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August 2017 PS4 was at 19.9 Million. Thats December 2020 for Switch.
2019 October to December Switch sold almost 4 million units. So like 25.9 Million switch -vs- 19.9 Million PS4 is pretty possible in 3 month. That would be a lead of 6 million. PS4 was at 25.9 Million at the end of October 2018, that will be like 14 month later than Switch.
That really is impressive. Seems like Switch can surpass PS4 in the US while PS4 is still "kind of alive". (holiday 2021)

And maybe Switch will sell even more - even 4.5-5 million during these 3 month is possible.
I just remebered Wii and NDS December 2009 NPD Numbers. xD But I guess these numbers (for those who dont know: Wii was at 3.8 million units, while NDS was at 3.3 million units - and both sold roughly 5 Million units each during November + December 2009) will never never ever happen again.



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

If Nintendo doesn't cut the Switch short prematurely, Wii, PS1, and GB should be in the bag. After that it gets tricky.

DS and PS2 are possible only if Nintendo keeps supporting it for another three or four years and drops the price. 

The same was true for the PS4 as well.



Switch has sold about 2/3 of PS4's LTD American sales in half the time.
About the only way Switch doesn't win this one is if they rush out a successor way too early.



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Switch is definitely beating PS4 in the US.  It's already 2/3 of the way there with it's best holiday still to come.  

Switch has already passed PS4 in Japan and is going to outsell it by a mile when all is said and done.  I'd like to see a Switch vs PS4 in RoW chart, but I'd wager Switch has a comfortable lead there too.  The only territory where PS4 has been performing better than Switch is Europe.  And yet there are still a fair amount of people who doubt Switch can outsell PS4.  Switch has it in the bag.  Switch vs. PS4 should not really even be a question any more.  The more interesting discussion is Switch vs. DS or Switch vs PS2.



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PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes the Gap in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii.

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 134,216 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,501,571 - PS4

Total Lead: 7,026,576

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 34,142,53

Wii Total Sales: 41,169,106

September 2020 is the 83rd month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Nintendo Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 134,216 units in the last month and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 2.50 million units. The Wii currently leads by 7.03 million units.

Both consoles launched in November in the US. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holidays for the two consoles do lineup.

The 83rd month for the PlayStation 4 is September 2020, while for the Wii it is September 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 34.14 million units, while the Wii sold 41.17 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 7.56 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the Wii.



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PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Closes the Gap in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii.

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 134,216 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,501,571 - PS4

Total Lead: 7,026,576

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 34,142,53

Wii Total Sales: 41,169,106

September 2020 is the 83rd month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Nintendo Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 134,216 units in the last month and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 2.50 million units. The Wii currently leads by 7.03 million units.

Both consoles launched in November in the US. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holidays for the two consoles do lineup.

The 83rd month for the PlayStation 4 is September 2020, while for the Wii it is September 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 34.14 million units, while the Wii sold 41.17 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 7.56 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the Wii.

7 million more in the US alone is a long shot for the PS4 with the PS5 out in a few weeks, but not impossible.



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

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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US – Switch Closes Gap in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 306,726 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 262,217 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,611,306 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 22,099,339

Wii Total Sales: 28,710,645

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Switch caught up to the Wii when you align the launches by 306,726 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 262,217 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.61 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 43rd month for the Nintendo Switch is September 2020 and for the Wii it is May 2010. The Switch has sold 22.10 million units, while the Wii sold 28.71 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 19.60 million units to outsell the Wii.



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Switch vs 3DS in Japan Sales Comparison - Switch Continues to Catch Up in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

Switch Vs. 3DS Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 265,126 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,070,312 - Switch

Total Lead: 722,934 - 3DS

Switch Total Sales: 15,434,908

3DS Total Sales: 16,157,842

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap to the 3DS by 265,126 units when you align the launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the 3DS by 2.07 million units. The 3DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 722,934 units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 in Japan and the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the normal holiday periods and the Japanese Golden Week holiday for the two consoles are off by one month.

The 43rd month for the Switch is September 2020, while for the 3DS it is August 2014. The Switch has sold 15.43 million units, while the 3DS sold 16.16 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS sold current Switch totals in month 38 where it had sold 15.44 million units.

The 3DS has sold 24.63 million units lifetime in Japan through September 2020. The Switch is currently 9.20 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.



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Could you try and align the 3DS and Switch charts? I know the 3DS launched in the last week of February, but it would make the graph more easy to read. 

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The 3DS will go down in January or February.



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Switch vs 3DS in Japan Sales Comparison - Switch Continues to Catch Up in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

Switch Vs. 3DS Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 265,126 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,070,312 - Switch

Total Lead: 722,934 - 3DS

Switch Total Sales: 15,434,908

3DS Total Sales: 16,157,842

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap to the 3DS by 265,126 units when you align the launches. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the 3DS by 2.07 million units. The 3DS is currently ahead of the Switch by 722,934 units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 in Japan and the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the normal holiday periods and the Japanese Golden Week holiday for the two consoles are off by one month.

The 43rd month for the Switch is September 2020, while for the 3DS it is August 2014. The Switch has sold 15.43 million units, while the 3DS sold 16.16 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS sold current Switch totals in month 38 where it had sold 15.44 million units.

The 3DS has sold 24.63 million units lifetime in Japan through September 2020. The Switch is currently 9.20 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.

Switch catching up fast; 3DS's early steep price cuts gave it a strong first few years but Switch is really starting to stretch its legs now while 3DS is beginning to lose steam.



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