listen to these guys, because the weekly UK physical charts topics here have better and more knowledgeable experts whom consistently remind us that physical is dead and those topics serve no purpose anymore.


 
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It's ambiguous, but I assume so, yeah.

Yeah it's a bit unclear but just some quick calculations if true and first week physical sales ratio remains constant. I forgot exactly what the physical to digital ratio for FC6 was/is so have just done 3 examples but happy to do another one if we know

70% Digital

80% Digital

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2021 shipments:

PS5 - 8.9 million
Switch - 13.0 million
Everybody is setprobably pretty healthy, but Xbox definitely suffered from the chips used for servers, though for ms as a whole it was probably a smart sacrifice
 

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Everybody is setprobably pretty healthy, but Xbox definitely suffered from the chips used for servers, though for ms as a whole it was probably a smart sacrifice
The industry is definitely healthier than it has been for a long time. I do wish MS gave hardware shipments though.
 

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The industry is definitely healthier than it has been for a long time. I do wish MS gave hardware shipments though.
The entire market is suffering from shortage.

No matter how much MS gives it a thought, you cant stop these shortages.

We are getting a bag shortages, let alone those chip shortages.

Until we get out of this crisis, i doubt we will see hardware increase.
 

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The entire market is suffering from shortage.

No matter how much MS gives it a thought, you cant stop these shortages.

We are getting a bag shortages, let alone those chip shortages.

Until we get out of this crisis, i doubt we will see hardware increase.
It won't increase as much as it otherwise would do, but PS5 and XBS will see hardware growth for the next 3-4 years.
 

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Switch is winning because it is easier to manufacture. Most video games systems are selling out right now. You can’t really get a new ps4, ps5, Xbox, or switch that easily right now.
 
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58:42 for far cry, right?
For the month (4 weeks) including digital yes.
Physical at launch week was 71:29.

Or digital favored a smaller ratio or the late sales had a smaller ratio… or a combination of both.
 
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For the month (4 weeks) including digital yes.
Physical at launch week was 71:29.

Or digital favored a smaller ratio or the late sales had a smaller ratio… or a combination of both.
I think week 1 sales leaning more physical while total sales leaning more digital is a common pattern.
 
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with Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 at No.2. 53% of Far Cry sales were sold via download stores, with the rest coming from physical outlets

GSD data for the digital and physical software market, just under 2.5 million games were sold in October, which consists of 1.25 million physical games and 1.25 million digital games -- a 50/50 digital/physical split

But the people who frequently shits on the UK boxed charts told us that physical sales are irrelevant.

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They mostly are, see Playstation revenue splits where physical sales are only 4% of revenue.

Profit margins are higher from digital obviously. But in no way, shape or form is physical irrelevant. Maybe its irrelevant to Xbox.

Proof is in the link you posted :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 
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Bernd Lauert

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Profit margins are higher from digital obviously. But in no way, shape or form is physical irrelevant. Maybe its irrelevant to Xbox.

Proof is in the link you posted :messenger_tears_of_joy:
I was talking about revenue, not profit. If you think 4% of revenue is super relevant, it's all good. Most people would call it a small niche though.
 

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Im sure Ubisoft thinks 47% sales from Far Cry 6 is irrelevant.
In the past six months, Ubisoft made 78% of its revenue via digital, and 46% of its revenue via DLC. This is also the reason why all the big publishers are pushing digital via certain online order incentives, it simply makes them way more money. Physical is becoming more irrelevant by the year.
 

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Does the Switch OLED have any anti burn in measures like OLED tvs do? Never seen any reviewer mention this.
 

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In the past six months, Ubisoft made 78% of its revenue via digital, and 46% of its revenue via DLC. This is also the reason why all the big publishers are pushing digital via certain online order incentives, it simply makes them way more money. Physical is becoming more irrelevant by the year.

Physical is becoming irrelevant, but the thing is its currently very relevant, make no mistake. As I said, 47% of sales of Far Cry 6 are from physical. And The UK split for last month shows that physical is still relevant.

Do not dismiss physical sales just because your platform of choice does not have a physical presence at retail. Please stop.
 
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Physical is becoming irrelevant, but the thing is its its currently very relevant, make no mistake. As I said, 47% of sales of Far Cry 6 are from physical. And The UK split for last month shows that physical is still relevant.

Dont dismiss physical sales just because your platform of choice does not have a physical presence at retail. Please stop.
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It's not really needed due to the relatively low brightness of the screen (350ish nits).
That around the SDR brightness of the C1 but it still has the ABL kick in to drop to like 150 nits. What panel is it even using? its samsung made so the same as the AMOLED phone screens?
 

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That around the SDR brightness of the C1 but it still has the ABL kick in to drop to like 150 nits. What panel is it even using? its samsung made so the same as the AMOLED phone screens?
It's definitely not the same screen, since it's very scratchable (unlike the AMOLED phone screens).