Kotaku writes: "It’s still early for the Switch. But let’s see how the new Nintendo hardware holds up against the PS4's first few weeks on sale in Japan."
Switch is doing awesome and it's easily going to be the #1 selling hardware in Japan this year.
Cause it actually has good exclusives and portability. Only loved persona 5 and uncharted 4 as of now..
@Erik7357 This year is PlayStation 4 year because of how many exclusives is coming. PS4 and Switch is going to be fighting off but because PS4 have almost a new exclusives almost coming each month(especially Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Uncharted 4: Chloe story, Spider-Man, Gran Turismo, God Of War 4, more), I can't see Switch surpassing hardware sales rather it be behind for a few units. Perhaps I may be wrong since portable is a big thing in Japan but for now, I can't see Switch be #1 until I see Other exclusive apart from Zelda, Mario Odyssey that actually sell as great as Zelda.
cuz they like it.
@kaneki-Ken This is Japan tought, the power of squid will destroy anything in it's path. all exclusive you're mentioned other than GT have minimum impact there.
Sony now gets a little exercise by getting a little competition.
Sony was getting fat without competition and was running the risk of becoming a couch potato... /s
Switch is the best console in my opinion.
I really like my Switch, but really hard to compare it to PS4. Very different animals. Compliment each other quite well, imo.
agreed. I do love the fact that my Switch goes wherever I go though.
The graphics whore in my loves my PC, but the person who just loves video games for fun prefers the Switch. My PS4's are great, but they are for exclusives only.
So you automatically associate exclusives with boring games?
Not at all, just if want want pretty graphics that's where my PC's come in. Switch isn't about graphics, just simple fun for me. PS4 can be pretty, but I prefer higher frames, hence the PC as well.
Switch will be a monster in Japan. I expect over 25 million sold when is all said and done.
I'd say 20 - 25 million. It really depends on how fast they're able to get the price down and get their slim / lite SKUs out.
If Scorpio manages to catch up to Switch it will confirm Switch was a flop.
Realisticly I expect Switch to sell 30 million vs Scorpio 10 million lifetime sales.
Japan loves their portables.
Yep. Japan is the only thing keeping Vita around all this time. Shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Switch will do well there
I think people are starting to see Switch for the excellent handheld hybrid that it is. Its Nintendos best since Gamecube
or maybe not lmao
This thing has nothing on the Gamecube.
It's a great portable... that is all. Still has horrible frame rates in dock mode no matter how much you and other Nintendo fanboys try to deny it. Not to mention since beating Zelda I have had absolutely zero reason to touch the thing. Also botw final boss was the easiest final boss in a zelda game to date, but now i'm getting off topic.. horrible framerates in dock mode make it a crap home console but a good portable device.
Switch is just crushing PS4 for the first 7 weeks of each life cycle. 651,879 to 506,739. Sony has just lost the huge marketshare in Japan, I have a funny feeling that will be mirrored in other places like the US as well.
Because Japan has always dictated the success of a console worldwide. NA and Europe are were the sales are. And without 3rd party support the Switch wont make much noise in the long run, much like the Wii U.
Got it, now Japan doesn't matter. Must've missed the memo.
Japanese players dont buy home consoles, they buy portables and mobile games. NA and Europe are a much bigger market for consoles than Japan.
Which is why the Switch will do well there just like the DS
Well they seem to have bought over 500,000 PS4's in 7 weeks so someone there is buying consoles.
Japan sales are great for a country but they don't compare to NA and EU as regions and those 2 regions are where the majority of console sales come from.
NA is a race between PlayStation and Xbox
EU is completely dominated by PlayStation
JP is handheld / mobile market, with Nintendo and PS consoles competing there.
The Switch will likely break 20m in Japan, but its sales elsewhere will be modest at best, unless they really nail games and get the price down.
Well Switch is new portable/home Console and it only be out like for almost two months, Zelda is well-known franchise so obviously is crushing PS4 for now but remember Zelda hype is dying out until DLC comes out so sell is going drop. Plus PS4 exclusives is where the fight start because games sell Console and I see PS4 have double and more to offer this year than Switch.
I love em both the TWO JAPANESE GIANTS!!
switch destroy the ps4 hahaha
Or Switch Compete with the PS4 and both: DESTROY the XBOX ONE.
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