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Looks like Switch is going to have a lead of 2-3m units over the PS4 by week 104 (a full two years). Then the PS4 kicks off year 3 with its third holiday season and takes the lead back from Switch until Switch enters its own third holiday season.

In terms of shipments, the PS4 hit 29.3m through its first eight fiscal quarters (22.5 months because the PS4 launched in mid-November). Switch in its first eight fiscal quarters (22 months because it launched in early March) can be expected to come in at ~33m.



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xAcEx said:
kenjab said:

The 22.8M number is amount shipped, not sold through.  There are commonly 1-2 million in transit & on store shelves which accounts for the discrepancy.  According to VGChartz, there were around 21M sold at the end of September, so around 3.9M were sold worldwide in October and November.

Ah, okay. Thank you. So the 20 Million Sales Goal will be very hard to reach. Seems to be 17 Million for this fiscal year. 

Why would it be very hard to reach ? The Switch is expected to sell around 30 millions by the end of the year, so around 32 millions shipped by the end of Q3, which represents around 9-10 millions for Q3, and with Q1+Q2 at 5 millions, they can ship around 5 millions by the end of march if they release more big hits beside New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe



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SKMBlake said:
xAcEx said:

Ah, okay. Thank you. So the 20 Million Sales Goal will be very hard to reach. Seems to be 17 Million for this fiscal year. 

Why would it be very hard to reach ? The Switch is expected to sell around 30 millions by the end of the year, so around 32 millions shipped by the end of Q3, which represents around 9-10 millions for Q3, and with Q1+Q2 at 5 millions, they can ship around 5 millions by the end of march if they release more big hits beside New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

5 million in a non-holiday quarter is a very hard goal to reach. When the president of the company himself says the 20m goal will be hard to reach than you should just admit that the 20m goal will be hard to reach.



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zorg1000 said:
SKMBlake said:

Why would it be very hard to reach ? The Switch is expected to sell around 30 millions by the end of the year, so around 32 millions shipped by the end of Q3, which represents around 9-10 millions for Q3, and with Q1+Q2 at 5 millions, they can ship around 5 millions by the end of march if they release more big hits beside New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

5 million in a non-holiday quarter is a very hard goal to reach. When the president of the company himself says the 20m goal will be hard to reach than you should just admit that the 20m goal will be hard to reach.

I have faith in New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and all the consoles it can sell. It has always been one of Nintendo's strongest IP.



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SKMBlake said:
zorg1000 said:

5 million in a non-holiday quarter is a very hard goal to reach. When the president of the company himself says the 20m goal will be hard to reach than you should just admit that the 20m goal will be hard to reach.

I have faith in New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and all the consoles it can sell. It has always been one of Nintendo's strongest IP.

I think alot of people are underestimating NSMBU as well but I think it's more of a long term seller rather than one that will coming storming out of the gates.



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I actually think that this holiday season might have been underestimated, guess we're gonna see for sure by the end of the year when Nintendo releases their quarterly numbers.

And speaking of underestimating, pretty sure this could also be the case for this week on VGC (along some overestimating of the PS4), so better brace yourself for adjustments, Kristof





Switch beating out Wii and DS calendar aligned two weeks in a row now--very impressive!



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The switch is an absolute monster.

It’s doing all that without its first revision/price cut.

I can’t imagine what the holidays sales will look like when they finally launch a revision of the console + a real Pokémon game.