A compilation of 3 old games made the Switch's numbers jump that much. The power of Mario, I guess.
It was a pretty moderate jump though. Nothing crazy. It was already selling at 400k, so jumping up to just over 500k for a big Mario collection is pretty modest.
Nintendo is no doubt at the point now that they are storing up stock for the holidays and basically deciding how much Switch will sell each week. They increased shipments modestly for this week but nothing crazy.
I wonder if we'll see a 2 million week this holiday for Switch.
Quickly looking through VGChartz figures some of the best-selling single weeks for a platform are:
- DS - 2.10m on Dec 20, 2008
- DS - 2.03m on Dec 22, 2007
- Switch - 1.89m on Nov 30, 2019
- DS - 1.83m on Dec 26, 2009
- Wii - 1.82m on Dec 26, 2009
- DS - 1.73m on Dec 15, 2007
- DS - 1.77m on Dec 27, 2008
- PS4 - 1.66m on Nov 25, 2017
- PS4 - 1.64m on Nov 24, 2018
- Wii - 1.59m on Dec 20, 2008
- Switch - 1.55m on Dec 21, 2019
- Wii - 1.46m on Dec 22, 2007
- Switch - 1.40m on Mar 4, 2017 (Launch)
- PS4 - 1.38m on Nov 30, 2019
- Switch - 1.36m on Nov 24, 2018
- 3DS - 1.35m on Dec 24, 2011
- PS4 - 1.27m on Nov 26, 2016
There are some DS and Wii weeks missing, but just wanted to put their top weeks.
As you can see only twice have we seen a system sell 2 million in a single week. However, the Switch did come close last year. I'd say the amount of stock will determine if we see a week over 2 million or not.
Looking at what we know about PS5 and Xbox Series X|S pre-orders, they could very likely have a bigger launch than the Switch, with a chance of over 2 million first week.
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