Forums - Sales Discussion - Nintendo Switch has become the fastest selling video game system of all time in the US

Shikamo said:

Congrats to Nintendo! Iwata would be Proud.

I'm sure that Iwata worked hard on the NS in his last year at Nintendo. So it's nice to see that his last system is doing well. A nice thing to leave behind.

Thanks Iwata, i'm loving the NS .



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RolStoppable said:
Pinkie_pie said:
What did the ps4 do in its first 10 months in the us? So switch first 10 months sold more than ps4 first 10 months in japan and the us but somehow ps4 still sold more or equal switchs first 10 months worldwide?

~4m.

Switch is ahead of the PS4 worldwide through ten months.

Didnt the ps4 sell 12m through 10 months? Switch would need to sell at least 2m in December to be ahead which i guess is possible. 1m in japan and 1m in the us 



Well deserved, no system id rather game on.



Pinkie_pie said:

Didnt the ps4 sell 12m through 10 months? Switch would need to sell at least 2m in December to be ahead which i guess is possible. 1m in japan and 1m in the us 

For worldwide sales VGC is the best thing to go on, so numbers taken from there. I list week 43 and week 44 totals, so people can pick their definition of 10 months.

Week 43: PS4 - 10.59m
Week 44: PS4 - 11.18m

Switch is at ~9.7m through 40 weeks, but with December weeks missing, an extrapolation puts Switch ahead of the PS4 without a doubt.



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Miyamotoo said:
-Ps4 sold 3.95 million in the first 10 months.
-Wii sold 4.05 million in the first 10 months.
-Switch sold 4.8 million in the first 10 months.

This is mighty impressive.



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GuyDuke said:
Miyamotoo said:
-Ps4 sold 3.95 million in the first 10 months.
-Wii sold 4.05 million in the first 10 months.
-Switch sold 4.8 million in the first 10 months.

This is mighty impressive.

It is, but here's a secret: Switch isn't the fastest selling video game system in the USA like the thread title wants you to believe.

There's a reason why NIntendo's press release reads "home video game system", so you can figure that the things that got excluded have the real #1. Would it surprise you if I told you that the DS did better than Switch?

No?

But it should. The only video game system that sold faster than Switch in the USA is the Game Boy Advance.



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RolStoppable said:
Pinkie_pie said:

Didnt the ps4 sell 12m through 10 months? Switch would need to sell at least 2m in December to be ahead which i guess is possible. 1m in japan and 1m in the us 

For worldwide sales VGC is the best thing to go on, so numbers taken from there. I list week 43 and week 44 totals, so people can pick their definition of 10 months.

Week 43: PS4 - 10.59m
Week 44: PS4 - 11.18m

Switch is at ~9.7m through 40 weeks, but with December weeks missing, an extrapolation puts Switch ahead of the PS4 without a doubt.

So switch gotta sell roughly 1.5m in 4 weeks to be ahead. Yep no doubt switch will be ahead of ps4 through 10 months. 





Oh Dear, but I just saw it fall off a cliff.



So it beat the Wii in the same amount of time. Damn, fantastic job from Nintendo, i've said it before and i'll say it again they've truly hit it out of the park with the Switch so far. To think that they went from the failure of the Wii U previously to the massive success of the Switch, what an amazing turnaround and comeback.  Can't wait to buy a Switch myself, just gotta save up the money first. 

Now bring on that delicious January direct to keep the momentum going.

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