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Nintendo Switch in Japan: 2018 vs. 2019 - Week 37 Numbers Posted; Switch Lite due next update!!

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Since this is a “Year vs. Year” comparison, that’s why I focused on last year instead of last 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

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PAOerfulone said:
Week 34 numbers have just been posted and it's a big drop this week compared to last year.

We are in the calm before the storm.  Sales set to explode during September and continuing through the rest of the year.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
PAOerfulone said:
Week 34 numbers have just been posted and it's a big drop this week compared to last year.

We are in the calm before the storm.  Sales set to explode during September and continuing through the rest of the year.

Oh I expect September and October to be considerably up YoY from last year. November and December will be tricky. Since Pokemon is already on the Switch, Sword/Shield won't have as big of an impact as it could be and there's nothing in December that could rival Smash Bros. But depending on how much the Switch Lite takes off, that could be more than enough to carry it since it'll be less money parents have to spend on buying the Switch for their kids for the holidays.



Pancho A. Ovies

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

h2ohno said:
Last year? How about last week? It's just as big.

Last week was a holiday in Japan (Obon Week), so of course there's a big drop afterwards.

The drop is probably mostly due to the new base model and the Lite coming in the next weeks, so people are holding off their purchases for the new ones.



Week 35 numbers have just been posted and... WOW.
I thought the new Switch model would provide a boost to sales this week, but I sure wasn't expecting THAT!
The accumulative ground that 2019 was losing the 6 weeks prior was almost complete made back with this one week alone. Depending on how sales maintain in the following weeks leading up to Switch Lite, 2019 could be at around the same level, or slightly more or less, than it was when the Lite was announced.



Pancho A. Ovies

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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All according to plan !



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PAOerfulone said:
Week 35 numbers have just been posted and... WOW.
I thought the new Switch model would provide a boost to sales this week, but I sure wasn't expecting THAT!
The accumulative ground that 2019 was losing the 6 weeks prior was almost complete made back with this one week alone. Depending on how sales maintain in the following weeks leading up to Switch Lite, 2019 could be at around the same level, or slightly more or less, than it was when the Lite was announced.

And just like that, the losses of the last 2 months got wiped out in one stroke



Just posted Week 36 numbers and the Switch held over very nicely from the previous week's big boost. Switch 2019 now has its biggest lead so far this year at just over 380k and has also topped 2 million sales. For comparison's sake, the Switch didn't top 2 million units in 2018 until Week 45, the week before Pokemon Let's Go launched.

Furthermore, at this same point last year, the Switch had sold through roughly 47.27836186% of its final yearly total. If that same percentage holds for this year, than the Switch would end 2019 with a total of 4,295,398 units sold.



Pancho A. Ovies

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

Should maintain 50K+ until the Lite releases.



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Another smallish dip next week, and then the Lite shall come out, probably with 100k+ sales when the new base model already reached 90k.

Also, Switch this year is saleswise at the same point as last year the week before Pokemon launched.