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Switch is close to passing the NES, which is a nice milestone.
PS4 selling over 200k so far in its lifetime its impressive.

These sales are actually quite decent considering all thats been happening in the world this past 4-5 months.

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Looking at the current momentum if that was to remain consistent NS could actually catch the 3DS by the end of the FY which would be an incredible feat as even just coming near it in under 4 years considering 3DS has had a 9 year lifespan and so far no price cuts for the NS either.

Switch is loved in all regions. Cant beat that.

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Blood_Tears said:
trunkswd said:

Without the bump in gaming caused by COVID-19, the PS4 and Xbox One would likely be down 40% or more year-over-year. 

Very true and without the Covid-19 bump the Switch yearly numbers would be drastically different to, considering the first 2 months this year it was down YoY and then went to record breaking months. 

I wouldn't say drastically different because there is a game called Animal Crossing that did went Viral. I hear many people buying a Switch because of Animal Crossing. 

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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through June 27, 2020

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to July 1)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to June 30)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to June 92)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to June 27)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

"Year to date" sales for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2020 versus 2019 and 2020 versus 2018 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.


  • Xbox One – Up Year-on-Year 404,639 (25.7%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 4,422,869 (75.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 573,801 (-73.8%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 250,108 (-4.1%)

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Well PS4 dropped after the short effect of TLOU2, but still health above 200k.

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Switch is up 75.5% YoY so far. That is pretty incredible. Just imagine how much they'd sell if supplies weren't constrained.

The_Liquid_Laser said:
Switch is up 75.5% YoY so far. That is pretty incredible. Just imagine how much they'd sell if supplies weren't constrained.

But everyone said last year was it's peak. Bet those people feel stoopid. 

I'd say Animal Crossing had a bigger impact on Switch sales than the pandemic, as its insane software sales attest to its status as a breakout hit.

It is after all the fastest selling game to date on a platform that has hosted the likes of Smash Bros Ultimate and mainline Pokemon, and its broader appeal than other Switch heavy hitters will have allowed it to draw in many people who hadn't yet bought a Switch.

If Switch's sales boost came simply from people wanting a gaming device to use during lockdown, it would've returned to its old baseline as countries re-opened. Instead, it's still up YOY significantly; this kind of prolonged boost comes from being able to tap into a whole new audience, as AC has done.

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

Blood_Tears said:
Shaunodon said:

Is this the NPD thread? Simple question. Even you, theoretically, shouldn't be able to get this wrong.

Last response and then I am done with you as my initial comment was to Trunks and Mason replied which resolved itself.

This is a sales thread for WW numbers and “regional” breakdowns.  Which Trunks specifically broke down into regions such as Americas, Europe, and Asia etc. If I want to comment on any of those “regions” or how those numbers compare to earlier NPD’s and Covid-19 I am allowed to do so.

Trunks made an observation, I commented on it and the issue was resolved. If this site’s very own writer can comment on theoretical numbers on how Covid-19 affects the industry, I am permitted to respond. You do not dictate on what I am allowed to comment on so “even you, theoretically” should understand that without being so defensive.  Regardless, it’s done.

Mason and Trunks were both speaking from a global perspective.  If your response to them was meant to be from a US only perspective, it was upon you to state as such.  You failed to do so hence the backlash. The issue didn't resolve itself, everybody else resolved it for you.

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