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Fast start to the year for Switch



Momotaro is leading the list with a bunch of evergreens following. Momotaro was really the only biggish holiday game this year in Japan. In spite of that Switch hardware sales are massively up YoY. It it mostly those evergreens driving the sales increase. Those games just keep selling forever.



Great increase year-on-year for the Switch.

Last edited by Link_Nines.XBC - on 14 January 2021

So the last big sales week in Japan for a while has happened and the PS5 has had its first holiday season wasted there, jeez that's a really rough start. If someone had said PS5 would be under 300k by mid January most people probably would've laughed at them. The PS4 sold over 300k in its first week by comparison. Also this is a really good start for the Switch and a nice sign that if it is down this year it won't be by that much.

Last edited by Norion - on 14 January 2021

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Norion said:

So the last big sales week in Japan for a while has happened and the PS5 has had its first holiday season wasted there, jeez that's a really rough start. If someone had said PS5 would be under 300k by mid January most probably would've laughed at them. The PS4 sold over 300k in its first week by comparison.

Looking at VGChartz numbers on how long it took to get to 300k

DS: Launch Week

PSP: Week 3

PS3: Week 6

Wii: Launch Week

3DS: Launch Week

PS Vita: Launch Week

Wii U: Launch Week

PS4: Launch Week

Switch: Launch Week

PS5: Not yet there at Week 8ish

The last few Weeks have averaged around 11K-12K, doing some simple math that would be another 2-3 weeks before it gets to 300K



badskywalker said:
Norion said:

So the last big sales week in Japan for a while has happened and the PS5 has had its first holiday season wasted there, jeez that's a really rough start. If someone had said PS5 would be under 300k by mid January most probably would've laughed at them. The PS4 sold over 300k in its first week by comparison.

Looking at VGChartz numbers on how long it took to get to 300k

DS: Launch Week

PSP: Week 3

PS3: Week 6

Wii: Launch Week

3DS: Launch Week

PS Vita: Launch Week

Wii U: Launch Week

PS4: Launch Week

Switch: Launch Week

PS5: Not yet there at Week 8ish

The last few Weeks have averaged around 11K-12K, doing some simple math that would be another 2-3 weeks before it gets to 300K

Yeah it's looking like it'll take till the end of this month for it to hit 300k which is probably below even the most pessimistic predictions or projections. At this rate despite having a holiday season and over a dozen weeks the PS5 might fail to reach what the PS4 sold in its first couple weeks. More stock might turn things around so its first year might not be as bad as it seems it will be right now at least.



Good way to continue this year ! It'll cetainly need the early lead for when we arrive in March ...



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It would be something if it took all year for PS5 to surpass Switch’s first two weeks of 2021.



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My prediction of 2021>2020 off to a good start. Of course I’m lowballing more Q1, but all according to plan!!!

W#: Guess — Sold — Difference

W1: 250k —— 312k — +62k
W2: 120k —— 168k — +48k
W3: 85k
W4: 75k
w5: 70k
w6: 75k
w7: 100k (SM3DW)
w8: 75k (BD2)
w9: 65k (SoS)
w10: 55k
w11: 45k
w12: 80k
w13: 180k (MHR)

Tot: 1275k