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Year 1 - Week 52 - Global Switch Sales vs WiiU/XboxOne/3DS/PS4

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I must admit that Switch's figures are impressive. Apart from 3DS all those consoles lunched during holiday season and it's only been beaten by PS4. Also it's worth mentioning that it's the only one that hasn't dropped below 200k/week so far.



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I'm kind of glad it does very good numbers :)



*cough*

PlatformN. AmericaEuropeJapanGlobal
148,479 92,248 75,834 364,625
45,476 77,300 25,175 182,792
41,908 25,559 142 78,319
22,469 12,945 22,754 60,836
333 2,410 6,083 11,163
809 2,138 467 3,773
278 1,176 404 2,605
425 489 N/A 1,146


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Can't wait for the update :)



ABizzel1 said:
PS4: 4,480,444 (NA + EU, Global sales start until week 15)
XBO: 3,153,778 (NA + EU, PAL and JP don't start until 10 months later...but only a small boost)
Switch: 3,124,256 (Global Launch)
Wii U: 2,334,873 (Global sales start week 3)
3DS: 2,099,941 (Global sales start week 6)
Vita: 605,184 (JP only, Global sales start week 11)

Added the global launch tags to put things into perspective, instead of random number flying about. Also as much as people like to say it matters, a holiday launch does not matter. A launch is going to sell out of the hardware regardless and it's all about supply and demand.

Vita pretty much struggled until it started doing well in JP, and even then it still never took off. 3DS, XBO, and Wii U all share a similar story. They all did very well in the early launch window (IMO launch window is the first 3 months of sell), but fell off a cliff by their start of their 3rd month (Wii U fell into a bottomless pit). 3DS and XBO sales jumped when they had their price drops, Wii U could have done the same, but Nintendo refused to take another loss or break even on sales.

The 3DS vs PS4 vs Switch, will be the only interesting sales comparison, unless Switch suffers from the same nose dive in sales (which I won't happen due to Mario Kart releasing).

Based on sales now, PS4 is going to lead against the Switch:

*NA PS4 will do better in the long-term while Switch has small victories here and there in anticipation for big releases.
*EU PS4 will dominate like it's been doing already.
*JP Switch will dominate like it's been doing.
*RoW PS4 will likely dominate considering the PS3 beat not only 3DS, but Wii and squeezed a win against DS in RoW regions.

The real battle for Switch is the 3DS. 3DS Year 1 was around 13.8m, thanks to the price drop from $250 down to $169.

@italic: They did, but it did next to nothing in terms of sales. However, they where unwilling to make another pricecut because it was already bleeding money.

@bold: EU for PS4 and Japan for Switch is practically a given. But for NA, I wouldn't be so sure since it's still very supply constrained; I rather think it will be the other way around. As for RoW, while I think PS4 will win here, Switch being region free will certainly help it's sales there and will be a less dominant victory.



Slarvax said:

*cough*

PlatformN. AmericaEuropeJapanGlobal
148,479 92,248 75,834 364,625
45,476 77,300 25,175 182,792
41,908 25,559 142 78,319
22,469 12,945 22,754 60,836
333 2,410 6,083 11,163
809 2,138 467 3,773
278 1,176 404 2,605
425 489 N/A 1,146

Hmm, this MK8-boost. An old port boosted the hardware that much. Well, and probably that Nintendo shipped more units.



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Mnementh said:
Slarvax said:

*cough*

PlatformN. AmericaEuropeJapanGlobal
148,479 92,248 75,834 364,625
45,476 77,300 25,175 182,792
41,908 25,559 142 78,319
22,469 12,945 22,754 60,836
333 2,410 6,083 11,163
809 2,138 467 3,773
278 1,176 404 2,605
425 489 N/A 1,146

Hmm, this MK8-boost. An old port boosted the hardware that much. Well, and probably that Nintendo shipped more units.

Regardless MK8 launch, Switch was and still is very stock limited in most markets (espacily US and Japan).



Great sales, it will be interesting to see sales for May because we know Japan started to receive smaller shipments in May compared to April.