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Switch outsells PS3 in Japan

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zorg1000 said:
DonFerrari said:
Took longer than what I thought it would, PS3 and PS4 dropped majorly compared to PS2 sales in Japan.

Speaking of PS2, next week NSW will pass it launches aligned.

LTD week 144

PS2-10,505,390

NSW-10,432,570

PS2 Dec 2002

78,970

109,747

157,759

152,833

Total-499,309

NSW December predictions

200k+

250k+

300k+

250k+

Total-1+ million

It should pass PS2 next week and by the end of the year have close to a 500k lead

This is a 1:1 comparison because they both launched in the first week of March.

So the PS2 sold like 23m in Japan and the 3DS 24.5m. If the Switch has a long life like the PS2 or 3DS did, then it will surely match them.



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This is a milestone. But I don't think we expect Switch to be reaching any hugely impressive milestone when it's been out less than 3 years in the market. Maybe outselling XB1 (worldwide) will be impressive when it happens. That is about it. Give the Switch a few more years, and then it will be hitting the truly impressive milestones.



After Wii at 12.77 million, the next Japan sales milestones are:

- GBA at 16.96m

- SNES at 17.17m

- NES at 19.35m

- PSP at 20.01m

- PS1 at 21.59m

- PS2 at 23.18m

- 3DS at 24.57m

- Gameboy at 32.47m

- DS at 33.01m



KLXVER said:
Im kinda surprised the PS4 hasn't overtaken the PS3. It seems to do pretty ok in Japan.

Think it's mostly due to Japan not really caring about consoles anymore. It's a declining trend for traditional home consoles, so even with the PS4's improvements it's not closing the gap. 



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