The deal begins online on November 16th at 9pm ET and November 17th in-store. Considering the current-gen console is celebrating its second anniversary this month, that’s a pretty solid discount. Notably, this is $70 in direct savings on the console itself; there isn’t a free game thrown in like the same Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle Nintendo has offered for the last several Black Fridays.
The Series S is the most entry-level current-gen box, supporting all of the same games as its more powerful sister console, the $599 Series X, at the same frame rates but at a lower resolution. The only other difference is that the Series S lacks a disc drive, so it can only play digital media. And hey, with this price drop, the Series S is only slightly more than PlayStation’s $269 DualSense Edge controller. Best Buy will also offer the Series S at a discount, although it will cost slightly more than Walmart at $319.99.
Will have to see if any of the new releases spark interest. I think the next big week for them will be starfield launch even though it wont be as big as it is in the westThis week's Famitsu numbers
Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
Switch OLED Model – 58,171 (2,981,234)
PlayStation 5 – 25,665 (1,821,703)
Switch Lite – 25,050 (4,930,097)
Switch – 14,321 (18,838,867)
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,051 (286,936)
Xbox Series S – 487 (212,265)
Xbox Series X – 261 (167,267)
PlayStation 4 – 138 (7,820,338)
New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 32 (1,189,151)
Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of November 7, 2022 to November 13, 2022. Tactics Ogre: Reborn was the highest selling new…www.gematsu.com
Healthy numbers for the Switch and PlayStation. Hopefully Xbox has not run out of steam in Japan because those numbers are abysmal.
We have heard that the chip shortage is actually slowing down, especially in GPUs — GPU supply is there. Is that true for you as well? Is that what you’re experiencing as you try to have inventory for the holiday season?
We are seeing supply strengthen for us, and demand has not really weakened. All along, while we focused a lot on the supply chain during those first two years of the console generation for us, demand has never been higher for us on Xbox. If we go back to the original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, we’re selling more consoles than we have ever sold at this point in a generation.
A lot of the discussion, because of COVID-19 and other things, has been on global supply chain and supply. Clearly, if we had more supply, we could meet more demand. I would say our stock situation has been driven as much by demand as it has been supply. That demand doesn’t really seem to be slowing down much. The fact that we’re starting to see more supply come in is why I said you’re still going to see X vacate the shelves pretty quickly. We are definitely seeing supply ease up. I suspect as we get into 2023, touch wood, you will see consoles on the shelf when you walk in the store.
I'm going to give 1 to my son for the holidays so he can replace his One X, I'm replacing an AppleTV 4k and putting a Series S there, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the extra one yet. Was too good of a deal to pass up.wow what are you doing with all the series s systems ?
To put that into context in terms of market reach (how much of the available buying population is buying the product) the PS5 is doing relatively worse in China than the XBS consolers are doing in Japan. IE - it's reaching a smaller percentage of the Chinese market than Xbox is the Japanese market.
Of course that all needs context as well since consoles don't sell well in China period (Xbox is likely selling even worse than PlayStation in China) as console sales are absolutely dwarfed by PC sales which in turn are dwarfed by mobile sales.