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javi741 said:

Where did you get the Switch's NA numbers from?

G2ThaUNiT said:
Shtinamin_ said:

Ok, why do you think 9M will be too difficult?

A big reason being the Switch barely outsold the Wii in the US just this past Summer while already having comfortably surpassed the Wii worldwide a year and a half before that in early 2022. With Nintendo forecasting continued decline in Switch sales, and currently no major hitters announced for 2024 outside of a few remakes and the Peach game, I expect US numbers to continue to go down. Especially with the PS5 now routinely surpassing the Switch in sales and the thought process of the Switch 2 being on the horizon. 

Not at fault on Nintendo's part either. The Switch is about to be 7 years old and I'm sure Nintendo is trying to stock up their upcoming biggest games for the launch of the new system. 

Hopefully Nintendo still has a trick or two up their sleeves to get the Switch past the finish line. 

That is true, and in the US it surpassed the XBOX 360 in November. 

This is the percentage of sales for the Wii per region:
NA: 44.78%
EU: 32.59%
J: 12.56%

And the percentage of sales for the XBOX 360 per region:
NA: 53.82%
EU: 29.25%
J: 1.94%
O: 14.99%

Followed by the Switch's percentage sales as of Dec, 31 2023 per region:
NA: 35.63%
EU: 25.75%
J: 23.29%
O: 15.32%

The Wii and the XBOX 360 were NA heavy, the PS2 and the NDS were relatively the same as the Switch for NA, 33.81% and 37.61% respectively.
Surpassing the NDS will be difficult, but it is interesting to see how similar it is.

Just because the PS5 is now the best selling console each month, it doesn't mean the Switch can't continue to sell as well as it has. But I do understand the logic you have for your stance.

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 160 million (was 120 million, then 140 million, then 150 million)

PS5: 130 million (was 124 million)

Xbox Series X/S: 54 million (was 60 million, then 57 million)

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