Quantcast
Switch is selling better than PS4, PS2, PS1, PS3, X360 launch aligned

Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Switch is selling better than PS4, PS2, PS1, PS3, X360 launch aligned

3DS after 8 quarters: 24.77m
Wii U after 8 quarters: 7.29m
Combined: 32.06m

Switch after 8 quarters: 32.27m



German YouTuber and Streamer:
StarCraft and Fallout 4 currently.

Me trying to write reviews:
Octopath Traveler

Amazon June 2019 thread

Around the Network
Pinkie_pie said:
Launching in march sure helps. Im surprised the wii was way ahead of the ps1 and ps2 but couldnt outsell any of them lifetime. Did the wii hit a brick wall?

During that time it was a great time to be a Vgchartz member. But to just sum it up, Nintendo made the mistake to rely on other game devs like they tend to do a lot. An exclusive DQ game coming to the West!! Oh it is a on rail game....An exclusive Soul Calibur game!! Oh it is a horrible adventure game.... Basically it ended up with quarters with almost none third party games and the ones it had were horrible.  This quarter is basically how it felt with the Wii,  horrible third party exclusive  'Travis strikes again'  horrible managment of a game 'Metroid Prime 4' and people complaining when they announce finally the next games....

Atleast the next quarters could be great and let's just hope invest and work with third party devs :).






OTBWY said:
This is a damned

MONSTER.

If it can keep this up for ~3-4 more years it definitely is. It's a monster start at this point in any case.



Mnementh said:
Well, sales got more frontloaded in recent years, so the only really surprising is PS4, as this started off pretty well. And looking at the graph we see, that it can be in part attributed to the different launch dates. PS4 will have it's holiday peak later. Still, if momentum of Switch is good going into the new year, there might be a chance Switch stays ahead.

Other than that we could expect based on earlier Nintendo consoles, that Switch might stop selling earlier than the competition. Although, for Wii it really was the fault of Nintendo who stopped supporting the Wii. So maybe this time it is different. But Nintendo is Nintendo, they could easily do it again.

Yeah, and than Switch will be again above with its holiday season...but in any case point that Switch and PS4 are very comparible is great in any case, because PS4 is becoming 2nd best selling home console of all times. Also, when we comparing them, we could said that in that period (at end of its 2nd year) PS4 had permanentt price cut, while Switch still has launch price point.

Nintendo very clearly said that they want Switch to have longer life span than usual 5-6 years, and that tottaly make sense because 3DS will be dead this year and Switch is their only platform going forward. I think Switch will have similar life span and support like 3DS, so we talking around 7 years probably, with huge difference that Switch has much stronger sales and popularity in any case.



Marth said:
3DS after 8 quarters: 24.77m
Wii U after 8 quarters: 7.29m
Combined: 32.06m

Switch after 8 quarters: 32.27m

hmm? those 3DS numbers don't align with this chart from the very dependable era user hiska-kun



Around the Network
Lafiel said:
Mnementh said:
Well, sales got more frontloaded in recent years, so the only really surprising is PS4, as this started off pretty well. And looking at the graph we see, that it can be in part attributed to the different launch dates. PS4 will have it's holiday peak later. Still, if momentum of Switch is good going into the new year, there might be a chance Switch stays ahead.

Other than that we could expect based on earlier Nintendo consoles, that Switch might stop selling earlier than the competition. Although, for Wii it really was the fault of Nintendo who stopped supporting the Wii. So maybe this time it is different. But Nintendo is Nintendo, they could easily do it again.

The Switch would need to ship ~6m next quarter to stay ahead of PS4.. 

Really, that much? The lines look so close pre-holidays. Well, then I guess PS4 and Switch keep up the dance of rotating lead.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

Lafiel said:
 

hmm? those 3DS numbers don't align with this chart from the very dependable era user hiska-kun

I took them from CaviarMeths on era and no one seemed to object them.



German YouTuber and Streamer:
StarCraft and Fallout 4 currently.

Me trying to write reviews:
Octopath Traveler

Amazon June 2019 thread

Lafiel said:
OTBWY said:
This is a damned

MONSTER.

If it can keep this up for ~3-4 more years it definitely is. It's a monster start at this point in any case.

A monster baby.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

Pinkie_pie said:
Launching in march sure helps. Im surprised the wii was way ahead of the ps1 and ps2 but couldnt outsell any of them lifetime. Did the wii hit a brick wall?

A drought of no software lol. At one stage it was tracking at like 140million then it crashed hard.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:
Pinkie_pie said:
Launching in march sure helps. Im surprised the wii was way ahead of the ps1 and ps2 but couldnt outsell any of them lifetime. Did the wii hit a brick wall?

A drought of no software lol. At one stage it was tracking at like 140million then it crashed hard.

What did the Wii got after Super Mario Galaxy and Xenoblade Chronicles and before Skyward Sword ?



"Quagmire, are you the type of guy who takes 'no' for an answer ?"
"My lawyer doesn't allow me to answer that question"

PSN ID: skmblake | Feel free to add me