Forums - Sales Discussion - VGChartz Gap Charts September 2019 Discussion Thread

As we are looking to increase discussion on the forums I have decided to create a thread for the monthly VGChartz Gap Charts sales articles. This first one will be focused on the September 2019 articles. Everyone is welcome to post Gap Charts articles I haven't done so yet.  You can view the ones currently posted here

You can read the complete Article #1 and Analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales - September 2019

 

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 100,441,986

Xbox One Total Sales: 43,413,060

Switch Total Sales: 38,751,874

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 883,542

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 210,426

Switch Monthly Sales: 1,523,735



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I hadn't realized the Switch was that close to the X1. PS4 had an extremely strong performance last year, too.



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CGI-Quality said:
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Yea it looks like the Switch can catch up to/overtake the X1 this year. That said the sales performance of the X1 is much harder to track and might be higher than generally expected - it would only delay the Switch overtaking it's sales by a few months at most though.



You can read the complete Article #2 and Analysis here:

Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2019

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 740,022 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,211,313 - Wii

Total Lead: 10,759,325 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 38,751,874

Wii Total Sales: 49,511,199



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The peak gap between Wii and Switch probably has passed now, as Wii rapidly lost steam from here on out, but the Switch needs quite a bit of staying power to actually outsell it.



At this point the only thing that can stop the Switch outselling the Wii is Nintendo.

If they keeping going the way they are and support the system properly, it will pass 100 million.

They only way it won't is if they go full moron and cut it short prematurely.



Yo Trunks, will there be another Switch vs WiiU + 3DS chart soon?



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curl-6 said:

At this point the only thing that can stop the Switch outselling the Wii is Nintendo.

If they keeping going the way they are and support the system properly, it will pass 100 million.

They only way it won't is if they go full moron and cut it short prematurely.

People talk about Nintendo not having to support 2 platforms anymore but I think alot of them dont realize that in ~2010 Nintendo was developing/publishing titles for 4 seperate platforms at the same time.

They were trying to provide DS & Wii with late life support while also trying to get first year software ready for 3DS & Wii U. This caused them to be spread too thin and the transition period saw DS/Wii sales drop hard while 3DS/Wii U both got off to slow starts.

The transition to Switch went much smoother as they killed off Wii U early and were able soften droughts by releasing Wii U ports while they kept supporting 3DS as a back up plan if Switch didnt take off.

In theory the transition to Switch 2 should go even smoother since it should continue to use the Tegra line of chips making it easy for developers to transition and cross-gen titles should be easy to do. On top of that they wont need to give unnecessary support to a seperate back up plan since the Switch concept will no longer be a high risk proposition.

So yeah, Nintendo has to do something foolish to make Switch suffer an early decline or Switch 2 to stall out of the gates. Something along the lines of returning to two or more seperate ecosystems or going with a completely different high risk concept for the next hardware or going with a different chipset making it hard for developers to transition.

If they can continue giving strong support to Switch until 2023/2024 then release a Switch 2 in the XBO/PS4 ballpark power range than all should go very smoothly.



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