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Forums - Sales Discussion - Nintendo VS Sony Fiscal Years: Global Edition

siebensus4 said:
Is there an update already possible with 2020 numbers?

Yes, I just keep forgetting about this thread because of how miserable it is to post charts in the forums now.



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Whoever decided on the acronym GCN needs to be kicked in the nuts until they can no longer reproduce.



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Thread needs to be updated with Nintendo's fourth win in a row. Almost 29m for Nintendo Switch in the fiscal year ending March 2021 vs. 13.6m for Sony (PS4 + PS5).

Nintendo's win streak isn't going to end, because the forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 2022 are 25.5m for Switch and a rather unspecified "we want to beat the PS4 in the launch-aligned timeframe" from Sony, so 15m+ PS5s plus a PS4 that is on its way out.



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

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Jumpin said:

Whoever decided on the acronym GCN needs to be kicked in the nuts until they can no longer reproduce.

Why are you such a jackass?



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Somehow Rol keeps remembering that this thread exists.



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Endymion said:

First-Party games that have sold more than 10M on NSW and PS4 (figures provided by Nintendo and Sony within 2019)

Mario Kart 8 DX (NSW): 22.96 million units as December 2019
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (NSW): 17.68 million units as December 2019
Super Mario Odyssey (NSW): 16.59 million units as December 2019
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (NSW): 16.34 million units as December 2019
Uncharted 4 (PS4) : 16.2 million units as March 2019
Pokémon Sword/Shield (NSW): 16.06 million units as December 2019
Spider-Man (PS4): 13.2 million units as July 2019
The Last of Us (PS4) : 11.8 million units as March 2019
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eeve (NSW): 11.73 million units as December 2019
God of War (PS4) : 10.9 million units as March 2019
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4): 10.0 million units as February 2019

Note that GT Sport 8.2 million figure given out recently is related to users, GT Sport sales should be noticeably lower.

The reason why I stated a year ago that it didn't make sense to claim that Sony first-party output have matched Nintendo first-party output was that , while Sony big sellers grew in popularity, so did the Nintendo big sellers (with digital being a decisive contributor to the growth).

While we don't have up to date figures for Sony big sellers it's increasingly obvious that Switch has yet to reach its peak which mean that at the end of its lifespan the first-party software total sales will be huge.

Think about it, Nintendo have yet to introduce the budget line (Nintendo Selects) because sales are still very strong. Despite the already high heights achieved by now, 3-4 years from now the total sales are going to be even higher. For example MK8DX could approach 70M units at the end of NSW life cycle.

Nintendo first-party games on NSW that have sold over 10 million units as March 2021:

Mario Kart 8 DX (NSW): 35.39 million units as March 2021
Animal Crossing New Horizons (NSW): 32.63 million units as March 2021
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (NSW): 23.84 million units as March 2021
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (NSW): 22.28 million units as March 2021
Pokémon Sword/Shield (NSW): 21.10 million units as March 2021
Super Mario Odyssey (NSW): 20.83 million units as March 2021
Super Mario Party (NSW): 14.79 million units as March 2021
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eeve (NSW): 13.28 million units as March 2021
Splatoon 2 (NSW): 12.21 million units as March 2021
New Super Mario Bros. U DX (NSW): 10.44 million units as March 2021
Ring Fit Adventure (NSW): 10.11 million units as March 2021



Man Ps2 shipped 6m united in 2011... that is just a crazy amount of consoles 11 years after its release!!!



kopstudent89 said:

Man Ps2 shipped 6m united in 2011... that is just a crazy amount of consoles 11 years after its release!!!

That's the recipe for 150+ million right there: Live forever.

And speaking of living forever, it seems Nintendo apparently just straight up refused to stop producing the NES. It pretty much outlived both the SNES and N64 by maintaining shipments of 30-80k for almost a decade.



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2021 predictions:

  • Switch - 27m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

StarDoor said:

Somehow Rol keeps remembering that this thread exists.

That's why he's unrolstoppable



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Sony wins, hands down. Look at all those exclusives.