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Kotaku:It's Fall And The Nintendo Switch Is Still Selling Out In Japan

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melbye said:
Wonder how long it will take before it outsells PS4

We will not wait too long, at end of this year Switch will be probably be on around half of PS4 LT sales, and that will be with only 10 months of sales for Switch.

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For Nintendo it has to be quite a challenge to decide how many Switchs get distributed to which area in the world.



But I thought people said its not longer selling out :P. It's crazy that after all these months and even when Nintendo has restocked, that Japan is all over this console. Even with the PS4 having DQXI, Nier, Nioh, Horizon, and various other titles, Nintendo has been able to grab hold of Japan and its wallet this year, even when including the 3DS as its still selling relatively well (not too far behind the PS4) even while going on 6 years. Will be interesting to see where the Switch will end up LT in Japan.



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The Switch sales are still being constantly sold out despite the huge number of Switches being sold. That is crazy as not even the Wii could do that. It looks like we won't know the true demand in Japan until next year. We are definitely not going to see ample supply this year.

I think launch-aligned Wii and Switch are pretty close. Wii stopped being sold out in its first fall, but Wii also launched three months farther away from fall. Wii had a baseline of around 60k before fall while Switch had ~25k in May and June and later on ~45k; so yeah, launch-aligned the total amount of Switches sold might still be lagging behind Wii.

That being said, Switch is bound to take the lead and afterwards maintain better momentum during its second year. Japanese third parties treated Wii like an outcast, but since then the market has changed so much. Back then there was a choice between Wii, DS, PS3, PSP and 360 (Microsoft was throwing cash around, so it wasn't about installed base alone); now it's only PS4 and Switch.



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melbye said:
Wonder how long it will take before it outsells PS4

My prediction  has been next  year, but i dont  know what sort  of effect monster world's will do.



 

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XD84 said:
For Nintendo it has to be quite a challenge to decide how many Switchs get distributed to which area in the world.

Can't be that hard.  Send more to Japan and North America, forget about Europe until they're through with the stock they have.



It’s selling well. On December 1st it’s going to start selling in Taiwan and South Korea. That will boost sales even more. Some families want to buy their second or third switch. Holidays are coming up. Looks like Nintendo will eventually enter Chinese market. Things are looking good for Nintendo.



Kai_Mao said:

But I thought people said its not longer selling out :P. 

lol yeah. Someone have been saying that in those Media Create threads xD 



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So are we now at the point where we move the goalposts and start saying "well it was obvious the Switch was going to launch well and have a good first year, but let's see where it is in Spring 2018!"