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Switch sales in Japan compared to other consoles

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The Wii had a superb first year, but that was also it's best one in Japan. If the Switch can keep up with the Wii's first 2 years (3.6 and 3.0 millions), it's almost guaranteed it will outsell it handily as the Wii dropped off a cliff already in it's third year there (2.0M)

While the Switch might sell as well as the 3DS for a while, I don't really see it keeping up with the 3DS' crazy holiday sales in it's first year. But at this cruise speed it might catch up on DS and Wii during that time if Odyssey pushes the console far enough - given enough console supply of course



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Qwark said:
So pretty much PSP numbers thus far.

Which is impressive, isn't it? PSP did about 20m in Japan. If Switch is tracking so well while still being supply constrained, how high can it go once things settle? It's def something to celebrate. ^_^



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kowenicki said:
Nope. PS4 is best closely followed by PS3. I saw a thread here recently that confirmed this. It is all about context you see, absolute numbers are for mugs.

Funny, I was in teh thread earlier today about PS4 sales in Japan and someone was claiming how it was such a success and other pointed out how poorly its sales were compared ot like the 3DS, DS, PSP, PS2 and others. That person comes back with something like you can't compare it's success with those systems.

Ha, if you can't compare a systems success against the most successful systems in the region, then what are you comparing it to? The failures? Since it sold more than 10 consoles its a success unlike the XBox? Is that the criteria now?



irstupid said:
kowenicki said:
Nope. PS4 is best closely followed by PS3. I saw a thread here recently that confirmed this. It is all about context you see, absolute numbers are for mugs.

Funny, I was in teh thread earlier today about PS4 sales in Japan and someone was claiming how it was such a success and other pointed out how poorly its sales were compared ot like the 3DS, DS, PSP, PS2 and others. That person comes back with something like you can't compare it's success with those systems.

Ha, if you can't compare a systems success against the most successful systems in the region, then what are you comparing it to? The failures? Since it sold more than 10 consoles its a success unlike the XBox? Is that the criteria now?

That person probably was Kerotan, he's a Sony paid spin doctor. He'll make the 37k for crash bandicoot in Japan look like it's the second coming of christ. 



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kowenicki said:
Nope. PS4 is best closely followed by PS3. I saw a thread here recently that confirmed this. It is all about context you see, absolute numbers are for mugs.

Who were you responding to here?

"absolute numbers are for mugs"

Great line, lol!



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It's basically a handheld and you are comparing it to PSP which isn't a Nintendo HH and 3DS that is basically the worst selling HH. I'm sure I saw someone in a thread saying that it is bellow mediocre to sell better than your worst selling device even in Japan.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
It's basically a handheld and you are comparing it to PSP which isn't a Nintendo HH and 3DS that is basically the worst selling HH. I'm sure I saw someone in a thread saying that it is bellow mediocre to sell better than your worst selling device even in Japan.

Game Boy Advance was Nintendo's worst selling handheld at 17 million. And Wii U is by far Nintendo's worst selling console period, at 3.3 million. So the 3DS is not even close to being Nintendo's 'worst selling device'. Considering that the 3DS is the third best selling console of all time in Japan, it's laughable to say that the Switch will only have 'mediocre sales' if it matches the 3DS.



StarDoor said:
DonFerrari said:
It's basically a handheld and you are comparing it to PSP which isn't a Nintendo HH and 3DS that is basically the worst selling HH. I'm sure I saw someone in a thread saying that it is bellow mediocre to sell better than your worst selling device even in Japan.

Game Boy Advance was Nintendo's worst selling handheld at 17 million. And Wii U is by far Nintendo's worst selling console period, at 3.3 million. So the 3DS is not even close to being Nintendo's 'worst selling device'. Considering that the 3DS is the third best selling console of all time in Japan, it's laughable to say that the Switch will only have 'mediocre sales' if it matches the 3DS.

So we are changing words to mean what we want and move the target?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

irstupid said:
kowenicki said:
Nope. PS4 is best closely followed by PS3. I saw a thread here recently that confirmed this. It is all about context you see, absolute numbers are for mugs.

Funny, I was in teh thread earlier today about PS4 sales in Japan and someone was claiming how it was such a success and other pointed out how poorly its sales were compared ot like the 3DS, DS, PSP, PS2 and others. That person comes back with something like you can't compare it's success with those systems.

Ha, if you can't compare a systems success against the most successful systems in the region, then what are you comparing it to? The failures? Since it sold more than 10 consoles its a success unlike the XBox? Is that the criteria now?

Of course you can, taking the market in to context. 



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So it is possible for the Switch to be one of the fastest selling systems. It will be above the DS and 3DS but below the PS2, GBA Wii. I think 4th fastest selling system is a good title to hold on for the 1st year. However it might not catch up to the DS.



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