NPD Analyst: PS5 and Xbox Series X Launch Won't Have Meaningful Impact on Switch Sales - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 07 July 2020 / 3,640 Views
Video game industry analyst at NPD Mat Piscatella via Twitter said that 40 percent of Nintendo Switch owners in the US also own a PlayStation 4 and/or an Xbox One. He says the launch of the next generation, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, won't have a huge impact on the sales of the Switch in 2020.
"According to our PlayerPulse surveys, over 40% of Switch owners in the US also own a PS4 and/or an Xbox One," said Piscatella. "Switch isn't a substitute to PS or Xbox, it's supplemental. I don't see next gen HW launches having a meaningful direct cannibalistic impact on Switch sales in '20.
"For clarity, supplemental in this context means supplemental purchase (additive/incremental). This term does not refer to player preference."
For clarity, supplemental in this context means supplemental purchase (additive/incremental). This term does not refer to player preference.— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 2, 2020
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will launch in Holiday 2020.
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