Nintendo may have just proven why Sony needs to hurry up and launch the PS5.
So, it MUST launch soon because the Switch overtook PS4 sales in Japan? More low quality gaming journalism.
agreed, Switch was always going to overtake the PS4 in Japan, that was no surprise.
Actually, the fact that it still didn't outsell the ps4 in Japan is weird in its self.
@UltraNova - huh?
I don't see how the 2 systems are similar. Reaching? Anyway if the rumors are true, Sony's next handheld that will launch a little after the PS5 will give the integration similar to the switch.
Neon, Considering Japan is not that interested in old-fashioned consoles and are seemingly obsessed with portability, the fact that Switch (lets admit, a portable ) hasn't outsold the ps4 so far is weird... Makes sense now?
The Express - NO. No understanding, no insights, no intelligence! The PS4 is already more powerful than the Switch so rush releasing an even more PlayStation is not going to help. Quite simply Nintendo has first party licenses that really resonate with the Japanese as does the form factor. The PlayStation is still selling great. He doesn't understand that Sony is making a profit there - somebody give him a job at Polygon.com.
@UltraNova - but the Switch did surpass the PS4 in Japan in sales. Where have you been?
ultraNova the article said it DID overtake PS4 in Japan. Direct quote from the article: "According to Famitsu, the Nintendo Switch has racked up an impressive 8,125,637 sales. That's compared to 8,077,754 units for the PS4."
@UltraNova https://www.google.com/amp/... Switch outsold the PS4 in Japan not long ago, you probably just missed it.
You could tell by the title it was clickbait.
LOL Good lord what a joke, opinion piece indeed. Japan is a mobile gaming market now and Switch answers to that, period. PS5 is just fine waiting till 2020, no need to hurry it out the door.
I wasn't sure if they were trying to say to hurry up and launch in March, or hurry up because Switch outsold PS4 in lifetime sales. Either way I agree, this article is trash.
PS4 is still selling well, so I don't see why it needs to release. On top of that, I don't think a lot of PS owners are migrating over to Switch for all the cutting edge games it contains. It's a great 2nd system, but if people are more into the games that push technology, then the Switch isn't really a suitable alternative to PS4.
Using the word "journalism" is giving these bottom-feeders far too much credit.
lol its express, what do you expect
Pretty stupid journalism.
This makes no sense. The PS4 is by far the best selling console of this generation. Maybe the Switch will eventually overtake it, who knows, but it will take years if it happens. The PS5 will be out long before that. Recently Sony has said they are focusing on the PS4's that are already sold, the existing user base, rather than trying to sell new systems. The PS4 is already a huge success. But it will still keep selling, and there are still some big games coming out for it in the coming years.
Switch will go on to sell very well, but no way it will surpass 100 million units. I slot it somewhere around 75 million tops. Which is perfectly fine, that would be a huge success coming off of the Wii U debacle.
@Neonridr How do you know that the Switch won't surpass 100 million units? The Nintendo Switch has sold faster in it's first 2 years than the PS4 sold in its first 2 years. It's currently on a pace to reach 100 million in record speed. https://www.playstation.com... https://www.ign.com/article...
@ps360 - oh obviously I don't know for sure.. I just think that momentum will start to slow down. I think 75 million is a good estimate. Obviously things can change, especially if they continue to pump out must own 1st party titles.
we still havent had a price drop or different model for the switch yet tho. i think it has a good chance to break 100 mil
the switch will not surpass 50 million units
It’s already less than 20 million shy of 50M, and it’s projected to do at least 18M this fiscal year. It’s going to surpass 50 million for sure. How much further beyond that I don’t know
And what if it does? Will you be here admit that you were wrong?
thats a weird way of spelling xbox one...
This is the same guy that first said that it would not sell more than 10m and then quietly switched to 20m when it supprassed that
@king_noctis i'll be surprised for sure. @razmiran i never said that, i think you confused me with some other guy ahah
"@king_noctis i'll be surprised for sure." You're...really not fooling anyone considering you've moved your goalpost from 40m to 50m lmao.
PS4 is on track to dethrone PS2 as the best selling console of all time. Switch might outsell its grandpa at best.
