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Forums - Sales Discussion - August NPD 2020: Switch 504k, PS4 197k, XBO 45k

mk7sx said:

Wii 2008 was 453,000 @ $249.99
NSW 2019 was 237,500 @ $299.99

So NSW 2020 is > 475,000 since Mat says "more than doubled".

Monster month, looks like stock is making its way back. That's a weekly average of >118,750. Bodes well for a near-record September (Wii 08 at 687K is the highest).  Switch Lite launching last year won't even matter, topping 429K should be easy.

Also confirms that May-Jul declined due to short stock, and demand tapering off was minimal.  If August sales were backloaded, then late August may have been closer to 150K for the final few weeks.

Also, FYI this is low end.  Range is 475K - 553K.  Mat clarified that a unit sales record (553K NDS 09) was not set, but also that NSW was "more than double" 2019 result.

Hopefully we get leaks this week for YoY % change from 2019.  May have cracked 500K.



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Top Sales for August NPD

DS - 553,000 (2009)
DS - 518,000 (2008)
Switch - 500,000~ (2020)
PS2 - 455,000 (2002)
Wii - 453,000 (2008)
Wii - 404,000 (2007)
DS - 383,000 (2007)
GBA - 369,000 (2003)
360 - 357,000 (2010)



Wow, Switch blew away my prediction (350k).  It seems that Nintendo is ramping up shipments to the US.  However, Switches are still in short supply.  I'm looking at Amazon US right now and a new Switch is $395 (i.e. sold from a scalper).



Crazy performance.

After 42 Months:
Wii: 28.84M (Nov 06 - Apr 10)
NSW: 21.3M (Mar 17 - Aug 20)
DS: 19.51M (Nov 04 - Apr 08)
3DS + WiiU: 17.667M

via Welfare on Era

Last edited by Marth - on 14 September 2020

mk7sx said:
mk7sx said:

Wii 2008 was 453,000 @ $249.99
NSW 2019 was 237,500 @ $299.99

So NSW 2020 is > 475,000 since Mat says "more than doubled".

Monster month, looks like stock is making its way back. That's a weekly average of >118,750. Bodes well for a near-record September (Wii 08 at 687K is the highest).  Switch Lite launching last year won't even matter, topping 429K should be easy.

Also confirms that May-Jul declined due to short stock, and demand tapering off was minimal.  If August sales were backloaded, then late August may have been closer to 150K for the final few weeks.

Also, FYI this is low end.  Range is 475K - 553K.  Mat clarified that a unit sales record (553K NDS 09) was not set, but also that NSW was "more than double" 2019 result.

Hopefully we get leaks this week for YoY % change from 2019.  May have cracked 500K.

Once I am done with the daily news I'll be making adjustments to our Switch August sales in North America (US + Canada), as well as what we have for September so far. 



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Just when I'd decided to lower my prediction for the Switch after being significantly too high the last 2 months, they pull this.
What's most impressive is that they managed to do this in the same month that they had crazy strong Obon weeks in Japan. The DS peak years better watch out. Switch will at least get close if nothing else.



Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

2021 predictions:

  • Switch - 27m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

Wii in August 2008 - 453K
Switch August 2020 ~500K



Switch is just a phenomenon, there’s not doubt that it has a shot of becoming the best selling console in the long run; Nintendo needs to really screw things up for the switch to fall behind. The cliff seems so far away



Will update the thread later, with all informations



Still climbing before the cliff :)