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Europe Monthly Charts - August 2023: PS5 (+197%), NSW (+<1%), XBS (-12%)

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European GSD August 2023 Top 10 (Digital + Physical)​


PositionTitle
1FIFA 23 (EA)
2Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
4Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (Bandai Namco)
5Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
6F1 23 (EA)
7Diablo 4 (Activision Blizzard)
8The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)*
9Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
10Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
11Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
12Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
13Mortal Kombat 11 (Warner Bros)
14Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
15Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
16Gran Turismo 7 (Sony)
17Forza Horizon 5 (Microsoft)
18Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang)
19Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (EA)
20Pikmin 4 (Nintendo)*

PS5NSWXBS
Jan+202-11-32
Feb+400-28+13
Mar+400+-19-13
Q1+369-18-10
Apr+144+38+19
May+81+39-16
June+116-2.3-0.8
July+244-9??
August+197+1-12
 
Great showing for Armored Core.

PS5 continues to impress.

XBS with yet another down month, though you have to assume that September will be their one bright spot of the year - at least in terms of the competition with themselves.
 
Armored Core has a bit of weird country split. Wouldn't have assumed that it would sell so much more in the UK than the rest of Europe.
 
Who could’ve predicted that August Switch sales would be up in the console’s seventh year? Just ridiculous.
 
Any estimates? 2022 August results

"Across tracked European markets, 310,000 games consoles were sold last month, narrowly led by Nintendo Switch. Note: Major European markets Germany and UK are missing from this data. For details on the UK console market, click here.

Overall, this represents a 19% drop in console sales compared with August 2021.

PS5 had its second-best month after June, with stock levels continuing to be significantly higher than what the machine was managing during the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, it was the fourth best month for the Xbox Series S and X platforms."

 
PS5 in beast mode, seems to have gained a lot of awereness among the "next-gen" crowd, while Switch..still impressive!
 
PS5 in July and August

July
Japan - 194K up from 77K last year
U.S - 260k est, down from 301K last year
EU - up 244% yoy
UK - 58K est.

August
Japan - 182K up from 87K last year
U.S - 360K est, up from 341K last year
EU - up 197% yoy
UK - 82K est.

Continental Europe is going to be the biggest market for PS5 this quarter and have the biggest increases, because U.S sales were decent last year it is going to be hard for PS5 to make large gains yoy in that market. If September is similar to July and August than PS5 should see a large increase over the 3.3 million shipped in Q2 (Jul to Sep), 2022.
 
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Any estimates? 2022 August results

"Across tracked European markets, 310,000 games consoles were sold last month, narrowly led by Nintendo Switch. Note: Major European markets Germany and UK are missing from this data. For details on the UK console market, click here.

Overall, this represents a 19% drop in console sales compared with August 2021.

PS5 had its second-best month after June, with stock levels continuing to be significantly higher than what the machine was managing during the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, it was the fourth best month for the Xbox Series S and X platforms."


Across tracked European markets, 310,000 games consoles were sold last month, narrowly led by Nintendo Switch


My estimate :

August
- 517k
PS5 - 338k (+197%)
NSW - 131k (+1%)
XSS - 48k (-12%)
 
PS5 in July and August

July
Japan - 194K up from 77K yoy
U.S - 260k est, down from 301K yoy
EU - up 244% yoy
UK - 58K est.

August
Japan - 182K up from 87K yoy
U.S - 360K est, up from 341K yoy
EU - up 197% yoy
UK - 82K est.

Continental Europe is going to be the biggest market for PS5 this quarter and have the biggest increases, because U.S sales were decent this time last year it is going to be hard for PS5 to make large gains yoy in that market. If September is similar to July and August than PS5 should see a large increase over the 3.3 million shipped in Q2 (Jul to Sep), 2022.

3.3m q1
5m q2
10m q3
4m q4

Sony will ship 22m in best case scenario. There is no sign of slim or permanent price cut.
 
NSW in July and August

July
Japan - 301K up from 271K last year
U.S - 250K est
EU - down 9% yoy
UK - 29K est.