I swear some people are really short sided. How long has the PS4 been on the market and completely dominated? Sony don't have to do anything. They are fine. They will continue to do what they're doing. This is the same thing that happens EVERY freaking generation when the new one approaches yet EVERY time people seem to forget how it goes. Sony will continue to sell PS4s when the PS5 comes out. Sony will probably lower the price which will bump up sales to a certain degree. It will help offset the cost when the PS5 launches and I know Sony is hoping the PS4 still does well. That's a money making machine each time one is sold. What I'm saying is not new or a revelation. I just used common sense and went by history. You know stuff that happened in the past. I know in today's age, with people with short attention spans, y'all seem to forget the the world has a past. Just because you care not to remember or just to lazy to try to remember doesn't change the fact that that things happened. All I'm saying is take the time out and use your brain and just don't go off of your emotions. Sony will be fine. Remember, they are the market leader not matter what anyone says. They are getting really close to 100 million sold in 2019 with competition. That in itself is an accomplishment.....
The highest selling console should be panicking about the 3rd highest selling console. Rubbish, absolute rubbish.
soon to be 2nd selling.. :P
Correct! By the time the next Xbox arrives, switch will most likely have sold better than xbox one
It should be 2nd in about a yr - still no chance of carching PS4.
I don't understand why Nintendo's success means Sony's success is in peril. They're both successful.
It does? More tabloid nonsense.
sometimes I wonder how ish like this gets through the approval process
So a handheld device surpasses a console in a country where handheld and mobile devices are the chief means of gaming and this is supposed to be some sort of shock?
It would of been a better article if he said they should launch soon because the gap is much bigger starting the 9th generation. The switch a 9th generation system will have 50 million lead or more by time the other systems drop. When Wii U started 8th gen it only had a 4 to 6 million lead over the ps4 this was a much smaller and easier lead for Sony to come from behind and take the lead. Can’t remember the 7th gen lead Xbox 360 had over the Wii and PS3 but it was good enough lead to keep PS3 behind to take 3rd while Wii took 1st 6th gen ps2 was our first build up a nice lead over GameCube and Xbox 5th generation I think Dreamcast drop first before ps1 and n64 but the ps1 came from behind and took the lead Point is by the time ps5 drop switch lead might be too big to come from behind unless same thing that happen to 3ds happen to switch and it start to slow down around 60 million
I am sure once the PS5 comes along the community will somehow spin that the Switch is a last-gen system. They won't want to see that the PS5 will be behind by 50 million to start a generation.
The community isn't one voice and it is debatable what generation Switch belongs in. That isn't "spin". Obviously the folks over at Wikipedia believe it is 8th gen. So is wikipedia "spinning"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... One could make the argument that Switch overlaps generations. But this is really all about how we compare console sales. Switch can brag about being in the lead, but the response is their significant head start.
@Razzer - I dunno.. the majority of people at N4G claim that the Switch is not in the same gen as the PS4 and XB1. So that means that the Switch is apparently not competing with those systems and will be competing with the PS5 and XB2. It's a head scratcher to me. I mean hardware launches at different times, and with the mid-gen refreshes muddying the waters, everything is tossed up in the air now.
"I am sure once the PS5 comes along the community will somehow spin that the Switch is a last-gen system." Switch is a handheld with a tv out. It should not be compared to PS4 & XBone anymore than 3DS should have been compared to PS3 & 360. It's a glorified 3DS Pro. I know many are in denial but the fact is Nintendo is no longer in the console business. They are a handheld manufacturer. They shit out a handheld with a tv out. Switch is not in the PS4 or XB0ne's league. From a technical perspective it can barely outperform the PS3 & 360. If say Amazon entered the console business with a console that was somewhere between PS4 Pro & XB0ne X say in 2021, would that be a 'next gen' console? Of course not. Why? Because it would be incapable of playing true next gen, not the early cross gen stuff while PS5 & Nextbox floss next gen titles with ease. In terms of console generations when a console releases is almost irrelevant when compared to what is being released. Nintendo despite releasing almost 3 & a half years later farted out a handheld that lacks the technical power to play with the big boys. It's a handheld. It has no competition in terms of dedicated handheld gaming devices. It is NO competition to dedicated gaming consoles.
@Robtimus Prime - a console or a generation isn't dictated by how powerful something is.
