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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Dec 20-26 - Switch Outsells Lifetime 3DS Sales

Great numbers for the switch, it is easy to get caught up and wish sales keep climbing indefinitely, but these numbers are extremely good. 

Also if these numbers don't get revised down considerably, then the switch will become the first console since the Wii in 2009 to sell over 1M for 5 consecutive weeks. The DS holds the record for selling over 1M for 6 consecutive weeks in 2007.

ConsoleYearWeeksTotal
DS200768,940,559
DS200858,585,269
Wii200856,418,551
Wii200957,579,410
Switch202057,055,058


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dmillos said:

Great numbers for the switch, it is easy to get caught up and wish sales keep climbing indefinitely, but these numbers are extremely good. 

Also if these numbers don't get revised down considerably, then the switch will become the first console since the Wii in 2009 to sell over 1M for 5 consecutive weeks. The DS holds the record for selling over 1M for 6 consecutive weeks in 2007.

ConsoleYearWeeksTotal
DS200768,940,559
DS200858,585,269
Wii200856,418,551
Wii200957,579,410
Switch202057,055,058

next week might be another million seller.



Next target for Switch is the PSP at 81.09 million.

It won't take too long.



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SKMBlake said:

Can we expect 700k-900k for the last week ?

heavenmercenary01 said:

next week might be another million seller.

Hopefully next week will also break records, but I find it very hard based on the numbers we saw from Famitsu about that week.

I looked back at last year and the global total was 466,030 out of which Japan had 216,512. 

Lets say that the world has as much of a growth as japan then we get (300K/217K = 139%) then the worldwide total would be around 644,281.

There is a big unknown this year compared to last year and that is how much China could represent. We will have to wait and see but it seems probable that the switch could be higher than 700k, It seems a little more unlikely that it could reach 1M but hopefully it will.



dmillos said:
SKMBlake said:

Can we expect 700k-900k for the last week ?

heavenmercenary01 said:

next week might be another million seller.

Hopefully next week will also break records, but I find it very hard based on the numbers we saw from Famitsu about that week.

I looked back at last year and the global total was 466,030 out of which Japan had 216,512. 

Lets say that the world has as much of a growth as japan then we get (300K/217K = 139%) then the worldwide total would be around 644,281.

There is a big unknown this year compared to last year and that is how much China could represent. We will have to wait and see but it seems probable that the switch could be higher than 700k, It seems a little more unlikely that it could reach 1M but hopefully it will.

Last year the same week was 926k, it's only shifted by one week because this is a 53 week year



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Only the top 10 in the sights of the NS now, with the next set of numbers it'll be 77m finish for the platform in 2020 and start for 2021 that means a likely 80m finish to the FY.



How is Christmas week lower for Switch than the week before? This was suppose to be the biggest one



AlbiNecroxz said:
dmillos said:
heavenmercenary01 said:

next week might be another million seller.

Hopefully next week will also break records, but I find it very hard based on the numbers we saw from Famitsu about that week.

I looked back at last year and the global total was 466,030 out of which Japan had 216,512. 

Lets say that the world has as much of a growth as japan then we get (300K/217K = 139%) then the worldwide total would be around 644,281.

There is a big unknown this year compared to last year and that is how much China could represent. We will have to wait and see but it seems probable that the switch could be higher than 700k, It seems a little more unlikely that it could reach 1M but hopefully it will.

Last year the same week was 926k, it's only shifted by one week because this is a 53 week year

Sales are not "week number" specific they fluctuate daily... it's a closer comparison to compare w/e 26th with the w/e 28th as it's only 2 days skewed instead of 5.

So the next sales week w/e 2nd Jan is better compared with w/e 4th Jan.... doesn't matter that one is considered week 1 of the new year and the other is considered week 53.

I am expecting 600-700k range for next week. (~300k Japan, ~100k USA, ~120k Europe, ~120k other)



HigHurtenflurst said:
AlbiNecroxz said:

Last year the same week was 926k, it's only shifted by one week because this is a 53 week year

Sales are not "week number" specific they fluctuate daily... it's a closer comparison to compare w/e 26th with the w/e 28th as it's only 2 days skewed instead of 5.

So the next sales week w/e 2nd Jan is better compared with w/e 4th Jan.... doesn't matter that one is considered week 1 of the new year and the other is considered week 53.

I am expecting 600-700k range for next week. (~300k Japan, ~100k USA, ~120k Europe, ~120k other)

You're right, but I was referring to stick with Christmas weeks comparison, imo it's better



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xMetroid said:

How is Christmas week lower for Switch than the week before? This was suppose to be the biggest one

w/e 26th has 2 days where almost nobody buys anything.

Also I think people generally don't do as much last minute shopping as they used to.