Definitely. I corrected the nonsensical sentence, it was meant to say Vita instead of Japan. I wanted to note that Spain, which generally leans heavily to Sony, could have increased Switch sales simply due to the fact that it's portable, and that portables sell very well there, and the Vita sold notably well there, too.
It would make more sense to look at what Nintendo handhelds sold in Spain if you want to have something to go on in regards to Switch.
On a more general note, the concerns that Nintendo will have trouble to sell in Europe in general and Spain specifically stem from an unhealthy emphasis on the previous generation and the exclusion of handheld sales. That paints a picture of "Europe is Sonyland", but both the Wii and DS did well in Europe (including Spain), so there isn't anything special that Nintendo will have to do to make Switch sell a lot in Europe. Switch is already doing well as it is and it's only going to get better with cheaper hardware prices.
The PS4's peak years in Spain are 500-600k each and if Switch does 400-500k during each of its peak years (and that's likely), it won't be far off. In France it's likely that Switch will sell more lifetime than the PS4, a lot of other European countries fall between Spain and France.
3ds yearly sales baseline was 300k - 400k, the hybrid NS repeats that so far
What about now with the Nintendo switch lite?
Anent France, it's easy, ps4 (5.1m) hadn't surpassed 3ds sales (5.5m) till the end of 2018. 3ds had the two year head start, but still, ps4 managed to match 3ds total sales in the UK and Germany 2015.
Also, launch-aligned 3ds was selling more,
Add to that the almost 1m wii u sales in 4.5 years in France and the fact that NS sold 200k more units than ps4 in 2018. 1.1m VS 900k
Last edited by tak13 - on 13 July 2019