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DriedMangoes

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Japan Sales April 26 to May 9: (NSW) Pokemon Snap 194,385 | (PS5) Resident Evil Village 38,713 | Switch 236k, PS5 53k


Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

[NSW] New Pokemon Snap (The Pokemon Company, 04/30/21) – 194,385 (New)
[NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 171,067 (2,141,43:cool:
[PS4] Resident Evil Village (Capcom, 05/08/21) – 111,171 (New)
[NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 53,347 (728,009)
[NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 42,348 (2,167,409)
[PS5] Resident Evil Village (Capcom, 05/08/21) – 38,713 (New)
[PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Square Enix, 04/22/21) – 37,824 (146,662)
[NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 31,47 (2,554,184)
[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 31,045 (3,824,997)
[NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/1:cool: – 29,549 (1,940,130)
Rankings 11 to 30 will be announced on May 13.

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

Switch – 170,898 (15,981,320)
Switch Lite – 65,130 (3,771,281)
PlayStation 5 – 44,960 (595,871)
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 8,680 (116,547)
PlayStation 4 – 2,584 (7,783,139)
New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 1,027 (1,163,587)
Xbox Series X – 808 (32,060)
Xbox Series S – 399 (10,537)

 

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UK April Console Sales

1. Switch
2. Xbox Series
3. PS5


Nintendo Switch was comfortably the best-selling console of April 2021, unseating PS5. There was a significant drop in PS5 console stock last month, and in fact PS4 was April's best-selling PlayStation machine.

Xbox Series machines saw more units come to market, and was the second best-selling platform for the month behind Switch. Nintendo Switch and PS5 are currently neck-and-neck in terms of sales during 2021, with Xbox Series fast catching up.
 

DriedMangoes

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UK April Console Sales

1. Switch
2. Xbox Series
3. PS5


Nintendo Switch was comfortably the best-selling console of April 2021, unseating PS5. There was a significant drop in PS5 console stock last month, and in fact PS4 was April's best-selling PlayStation machine.

Xbox Series machines saw more units come to market, and was the second best-selling platform for the month behind Switch. Nintendo Switch and PS5 are currently neck-and-neck in terms of sales during 2021, with Xbox Series fast catching up.

Nice to see Returnal at #8 on the digital list.
 

DriedMangoes

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Yup. My prediction was right, people definitely waiting to get a PS5 before playing Miles.


EA's Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has knocked Resident Evil: Village off the top spot.

The remastered collection of Mass Effect games was released on last generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), and sold best on PS4 (68% of sales). It's not a huge boxed launch for the collection, selling half of what last week's Resident Evil: Village managed. However, digital data is not available until later in the week, and it's likely the game performed far better than the physical numbers suggest.

Resident Evil: Village sits at No.2 after a relatively modest 59% drop in sales during its second week.

Rising nine places to No.3 is Spider-Man: Miles Morales, with the majority of sales (88%) coming on the PS5 version. The action game shoots up the charts on the back of new PS5 stock coming to the UK market last week. This has happened the last time more PS5 units emerged in March, and so Spider-Man appears to be the game of choice for new PS5 customers. Another game that bumped in sales on the back of PS5 stock is Assassin's Creed Valhalla at No.13, with the PS5 version of that increasing 224%. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at No.14 also saw its PS5 version jump in sales by 49%.
 

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Or because it has a limited number of games that actually show what the console can do so people are buying it when they finally get a console.
 

DriedMangoes

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Or because it has a limited number of games that actually show what the console can do so people are buying it when they finally get a console.

These games are just barely scratching the surface of what the console can do. Look at PS5 exclusives to keep pushing the industry's visual standards as more and more exclusives are released. They are the only spec that does not have to worry about slower harddrive speeds. All other consoles have to keep HDD in mind and thus will be developed around that.
 

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I like how PS fans make the SSD like the 2nd coming of back street boys. whats next, it can cure cancer & reveal the zodiac killer?
 

DriedMangoes

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I like how PS fans make the SSD like the 2nd coming of back street boys. whats next, it can cure cancer & reveal the zodiac killer?

SSD's in general are game changing. The PS5 one is an even faster one. We already see it in games with load times of 1-3 seconds to respawn after dying.

Very interested in how Ratchet uses it in gameplay.
 

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These games are just barely scratching the surface of what the console can do. Look at PS5 exclusives to keep pushing the industry's visual standards as more and more exclusives are released. They are the only spec that does not have to worry about slower harddrive speeds. All other consoles have to keep HDD in mind and thus will be developed around that.

The Gears 5 expansion is one of the best visually looking games around.
 
