PS4 didn't have system sellers in 2015 on the level of Pokemon + Smash. Yet alone a system seller breaking software records like Smash. We have historical precedent of a console (X360) outselling another console (PS3) entire year with just November + December sales. It's not impossible.
PS4 also isn't a hybrid, drawing sales from two demographics, and has direct competition in the home console space with the XOne and to an extent PC's. On top of all of that, it had the higher price (even with temporary discounts). However, this can also be accredited to Nintendo for taking a risk and succeeding.
Nintendo predicted 20 FY. Many Nintendo fans on this site expected 2 Million+ NPD for December.
Obviously great Switch numbers. It just isn't outselling the PS4 launch aligned. Which speaks to what a beast the PS4 is!
Maybe PS4 didnt had one huge system seller game like Smash, but had much more system seller games in any case, combined lineup of games like Dying Light, Bloodborne, Battlefield: Hardline, Mortal Kombat X, Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Madden, Destiny: Taken King, Need For Speed, Uncharted Collection, Metal Gear Solid V, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Star Wars: Battlefront, Rainbow Six: Seige...destroys hole 2018. Switch lineup (including Smash Bros + Pokemon).
Point that PS4 is not hybrid dont change nothing, we were talking about lineups.
Point that people (not only fans) expected 2m+ in December dont change nothing, Switch selling around 200k+ less that change nothing.
Actually it is, Switch is outselling PS4 launch aligned, and that shows how strong beast Switch also is, because PS4 had incredible strong sales and it will be 2nd best selling home console of all time, and Switch have stronger sales in same time period.