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Switch vs 3DS in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 309,063 – 3DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 354,932 – 3DS

Total Lead: 2,873,744 – 3DS

Switch Total Sales: 12,027,627

3DS Total Sales: 14,901,371

January 2019 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month the Switch closed the gap to the 3DS by 309,063 units. In the last 12 months, the 3DS has outsold the Switch by 354,932 units. The 3DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.87 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan) and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch in its first 35 months has sold 12.03 million units, while the 3DS sold 14.90 million units.

The 3DS has sold 24.59 million units lifetime in Japan through December 2019. The Switch is currently 12.56 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.



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trunkswd said:

Read the complete article here.

Switch vs 3DS in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 309,063 – 3DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 354,932 – 3DS

Total Lead: 2,873,744 – 3DS

Switch Total Sales: 12,027,627

3DS Total Sales: 14,901,371

January 2019 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month the Switch closed the gap to the 3DS by 309,063 units. In the last 12 months, the 3DS has outsold the Switch by 354,932 units. The 3DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.87 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan) and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch in its first 35 months has sold 12.03 million units, while the 3DS sold 14.90 million units.

The 3DS has sold 24.59 million units lifetime in Japan through December 2019. The Switch is currently 12.56 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

I still reckon Switch can catch up, as it still has a lot more room for price cuts and revisions, which should give it better legs.



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PS4 vs Wii in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 78,917 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,988,141 – PS4

Total Lead: 8,397,912 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 32,370,579

Wii Total Sales: 40,768,491

January 2020 is the 74th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 78,917 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 1.99 million units. The Wii currently leads by 8.40 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 32.37 million units, while the Wii sold 40.77 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 9.33 million units to outsell the Wii.



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trunkswd said:

Read the complete article here.

PS4 vs Wii in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 78,917 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,988,141 – PS4

Total Lead: 8,397,912 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 32,370,579

Wii Total Sales: 40,768,491

January 2020 is the 74th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 78,917 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 1.99 million units. The Wii currently leads by 8.40 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 32.37 million units, while the Wii sold 40.77 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 9.33 million units to outsell the Wii.

This should be a close one, and exciting to watch. I'm of the opinion PS4 still has a lot of life left in it, but another 25% of what it's already sold in the US in 6 years is a big ask, though not impossible. Wii really was a beast; I'm interested to see which console comes out on top.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Read the complete article here.

PS4 vs Wii in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 78,917 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,988,141 – PS4

Total Lead: 8,397,912 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 32,370,579

Wii Total Sales: 40,768,491

January 2020 is the 74th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 78,917 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 1.99 million units. The Wii currently leads by 8.40 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 32.37 million units, while the Wii sold 40.77 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 9.33 million units to outsell the Wii.

This should be a close one, and exciting to watch. I'm of the opinion PS4 still has a lot of life left in it, but another 25% of what it's already sold in the US in 6 years is a big ask, though not impossible. Wii really was a beast; I'm interested to see which console comes out on top.

Last of Us Part 2 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake should help PS4 sales a bit. Sony really needs to drop the price of the PS4 to help keep sales healthy. It also depends how quickly people move onto the next gen. 



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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 174,015 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,234,396 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,394,865 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,359,542

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 15,964,677

January 2020 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 174,015 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 1.23 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 1.39 million units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 17.36 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 15.96 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 28.76 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 11.40 million units behind.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo

I stream on Twitch and have my own Youtube

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

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trunkswd said:

Read the complete article here.

Switch vs 3DS and Wii U in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 174,015 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,234,396 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,394,865 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,359,542

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 15,964,677

January 2020 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 174,015 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 1.23 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 1.39 million units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 17.36 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 15.96 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 28.76 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 11.40 million units behind.

Booya. Switch absolutely has the potential to disprove claims that Wii U + 3DS comprised the totality of the audience for a Nintendo system, provided Ninty themselves don't fuck it all up after a strong first few years. I am starting to worry they're reverting to their old ways of arrogance and complacency.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Read the complete article here.

Switch vs 3DS and Wii U in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 174,015 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,234,396 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,394,865 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,359,542

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 15,964,677

January 2020 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 174,015 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 1.23 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 1.39 million units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 17.36 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 15.96 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 28.76 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 11.40 million units behind.

Booya. Switch absolutely has the potential to disprove claims that Wii U + 3DS comprised the totality of the audience for a Nintendo system, provided Ninty themselves don't fuck it all up after a strong first few years. I am starting to worry they're reverting to their old ways of arrogance and complacency.

Right now it is Japan where the Switch is the furthest behind the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U. Worldwide they are pretty much tied when you align the launches. The 3DS and Wii U were pretty heavily frontloaded, so the Switch should be growing its lead or catching up depending on the country. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo

I stream on Twitch and have my own Youtube

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Booya. Switch absolutely has the potential to disprove claims that Wii U + 3DS comprised the totality of the audience for a Nintendo system, provided Ninty themselves don't fuck it all up after a strong first few years. I am starting to worry they're reverting to their old ways of arrogance and complacency.

Right now it is Japan where the Switch is the furthest behind the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U. Worldwide they are pretty much tied when you align the launches. The 3DS and Wii U were pretty heavily frontloaded, so the Switch should be growing its lead or catching up depending on the country. 

It absolutely should, if they keep going like they have so far, but I'm starting to get really worrying 2011/2016 vibes from their almost total lack of announced games for this year, like maybe they've gone full moron again and pulled support to rush on to a successor.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Right now it is Japan where the Switch is the furthest behind the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U. Worldwide they are pretty much tied when you align the launches. The 3DS and Wii U were pretty heavily frontloaded, so the Switch should be growing its lead or catching up depending on the country. 

It absolutely should, if they keep going like they have so far, but I'm starting to get really worrying 2011/2016 vibes from their almost total lack of announced games for this year, like maybe they've gone full moron again and pulled support to rush on to a successor.

I really hope they don't make the same mistakes as the previous two generations. Developing games for one platform instead of two you would think mean a steady release of games. Right now there are no upcoming Switch games I plan on buying. If I could find Luigi's Mansion 3, Mario Maker 2 or Super Mario Party for $40 or less I'd be buying them. But for me I wouldn't get the full $60 of enjoyment out of them. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo

I stream on Twitch and have my own Youtube

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

I also post daily news on the Video Game Industry.

If you want to contact me, send me a PM on here or tweet me @TrunksWD