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Japan Sales- Switch Year 1 vs 3DS and Wii U

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jonathanalis said:
Could switch beat 3ds? 3ds's 300 to 400k next week's seems to much for the poor switch.

Those weeks will definitely be tough to keep up with, especially under constant supply constrains. But I think Nintendo has now worked out their supply chain and will be able to ship more and more units to the different parts of the world for the holiday season, so it might get closer to these numbers than one could think just a couple of weeks ago.



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Shadow1980 said:

Thats a large mountain Switch has to climb, will be interesting if it can reach the summit.



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Shadow1980 said:

Hory shit! The 3DS had a 480k week? Bonkers!



zorg1000 said:

Thats a large mountain Switch has to climb, will be interesting if it can reach the summit.

A more proper alignment between the two would shift the Switch over by one week, seeing as the 3DS was released in Week 8 of 2011 while the Switch came out on Week 9 this year. That means that, for their first Week 47, the Switch actually did better, 145,200 to the 3DS's 120,940. So far, so good for the Switch. Let's see if it can continue to outmatch or at least keep pace with the 3DS's first holiday season.

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Shadow1980 said:
zorg1000 said:

Thats a large mountain Switch has to climb, will be interesting if it can reach the summit.

A more proper alignment between the two would shift the Switch over by one week, seeing as the 3DS was released in Week 8 of 2011 while the Switch came out on Week 9 this year. That means that, for their first Week 47, the Switch actually did better, 145,200 to the 3DS's 120,940. So far, so good for the Switch. Let's see if it can continue to outmatch or at least keep pace with the 3DS's first holiday season.

That's what the 2nd post is for, but I did mess up when updating it so its only up to about week 40



Japan Switch Sales comparison vs 3ds and Wii u: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=226216&page=1

Shadow1980 said:
zorg1000 said:

Thats a large mountain Switch has to climb, will be interesting if it can reach the summit.

A more proper alignment between the two would shift the Switch over by one week, seeing as the 3DS was released in Week 8 of 2011 while the Switch came out on Week 9 this year. That means that, for their first Week 47, the Switch actually did better, 145,200 to the 3DS's 120,940. So far, so good for the Switch. Let's see if it can continue to outmatch or at least keep pace with the 3DS's first holiday season.

Would be crazy if it can match 3DS Dec sales considering that it costs twice as much, but that will be tough since 3DS had 3 weeks in a row that averaged 400k.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Hory shit! The 3DS had a 480k week? Bonkers!

That was a fun thread. That week of the 3DS was Vita's second week on the market. The 3DS outsold the Vita by 7:1 and everyone who had confidence in the Vita panicked. It was the week with the first calls for a Vita price cut.



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RolStoppable said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Hory shit! The 3DS had a 480k week? Bonkers!

That was a fun thread. That week of the 3DS was Vita's second week on the market. The 3DS outsold the Vita by 7:1 and everyone who had confidence in the Vita panicked. It was the week with the first calls for a Vita price cut.

so much vgchartz history. Makes me wish I was there!



AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Hory shit! The 3DS had a 480k week? Bonkers!

Yep. Even including launch weeks, it was one of the best weeks ever for any system in Japan. Only three other systems did better: the PS2 in its launch week (630,552), the GBA in its launch week (611,504), and the DS in Christmas week in both 2005 (597,628) & 2006 (485,964).

zorg1000 said:

Would be crazy if it can match 3DS Dec sales considering that it costs twice as much, but that will be tough since 3DS had 3 weeks in a row that averaged 400k.

Yeah. It is a tough goal for the Switch to reach. In the 5-week sales period for December 2011, the 3DS sold over 1.6M, which is as far as I can figure the second-best December for any system ever in Japan that we have data for (#1 was the DS, which sold ~1.87M in Dec. 2005). Still, the Switch ought to do pretty damn well for itself if Nintendo gets sufficient stock on store shelves.