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Forums - Sales Discussion - JAPAN Consoles Showdown: 2023 |Completed|

This is the JAPAN Console Showdown comparison thread for 2023.

It will be only for the JAPAN region, and will be the only sales thread from me, that will be updated weekly since the site is updating the worldwide numbers monthly instead of weekly.

To be able to update them weekly I will put the Famitsu numbers each week, and when VGCharts releases estimated ones, I will adjust them with those numbers, because the competitor's numbers are VGCharts estimated and not Famitsu ones, and therefore it is more fair to compare them to the numbers from the same place, and at the same time.

The battles for this year for JAPAN are as follows:

  • Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo DS'08 (4.2M)
  • PlayStation 5 vs Nintendo 3DS'14 (3.1M)
  • PlayStation 4 2023 vs Xbox Series S/X 2023

Latest adjustments: April 2024

*The target for all of the comparisons is to be as close as possible (and with that to give us better perspective where the given console is going this year) and to have good chance of finishing close in the end. Therefore if some of the contenders go way far one from another then, the contender's year, or even the contender itself may change so that it suits better to the given's console performance in 2023. Other thing is also I would not repeat main competitor (on the tables) from the year before from my thread, so even if it's a good fit, I would always look for a different one, so it's always new and fresh.*

2008 Nintendo DS vs 2023 Nintendo Switch Comparison

Week/Month '08 DS - Weekly '08 DS - Yearly '23 NSW - Weekly '23 NSW - Yearly (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
January 288,682 288,682 137,033 137,033 -151,649 -151,649
2 100,111 388,793 74,702 211,735 -25,409 -177,058
3 89,601 478,394 51,594 263,329 -38,007 -215,065
4 77,024 555,418 51,114 314,443 -25,910 -240,975
February 67,346 622,764 55,742 370,185 -11,604 -252,579
6 58,610 681,374 55,034 425,219 -3,576 -256,155
7 60,554 741,928 48,908 474,127 -11,646 -267,801
8 48,973 790,901 61,398 535,525 +12,425 -255,376
March 50,855 841,756 66,539 602,064 +15,684 -239,692
10 46,490 888,246 59,914 661,978 +13,424 -226,268
11 49,770 938,016 49,594 711,572 -176 -226,444
12 60,089 998,105 54,622 766,194 -5,467 -231,911
13 57,539 1,055,644 56,557 822,751 -982 -232,893
April 53,208 1,108,852 52,518 875,269 -690 -233,583
15 43,760 1,152,612 48,812 924,081 +5,052 -228,531
16 40,664 1,193,276 51,812 975,893 +11,148 -217,383
17 40,919 1,234,195 127,812 1,103,705 +86,893 -130,490
May 48,914 1,283,109 88,713 1,192,418 +39,799 -90,691
19 49,254 1,332,363 83,068 1,275,486 +33,814 -56,877
20 34,203 1,366,566 86,662 1,362,148 +52,459 -4,418
21 36,437 1,403,003 86,546 1,448,694 +50,109 +45,691
June 37,405 1,440,408 88,358 1,537,052 +50,953 +96,644
23 33,764 1,474,172 104,428 1,641,480 +70,664 +167,308
24 38,321 1,512,493 81,417 1,722,897 +43,096 +210,404
25 36,400 1,548,893 106,004 1,828,901 +69,604 +280,008
26 49,601 1,598,494 106,228 1,935,129 +56,627 +336,635
July 47,878 1,646,372 86,462 2,021,591 +38,584 +375,219
28 47,424 1,693,796 64,934 2,086,525 +17,510 +392,729
29 57,391 1,751,187 71,188 2,157,713 +13,797 +406,526
30 58,558 1,809,745 78,334 2,236,047 +19,776 +426,302
August 59,763 1,869,508 93,224 2,329,271 +33,461 +459,763
32 63,256 1,932,764 91,753 2,421,024 +28,497 +488,260
33 82,730 2,015,494 77,792 2,498,816 -4,938 +483,322
34 55,890 2,071,384 71,714 2,570,530 15,824 +499,146
35 56,805 2,128,189 83,238 2,653,768 +26,433 +525,579
September 49,843 2,178,032 80,068 2,733,836 +30,225 +555,804
37 62,970 2,241,002 71,592 2,805,428 +8,622 +564,426
38 61,671 2,302,673 72,601 2,878,029 +10,930 +575,356
39 58,497 2,361,170 56,539 2,934,568 -1,958 +573,398
October 43,376 2,404,546 110,258 3,044,826 +66,882 +640,280
41 32,718 2,437,264 44,478 3,089,304 +11,760 +652,040
42 32,058 2,469,322 62,261 3,151,565 +30,203 +682,243
43 24,550 2,493,872 66,174 3,217,739 +41,624 +723,867
November 188,471 2,682,343 93,268 3,311,007 -95,203 +628,664
45 109,443 2,791,786 65,795 3,376,802 -43,648 +585,016
46 88,840 2,880,626 65,566 3,442,368 -23,274 +561,742
47 114,028 2,994,654 71,697 3,514,065 -42,331 +519,411
48 113,333 3,107,987 79,067 3,593,132 -34,266 +485,145
December 139,938 3,247,925 92,789 3,685,921 -47,149 +437,996
50 210,485 3,458,410 94,658 3,780,579 -115,827 +322,169
51 259,421 3,717,831 88,023 3,868,602 -171,398 +150,771
52 258,293 3,976,124 80,861 3,949,463 -177,432 -26,661
53 245,522 4,221,646 - 3,949,463 -245,522 -272,183

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