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We're nearing the point where both console will have the same number of holidays (36 months) and it looks like the Switch will retain its lead this time around.



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Really hope shortages don't fuck with Switch sales this year too much. And hopefully that any lost sales over the next few months simply translate to later purchases down the line.



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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

PS4 Vs. PS3 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 29,228 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 292,647 – PS3

Total Lead: 247,488 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,834,192

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 8,586,704

January 2020 is the 72nd month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 29,228 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 292,647 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 247,488 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.83 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 8.59 million units.

The PS3 sold 10.47 million units lifetime in Japan. The PS4 needs to sell another 1.64 million units to outsell the PS3.



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PS4 is looking like it's going to come up short of the PS3 in Japan.



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trunkswd said:

You can read the complete article here.

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

PS4 Vs. PS3 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 29,228 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: 292,647 – PS3

Total Lead: 247,488 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,834,192

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 8,586,704

January 2020 is the 72nd month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 29,228 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 3 by 292,647 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 247,488 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 8.83 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 8.59 million units.

The PS3 sold 10.47 million units lifetime in Japan. The PS4 needs to sell another 1.64 million units to outsell the PS3.

This faceoff continues to be one of the more fun ones to watch; close fight even at this late stage in both system's lives.

If PS3 gains by as much this year as it did in 2019, it'll overtake PS4 by 2021.



curl-6 said:

This faceoff continues to be one of the more fun ones to watch; close fight even at this late stage in both system's lives.

If PS3 gains by as much this year as it did in 2019, it'll overtake PS4 by 2021.

With how low PS4 sales are and how close the PS5 is too release the PS3 will likely end up ahead. However, FF7 Remake could change the PS4's fortunes.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo

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Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

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Read the article here.

Switch vs Wii in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 514,892 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,991,118 - NS

Total Lead: 3,332,140 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 12,027,627

Wii Total Sales: 8,695,487

January 2020 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch increased its lead over the Wii by 514,892 units and by 2.99 million units in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 3.33 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 12.03 million units, while the Wii sold 8.70 million units during the same timeframe.

The 35th month for the Nintendo Switch is January 2020 and for the Wii it is October 2009.

The Wii sold 12.77 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch needs to sell another 0.74 million units to outsell the Wii.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo

I stream on Twitch and have my own Youtube

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

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trunkswd said:

Read the article here.

Switch vs Wii in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 514,892 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,991,118 - NS

Total Lead: 3,332,140 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 12,027,627

Wii Total Sales: 8,695,487

January 2020 is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Switch increased its lead over the Wii by 514,892 units and by 2.99 million units in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 3.33 million units.

The Wii launched in December 2006 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 12.03 million units, while the Wii sold 8.70 million units during the same timeframe.

The 35th month for the Nintendo Switch is January 2020 and for the Wii it is October 2009.

The Wii sold 12.77 million units lifetime in Japan. The Switch needs to sell another 0.74 million units to outsell the Wii.

Well, this race will be over soon, unless shortages strangle Switch supply in Japan down to a trickle for an extended period.



curl-6 said:

Well, this race will be over soon, unless shortages strangle Switch supply in Japan down to a trickle for an extended period.

Agreed. 2, maybe 3 months until the Switch tops the Wii in Japan. AS you said it depends on the possible supply issues.



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Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

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