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With the coronavirus and forced closures of shops, I think that negative trend will continue for a while, even with production resuming in China.



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It's Animal Crossing release next week ...
Counter-attack time !



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Mar1217 said:
It's Animal Crossing release next week ...
Counter-attack time !

Well, only if that's even possible. Many stores that are not grocery stores or pharmacies are closed throughout Europe, and I don't think that's only the case here. Besides, due to social distancing, I'm not sure if many would even go to the stores to buy the game now - or the console for that matter. And then there's the possibility of shortages due to lack of production...



Just posted Week 11 numbers. More of the same as the lows keep getting lower for the PS4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch is essentially the same as last week.
Next week is going to be a BIG one.



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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

PAOerfulone said:
Just posted Week 11 numbers. More of the same as the lows keep getting lower for the PS4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch is essentially the same as last week.
Next week is going to be a BIG one.

Despite everything going on I'm seeing a lot of people buy a Switch to play Animal Crossing. 



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I just posted Week 12 numbers and all I have to say is...

HO-LY SHIT!

Coronavirus be damned. 



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

PAOerfulone said:

I just posted Week 12 numbers and all I have to say is...

HO-LY SHIT!

Coronavirus be damned. 

And nearly half of the sales came from Japan. The standard Switch was hard to find and is out of stock most places. Switch Lite stock is starting to run low as well. Hopefully they can restock shelves quickly. 



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Just posted Week 13 numbers. A steady hold for the Switch from last week's massive AC boost. Meanwhile, the PS4 and Xbox One were slightly up from last week.



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

Never would have guessed animal crossing would be so big. I don't see the appeal. But holy shit that's a giant boost. I'm still here waiting on metroid.



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1.3 million advantage for switch and the AC momentum will be seen for few more months and maybe until the holidays since it is a really good holiday title.

It will be hard for the Switch so lose this advantage tbh. It performed not that great in the summer last year and tbh even with the shortage I dont see it dipping a lot under 200k. End of the year will be really important (and switch lite launch). But still even if it doesn't peak this year and just remains stable, it will be an incredible performance.

I think the Mario celebration will help and I don't see the switch not getting a price cut this year or alteast a reduction bundle with MK8 or something.

I think they will be pretty aggressive this year on Black Friday and for the holidays.