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PS5 dominates boxed charts, takes the No.1, No,2 and No.3 spots

sircaw

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Its 100% Soccer here in the US and when you are not good enough to play Football, Basketball and or Baseball you try out for Soocer.

Totally true story.

I work with a lot of kids privately tutoring them on pitching and know a lot of area Athletic Directors for Indiana High Schools.

Many of my kids that are super talented have been straight told by the ADs to drop Soccer and work on the main sports.

Back on track what amazes me about this is seeing this GOT DC boxed lead the charts showing a lot of new people getting to try out a wonderful game.
Yeah soccer is treated with mockery and straight up disdain here in the states.

When I was playing in HS the other athletes/coaches called us grass fairies and stuff. Feels bad man.

That was 10+ years ago, so who knows how it is now. Anyway Ghost is still killing it 1 year later and the sequel is going to do monster sales and subsequently make me nut a fat load.

Upwards and onwards.
 

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Massive swing? Digital is 80%+ already almost across the board.
That doesn't mean that individual games sell 80% digital, that's of all games, which includes all games on the psn store
to help explain, game A is digital-only and sells 35 copies Game B is old but still selling digitally and sells 35 copies Game C is a new release that sells 20 physical copies and 10 digital copies,
a total of 100 games were sold 80 were digital so we get 80% digital sales, but the new release has 66% of its sales physically, given there are 4000 games or so on the ps4 and digital sales can get super cheap,
I don't care what anyone says AMERICAN FOOTBALL (gridiron whatever you call it) it SUCKS.

Rugby, Cricket, and Football is where it's at. AND it's NOT Soccer you yanks. "lollipop_disappointed: :messenger_heart:
while don't care about your point, the term soccer is actually a British term and acts as an abbreviation of association football, because apparently saying association football was too much for British college students of the late 19th century so the just soc, but make it better they added an er to the end, forming soccer,
in other fun language facts, the American southern accent is a bizarre corruption of received pronunciation
 

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What's "Madden"? (I live in the UK)
It's a sports Casino often sponsored by EA, but also 2K (on the basketball side.).

You usually gamble real money for ghost value coins and prizes like virtually non-physical trading cards that cant be shown to your friends unless they have the same version of the game as you.

There are slot machines but you dont get money, you get virtual interactive monetary hallucination objects that can be mentally valued as money in your imagination.
 

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We're talking about sales in the thousands here. Thousands!

seriously, though. Interesting to see ratchet and spider man climbing back up there

Aren't all sales threads talking about the amount of games sells in the thousands?

That's not what this thread is about though.

We don't have enough info from other regions yet to draw any further conclusions.

Then why are people bringing up GamePass? That service is in many countries not named "UK".
 

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It's a sports Casino often sponsored by EA, but also 2K (on the basketball side.).

You usually gamble real money for ghost value coins and prizes like virtually non-physical trading cards that cant be shown to your friends unless they have the same version of the game as you.

There are slot machines but you dont get money, you get virtual interactive monetary hallucination objects that can be mentally valued as money in your imagination.

I'd like to add one thing to the above:

You can start anew once a year, when they release a "new" version....
 
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Because it's also available in the UK? 🤷‍♂️

But I'm sure the devs for Hades are getting more money from UK gamers for their PS5 copies bought, than from UK Gamepass subscribers that played the game on Xbox.
 

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Sony knew what they were doing with the $10 PS5 upgrade lol. 91% of sales being the PS5 version is crazy.

Great to see Ratchet & Clank still selling well. Not sure why there was a 105% increase last week.

Miles Morales is a phenomenon. Will easily hit 10m this year.
 
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But I'm sure the devs for Hades are getting more money from UK gamers for their PS5 copies bought, than from UK Gamepass subscribers that played the game on Xbox.
There's no way to quantify that.

Pure speculation is pointless.
 
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UK

  • Fifa 21 : 62% of sales on PlayStation
  • Hitman III : 75% on PlayStation
  • F1 2021: 65% on PlayStation
  • Nier Replicant : 90% on PlaySstation
  • Mass Effect Legendary : 70% on PlayStation
  • Resident Evil VIII : 80% on PlayStation
  • Hades : 93% on PlayStation
  • NFL 22 : 81% on PlayStation
This is called a trend.

