Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 19 October 2019

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
94,269 75,588 50,532 257,183
61,987 106,146 6,956 214,298
31,258 17,019 121 54,559
4,844 3,264 906 9,744
N/A N/A 29 29

You can read the full breakdown by region article here.



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Guess the Switch Lite boost was only temporary. Now to see if Luigi's Mansion 3 has an impact.



Pretty much the same as last week. Japanese sales have become a bit more interesting to me, especially for the Switch, and I look forward to seeing how things unfold in the weeks leading up to Sword and Shield.



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The PS4 is just 2 weeks away from outselling the Wii



Arkus said:
The PS4 is just 2 weeks away from outselling the Wii

Really something when you consider that 4 of the 5 top-selling home consoles of all time are Playstations.

Another fun fact, without japan the PS4 would be outselling the switch. In its 6th year on the market. Only slight on the PS4 is that it doesn't stand a chance at matching the sales of the PS2. Different times.



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Lonely_Dolphin said:
Guess the Switch Lite boost was only temporary. Now to see if Luigi's Mansion 3 has an impact.

Not true, here are the average weekly sales per region from June 1-Sept 14.

NA-77k

EU-59k

JP-51k

Sales this week

NA-94k

EU-76k

JP-51k

NA & EU sales this week are notably above the pre-Lite baseline. Japan on the other hand is back to the baseline but there are two very good reasons for that, the tax hike and the typhoon.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

PS4 above 200k every single week 6 years after release! Impressive!



Intrinsic said:
Arkus said:

Another fun fact, without japan the PS4 would be outselling the switch. In its 6th year on the market.

I've seen people do this multiple times where they point out how Switch is only beating PS4 because of Japan but almost nobody wants to acknowledge that Europe is the only reason why PS4 is even competitive with it.

It just seems pretty hypocritical to me.



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zorg1000 said:
Intrinsic said:

Another fun fact, without japan the PS4 would be outselling the switch. In its 6th year on the market.

I've seen people do this multiple times where they point out how Switch is only beating PS4 because of Japan but almost nobody wants to acknowledge that Europe is the only reason why PS4 is even competitive with it.

It just seems pretty hypocritical to me.

Relax bro... no hypocrisy here. Just the truth.

The PS4 is outselling the switch in the EU by just 1.4:1.

The Switch is outselling the PS4 in NA by around 1.4:1.

And they are pretty much even for ROW sales.

In Japan, however, the switch is outselling the PS4 by a whopping 10:1.

If you look at those numbers, you will see that they both cancel each other out between EU and NA and are even in ROW. That leaves Japan.

If making that observation is being a hypocrite to you? Then idk, maybe you are taking all this shit too seriously.

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Now I am saying you need to relax, because this observation is a simple fact. And there is nothing wrong with that. It's not Nintendos fault that sony isn't selling as well in Japan. We could also conclude from the same info that the Switch is the most balanced seling platform of the three. Either way, it doesn't change the data.

Last edited by Intrinsic - on 26 October 2019

Arkus said:
The PS4 is just 2 weeks away from outselling the Wii

Amazing feat, that and then shortly after that it should outsell it’s great-grandfather, the PS1 which sits at 102.5m I believe?