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Nintendo Switch in Japan: 2018 vs. 2019 - Week 23 Numbers Added

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With 2019 looking to be a big year for the Switch, potentially its peak year with it being headlined by Pokemon Sword/Shield, I decided to do a comparison between this year and last year in the one region where those two games will make the biggest impact and the one where Nintendo reigns supreme, challenged by absolutely nobody, their own native homeland: Japan. For this thread, I won't be doing a Worldwide comparison. At least not quite yet. And I won't be using VGChartz estimates. I'll be going with what I have found to be the two most reliable hardware data collector in Japan, Media Create and Famitsu. So, without furtherado, in the words of the Face of Nintendo himself, Let's-a Go!

Weekly - 2018 Yearly - 2018 Weekly - 2019 Yearly - 2019 (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
146,006 146,006 199,982 199,982 + 54,976 + 54,976
37,500 183,506 78,056 278,038 + 40,556 + 95,532
43,027 226,533 71,139 349,177 + 28,112 + 126,644
47,107 273,640 52,429 401,606 + 5,322 + 131,966
49,165 322,805 69,472 471,078 + 20,307 + 152,273
43,404 366,209 61,280 532,358 + 17,876 + 170,149
39,303 405,512 65,928 598,286 + 26,625 + 196,774
39,696 445,208 53,270 651,556 + 13,574 + 210,348
45,083 490,291 68,666 720,222 + 23,583 + 233,931
45,084 535,375 69,766 789,988 + 24,682 + 258,613 
54,342 589,717 56,954 846,942  + 2,612 + 261,225 
50,412 640,129 56,099 903,041 + 6,542  + 267,767
44,033 684,162 49,852* 952,893*  + 5,819*  + 273,586* 
40,016 724,178 46,850 999,743  + 6,834 + 280,420
36,308 760,486 54,101 1,053,844 + 17,793  + 290,213 
34,165 794,651 40,338 1,094,182  + 6,173  + 296,386 
38,752 833,403 42,108 1,136,290 + 3,356 + 299,742
53,113 886,516 52,171 1,188,461 - 942 + 298,800
31,720 918,236 31,300 1,219,761 - 420 + 298,380
33,125 951,361 32,564 1,252,325 - 561  + 297,819 
36,590 987,951 25,936 1,278,261 - 10,654 + 287,165
40,587 1,028,538 33,154 1,311,415 - 7,433 + 279,732
40,834 1,069,372 33,590 1,345,005 - 7,244  + 272,488 
48,062 1,117,434        
48,944 1,166,378        
50,762 1,217,140        
44,237 1,261,377        
50,239 1,311,616        
53,745 1,365,361        
48,370 1,413,731        
50,799 1,464,530        
50,143 1,514,673        
54,647 1,569,320        
46,259 1,615,579        
42,151 1,657,730        
43,513 1,701,243        
38,738 1,739,981        
37,733 1,777,714        
42,957 1,820,671        
45,762 1,866,433        
44,070 1,910,503        
42,148 1,952,651        
37,855 1,990,506        
43,747 2,034,253        
54,235 2,088,488        
200,850 2,289,338        
108,375 2,397,713        
120,546 2,518,259        
281,222 2,799,481        
281,213 3,080,694        
278,701 3,359,395        
174,770 3,534,165        
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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Media Create): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

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Should be up, the period that I think it might drag a bit will be second quarter of the year.



 

Possibly. Last year from April to June we got Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces as the new major releases. This year, they pretty much have Yoshi' Crafted World releasing just barely outside of April. I'm almost certain we're going to get Fire Emblem: Three Houses within that time frame which is definitely going to move some hardware. Plus maybe one more notable game like Luigi's Mansion 3. And there's the slight chance that Animal Crossing might be a June title. New Leaf may have been released in December 2012 in Japan, but it was released in June 2013 in the Western regions. If we get a simultaneous worldwide release, which Nintendo has done with all their 1st Party Switch titles thus far, then I think there's a chance we may get Animal Crossing in June. Though, I do think July is more likely.



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Media Create): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

I have high hopes that it can surpass Q1 (January-March) and if FE releases in April-May then I can see it being also up year-on-year in one of those two months.



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Off to a good start, hopefully it has something like a 50-70k baseline this year instead of the 35-55k baseline of last year.



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Mar1217 said:
I have high hopes that it can surpass Q1 (January-March) and if FE releases in April-May then I can see it being also up year-on-year in one of those two months.

Oh it'll definitely be up in Q1. Right now, the Switch is riding high off of Pokemon LG and Smash Bros. Furthermore, there's Mario U Deluxe releasing just now. Even if it's a port that does not get people excited and didn't do quite well in preorders, it's 2D Mario. That's still going to sell considerable numbers and move some hardware. That game plus Travis Strikes Again should have a bigger impact than Bayonetta 1 & 2 did last year for January and February. Kirby could tip the scales a bit since that released in the mid-March last year, but by then I think it'll be too little too late.



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Media Create): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

zorg1000 said:
Off to a good start, hopefully it has something like a 50-70k baseline this year instead of the 35-55k baseline of last year.

I think next week will be up considerably from last year's week 2 as will due to Mario U Deluxe. So I think the 4th or 5th week of the year should give us an idea of what the baseline looks like now. Hopefully a substantial increase.



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Media Create): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

I don't know why but I feel the gap will dramatically increase on next week.



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Amnesia said:
I don't know why but I feel the gap will dramatically increase on next week.



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Media Create): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

Ah ofcourse...I actually really skipped it from my mind, but I was sure that even without this, the Switch would do like twice the 37.500.



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