Forums - Sales Discussion - April NPD 2020: Switch 808k, PS4 411k, XB1 329k

Also Mat confirmed that Trials of Mana sold more on Switch in the US than on PS4.



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mk7sx said:
trunkswd said:
Those are some crazy numbers. I'll get to making adjustments to our hardware figures once I am done with the daily news.

Michael Pachter has confirmed actual unit sales of all three hardware.

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/npd-april-video-game-disc-sales-up-8/

NSW: 808,000
PS4: 411,000
XBO: 329,000

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Marth said:
Also Mat confirmed that Trials of Mana sold more on Switch in the US than on PS4.

I'm not surprised by this; it seems like the majority of multiplat Japanese games with release date parity sell more on the PS4 in Japan and more on the Switch in the west.



With this kind of sales amplified by the corona crisis, 2020 will most likely be Switch's peak year (on a global level, and in Japan and the USA on a regional level), answering my own longrunning question if it would be 2020 or 2021.

The sales adjustment on VGC may now even have Switch ahead of the PS4 through 38 months LTD, so the PS4 is behind even with one more holiday season than Switch has had.



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I just did some major adjustments based on NPD figures. Adjustments were made in most regions worldwide.

Worldwide lifetime adjustments:

  • NS adjusted up 1,137,000 units
  • PS4 adjusted up 846,600 units
  • X1 adjusted up 433,900 units
  • 3DS adjusted up 38,600 units


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Largest non-holiday months*

1. Switch - 1,002,000 (March 2020)
2. Switch - 808,000 (April 2020)
3. Wii - 803,000 (October 2008)
4. DS - 783,000 (June 2008)
5. DS - 766,000 (June 2009)
6. Wii - 753,000 (February 2009)
7. Wii - 714,000 (April 2008)
8. Wii - 721,000 (March 2008)
9. DS - 701,000 (March 2010)
10. DS - 698,000 (March 2008)

*excludes hardware launches.



p0isonparadise said:
Largest non-holiday months*

1. Switch - 1,002,000 (March 2020)
2. Switch - 808,000 (April 2020)
3. Wii - 803,000 (October 2008)
4. DS - 783,000 (June 2008)
5. DS - 766,000 (June 2009)
6. Wii - 753,000 (February 2009)
7. Wii - 714,000 (April 2008)
8. Wii - 721,000 (March 2008)
9. DS - 701,000 (March 2010)
10. DS - 698,000 (March 2008)

*excludes hardware launches.

Switch takes the top two! That is crazy. 



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This isn't crazy, this is TOTAL MADNESS HAHAHAHAA !!

How did we end up from "Corona virus will kill the market sales" to "Corona virus causes the market to rise to unprecedent high".

Kind of incredible, especially Switch performance there, probably seeing it's peak year easily in terms of sold-in alone.



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Mar1217 said:
This isn't crazy, this is TOTAL MADNESS HAHAHAHAA !!

How did we end up from "Corona virus will kill the market sales" to "Corona virus causes the market to rise to unprecedent high".

Kind of incredible, especially Switch performance there, probably seeing it's peak year easily in terms of sold-in alone.

Also, whilst being almost impossible to find in all the 3 major regions.



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With new stimulus checks being proposed we could definitely see one of the largest summers for hardware sales ever.