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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 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
159,636 159,636 225,698 225,698 + 66,062 + 66,062
31,189 190,825 83,136 308,834 + 51,947 + 118,009
38,749 229,574 71,672 380,506 + 32,923 + 150,932
39,473 269,047 51,556 432,062 + 12,083 + 163,015
46,517 315,564 66,448 498,510 + 19,932 + 182,946
43,522 359,086 61,042 559,552 + 17,520 + 200,466
40,655 399,741 64,313 623,865 + 23,658 + 224,124
41,294 441,035 49,139 673,004 + 7,845 + 231,969
43,801 484,836 66,453 739,457 + 22,652 + 254,621
45,746 530,582 67,624 807,081 + 21,878 + 276,499
47,841 578,423 55,478 862,559 + 7,637 + 284,136
51,563 629,986 56,812 919,371 + 5,249 + 289,385
41,402 671,388 49,852 969,223 + 8,450 + 297,835 
36,341 707,729 46,850 1,016,073 + 10,509 + 308,344
32,427 740,156 54,101 1,070,174 + 21,674 + 330,018
32,476 772,632 40,338 1,110,512 + 7,862  + 337,880
35,498 808,130 42,108 1,152,620 + 6,610 + 344,490
54,534 862,664 41,735 1,194,355 - 12,799 + 331,691
27,907 890,571 41,735 1,236,091 + 13,829 + 345,520
30,341 920,912 32,564 1,268,655 + 2,223 + 347,743
31,673 952,585 25,936 1,294,591 - 5,737 + 342,006
36,271 988,856 33,154 1,327,745 - 3,117 + 338,889
36,449 1,025,305 33,590 1,361,335 - 2,859 + 336,030
44,824 1,070,129 34,321 1,395,656 - 10,503  + 325,527
46,750 1,116,879 29,058 1,424,714 - 17,692 + 307,835
50,678 1,167,557 59,184 1,483,898 + 8,506 + 316,341
43,648 1,211,205 75,481 1,559,379 + 31,833 + 348,174 
47,317 1,258,522 55,823 1,615,202  + 8,506 + 356,680 
53,644 1,312,166 45,596 1,660,798 - 8,048 + 348,632
47,446 1,359,612 42,689 1,703,487 - 4,757 + 343,875
48,975 1,408,587 36,613 1,740,100 - 12,362 + 331,513
50,549 1,459,136 46,338 1,786,438 - 4,211  + 327,302 
53,536 1,512,672 46,339 1,832,777 - 7,197 + 320,105
46,413 1,559,085 30,072 1,862,849  - 16,341  + 303,764 
41,125 1,600,210 90,553 1,953,402 + 49,428 + 353,192 
46,206 1,646,416 77,392 2,030,794  + 31,186  + 384,378 
36,153 1,682,569 51,619 2,082,413  + 15,466  + 399,844 
36,751 1,719,320 239,740 2,322,153 + 202,989 + 602,833 
43,197 1,762,517 196,489 2,518,642 + 153,292 + 756,125
46,590 1,809,107 89,137 2,607,779  + 42,547  + 798,672 
44,572 1,853,679 56,680 2,664,459 + 12,108 + 810,780 
43,863 1,897,542 54,087 2,718,526 + 10,224 + 820,984
38,448 1,935,990 69,438 2,787,964 + 30,990  + 851,974 
40,344 1,976,334        
53,385 2,029,719        
180,585 2,210,304        
113,341 2,323,645        
107,450 2,431,095        
278,313 2,709,408        
285,513 2,994,921        
300,661 3,295,582        
186,806 3,482,388        
Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 30 October 2019

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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 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.



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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 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.



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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 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.



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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 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.



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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 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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