## Forums - Sales Discussion - VGChartz Sales Comparison Charts March 2023 Discussion Thread

Zippy6 said:
 trunkswd said:

Yeah I get that, 5 times sales = 400% increase. But I would view "up by five times" to actually mean it's six times sales. It's not one times, it's up five times, so six times. Just as 1 up by 5 would mean 6, and it would need to be up to 5 to mean 5. The wording is a bit weird to me. But I'll take it they actually mean 400% for now.

Would you view "up by one time" to actually mean a doubling then? By deductive reasoning you should, but that yields zero results on search engines.

One times five is five, not six, after all. Up 'to' makes sense only if there's a confidence interval.

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haxxiy said:
 Zippy6 said:Yeah I get that, 5 times sales = 400% increase. But I would view "up by five times" to actually mean it's six times sales. It's not one times, it's up five times, so six times. Just as 1 up by 5 would mean 6, and it would need to be up to 5 to mean 5. The wording is a bit weird to me. But I'll take it they actually mean 400% for now.

Would you view "up by one time" to actually mean a doubling then? By deductive reasoning you should, but that yields zero results on search engines.

One times five is five, not six, after all. Up 'to' makes sense only if there's a confidence interval.

Yes I would. For example if a console sold 100,000 then five times equals 500,000 so "up by five times" should be equivalent to "up by 500,000". Resulting in 600,000.

Increased to 5 times = increased to 500,000  Increased by 5 times = increased by 500,000

haxxiy said:
 Zippy6 said: Yeah I get that, 5 times sales = 400% increase. But I would view "up by five times" to actually mean it's six times sales. It's not one times, it's up five times, so six times. Just as 1 up by 5 would mean 6, and it would need to be up to 5 to mean 5. The wording is a bit weird to me. But I'll take it they actually mean 400% for now.

Would you view "up by one time" to actually mean a doubling then? By deductive reasoning you should, but that yields zero results on search engines.

One times five is five, not six, after all. Up 'to' makes sense only if there's a confidence interval.

If sales are up 100% it means they have doubled, so if sales are up 200% they have tripled etc. Because the 100% is the initial starting value to begin with.

The formula is initial + change is growth or decline. So in case sale are up one it's 100% + 100% = 200% of the initial. If sales are down 25%, its 100% + -25% = 75% of the initial.

So if in 2022 sales where 100k and sales are up 400% they should be 500k, because 100k is the initial and growth only is what is added.

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Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

Now that's what I call pent-up demand right there. I'm thinking fall numbers might be less shocking.

## Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - March 2023

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,419,788 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,683,871 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 123,911,268

DS Total Sales: 135,026,081

March 2023 is the 73rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 1.42 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe.

In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 3.68 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 11.11 million units.

The 73rd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is March 2023, while for the DS it is November 2010. The Switch has sold 123.91 million units, while the DS sold 135.03 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 30.11 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.

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## PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - March 2023

his monthly series compares the aligned Europe sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. PS4 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 155,449 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,512,499 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 10,927,702

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 16,079,752

March 2023 is the 29th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 155,449 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS4 has outsold the PS5 by 2.51 million units. The PS5 is currently behind the PS4 by 5.15 million units.

The PS5 has sold 10.93 million units in 29 months, while the PS4 sold 16.08 million units. Month 29 for the PS5 is March 2023 and for the PS4 is March 2016.

The PS4 crossed 20 million units sold in Europe in month 37, 30 million in month 51, and 40 million in month 72. The PS4 has sold 45.83 million units to date in Europe. The PS5 is 34.90 million units behind lifetime PS4 sales in Europe.

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## Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in Europe - March 2023

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in Europe in December 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. Wii Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 97,923 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,156,398 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 31,560,102

Wii Total Sales: 32,092,867

March 2023 is the 73rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the Wii outsold the Switch by 97,923 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 3.16 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 532,765 units.

The 73rd month for the Nintendo Switch is March 2023 and for the Wii it is December 2012. The Switch has sold 31.56 million units, while the Wii sold 32.09 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 71.

The Wii sold 33.12 million units in Europe during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 1.56 million units to outsell the Wii in Europe.

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## Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - March 2023

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 101,628 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,971,055 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 40,560,174

Wii Total Sales: 40,132,061

March 2023 is the 73rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Wii has outsold the Switch by 101,628 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 2.97 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 428,113 units.

The 73rd month for the Nintendo Switch is March 2023 and for the Wii it is November 2012. The Switch has sold 40.56 million units, while the Wii sold 40.13 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 74.

The Wii sold 41.70 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 1.14 million units to outsell the Wii in the US.

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## Switch vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in the US - March 2023

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 launched in the US in November 2005, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. Xbox 360 US:

Gap change in latest month:  1,522,326 - X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,918,884 - X360

Switch Total Sales: 40,560,174

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 30,676,416

March 2023 is the 73rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Xbox 360 has outsold the Nintendo Switch by 1.52 million units.

In the last 12 months, the Xbox 360 has outsold the Nintendo Switch by 1.92 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Xbox 360 by 9.88 million units.

The 73rd month for the Nintendo Switch is March 2023 and for the Xbox 360 it is November 2011. The Switch has sold 40.56 million units, while the Xbox 360 sold 30.68 million units during the same timeframe. The Xbox 360 sold current Switch sales in month 90.

The Xbox 360 sold 43.75 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 3.19 million units to outsell the Xbox 360 in the US.

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## PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - March 2023

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: 750,008 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,882,367 - Wii

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 35,942,643

Wii Total Sales: 47,857,497

March 2023 is the 29th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Wii by 750,008 units.

In the last 12 months, the Nintendo Wii has outsold the PlayStation 5 by 6.88 million units. The Nintendo Wii is ahead of the PlayStation 5 by 11.91 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 35.94 million units in 29 months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 47.86 million units. Month 29 for the PlayStation 5 is March 2023 and for the Nintendo Wii it is March 2009.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 50 million in month 32, 60 million in month 38, 70 million in month 43, and 80 million in month 50. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime. The PS5 is 65.69 million units behind lifetime Wii sales.

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