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Honestly, it's impressive Switch kept up with DS as long as it did.

I'm skeptical that any system will ever again sell DS/PS2 numbers.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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It will be interesting to see how these two systems compare once Nintendo is able to keep the Switch in adequate supply.



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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Grows in May 2020

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 563,909 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,001,181 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,659,055 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 57,526,267

PS4 Total Sales: 54,867,212

May 2020 is the 39th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 563,909 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.00 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 2.66 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 39th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is May 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is January 2017. The Switch has sold 57.53 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 54.87 million units during the same timeframe.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 111.04 million units through May 2020. The Nintendo Switch is currently 53.51 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4.



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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Grows in May 2020

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 563,909 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,001,181 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,659,055 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 57,526,267

PS4 Total Sales: 54,867,212

May 2020 is the 39th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 563,909 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.00 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 2.66 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 39th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is May 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is January 2017. The Switch has sold 57.53 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 54.87 million units during the same timeframe.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 111.04 million units through May 2020. The Nintendo Switch is currently 53.51 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4.

Really comes down now to legs; will Switch be able to maintain momentum over the next three years, or will it lose steam?

Personally I expect PS4 to have the better legs and come out on top eventually, but you never know.



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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Explodes in May 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,307,190 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,921,707 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,096,258 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 57,632,367

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 54,536,109

May 2020 is the 39th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.31 million units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 6.92 million units. The Switch leads by 3.10 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.

The 39th month for the Nintendo Switch is May 2020, for the Nintendo 3DS it is May 2014 and for the Wii U it is January 2016. The Switch has sold 57.63 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 54.54 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold 88.84 million units lifetime through March 2020. The Switch is 31.21 million units behind the 3DS and Wii U. The Wii U has been off the market for several years only selling 13.56 million units lifetime, while the 3DS has sold 75.28 million units to date and is now selling under 10,000 units per week.

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The 3DS and Wii U have sold 88.84 million units lifetime through March 2020. The Switch is 31.21 million units behind the 3DS and Wii U. The Wii U has been off the market for several years only selling 13.56 million units lifetime, while the 3DS has sold 87.40 million units to date and is now selling under 10,000 units per week.

That's a dozen million too many.

Anyway, Switch will beat the 3DS and Wii U combined in all important metrics. Hardware sales, software sales, profits, software quality, software quantity.



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The 3DS and Wii U have sold 88.84 million units lifetime through March 2020. The Switch is 31.21 million units behind the 3DS and Wii U. The Wii U has been off the market for several years only selling 13.56 million units lifetime, while the 3DS has sold 87.40 million units to date and is now selling under 10,000 units per week.

That's a dozen million too many.

Anyway, Switch will beat the 3DS and Wii U combined in all important metrics. Hardware sales, software sales, profits, software quality, software quantity.

Yeah you are right. I've gone and fixed the error. 



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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Explodes in May 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,307,190 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,921,707 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,096,258 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 57,632,367

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 54,536,109

May 2020 is the 39th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.31 million units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 6.92 million units. The Switch leads by 3.10 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.

The 39th month for the Nintendo Switch is May 2020, for the Nintendo 3DS it is May 2014 and for the Wii U it is January 2016. The Switch has sold 57.63 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 54.54 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold 88.84 million units lifetime through March 2020. The Switch is 31.21 million units behind the 3DS and Wii U. The Wii U has been off the market for several years only selling 13.56 million units lifetime, while the 3DS has sold 75.28 million units to date and is now selling under 10,000 units per week.

Booya. Unifying their console and handheld branches is paying off handsomely.

3DS + Wii U won't make it to 90 million, (so less than 36 million from here on out in the launch aligned comparison) while Switch should pass that by the end of next year.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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trunkswd said:

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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Explodes in May 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,307,190 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,921,707 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,096,258 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 57,632,367

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 54,536,109

May 2020 is the 39th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.31 million units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 6.92 million units. The Switch leads by 3.10 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.

The 39th month for the Nintendo Switch is May 2020, for the Nintendo 3DS it is May 2014 and for the Wii U it is January 2016. The Switch has sold 57.63 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 54.54 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold 88.84 million units lifetime through March 2020. The Switch is 31.21 million units behind the 3DS and Wii U. The Wii U has been off the market for several years only selling 13.56 million units lifetime, while the 3DS has sold 75.28 million units to date and is now selling under 10,000 units per week.

Booya. Unifying their console and handheld branches is paying off handsomely.

3DS + Wii U won't make it to 90 million, (so less than 36 million from here on out in the launch aligned comparison) while Switch should pass that by the end of next year.

I knew people who said the best the Switch can sell is the 3DS and Wii U combined were wrong, as I own a Switch and before that the last Nintendo products I owned were the N64 and Game Boy for Mario 64 and Pokemon gen 1.



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Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.