Hahaha, i saw it earlier.... I guess VGC hates me.
If VGC shows Switch ended 2018 with 30'3M then, there's only 1'9M on shelves after shipping more than 9M in a month?....Excuse me but i doubt it. Probably there's more adjustments left. Last year Switch shipped 14'86M shipped total and around 7'5M shipped in Q3, with a lot of news everywhere saying there was no stock for Switch and still there was around 1'7M on shelves. If you ask me, there should be at least 2'5M on shelves and more close to 3'0M.
No, stock problems at the end of 2017 were pretty much exclusive to Japan. Also 2017 numbers were part of the adjustment.
End of 2017
End of 2018
I see nothing wrong with the numbers. If its overtracked than it's by such a low number that its not really worth arguing about.
Even if it was only in JP this would be the first time i see such minimal gap between shipped and sold after Q3, after selling more than 8 or 9M in Q3 even by Nintendo standars. And after knowing JP, US, and most important markets in Europe, everything still points to VGC overtracking some markets, like it happened with XBO recently.
Edit: I find funny that VGC decide to adjust up the numbers after the official shipments. Was VGC then expecting even less shipments than me then??XD
Edit 2: For comparison in 2010, Wii after selling 17'3M according to VGC, VGC showed 82'1M sold when Wii had 84'64M shipped. So a difference of 2'5M units....It's the better comparison i can find.
Last edited by colafitte - on 31 January 2019