Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch outsells PS3 in Japan

As of this week's numbers, Nintendo's hybrid has overtaken Sony's last gen console.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/12/nintendo_switch_has_now_outsold_the_mighty_playstation_3_in_japan



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Kind of a low bar in Japan really, given the nature of the Switch.



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Incredibly unimpressive. NintendoLife is trolling with unjustified positivity by playing up the PS3 into something that it has never been ("the mighty PlayStation 3"), because even they know how little it means to beat one of the more recent PS consoles.



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Good, but the lowest selling PS console (has the PS4 overtaken the PS3 over there yet?) being beaten by a Nintendo handheld in Japan seems obvious. It would have been worrying if it didn't outsell it.



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Darwinianevolution said:
Good, but the lowest selling PS console (has the PS4 overtaken the PS3 over there yet?) being beaten by a Nintendo handheld in Japan seems obvious. It would have been worrying if it didn't outsell it.

Not yet, and if the PS4 stays without price reduction its not certain that it will overtake the PS3.



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Switch takes another scalp, but yeah not that impressive. Talk to me in a couple years when Switch passes 20 million and goes after 3DS numbers in japan.



Im kinda surprised the PS4 hasn't overtaken the PS3. It seems to do pretty ok in Japan.



KLXVER said:
Im kinda surprised the PS4 hasn't overtaken the PS3. It seems to do pretty ok in Japan.

PS4 is definitely overdue for a price cut. Plus, last gen the home console market was in a slightly better position. Not by much, but PS3 was able to pull off 10.5M and 360 did 1.7M.  This gen, XBO will be lucky to hit 250K. PS4 may leg it out to tie PS3 if they actually drop it to the equivalent of $199-$225 next year and it gets a boost from FF7 and Ghost of Tsushima.



Took longer than what I thought it would, PS3 and PS4 dropped majorly compared to PS2 sales in Japan.



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How long though till it overtakes the PS3 global. That should be very interesting to follow.