Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Year 1 - Week 52 - Global Switch Sales vs WiiU/XboxOne/3DS/PS4

Bofferbrauer2 said:
trent44 said:

Hopefully they stick with 1 history of numbers for a while, so green can just update the chart an not have to redo everything so many times.

:P

13.7 now, they can't decide it seems

13.7 million includes the week ending 6th January.



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JSG87 said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

13.7 now, they can't decide it seems

13.7 million includes the week ending 6th January.

Yeah, saw it now too

Who else feels that's pretty low, 1.3 Million units on shelves feels like way too much, especially considering Japan being sold out and Amazon US did so half of the month, too



Bofferbrauer2 said:
JSG87 said:

13.7 million includes the week ending 6th January.

Yeah, saw it now too

Who else feels that's pretty low, 1.3 Million units on shelves feels like way too much, especially considering Japan being sold out and Amazon US did so half of the month, too

I said that too but it seems that Europe has excess stock, USA I'd basically getting the right amount and Japan is understocked.



Shipped units is also units in transition, thus they could just have left the production lines and the Factory to their destination.



Or maybe they are preparing for Switch's launch in China



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
JSG87 said:

13.7 million includes the week ending 6th January.

Yeah, saw it now too

Who else feels that's pretty low, 1.3 Million units on shelves feels like way too much, especially considering Japan being sold out and Amazon US did so half of the month, too

Being sold out doesn't mean that shipped equates sold through. By the end of 2017 Media Create and Famitsu had Switch at ~3.3m and ~3.4m, respectively. Nintendo's financial report states shipments to Japan as 3.72m, so you do not only have to account for units on store shelves, but also units in transit because Nintendo counts units as shipped once they are on their way to retailers. Since Japan's holiday season extends into January, there had to be a sizeable shipment underway in order to satisfy customers. Keep in mind that neither Media Create and Famitsu have 100% direct sales data, so small discrepancies between the two and between either of them and Nintendo's shipment numbers are very much possible.

Once you account for units in transit on a global basis, 1.3m or 1.4m units that have yet to be sold through isn't too big of a number.



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
JSG87 said:

13.7 million includes the week ending 6th January.

Yeah, saw it now too

Who else feels that's pretty low, 1.3 Million units on shelves feels like way too much, especially considering Japan being sold out and Amazon US did so half of the month, too

No its about right.

At the end of 2014 PS4 had shipped 19.9 million and sold 18.5 million

1-2 million is pretty normal to be on shelves/in transit.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

So it's no longer a question of if the switch will outsell the ps4 and 3ds first 12 months, but by how big of a margin it will outsell them by.



Pretty much, but seeing how it's falling in Japan I hope it still has enough stock to surpass them. It would be a shame to lost to the Wii just because Nintendo didn't produced enough.



RolStoppable said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Yeah, saw it now too

Who else feels that's pretty low, 1.3 Million units on shelves feels like way too much, especially considering Japan being sold out and Amazon US did so half of the month, too

Being sold out doesn't mean that shipped equates sold through. By the end of 2017 Media Create and Famitsu had Switch at ~3.3m and ~3.4m, respectively. Nintendo's financial report states shipments to Japan as 3.72m, so you do not only have to account for units on store shelves, but also units in transit because Nintendo counts units as shipped once they are on their way to retailers. Since Japan's holiday season extends into January, there had to be a sizeable shipment underway in order to satisfy customers. Keep in mind that neither Media Create and Famitsu have 100% direct sales data, so small discrepancies between the two and between either of them and Nintendo's shipment numbers are very much possible.

Once you account for units in transit on a global basis, 1.3m or 1.4m units that have yet to be sold through isn't too big of a number.

Thx for the explanation. Yeah, now it makes sense to me too