Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware September 13 to 19 - Mario 3D All-Stars Boosts Switch Sales to Over 500,000

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
194,935 141,150 109,012 510,630
50,969 72,593 1,823 141,330
19,448 6,123 29 28,841
4,832 2,396 5,084 13,243

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 510,630 consoles sold for the week ending September 19, according to VGChartz estimates. Sales for the console increased over 100,000 week-on-week thanks to the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars and extra stock available in the west.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 141,330 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 28,841 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 13,243 units. Sales for the 3DS increased four times week-on-week as people try to purchase what stock is left available now that Nintendo has discontinued the handheld.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 79,652 units (-13.49%) due to Switch Lite launching one year ago. The PlayStation 4 is down 70,651 units (-33.33%), the Xbox One is down 26,669 units (-48.04%), and the 3DS is down just 57 units (-0.43%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 510,630 (64,842,100)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 141,330 (113,440,964)
  3. Xbox One - 28,841 (48,300,628)
  4. 3DS - 13,243 (75,798,696)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 209,562
  2. PlayStation 4 - 54,822
  3. Xbox One - 21,127
  4. 3DS - 5,308
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 141,150
  2. PlayStation 4 - 72,593
  3. Xbox One - 6,123
  4. 3DS - 2,396
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 142,362
  2. 3DS - 10,480
  3. PlayStation 4 - 9,917
  4. Xbox One - 339
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,556
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,998
  3. Xbox One - 1,252
  4. 3DS - 169
Last edited by trunkswd - on 24 September 2020

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Make sense it got a bigger boost in NA and Europe compared to Japan since 3D mario games were never really popular there.
Did it surpass the WW sales of last year when the lite came out ?



How in the world did the 3DS sell 13,000 this week?



trunkswd said:

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 79,652 units (-13.49%) 

And so it begins. Switch has reached the cliff and is now falling off of it.



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xMetroid said:
Make sense it got a bigger boost in NA and Europe compared to Japan since 3D mario games were never really popular there.
Did it surpass the WW sales of last year when the lite came out ?

No... last year sales for Lite was about 590K. 

Close enough.



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javi741 said:
How in the world did the 3DS sell 13,000 this week?

Nintendo announced it had discontinued the 3DS last week, so people have started snatching up what little supply is left. 



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NPD September tracking period through 3 weeks of VGC tracking is 455K, so already ahead of Sep 2019 with two weeks to go (Sep NPD is 5 weeks). Looks like NSW will target 750-800K this year, so we're looking at a new US September record unless VGC algo is overtracking.



GuyDuke said:
xMetroid said:
Make sense it got a bigger boost in NA and Europe compared to Japan since 3D mario games were never really popular there.
Did it surpass the WW sales of last year when the lite came out ?

No... last year sales for Lite was about 590K. 

Close enough.

It was going to be a tall order for the Switch last week even with Super Mario 3D All-Stars to beat Switch Lite launch week. Switch sales in Japan were down over 100,000 year-over-year. Sales are up year-over-year in North America and Europe.



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Aww I was hoping the Switch was gonna be up YoY. Still being only 13% down is good and a few months ago there was no way I would expect it to be over 500k this week. Something of note is this should be the last week of the 3DS being above 10k.



Well, good for them, now how about I get my copy of 3D All-stars already?!