I guess the Hades developers might be OK with it, but what about the others? And even for those that get GamePass money, I wonder if it makes up for the drop in sales for a 93% rated game?
 
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A lot fewer Americans watch baseball than (American) football.
Baseball is still popular. Even at 2nd place.

but thats not the point. Baseball is hugely popular in american, and its very boring. If you had the top players of FIFA in MLS it would a completely different story. MLS is pretty talentless.
 

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just going to leave it here
you do realize that means all games right, not individual releases, and especially not at launch. in fact, if you actually read the article instead of looking at a headline you like, you would have seen that physical sales were up 2%, digital sales are simply expanding faster it isn't a replacement, it's an expansion
why?
1. Many games are only released digitally
2. digital games don't go out of print, so if someone wants a physical copy of an old game they need to buy a used copy and it doesn't increase the total count of games sold, were as buying an old game digitally does even if it is bought for a 90% discount during a sale
 

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Prob should’ve put UK in the title. Was happy to see Madden struggling but it’s probably selling well in the US.
 

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This is called a trend.

I guess the Hades developers might be OK with it, but what about the others? And even for those that get GamePass money, I wonder if it makes up for the drop in sales for a 93% rated game?
The trend is the approaching death of boxed games.
Xbox users are just more forward-thinking and have less boomers among them.
 

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This is called a trend.

I guess the Hades developers might be OK with it, but what about the others? And even for those that get GamePass money, I wonder if it makes up for the drop in sales for a 93% rated game?
In the case of Hades you are talking literally about 75,000 in total revenue coming from UK boxed sales in the 1st week, I'm pretty sure they are "ok" with the "drop in sales," but you might have to tweet a dev to make sure.
 
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prinz_valium

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This is called a trend.

I guess the Hades developers might be OK with it, but what about the others? And even for those that get GamePass money, I wonder if it makes up for the drop in sales for a 93% rated game?
Xbox has no physical sales and will never again have. It does not matter, as developers still make billions of $ on the Xbox platform.
 

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So much insecurity in these threads.
I dont even know where to begin....

Some are dismissing this thread because its boxed sales....now I guess boxed sales dont matter....
Some are questioning who in here even lives in the UK.....

I have seen some ppl elsewhere saying ....how come when there is PS5 stock.....PS5 games seem to benefit....

Like...seriously??

Maybe we need a master list of topics that are approved for discussions.

The pearl clutching is off the....boxed charts......
 

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In the case of Hades you are talking literally about 75,000 in total revenue coming from UK boxed sales in the 1st week, I'm pretty sure they are "ok" with the "drop in sales," but you might have to tweet a dev to make sure.
I think the more relevant question is, are you OK?

And it's not just the drop in boxed sales, it's the digital split too. Unless you're going to tell me the impact of GamePass was for a ton of subscribers to rush out and buy a copy?

Xbox has no physical sales and will never again have. It does not matter, as developers still make billions of $ on the Xbox platform.
Do they all make billions? Somehow I don't think Supergiant are making "billions" from their GamePass deal and Xbox game sales. We don't even have the overall platform numbers to make estimates.
 

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The trend is the approaching death of boxed games.
Xbox users are just more forward-thinking and have less boomers among them.
MS should reward that forward thinking then....and discontinue the XSX and push the Series S as the main console.....

win/win for the forward thinking users and MS...

(y)

Too bad MS wasnt forward thinking enough to make a disc less XSX....

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I think the more relevant question is, are you OK?

And it's not just the drop in boxed sales, it's the digital split too. Unless you're going to tell me the impact of GamePass was for a ton of subscribers to rush out and buy a copy?


Do they all make billions? Somehow I don't think Supergiant are making "billions" from their GamePass deal and Xbox game sales. We don't even have the overall platform numbers to make estimates.
Of couse not. But it's a super healthy platform. That's the point.
Some games do better on one platform and others on another.
 

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Oh! Tell the one about how the size of the install base is meaningless because of UK boxed charts numbers which are meaningless....until they are not.

I love that story.

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Feel free to explain why PS5 software vastly outsells PS4 despite having only 10% of the install base.
 

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Feel free to explain why PS5 software vastly outsells PS4 despite having only 10% of the install base.

Aw man.....you cut to the end of the story. You are supposed to start with...

Use revenue. Problem solved. UK boxed charts won't tell you anything about... anything.

And then start using the data from those same charts.

you blew it GIF
 
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