August
Japan - 335K up from 325K last year
U.S - 200K est
EU - up 1% yoy
UK - 27K est.

If September falls in line with Switch's performance in July and August then it will be down from the 3.25 million shipped in FYQ2 last year, however the declines are not too bad and it could hit a flat 3 million.
 
NSW in July and August

July
Japan - 301K up from 271K last year
U.S - 250K est
EU - down 9% yoy
UK - 29K est.

August
Japan - 335K up from 325K last year
U.S - 200K est
EU - up 1% yoy
UK - 27K est.

If September falls in line with Switch's performance in July and August then it will be down from the 3.25 million shipped in FYQ2 last year, however the declines are not too bad and it could hit a flat 3 million.
Q2 could still count the Mario OLED, AC and Mario Kart Bundles.
 
PS5 in July and August

July
Japan - 194K up from 77K last year
U.S - 260k est, down from 301K last year
EU - up 244% yoy
UK - 58K est.

August
Japan - 182K up from 87K last year
U.S - 360K est, up from 341K last year
EU - up 197% yoy
UK - 82K est.

Continental Europe is going to be the biggest market for PS5 this quarter and have the biggest increases, because U.S sales were decent last year it is going to be hard for PS5 to make large gains yoy in that market. If September is similar to July and August than PS5 should see a large increase over the 3.3 million shipped in Q2 (Jul to Sep), 2022.

I'm estimating:

EU - +700K
JP - +400K
UK - +100K
RoTW - +100K
US - flat

+1.3M from 3.3M last year = 4.6M
5M shipped should be achieveable.

Record breaking (?) Q2, certainly bigger than anything PS4 did.
 
I'm estimating:

EU - +700K
JP - +400K
UK - +100K
RoTW - +100K
US - flat

+1.3M from 3.3M last year = 4.6M
5M shipped should be achieveable.

Record breaking (?) Q2, certainly bigger than anything PS4 did.
Probably record breaking Q2 in hardware revenue but not in units.

FYQ2's (Jul to Sep) above 5 million units

NSW: 2020 - 6.86
NDS: 2008 - 6.79
NDS: 2007 - 6.37
NDS: 2009 - 5.73
NDS: 2006 - 5.55
GBA: 2003 - 5.10

The Wii's highest Q2 was 4.93M and PS4's was 4.2M
 
NSW in July and August

July
Japan - 301K up from 271K last year
U.S - 250K est
EU - down 9% yoy
UK - 29K est.

August
Japan - 335K up from 325K last year
U.S - 200K est
EU - up 1% yoy
UK - 27K est.

If September falls in line with Switch's performance in July and August then it will be down from the 3.25 million shipped in FYQ2 last year, however the declines are not too bad and it could hit a flat 3 million.
Seems like US is Switch's weakest market ATM which is crazy if you think about it.

Sep will be down YoY across the board without a big game like Splatoon 3 from last Sep. Oct should be where recovery happens thanks to SMB Wonder and a bunch of new HW bundles.
 
US is seemingly also the weakest for PS5 this year, at least in terms of YoY gains. can’t tell if US market was just really strong last year and everyone else is catching up, or it’s actually underperforming rn
For PS5, SIE concentrated their supply last year in the US. This year they have also been far more aggressive with price promotions in Europe, especially this summer quarter with tons of sales to push consoles.
 
US is seemingly also the weakest for PS5 this year, at least in terms of YoY gains. can’t tell if US market was just really strong last year and everyone else is catching up, or it’s actually underperforming rn

Stock issues were far more severe in many European countries than they were in the United States.
 
US is seemingly also the weakest for PS5 this year, at least in terms of YoY gains. can’t tell if US market was just really strong last year and everyone else is catching up, or it’s actually underperforming rn

You're mistaking percentages as absolute value.
PS5 is +1.3M in the US and is on track to have something near a 7M year. PS4's peak was 5.7M
 
You're mistaking percentages as absolute value.
PS5 is +1.3M in the US and is on track to have something near a 7M year. PS4's peak was 5.7M

Yeah it may surpass xb 360 best year 7.3m, though PS2 8.2m now look more difficult with no sign of slim. Not to forget average ASP for PS5 will be much higher. PS2 dropped to 199 in 3rd year. PS4 dropped to $299.

