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If they can catch up with demand, I see no reason as to why Japan wouldn't be Nintendo's strongest region, week in and week out for 2018.



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quickrick said:
TruckOSaurus said:

Yeah but without the million shipped to NA, that region would be the neglected one and stock wouldn't be plentiful. The stock sent to NA is getting sold, I don't think they're in a situation where the console is heavily supply constrained in the US like at launch but I do think the consoles shipped don't sit on the shelves too long so they do need a constant supply in NA.

you make a good point but it seems they shipping very little to the country with the most demand.

Maybe they figured lost holiday sales in NA have more chance to be permanently lost than in Japan. What it points to is that Nintendo still doesn't have enough stock to cover demand worldwide and they have to make tough decisions on how to allocate the available units.



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quickrick said:
SpokenTruth said:

Let me get this straight.  Switch sold better because of "pent up demand".  That means there was more demand than supply at some point and then when supply came through, sales spiked....and yet when supply remains constant with demand, sales will fall?

OK let me explain it to you, switch could have sold 2 million in 2 months, but because of supply issues, it was selling slowly spreading out in each month and getting a boost each month from day one buyers that couldn't buy one. example super classic, beat ps4, and it could probably beaten ps4 for more months if it wasn't for the holidays, now say 2 million people wanted super classic in north america and it only shipped taht amount in 4 months it would beat ps4 in most months, but if they shipped 2 million, first month, sales will start to fall hard next month. wii in japan is a good example once it hit 10 million in a little over 2 years sales fell of a cliff.

That's not how demand works.  It can grow or shrink irrespective of supply.

Also, when Switch hits 10 million in Japan, we can revisit your decreased demand projection.



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quickrick said:
zorg1000 said:

It did over 2 million last month, thats a pretty big number

i'm talking japan, 2 million WW in november is not that amazing.

Yeah full price selling 2m for a month is terrible....... wondered when your negativity would join the thread. And why the constant need to bring the PS4 into every Nintendo discussion?



acdcste said:
quickrick said:

i'm talking japan, 2 million WW in november is not that amazing.

Yeah full price selling 2m for a month is terrible....... wondered when your negativity would join the thread. And why the constant need to bring the PS4 into every Nintendo discussion?

PS4's first November after launch was probably bigger, since it's NPD was bigger (90k more) and it has the advantage of selling better in Europe than the Switch. And if we look at the data it's better to outsell your competitor 3:1 in Europe (potential market 50 million) than 4:1 in Japan (potential market 25 million). Since the European market is much bigger. The PS4 also didn't do pricecuts that holiday.



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zorg1000 said:
quickrick said:

ps4 probably did near 4.5 million in novemebr. 100$ cheaper yea but 4 years older, so 100$ is nothing really, 3ds, GC, and wiiu being cheaper sure didn't make them sell like hot cakes.

The whole its 4 years old excuse makes no sense.

It doesnt matter how old it is when this is its peak year.

i'm talking about ps4 being 100$ cheaper, it's 4 years old, it honestly should be 250$ by now.



Qwark said:
acdcste said:

Yeah full price selling 2m for a month is terrible....... wondered when your negativity would join the thread. And why the constant need to bring the PS4 into every Nintendo discussion?

PS4's first November after launch was probably bigger, since it's NPD was bigger (90k more) and it has the advantage of selling better in Europe than the Switch. And if we look at the data it's better to outsell your competitor 3:1 in Europe (potential market 50 million) than 4:1 in Japan (potential market 25 million). Since the European market is much bigger. The PS4 also didn't do pricecuts that holiday.

According to this site it did 2.4 million in Nov 2014



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Its already doing about 100k. So hopefully it can get close to 300k



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zorg1000 said:
Qwark said:

PS4's first November after launch was probably bigger, since it's NPD was bigger (90k more) and it has the advantage of selling better in Europe than the Switch. And if we look at the data it's better to outsell your competitor 3:1 in Europe (potential market 50 million) than 4:1 in Japan (potential market 25 million). Since the European market is much bigger. The PS4 also didn't do pricecuts that holiday.

According to this site it did 2.4 million in Nov 2014

so ps4 did 4 million in December  nor buying that



quickrick said:
zorg1000 said:

According to this site it did 2.4 million in Nov 2014

so ps4 did 4 million in December  nor buying that

Can you do math?

Nov+Dec=5.7 million

Nov=2.4 million

That leaves 3.3 million for Dec

Also this site has it overtracked during holiday 2014.



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