Yes, but for how long?
For pretty much this generation. PS4 is outselling every platform combined right now in the EU weekly charts (Switch, XBO, 3DS, Vita, Wii U,PS3, and 360). This is a battle that can't be won. The Switch is a brand new console and the PS4 is still outselling it 2:1 in EU (Switch has shortage but still). NA is closer so far this year with both devices being neck and neck, but I see the PS4 taking the sales win this year. JP is going to be Switch land as soon as more stock and more games become available. XBO isn't doing to hot and they really need XBO-X and a $199 XBOs SKU to help them through the holidays (they need that $199 SKU as early as September since XBO-X is more of an upgrade console than trying to reach new consumers). XBO isn't too far behind in NA, but they're losing 2:1 and 4:1 to Switch and PS4 in EU and JP isn't even worth talking about because they have no presence there. Final 2017 sales IMO PS4: 17m (possibly more with a $199 SKU) Switch: 12m - 13m (if they get over the supply issues, which be in full production after September) XBO: 8m (8m based on a $199 SKUm, possibly 10m if a lot of gamers upgrade to XBO-X)
Man, you are doing a better job than Patcher.
Until the Switch gets more than 2 games that stand out.
Which two games would that be, exactly?
Pretty sure you know the answer to that.
Arms, splatoon, Zelda, Kirby, yoshi, xenoblade, Mario And Mario and rabbids looks supringly fun
Pokemon didnt save the 3ds from mobiles Lost 60% marketshare compared to nds
segamanioco, oh yh! pokemon beeen doing so bad (each iteration over 10m) /s
Sony's got it in the bag. I'd say for the duration of the gen.
Simon_the_sorcerer "Yes, but for how long?" http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photo... Another butthurt XBOT being salty for Sony's success in n4g.com? IMPOSSIBLE.....it can't be....:3
@simon, permanently lol.
Probably until PS5
Since ps3 til infinity
4 years so far
Forever. Europe has primarly been Sony since PS1 and before that SEGA. It was never the dominating market for Nintendo even when Nintendo was dominating.
Europe is PlayStation's main territory, so that isn't surprising at all.
Dont forget about asia well not china or korea but thailand, indonesia, malaysia and philippines you would be very surprised are pro playstation. japan is more of a 50/50.
Yeah, and Wildlands was the #1 game there for a while. Their tastes make no sense to me.
People liked that game, nothing wrong with liking different things.
I enjoyed Wildlands more than BOTW. Zelda is not for everyone
Wildlands and BOTW were both good to me for different reasons.
Smh Gaming is diverse and has many different genres I'm surprised that some of you are not old enough to realize this yet.
Our tastes make sense like everyone's else tastes. Unless you are a fanboy. In that case, everyone must have your same tastes, otherwise they're nonsense. Right?
So what? Wildlands is a good game, I don't see the problem. It's not perfect, but neither is any other game.
Their taste is pretty stale. FIFA and GTA, that is what sells the most. GTA I can understand but FIFA....
Football is huge in Europe and FIFA is the biggest football game, nothing wrong with their taste.
US buys Madden. Both love their Football.
Fifa is a good game, if you don't follow soccer, then I wouldn't expect you to enjoy the game.
I'm not bashing sports games by any means. Given what has the highest sales in Europe shows what they tend to favor. FIFA is a yearly release, also you can actually play this outside. The definition for Stale: having lost novelty or interest, no longer fresh. So how is FIFA anything new or fresh? Just like Madden. I didn't say EU has bad taste.
Makes sense. Nintendo has been a secondary console ever since the post snes days.
And how can you prove that?
How many people do you know who owns a Switch but not a PS4/X1?
Pretty much by looking at history where bar the biggest anomaly in gaming history the Wii it shows that to be pretty much true
@Aenea That doesn't prove the Switch is a secondary console.
"That doesn't prove the Switch is a secondary console." Yeah, makes total sense with the so far limited game library the Switch is someone's main (and first) console! /s If a person owns another console besides the Switch and uses the other console more often, the Switch is a secondary console, maybe even tertiary! And if someone just got a Switch and already has a current gen console, it's their second/third console. Even if they currently play more on Switch doesn't mean it's suddenly their primary, etc. Not many people just own a Switch, fact.
N64 was my main console. Ps1 was secondary for me. After that, I would agree with you.
Yes, but they are currently in 1st place leading the 9th generation, so they have a good chance to win next gen. We'll see how many units they've sold before the PS5 is released.
So we should count the Switch as 9th gen and stack its sales with the yet to be announced PS5? That's like the dumbest thing I ever heard
@badz, so which gen is the Wii U in?
