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I have compiled quarterly shipments for Switch hardware/software and first party million sellers in this Google spreadsheet and included columns for running totals as well as growing tie ratios. The entirety of the body of work is too massive to post it properly here, so I'll only put a glimpse of it here. For more detailed information, please visit the spreadsheet and have a little patience for it to load (15-30 seconds until you can navigate in it). All first party million sellers are listed along with their known quarterly numbers. While you only have read-only access to the spreadsheet, it should still be possible that you can copy-paste things of interest from the spreadsheet into this thread and make it a point of discussion.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to voice them. For example, there could be a column added to watch how the share of first party software sales of the total software sales develops over time, if you worry about the poor oppressed third parties.

Quarter Ending Switch Switch Lite Hardware
(Quarter)
Hardware
(Cumulative)
Software
(Quarter)
Software
(Cumulative)
March 2017 2,74 - 2,74 2,74 5,46 5,46
June 2017 1,96 - 1,96 4,70 8,14 13,60
September 2017 2,93 - 2,93 7,63 13,88 27,48
December 2017 7,23 - 7,23 14,86 25,08 52,56
March 2018 2,93 - 2,93 17,79 16,41 68,97
June 2018 1,88 - 1,88 19,67 17,96 86,93
September 2018 3,19 - 3,19 22,86 24,17 111,10
December 2018 9,41 - 9,41 32,27 52,51 163,61
March 2019 2,47 - 2,47 34,74 23,91 187,52
June 2019 2,13 - 2,13 36,87 22,62 210,14
September 2019 2,85 1,95 4,80 41,67 35,87 246,01
December 2019
March 2020
June 2020
September 2020
December 2020
Total 39,72 1,95 41,67 41,67 246,01 246,01


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Any idea when the next results are due?



thismeintiel said:
Any idea when the next results are due?

3 hours and 45 minutes from now



2020 predictions: NSW 21m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m
(PS5 and XSX predictions will most likely change after we know enough about them)

Less than 4 hours from now.

Edit: Too slow.



Ryng said:
thismeintiel said:
Any idea when the next results are due?

3 hours and 45 minutes from now

Damn, didn't realize it was that soon.  Thanks.



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Well, let's see how well VGCartz tracked the console this holiday season...



The tie ratios could be interesting to put in the OP as well.

50-50 split between first and third parties still prevalent this generation.



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I’m excited to see how high switch went for the most recent holiday quarter. It definitely sold through more, but we should keep in mind that this year may have a disadvantage thanks to how shipments have worked out.

They shipped a massive amount of consoles last quarter, and retailers have stated that especially the lite was shipped in vast quantities in advance of the holidays. Furthermore, there were talks about Nintendo slightly over shipping to the US in anticipation of an incoming tax on foreign goods. Last year, these factors were not present (in fact, they slightly overshipped Q3), which will put the yoY comparison a slight disadvantage.

Despite I still think it’ll be up, just not as much as the sell-through increase would cause one to expect.



I am not so sure anymore that Lite was overshiped...Do you really think that Nintendo planners were all stupid enough to think that the Lite would sale like the DS ?



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TomaTito said:

The tie ratios could be interesting to put in the OP as well.

50-50 split between first and third parties still prevalent this generation.

I don't intend to edit the OP every quarter, nevermind that the adjustment I've made to the spreadsheet won't convert to VGC formating anymore.

As for tie ratios specifically, the first party share gained a little this past quarter, so it's at ~55%. You have to factor in that first party games that weren't million sellers during any given fiscal year still sold a bunch of units, so there is always some unknown quantity of them. The first party share started out at ~70%.

Of course the situation that Nintendo holds a large share of total software sales hasn't changed, because the willingness of third parties to invest hasn't changed. You reap what you sow.



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

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