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2021 suffers its first loss, down ~12k units year over year. A year ago Switch sales saw a boost following Nintendo's announcement of imminent shortages in Japan due to Chinese factories being put on hold. Said shortages began to materialize in week 8, at which point the Switch Lite SKU took a comfortable lead in weekly sales over the original Switch for a while.

Since this year isn't going to suffer from similar shortages, 2021 has an easy stretch ahead of it before the comparisons with Animal Crossing begin. So far 2021 is on track to weather the storm and exit it with a lead. After all, on top of the upcoming opportunity to keep building a bigger lead before AC, there's also Monster Hunter Rise which will greatly help to mitigate the losses during the hot phase.

Week2020 Weekly2020 Cumulative2021 Weekly2021 CumulativeDifference WeeklyDifference Cumulative
1284.827284.827312.121312.12127.29427.294
2116.301401.128167.596479.71751.29578.589
396.458497.586170.691650.40874.233152.822
467.987565.573110.811761.21942.824195.646
575.922641.495114.170875.38938.248233.894
6100.961741.45688.485963.874-12.476222.418
780.312821.948
841.490863.258
953.098916.356
1050.585967.941
1157.2741.025.215
12392.5761.417.791
13282.5611.700.352
14154.6401.854.992
1525.3131.880.305
1627.8741.908.179
17107.1042.015.284
1878.7312.094.015
1978.7312.172.746
2038.3802.211.126
2152.5572.263.683
22107.5932.371.276
2368.1922.439.468
2455.1872.494.655
2578.4282.573.083
2693.7992.666.882
2752.2502.719.132
2896.8792.816.011
29113.1972.929.208
30125.2313.054.439
3186.6053.141.044
32173.3383.314.382
33148.6993.463.081
3470.1293.533.210
3578.7733.611.983
3677.6113.689.594
3783.9203.773.514
38110.0293.883.543
3970.5423.954.085
4091.0934.045.178
41108.5754.153.753
4295.8524.249.605
4364.7684.314.373
4486.9854.401.358
45139.2004.540.558
46116.2674.656.825
47179.1434.835.968
48145.1784.981.146
49204.6225.185.768
50229.6985.415.466
51263.3045.678.770
52278.1735.956.943


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

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