@NotoriousWhiz Generation Why?
@badz149 It's a 9th gen system dude. Get over it. The Wii U was Nintendo's 8th generation system. You think they are adding Switch sales to the Wii U? lol!! They are completely different systems. You can't play Wii or Wii U games on the Switch. The Switch isn't a mid-gen system. It's not called Wii Switch (Not a bad name though). It's a next-gen system. People can disagree if they want. Won't change the facts.
I'm waiting for their redesign, so I'll probably be waiting a while.
Just so you guys know, Ps3 outsold Wii on Europe, Switch doesn´t stand a chance.
This gen belongs to Sony. Nintendo? They're likely to finish second, once they're done putting MS in it's place...which is LAST place...just like last gen.
Switch isn't a 8th gen console. It's Nintendo 9th generation console.
I don't know why they down vote you when you are right. The Nintendo's console in the eighth generation was Wii U.
@ILostMyMind I have a lot of people who hate me apparently. No matter what I say they hit the disagree the moment see my comment even if it's 100% fact.
You are right my friend. Nintendo is in 1st place in the 9th generation race so far. Switch fans should be happy about this. I'm happy. They have a nice head start, just like the XBox 360 did in the 7th generation. The Wii u was Nintendo's 8th generation, which is sure to finish last at this point. It's only selling in Japan now I think. I hit the 'agree' for you.
I don't expect the Nintendo Switch to outsell the PS4, but I do expect the Nintendo Switch to be supported for at least 2-3 years after Sony has stopped supporting the PS4. So statements pertaining to generations don't make much sense when Nintendo is bleeding into multiple generations with their console releases.
You mean people in another country doesn't follow the us or Japan? People in another country has their own opinion? NO WAY...
Europe isn't a country.
Why would the popularity of a console in another country change the European's choice?
it's pretty simple. Nintendo does not cater to the adult themed crowd. Sure people like me don't only play adult games and that's why I have a switch but I know that the switch games will be every now and then releases not a console i dedicate the majority of my time with
The Switch will not produce the install base that the PS4 has and this just shows that once again it's early tech adopters and brand loyalists that will make up a majority of the install base. After this and next year I'm pretty sure you'll see a decline in sales unless Nintendo artificially creates demand by only making a small amount come out over time.
Artificial demand don't produce sales, but profit.
personally as a switch owner, i think the demand is an illusion. i think the people that really want one are having a hard time finding them due to supply constraints, not overwhelming demand. I'm sure there are lots of people that want one, which is why when limited supplies show up they sell out. but i'll be curious to see how it sells a year from now. I think it will do really well with the younger DS demographic. I think more traditional gamers will ultimately see a deficit in what the Switch can offer them. I enjoy my Switch, but I'm already kind of bored with it and its not nearly as experiential as the ps4 or xb1s. Its the newest system I own and its already the least played.
Congratulations to Sony and to nintendo as well. Two true gaming giants.
Great work out in the EU by Nintendo.
Uhhh... you could just as easily write. "The PlayStation 4 Remains The Choice for US Gamers Despite The Switch's Popularity in The US" since the PS4 has been back on top of NPD charts.
You can walk into a store anywhere and get a Switch in Australia. It's been the PS4 Pro which many have had trouble finding here. I think they may be top of those stock issues now though. I own both a PS4 Pro and Switch, but let's face it, there's really only 2 games on the Switch worth owning (BotW & MK8D). Personally I think it will stay that way until Super Mario Odyssey is released, unless Nintendo springs a surprise announcement on us in the next couple of months.
PlayStation is always European gamer's primary choice
European people are smarter.
Interesting top sellers in June for Europe. The top two PSN games in the US swapped places on Europe's chart; Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy took the No. 1 spot, while Friday the 13th landed at No. 2. Meanwhile, Europe's top-selling title for May, FIFA 17, fell slightly to No. 3, though it still unsurprisingly charted higher than in the US, where it was No. 11. Likewise, Grand Theft Auto V continues to endure despite being released almost three years ago, coming in at No. 4, while Tekken 7 rounded out the top five.
But what does that have to do with the price of tea in china?
Switch is cool and all but the PS4 is the best . I do play my Switch when out of town but I actually still play my Vita more because it has more games . The Switch eventually will be my 2nd console but PS4 has the most and best games .
Switch will do well but it won't get anywhere near ps4's level. Ps4 just sells so well in every country around the world. Switch would to well to end up with even half of what ps4 sells and there's no shame in that.
Wait isn't PS4 still the main choice in the US?