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Switch is estimated at 91.38m, next week probably at 91.6m which will be the cut off for Q2 hardware sales, if we assume 2m on store shelves or in transit then we should expect around 93.6m shipments from Nintendo's Q2 financial report which would be around 4.6m for the quarter. Expected drop off from last year but Oled is going to give hardware sales a decent boost. Either way the Wii's days of being the best selling Nintendo home console are numbered.

Switch is maintaining very good sales in Year 5 at the same time the Wii was tanking.



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I remember the Wii hitting a brick wall after year 3, but it's still amazing just how quickly the system died off. Such an incredible first 4 years, just didn't have the longevity to compete with the refreshed Xbox 360 and PS3 after 2009.



People are holding back buying Switch to spend their money on an even more overpriced model than the prior one... oh boy...



Quote: "Either way the Wii's days of being the best selling Nintendo home console are numbered."

Not really sure what you are implying. If you mean home console as in "you don't have to go to an arcade but can play in your own walls" then you are wrong because there are still Gameboy and Nintendo DS which sold more than Wii. If you mean home console as in "immovable console which is sitting under a TV" then you are wrong since Switch is a mobile console which just has a connection for a TV, like PSP had, like Nomad had, like every phone, tablet and laptop has.



Funny enough, the opposite happened with the Switch Lite. From the base of around 200k, it first jumped to 230k and then to 250k for two consecutive weeks prior to the launch.



GaoGaiGarV said:

People are holding back buying Switch to spend their money on an even more overpriced model than the prior one... oh boy...



Quote: "Either way the Wii's days of being the best selling Nintendo home console are numbered."

Not really sure what you are implying. If you mean home console as in "you don't have to go to an arcade but can play in your own walls" then you are wrong because there are still Gameboy and Nintendo DS which sold more than Wii. If you mean home console as in "immovable console which is sitting under a TV" then you are wrong since Switch is a mobile console which just has a connection for a TV, like PSP had, like Nomad had, like every phone, tablet and laptop has.

the usage determines this, not you. Denial´s not the make you right. 

The hybrid sells better than the portable one. It´s the fact.

Another fact is the hybrid form has the same amount of time on the portable side and stationary side. 

It´s not like every phone, one average phone you can´t, without buying a bunch of peripherals, play portable, stationary, and tabletop mode. Neither PSP and vita. 



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Signalstar said:

Also MS is going to allow the gap between Xbox and PS5 to grow past 5 million units year 1 O.o

SKMBlake said:

The gap started with 1.5 million and now we're at almost 5 million. We'll see how long it will take until reaching 10 million


I'm surprised the gap isnt bigger.
Supposedly there was supply issues, and apparently sony order parts to make like twice as many consoles early on as xbox did.
Logically, if stepping up production is proveing equally hard for both of them, then like by the time xbox is at 10m, sony should be at 20m.
That doesnt appear to be playing out.



JRPGfan said:
Signalstar said:

Also MS is going to allow the gap between Xbox and PS5 to grow past 5 million units year 1 O.o

SKMBlake said:

The gap started with 1.5 million and now we're at almost 5 million. We'll see how long it will take until reaching 10 million


I'm surprised the gap isnt bigger.
Supposedly there was supply issues, and apparently sony order parts to make like twice as many consoles early on as xbox did.
Logically, if stepping up production is proveing equally hard for both of them, then like by the time xbox is at 10m, sony should be at 20m.
That doesnt appear to be playing out.

If they did the difference in sales would be 2-1 since almost everything is sold for both with only Series S remaining in stock. Also Neither can really increase the contracts at this moment.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Both PS5 and Series X are still on a first come first serve, get lucky, basis. None on shelves, not available to order online, coming soon. It's still just about who can provide more stock here (Canada). The Series S is available though, in stores and online, PS5 digital is not.



From what we are seeing the Xbox Series X|S is selling roughly 60-65% of the PS5. Falling behind, but still a better ratio for the Xbox than the PS4 and Xbox One.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 25

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to September 29)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to September 28)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to September 26)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to September 25)

"Year to date" sales for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2021 versus 2020 and 2021 versus 2019 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,590,008 (-70.1%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,370,288 (-8.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 342,904 (-90.8%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,840,794 (-71.9%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


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