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Mar1217 said:
Still over 2018 with no new release, I wonder if can keep this up ...

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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 4 Numbers have been added. While still ahead, 2019 is starting to fall back to the 2018 baseline.

Which is what should have been expected. The console still costs the same and the first quarter of the year is more often than not light on releases for Nintendo consoles. Going forward, Switch will more or less maintain the year over year gain it carried into this year on the back of SSBU. Maybe it will be able to add an average of 2-3k per week to its advantage in the first half of 2019 if things go well, but that doesn't amount to much.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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I'm kind of jealous of Japan. They get Dragon Quest 11 and Yokai Watch 4, along with all of the other big titles like Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon. Meanwhile, we may not even get DQ11 or YW4 over here till another year (though I think DQ11 getting a port to Switch in 2019 for the rest of the world isn't completely unrealistic).



69K this week, Switch is building it's lead over last year very fast.

It the rise in other regions is even just halfway as great, then this looks like it could be a truly superb year for the Switch



Just posted the new numbers now that I got a moment. The restocked Pokemon bundle had a big effect this week. Now 2019 is up by over 150k.



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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*Little dance for the increase*



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PAOerfulone said:
Just posted the new numbers now that I got a moment. The restocked Pokemon bundle had a big effect this week. Now 2019 is up by over 150k.


Might also want to change the thread in your sig to this one now



Bofferbrauer2 said:
PAOerfulone said:
Just posted the new numbers now that I got a moment. The restocked Pokemon bundle had a big effect this week. Now 2019 is up by over 150k.


Might also want to change the thread in your sig to this one now

Good call.



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

That gap between 2018 and 2019 is just going to keep increasing every week. Nintendo didn't really release anything major last year until the end of 2018. This year they are already tracking ahead, and you can bet they are going to have a better release schedule this year.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
That gap between 2018 and 2019 is just going to keep increasing every week. Nintendo didn't really release anything major last year until the end of 2018. This year they are already tracking ahead, and you can bet they are going to have a better release schedule this year.

To the point, they seem to have better mid-tier games in the first half of the year. Yoshi and Fire Emblem should easily beat Kirby and Mario Tennis Aces, though the jury is still out on whether NSMBUD really did all that much compared to DKTF last year.

Add to this a vastly increased 3rd party support (MK11, all those Final Fantasy titles, Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Team Sonic Racing, Crash Team Racing for instance, all with release dates between now and end of June) and the baseline should be quite a bit higher throughout the first half of the year. And that's without any new, additional announcements in Directs or otherwise.