A Japanese industry analyst firm believes that Sony’s new machine will be outsold by Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Ace Securities Co. has a bit of involvement in the gaming industry as well, and it released a new analysis, which was found on Esuteru, another Japanese website. Let’s quote the important part of DualShockers‘ translation.
„[…] Many companies are gradually reducing their extreme demand peaking in April. As a result, in the second quarter, we expect the […] results of consumer game software companies to be flat or down from the first quarter. However, only Nintendo is likely to be an exception. [The] Switch has been out of stock for more than five months since February, but this situation has not improved since June when the production system returned to normal. It seems that the company has a system to ship all of the significantly increased production, but there is no sign that [these] Switches are lined up at the store. As a result, Nintendo’s business performance will continue to be strong in the second quarter. And it seems that [the] Switch, which is significantly inferior in performance, will overwhelm the PlayStation during the Christmas season,” the firm says.
However, Nintendo might be artificially creating this issue, as we remember that both the NES and the SNES Classic consoles were hard to find. Still, it can be named as an extremely bold comment, even if we look just at the Japanese market. There, the Xbox Series X doesn’t seem to have much of a chance (traditionally, the Xbox platforms were regularly outpaced by Nintendo‘s and Sony‘s hardware there), meaning the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 5 will dominate.
We have yet to see if the new machine does end up being outsold by the Switch or not. Then again, we also have to consider the Nintendo Switch Lite, as well as the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition…
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