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OTBWY said:
Yeah the Switch is going over the special mythical number 64. Right around the time they rerelease Mario 64. Also the PS4 really is low, they can at least price drop it before the PS5 comes out.

Why would they this year? They should wait until at least next year.



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The switch may very well outsell the best year of the DS



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I might be being lazy asking this, but how many of NSW sales come from the mini? Either this year or lifetime



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0D0 said:
I might be being lazy asking this, but how many of NSW sales come from the mini? Either this year or lifetime

LTD shipments by June 2020: 8.81m of 61.44m Switch consoles have been Lites.

Shipments for the past four quarters since the Lite launched: 8.81m for Lite, 15.76m for regular Switch.



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Was the DS ever hit with the kind of shortages in its peak the way the Switch is now?



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PAOerfulone said:
Was the DS ever hit with the kind of shortages in its peak the way the Switch is now?

Yes. The system was supply constrained in Japan despite regularly putting up weekly numbers north of 100k; its peak year in Japan is above 8m. After the holiday rush in the USA the system was unavailable for a couple of weeks, resulting in weak January sales of a good 200k units in four weeks.

What's hurting Switch is its SKU split where Nintendo severely underestimated demand for the regular Switch. The DS was more straight-forward to produce with exclusively the DS Lite until 2008 (I think) when the DSi got introduced. That was a lot easier to balance than Switch.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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The 300k+ streak for the Switch continues!



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345k with no major release and with supply constraints is fucking insane.
Did PS4 ever pull these kind of numbers outside the holidays and without a big game or new model?



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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through September 5

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to September 9)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to September 8)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to September 7)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to September 5)

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.

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Up Year-on-Year 144,051 (7.2%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 7,061,575 (88.8%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 676,719 (-67.1%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,005,637 (-12.5%)


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The Switch hitting 15 millions by September! That's insane, what other consoles have done this outside of the DS and Wii?



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