Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 17th 2019

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
69,584 48,074 45,432 187,113
49,501 83,097 17,875 180,493
23,067 10,091 42 38,286
7,111 4,761 5,269 18,322
N/A N/A 103 103

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/440182/worldwide-hardware-estimates-for-the-week-ending-august-17/

Switch regains the top spot, but on the whole another quiet week with the Lite a month away.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 29 August 2019

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The calm before the storm. Switch sales are going to sky rocket when the LITE comes out.



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Shiken said:
The calm before the storm. Switch sales are going to sky rocket when the LITE comes out.

Agreed, especially in Japan. Only thing I can see possibly limiting the explosion is if they haven't supplied enough stock to meet demand.



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The Switch is holding quite nicely just before the Switch Lite. Was the new model already out by this time or not until later? I know it's out now, but I can't recall exactly when it was released.



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PAOerfulone said:
The Switch is holding quite nicely just before the Switch Lite. Was the new model already out by this time or not until later? I know it's out now, but I can't recall exactly when it was released.

It came out in different markets and countries in a staggered and rather random fashion throughout this month. As of these numbers you could get one from Amazon or Ebay, but it was not yet available from Japanese retailers.



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curl-6 said:
PAOerfulone said:
The Switch is holding quite nicely just before the Switch Lite. Was the new model already out by this time or not until later? I know it's out now, but I can't recall exactly when it was released.

It came out in different markets and countries in a staggered and rather random fashion throughout this month. As of these numbers it had only just arrived at Amazon and Ebay, but was not yet available from Japanese retailers.

It doesn't look like the new model with improved battery life has done much to help boost sales of the Switch. The Switch Lite should help boost sales by a significant amount. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

It came out in different markets and countries in a staggered and rather random fashion throughout this month. As of these numbers it had only just arrived at Amazon and Ebay, but was not yet available from Japanese retailers.

It doesn't look like the new model with improved battery life has done much to help boost sales of the Switch. The Switch Lite should help boost sales by a significant amount. 

Yeah I never expected the Mariko-powered regular Switch would be a big hardware booster since Nintendo is treating it as a silent revision and as such the average consumer probably knows nothing about it. 

The Lite is the main event.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

It doesn't look like the new model with improved battery life has done much to help boost sales of the Switch. The Switch Lite should help boost sales by a significant amount. 

Yeah I never expected the Mariko-powered regular Switch would be a big hardware booster since Nintendo is treating it as a silent revision and as such the average consumer probably knows nothing about it. 

The Lite is the main event.

I am surprised Nintendo didn't advertise the release of the regular Switch with improved battery life a bit more. Some 3DS/2DS owners might have been waiting to get a Switch until a model with improved battery life was made available. I only play the Switch docked, but people who mainly play it on the go have to worry about the battery only lasting a few hours. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah I never expected the Mariko-powered regular Switch would be a big hardware booster since Nintendo is treating it as a silent revision and as such the average consumer probably knows nothing about it. 

The Lite is the main event.

I am surprised Nintendo didn't advertise the release of the regular Switch with improved battery life a bit more. Some 3DS/2DS owners might have been waiting to get a Switch until a model with improved battery life was made available. I only play the Switch docked, but people who mainly play it on the go have to worry about the battery only lasting a few hours. 

I don't know honestly, possibly a combination of not wanting those who just scooped up a Switch to feel ripped off and not wanting to draw attention away from the Lite.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

I am surprised Nintendo didn't advertise the release of the regular Switch with improved battery life a bit more. Some 3DS/2DS owners might have been waiting to get a Switch until a model with improved battery life was made available. I only play the Switch docked, but people who mainly play it on the go have to worry about the battery only lasting a few hours. 

I don't know honestly, possibly a combination of not wanting those who just scooped up a Switch to feel ripped off and not wanting to draw attention away from the Lite.

Yeah, that does make sense. I am looking forward to see what kind of boost we see with the Switch Lite. Also looking forward to the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. The sales battle this generation didn't last very long. 



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