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

AlbiNecroxz said:
HigHurtenflurst said:

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

What do you consider "Christmas weeks"?




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Smell ya later 3DS, or rather never.

Ah, the good old days when so many proclaimed the lifetime sales of the two systems would be on par. So much for that.

This year will see GBA, PSP, 360, and PS3 surpassed for sure, possibly even PS1 and Wii.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 07 January 2021

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

curl-6 said:

Smell ya later 3DS, or rather never.

Ah, the good old days when so many proclaimed the lifetime sales of the two systems would be on par. So much for that.

This year will be PSP, GBA, 360, and PS3 surpassed for sure, possibly even PS1 and Wii.

Crazy to think that the DS and PS2 are even possible now. It all depends on how long Nintendo supports the system. With the rumored 4K mid-gen upgrade possibly coming out this year, I don't see a Switch successor until spring 2024 or later. 



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PS4 is creeping toward the Game Boy/Game Boy Color. If Sony actually lets the hardware live a few more years, it might manage to surpass the GB.

Switch has surpassed the 3DS. I remember the time when I thought Switch would tank as hard as the Wii U or manage NES sales. Those were early on.

Xbox One is creeping toward 50 million, and I think it can pull it off.

It will be interesting to watch the Xbox Series and PS5 take off more when there are less supply constraints and more next-gen games.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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HigHurtenflurst said:
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.

After Christmas sales are big as well. I guess we will know in a few weeks 



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Another week PS4 is down more units (296k) than PS5 has sold (287k). Next weeks should be the other way round until the PS4 pandemic boost / FF VII R boost kicks off.



Wman1996 said:

Xbox One is creeping toward 50 million, and I think it can pull it off.

So near and yet so far. 



trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Smell ya later 3DS, or rather never.

Ah, the good old days when so many proclaimed the lifetime sales of the two systems would be on par. So much for that.

This year will be PSP, GBA, 360, and PS3 surpassed for sure, possibly even PS1 and Wii.

Crazy to think that the DS and PS2 are even possible now. It all depends on how long Nintendo supports the system. With the rumored 4K mid-gen upgrade possibly coming out this year, I don't see a Switch successor until spring 2024 or later. 

Release dates:

3ds Regular - March 2011, New 3ds - Late 2014 (3ds regular came out about 2 years after DSi).

Ds Regular - November 2004, DSi - April 2009 (DS Regular came out 1.67 years after GBA SP).

GBA - March 2001, GBA SP - February 2003

I'd say based on this (their home consoles don't have a history of more powerful/efficient versions like their handhelds), it's safe to predict Switch 2 would come out 1.67-2 years after Switch Pro. If the Pro comes this year, then Switch 2 should come no later than 2023 unless they buck their pattern.



Theese ps5 ans xbox numbers for this week are kind of low. I was hoping that in Jan they would settle to at least what this numbers show. But it most likely drop more per week. They really need to ramp up production. I know its still a head of 8th gen and its pretty good, but you know we always want more. Plus I still cant get a ps5.



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