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Looking at that graph only further solidifies my stance that Switch will never sell DS level numbers, let alone higher. I'm standing my ground: I think Switch 2 is coming in 2023.



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Dulfite said:

Looking at that graph only further solidifies my stance that Switch will never sell DS level numbers, let alone higher. I'm standing my ground: I think Switch 2 is coming in 2023.

I agree with you 100%



Dulfite said:

Looking at that graph only further solidifies my stance that Switch will never sell DS level numbers, let alone higher. I'm standing my ground: I think Switch 2 is coming in 2023.

To outsell the DS is not an easy task. The only reason I'm not saying "Switch will never outsell the DS" is because Nintendo already proved a lot of people to be wrong with their predictions.



I have a Youtube channel... A Twitter, and... Yeah.

I wouldn't say it is impossible for the Switch to outsell the DS. If it has long enough legs and the next Nintendo console doesn't come out until March 2024 it has a chance. Though, I am expecting the Switch to sell around 130 million to 140 million lifetime.



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The DS is an absolute titan of the industry in a league is shares with only one other system ever. Just staying within 10 million of it after more than four years is a big achievement.



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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Dulfite said:

Looking at that graph only further solidifies my stance that Switch will never sell DS level numbers, let alone higher. I'm standing my ground: I think Switch 2 is coming in 2023.

Are you implying these two statements are related in any way?  The prospect of the Switch outselling the DS has absolutely no bearing on when the Switch's successor releases.

Even if hardware sales start to slip, if software keeps selling at a record breaking pace they may well choose to hold off on the successor until 2024.



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kenjab said:
Dulfite said:

Looking at that graph only further solidifies my stance that Switch will never sell DS level numbers, let alone higher. I'm standing my ground: I think Switch 2 is coming in 2023.

Are you implying these two statements are related in any way?  The prospect of the Switch outselling the DS has absolutely no bearing on when the Switch's successor releases.

Even if hardware sales start to slip, if software keeps selling at a record breaking pace they may well choose to hold off on the successor until 2024.

The two are entirely connected. If Switch 2 comes out in 2023, it will be because Switch 1 sales have tapered off. And Switch 1 sales will only taper off if Nintendo starts shifting its development teams to making games for Switch 2, drying up the Switch 1 pipeline. And Nintendo will have planned out at least 1-2 years ahead of time for specific teams to make specific games for specific platforms. It's not like they will tell a development team, "Hey, you know that game you are making for Switch 2 based on upgraded hardware? Well, Switch 1 is still doing really well, can you dumb it down significantly so it releases on Switch 1 instead?" Plus, even if they did, that would diminish Switch 2's capabilities coming out the door even if they delayed its release because that development team will take longer to make their next game than the delay for the console's release.



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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - July 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and Wii.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Wii launched in November 2006. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 90,275 - Wii

Total Lead: 267,499 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 10,436,928

Wii Total Sales: 10,169,429

July 2021 is the ninth month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 90,275 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 267,499 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 10.44 million units in nine months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 10.17 million units. Month nine for the PlayStation 5 is July 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is July 2007.

The Nintendo Wii did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 10 where it had sold 11.25 million units.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 20 million in month 15, 30 million in month 21, and 40 million in month 26. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime.



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Where did the PS4 vs Wii in US go ?



yo33331 said:

Where did the PS4 vs Wii in US go ?

I stopped doing it as PS4 has no chance to top the Wii in the US. It is 6.7m behind lifetime Wii sales. 



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Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.