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DriedMangoes

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The Gears 5 expansion is one of the best visually looking games around.

It looks good for a late last gen game, just like Days Gone boosted on the PS5.

It doesn't look like a taste of next-gen visuals though like Demon's Souls Remake. Look at 1440p/60fps+ videos of them on youtube. You can clearly tell one is higher visual fidelity than the other. 2 main differences I see is the textures and lighting. I still see some last gen textures in Hivebuster. Granted that should be already known as Hivebuster is a last gen title.
 

DriedMangoes

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You know he doesn't

I don't know if he does or not. That's why I was asking.

He said he would rather play games than watch youtube videos, understandable. But then goes and say Hivebusters is one of the best visually looking games around without looking at the PS5 exclusives visuals. That's why I'm asking if he has one or not and if he's actually played/looked at the PS5 exclusive offerings.
 

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I don't know if he does or not. That's why I was asking.

He said he would rather play games than watch youtube videos, understandable. But then goes and say Hivebusters is one of the best visually looking games around without looking at the PS5 exclusives visuals. That's why I'm asking if he has one or not and if he's actually played/looked at the PS5 exclusive offerings.

I have both an XSX and a PS5. And yes, Hivebusters is the bar.
 

DriedMangoes

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I have both an XSX and a PS5. And yes, Hivebusters is the bar.

Funny how noone else is saying that. Only Xbox fans :p

Whereas Demon's Souls already got praises from most editors for its visuals.






DF Best game graphics of 2020, nowhere is Hivebuster hmm.

1) Cyberpunk 2077
2) Spiderman: Miles Morales
3) Microsoft Flight Simulator
4) Half-Lyfe: Alex
5) The Last of Us Part 2
6) Demon Souls
7) Doom Eternal
:cool: Ori and The Will of the Wisps
9) Minecraft RTX

Others:
Dreams
Teardown
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Call of Duty Black Ops - Cold War
Ghost of Tsushima
 
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Funny how noone else is saying that. Only Xbox fans :p

Whereas Demon's Souls already got praises from most editors for its visuals.






DF Best game graphics of 2020, nowhere is Hivebuster hmm.

1) Cyberpunk 2077
2) Spiderman: Miles Morales
3) Microsoft Flight Simulator
4) Half-Lyfe: Alex
5) The Last of Us Part 2
6) Demon Souls
7) Doom Eternal
:cool: Ori and The Will of the Wisps
9) Minecraft RTX

Others:
Dreams
Teardown
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Call of Duty Black Ops - Cold War
Ghost of Tsushima

So Digital Foundry/Eurogamer is a nobody, but you include that link? LOL, WTF talk about double standards.....




Hivebusters is DLC, not a game, so it didn't get included in the DF list, lol
 

DriedMangoes

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So Digital Foundry/Eurogamer is a nobody, but you include that link? LOL, WTF talk about double standards.....




Hivebusters is DLC, not a game, so it didn't get included in the DF list, lol

Stop making empty strawmans up where nobody said DF doesn't count. I included DF just to make sure you would not say that but here you go again. Baited 🤣

He said the best in class is the HDR which is the colour gradient of the game.

Hivebusters is part of the Gears 5 game. Gears 5 gets the same improvements in visuals like Hivebusters. No mention of Gears 5 or Hivebusters. Try again.
 

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Stop making empty strawmans up where nobody said DF doesn't count. I included DF just to make sure you would not say that but here you go again. Baited 🤣

He said the best in class is the HDR which is the colour gradient of the game.

Hivebusters is part of the Gears 5 game. Gears 5 gets the same improvements in visuals like Hivebusters. No mention of Gears 5 or Hivebusters. Try again.

I guess you failed to watch the DF video based on the amount of time you took to respond to me, lol! Gears 5 Hivebusters also received new assets and other improvements that were not in the updated Gears 5 that was optimized.

Gears 5 wasn't in the list because your list was for games that came out in 2020 :laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

DriedMangoes

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I guess you failed to watch the DF video based on the amount of time you took to respond to me, lol! Gears 5 Hivebusters also received new assets and other improvements that were not in the updated Gears 5 that was optimized.

Gears 5 wasn't in the list because your list was for games that came out in 2020 :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Minecraft has been out for ages. Ray tracing feature beta was added to the game and it made the list. If Hivebusters added that much new improvements and assets, that should have made gears 5 and its dlc eligible for the list too.
 
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DriedMangoes

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Stop making empty strawmans up :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

What strawman did I make up?

If Minecraft with just a RTX beta feature could be added to the list, then Gears 5/Hivebusters has as much eligibility to make the list but guess what, it didn't because it wasn't worthy enough to mention apparently.