Sony could have another 7m+ year in 2024 with slim/pro. In that case PS5 LTD in USA will be well over 40m+, it may even reach 45m.

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Germany isn't included but it seem like PS5 had €450 promotion for long time now. PS5 disk version show 9k sold in Amazon.de. Thats huge, UK Amazon barely got over 5k in sale promotion.
 
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Germany isn't included but it seem like PS5 had €450 promotion for long time now. PS5 disk version show 9k sold in Amazon.de. Thats huge, UK Amazon barely got over 5k in sale promotion.
PS5 sales have really exploded this year and it's a worrying trend that Xbox is down when it really should be up this month.
 
Yeah it may surpass xb 360 best year 7.3m, though PS2 8.2m now look more difficult with no sign of slim. Not to forget average ASP for PS5 will be much higher. PS2 dropped to 199 in 3rd year. PS4 dropped to $299.

Sony could have another 7m+ year in 2024 with slim/pro. In that case PS5 LTD in USA will be well over 40m+, it may even reach 45m.
7m for 2023 feels ambitious for PS5 given it's not even half that through August and the summer was essentially flat YOY. If the last 4 months of the year are also flat we're looking closer to 6m than 7m (still quite good for a peak year mind you).

They really need the new model this year though and those price incentives need to keep coming to stir growth.
 
7m for 2023 feels ambitious for PS5 given it's not even half that through August and the summer was essentially flat YOY. If the last 4 months of the year are also flat we're looking closer to 6m than 7m (still quite good for a peak year mind you).

They really need the new model this year though and those price incentives need to keep coming to stir growth.

PS5 did almost 3m in Nov-Dec last year. Anything less then 7m will be disappointing.

PS5 3.35m as of august.

500k Sep
400k OCT
1.5m Nov
1.4m Dec

PS5 just need to be flat YOY to reach 7.3m.
 
PS5 did almost 3m in Nov-Dec last year. Anything less then 7m will be disappointing.

PS5 3.35m as of august.

500k Sep
400k OCT
1.5m Nov
1.4m Dec

PS5 just need to be flat YOY to reach 7.3m.
Oof, yeah, I just realized was looking at the wrong column for consoles (accidentally used Switch numbers Sep-Dec 22). 😓

7m is pretty safe (flat fall/holiday) but it'd be 7.1m. Basically around 360 peak (7.28m).
 
US is seemingly also the weakest for PS5 this year, at least in terms of YoY gains. can’t tell if US market was just really strong last year and everyone else is catching up, or it’s actually underperforming rn
PS5 sold 5.66 million in the U.S in 2022, that is only 60K less than PS4's peak year. So it makes sense that the U.S will see the smallest yoy increases.

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3.3m q1
5m q2
10m q3
4m q4

Sony will ship 22m in best case scenario. There is no sign of slim or permanent price cut.
I think Switch will be 3.9 + 2.8 + 6.8 + 2.2 = 15.7
 
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The Xbox is really only popular in the US, it is collapsing almost everywhere with Starfield having almost no effect. PS5 crushing Xbox when Xbox have just released Starfield and the PS5 is doing nothing in terms of first party games must be concerning for Microsoft.
 
The Xbox is really only popular in the US, it is collapsing almost everywhere with Starfield having almost no effect. PS5 crushing Xbox when Xbox have just released Starfield and the PS5 is doing nothing in terms of first party games must be concerning for Microsoft.
You got data for September?
 
The Xbox is really only popular in the US, it is collapsing almost everywhere with Starfield having almost no effect. PS5 crushing Xbox when Xbox have just released Starfield and the PS5 is doing nothing in terms of first party games must be concerning for Microsoft.
I guess Sony shareholders are more concerned about profits and growth than "crushing" another console.
 
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