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Nintendo Switch accomplishes the sweep in the USA in 2019

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Nintendo Switch has won each of the 12 NPD months in the USA in 2019 and therefore was unsurprisingly the best-selling console of the year. Such a sweep - winning every single month of the year - is no easy feat.

Will Nintendo Switch pull it off in 2020 again? The road to the sweep is manageable enough. The aging Sony and Microsoft consoles are a long shot to put up a fight and Switch is attaining sales of ~1.5m in each of the holiday months, so the successors of the PS4 and XB1 will have to shatter previous launch records by significant margins in order to prevent Switch from achieving back to back sweeps.

Here's the comprehensive list of all sweeps during the 2010s:

2019 - Nintendo Switch
2018 - N/A
2017 - N/A
2016 - N/A
2015 - N/A
2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - Xbox 360
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A

Update: Preceding years that could be 100% confirmed like the above list for the 2010s:

2009 - N/A
2008 - N/A
2007 - N/A
2006 - N/A
2005 - N/A
2004 - N/A
2003 - N/A
2002 - N/A
2001 - N/A

Last edited by RolStoppable - on 03 January 2020

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Globally in the US?

Fuck, I got nothing. Nextgenbox can't come fast enough at this point.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Impressive. I'm surprised that only two years had console sweeps in this decade.

Anybody have data on the 2000s? I assume the PS2 did so a few years in a row.



it will fall off a cliff next year with the new consoles selling more than the switch will in the last 2 months



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kirby007 said:
it will fall off a cliff next year with the new consoles selling more than the switch will in the last 2 months

Lol did you accidentally fall on keyboard because I'm wondering how you pull such a shitty comment out of your ass.



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Fallawful said:
Impressive. I'm surprised that only two years had console sweeps in this decade.

Anybody have data on the 2000s? I assume the PS2 did so a few years in a row.

It's hard to find monthly NPD sales figures prior to 2007. Even articles written about NPD reports commonly don't outline hardware sales.

I can confirm that the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 saw no sweep. I am doubtful that the PS2 got multiple sweeps because the GBA was selling a lot of units in a short timespan in the USA, around 35m from 2001 to 2006. So it's likely that the GBA won a month every now and then, because while the PS2 had higher lifetime sales than the GBA, its sales were spread across a bigger number of good years.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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sethnintendo said:
kirby007 said:
it will fall off a cliff next year with the new consoles selling more than the switch will in the last 2 months

Lol did you accidentally fall on keyboard because I'm wondering how you pull such a shitty comment out of your ass.

you dont think a ps5 will sell +-2 million units?



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kirby007 said:
sethnintendo said:

Lol did you accidentally fall on keyboard because I'm wondering how you pull such a shitty comment out of your ass.

you dont think a ps5 will sell +-2 million units?

Switch sales will not fall off cliff when other systems released.



sethnintendo said:
kirby007 said:

you dont think a ps5 will sell +-2 million units?

Switch sales will not fall off cliff when other systems released.

doesn't mean its going to match the launch months of the 2 actual consoles



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sethnintendo said:
kirby007 said:
it will fall off a cliff next year with the new consoles selling more than the switch will in the last 2 months

Lol did you accidentally fall on keyboard because I'm wondering how you pull such a shitty comment out of your ass.

kirby doesn't need any special tricks to write such posts. He is blessed with the natural talent.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club