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Switch more than double both the others combined, with shortages and in March to boot.

I knew Animal Crossing was gonna be big, but I didn't expect it to be THIS gargantuan.



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PS4 is losing its 50% marketshare any day now.



SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

Switch more than double both the others combined, with shortages and in March to boot.

I knew Animal Crossing was gonna be big, but I didn't expect it to be THIS gargantuan.

Switch > 2(PS4+XOne).

Wow. Though I think the pandemic played nearly as much of a roll in the huge Switch sales spike as did Animal Crossing.

It really was a case of the right game at the right time; it was gonna be huge anyway, but a relaxing life sim in a time where people are cooped up at home and stressed out by scary circumstances? Like selling sunscreen at an Australian nudist colony.



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SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

It really was a case of the right game at the right time; it was gonna be huge anyway, but a relaxing life sim in a time where people are cooped up at home and stressed out by scary circumstances? Like selling sunscreen at an Australian nudist colony.

Indeed a most fortuitous circumstance. Imagine how conflicted people at Nintendo must be right now.  Saddened at the pandemic but elated at the increased sales from it.

Probably also frustrated that now that demand for their system is through the roof, they can't ship enough hardware to meet said demand.



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SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

Probably also frustrated that now that demand for their system is through the roof, they can't ship enough hardware to meet said demand.

Indeed.  There must be several conflicting feelings within the company...especially depending on the department.

True, I'm not sure if they've shifted to working from home yet but if so that's gotta frustrate the game development side as it'll be harder for them to get their work done. 

Speaking of Nintendo staff though, Aya Kyogoku's gotta be feeling pretty proud; AC:NH is her directorial debut and it's gotta feel good for your first game to be such an absolute gigaton.



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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

Gap change in latest month: 297,891 – PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,063,929 – PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 12,538,321 – PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 142,530,973

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 155,069,294

In March 2020 the gap grew in favor of the combined sales PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 297,891 units. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 7.06 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 12.54 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 77 months sold a combined 142.53 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 155.07 million units.

The PS3 and X360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PS4 and XOne are currently 18.15 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.

Last gen had much better legs than this one, but the lead this gen has built up over its earlier years is big enough that it should still end up on top at the end of the day.

360 had gotten a second wind around this time while Xbone has dropped to a trickle.



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curl-6 said:

Switch more than double both the others combined, with shortages and in March to boot.

I knew Animal Crossing was gonna be big, but I didn't expect it to be THIS gargantuan.

The game straight up became a phenomenon. It is everywhere, and it "feels" like the biggest Switch release to date. Which says a lot when you have BotW, Odyssey, Smash, and Pokemon in your library.



trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Last gen had much better legs than this one, but the lead this gen has built up over its earlier years is big enough that it should still end up on top at the end of the day.

360 had gotten a second wind around this time while Xbone has dropped to a trickle.

Can PS4 and Xbox One sell 18.15 more units before they stop selling?  It is very likely. Though I doubt they will end up selling much more than that.

I reckon they can; PS4 alone should be able to get close to that by the time it's discontinued.



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trunkswd said:

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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 513,703 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,663,175 - Switch

Total Lead: 3,518,066 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 53,733,752

Wii Total Sales: 57,251,818

March 2020 is the 37th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Wii grew its lead over the Switch by 513,703 units. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 1.66 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 3.52 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 53.73 million units, while the Wii sold 57.25 million units during the same timeframe.

The 37th month for the Nintendo Switch is March 2020 and for the Wii it is November 2009.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 47.90 million units to outsell the Wii.

Holy moly, the Wii was in it's 2009 holiday season at this point, and the Switch is roughly keeping pace with it... in March.

The gap was over 10 million just 6 months ago, now it's just 3.5 million...



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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 685,105 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,026,393 - DS

Total Lead: 2,604,809 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 53,733,752

DS Total Sales: 56,338,561

March is the 37th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 685,105 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 6.03 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 2.60 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 3.73 million units, while the DS sold 56.34 million units during the same timeframe.

The 37th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the DS it is November 2007.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 100.29 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.

Still so close! Please Nintendo don't cut Switch short like with Wii...

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PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 165,091 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,452,840 – DS

Total Lead: 35,257,130 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 108,272,070

DS Total Sales: 143,529,200

March 2020 is the 77th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo DS when compared with the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 by 165,091 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.45 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 35.26 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 108.27 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 143.53 million units during the same timeframe.

The 77th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is March, while for the Nintendo DS it is March 2011.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 45.75 million units to outsell the Nintendo DS.

DS still widening the gap even at this point, proof Nintendo systems can have good legs.



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