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Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Continues to Close the Gap in September 2020

This monthly series compares the lifetime US sales of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Switch Vs. Xbox One US:

Gap change in latest month: 579,415 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,820,599 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,711,614 - Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 22,099,339

Xbox One Total Sales: 28,810,953

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap shrunk in favor of the Switch by 579,415 units when compared to the Xbox One. In the last 12 months, the Switch has caught up to the lifetime sales of the Xbox One in the US by 5.82 million units. The Switch is currently 6.71 million units behind the Xbox One in the US.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 22.10 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 28.81 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 5.33 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 16.77 million units through 43 months.



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Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Continues to Close the Gap in September 2020

This monthly series compares the lifetime US sales of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Switch Vs. Xbox One US:

Gap change in latest month: 579,415 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,820,599 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,711,614 - Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 22,099,339

Xbox One Total Sales: 28,810,953

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap shrunk in favor of the Switch by 579,415 units when compared to the Xbox One. In the last 12 months, the Switch has caught up to the lifetime sales of the Xbox One in the US by 5.82 million units. The Switch is currently 6.71 million units behind the Xbox One in the US.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 22.10 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 28.81 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 5.33 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 16.77 million units through 43 months.

The holidays should be enough to close the gap, with Switch on fire and Xbone replaced. Still interesting to watch though; Xbone's last stand against the Switch.



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The holidays should be enough to close the gap, with Switch on fire and Xbone replaced. Still interesting to watch though; Xbone's last stand against the Switch.

If Switch would sell 6 Million from October to December alone in the US... man that would be more than just absolutely awesome and massive and great and all extraordinary positive words you can think off. Switch would be even more than a gigantic monster then. Even 5 million in this 3 month would be huuuuge.

In 2019 Switch sold around 3.9 million from October to December in the US.

Unless Switch has an more than enourmous holiday season I think the gap will be closed in march 2021 earliest.



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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Tops 4 Million in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned US Nintendo Switch sales with the combined Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U sales.

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 510,051 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,076,286 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,049,888 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 22,099,339

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 18,049,451

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 510,051 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 4.08 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 4.05 million units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 in the US and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.

The 43rd month for the Nintendo Switch is September 2020, for the Nintendo 3DS it is September 2014 and for the Wii U it is May 2016. The Switch has sold 22.10 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 18.05 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS and Wii U did not reach current Switch sales until month 58, when they sold a combined 22.21 million units.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 29.20 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 7.10 million units behind. The Wii U has been off the market for a few years, while the 3DS is still on the market. 3DS production has ended, however, the handheld is now selling under 1,000 units per week.



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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Tops 4 Million in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned US Nintendo Switch sales with the combined Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U sales.

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 510,051 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,076,286 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,049,888 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 22,099,339

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 18,049,451

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 510,051 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 4.08 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 4.05 million units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 in the US and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.

The 43rd month for the Nintendo Switch is September 2020, for the Nintendo 3DS it is September 2014 and for the Wii U it is May 2016. The Switch has sold 22.10 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 18.05 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS and Wii U did not reach current Switch sales until month 58, when they sold a combined 22.21 million units.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 29.20 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 7.10 million units behind. The Wii U has been off the market for a few years, while the 3DS is still on the market. 3DS production has ended, however, the handheld is now selling under 1,000 units per week.

Neither 3DS nor Wii U were ever able to penetrate the public consciousness in the way the Switch has, so not even combined will they reach as many people. At the end of the day, the Switch is just a superior product, not just to either one, but even to their combined value.



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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PS4 vs DS in Europe Sales Comparison – PS4 Closes the Gap in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo DS.

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 262,546 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,280,947 – PS4

Total Lead: 3,670,228 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 47,332,240

DS Total Sales: 51,002,468

September 2020 is the 83rd month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the DS during the same timeframe by 262,546 units. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the DS by 3.28 million units in the last 12 months. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 3.67 million units.

The DS launched in March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, that is why you see spikes and dips. The DS is the best-selling platform in Europe in the last two video game generations, while the PlayStation 4 comes in second place.

The 83rd month on sale for the PlayStation 4 in Europe is September 2020, while for the Nintendo DS it is January 2012. The PlayStation 4 has sold 47.33 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 51.00 million units during the same timeframe. The DS sold current PlayStation 4 sales in month 70.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 51.84 million units lifetime in Europe. The PlayStation 4 is currently 4.51 million units behind the lifetime sales of the Nintendo DS.



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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Closes the Gap in September 2020

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

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 292,854 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 359,118 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,796,077 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 17,323,764

Wii Total Sales: 23,119,841

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 292,854 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 7359,118 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 5.80 million units.

The Wii launched in December 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 June 2010. The Switch has sold 17.32 million units, while the Wii sold 23.12 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 35.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 16.56 million units to outsell the Wii.



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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Closes the Gap in September 2020

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

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 292,854 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 359,118 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,796,077 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 17,323,764

Wii Total Sales: 23,119,841

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 292,854 units when you align the launches of it with the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by just 7359,118 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 5.80 million units.

The Wii launched in December 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 June 2010. The Switch has sold 17.32 million units, while the Wii sold 23.12 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 35.

The Wii sold 33.88 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 16.56 million units to outsell the Wii.

Europe and ROTW is where Nintendo needs to step their game up and be more aggressive. They're untouchable in Japan and a titan in North America, but elsewhere there's plenty of room for improvement.



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Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Lead Continues to Grow in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 3.

Switch Vs. PS3 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 240,660 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,603,499 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,728,252 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,323,764

PS3 Total Sales: 15,595,512

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 240,660 units when you align the launches of it with the PlayStation 3. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 3 by 1.60 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 1.73 million units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in Europe in March 2007, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

The 43rd month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is September 2020 and for the PlayStation 3 it is September 2010. The Switch has sold 17.32 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 15.60 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 3 did not reach current Switch sales until month 46.

The PlayStation 3 sold 34.99 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 17.67 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3.



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Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - Switch Lead Continues to Grow in September 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 3.

Switch Vs. PS3 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 240,660 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,603,499 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,728,252 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,323,764

PS3 Total Sales: 15,595,512

September 2020 is the 43rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 240,660 units when you align the launches of it with the PlayStation 3. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 3 by 1.60 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 1.73 million units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in Europe in March 2007, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

The 43rd month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is September 2020 and for the PlayStation 3 it is September 2010. The Switch has sold 17.32 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 15.60 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 3 did not reach current Switch sales until month 46.

The PlayStation 3 sold 34.99 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 17.67 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3.

So Switch has sold roughly half PS3's lifetime total in 3 and a half years. Given its current momentum, it gets another three years before replacement it should come out comfortably on top then.



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