@ Neonridr "a console or a generation isn't dictated by how powerful something is." Not entirely no. However to pretend it isn't a major factor is ridiculous. How can Switch be a gen over PS4 & XB0ne when it comes up short in every way? Portability? Nah B. 1080P 60fps will be a given on next gen. Good look with that on Switch. The'll have less games that hit that mark than PS5 will have titles hitting 4k at 60fps. Power plays a major role in console generations. Just because Nintendo & their fans willfully choose to ignore the reality of the situation doesn't change anything. It just makes them look willfully ignorant/delusional.
@Robtimus - I don't make the gens. Technically the PS3, X360 and Wii were part of the same generation. That would make the Wii U, PS4 and XB1 part of the 8th Generation. So unless you want to say that the Switch was still part of the same generation and make a new rule, then ok.
@razzer wiki not always right and you take from one place there are other websites and other places where it is a 9th generation system you just choose to pick a place that fit your agenda to say switch won’t have a huge lead @robitmus generation do not go by power, it goes by the release of a system if power was a reason Wii was basically GameCube that would of kept it 6th gen with GameCube Once a company make a new system a new generation start.....xbox360 started 7th gen, Wii U started 8th gen, switch started 9th gen
@ Germmol "Who say switch shortchange on games?" Everyone who doesn't worship at the altar of Miyamoto. "It got over 2000 games with heavy hitters coming" Look dude. Quit acting like you don't know what people mean they say the Switch gets shortchanged on games. They ain't talking about played out, past their prime last gen ports or the occasional Nintendo exclusive. Their talking about 3rd party AAA blockbusters like Resident Evil, COD, Battlefield, etc. For every 3rd party AAA title Switch gets there are 4 or 5 they DON'T get. This isn't debatable. It's ridiculous to pretend otherwise. This situation will only worsen when Sony & MS kick off next gen. Same as when someone says XB0ne has no games. They KNOW THE B0ne has plenty of games. They're criticizing the B0ne's LACK of EXCLUSIVES. But fanboy propagandist wan't to take shit out of context. F**king pathetic...
@Gemmol Microsoft touted that they were going to have a 10 million lead over the Wii and PS3 when they launched but they didn't reach that mark. I think the lead was more like 8 million. Also the Sega Dreamcast was a part of the 6th generation not the 5th but the results were the same as you described Sony, Nintendo, and even newcomer Microsoft outsold the Sega Dreamcast.
Thanks for the input I was wondering how much of a lead the 360
Well, it really isn't a 9th gen, now is it? A 5th gen handheld maybe? In terms of capabilities it really is more of a 7th gen. And occupies a very different market than the traditional consoles. It might be a "hybrid", but really it's just a portable that can be easily hooked up to the TV. Yes yes, clockspeeds while docked and so on bla bla, but still. 9th gen? Really? Simply because if when it released? A bit silly, if you ask me
NPD, mediacreate, Famitsu, nintendo and any other place have it listed as a console.......when those companies compare sales they do not compare it to 3ds or ds, they compare it to Wii U and Wii If you want to be different to them and compare it against handhelds that would be your opinion but your opinion would still be wrong since Nintendo label it as their console that is also a hybrid So switch 9th gen
@ BrettAwesome You are correct. @ Gemmol Taco Bell claims THEY sell great Mexican food. McDonalds claims THEY sell a rib sandwich,They said it so it must be true? Nintendo can call it whatever they want those of us with sense KNOW what it is. A HANDHELD. If people think Switch is getting shortchanged on software now wait till PS5 & Nextbox launch. Switch needs a f**king cellphone for voice chat ffs....It's about as next gen as an Ouya.
@robotimus Who say switch shortchange on games? It got over 2000 games with heavy hitters coming Now if you do not like the games that’s just your personal preference but Nintendo April fiscal report shows why Nintendo was one of the top publisher last year selling over 100 million games so people are buying games
@Gemmol You desperate dork 😂 You don't think it's getting left out of the party? Really? How many 3rd party games do you see on it? The two latest ones suck on it! I love my Switch. I really, really do! Got a 10 Ah power bank, 128gb micro sd card and all. It's my ultimate portable! But I can't keep playing Doom and Skyrim, can I? I might hop on Dragon's Dogma, but Saint's Row and Assassin's Creed SUCK on it!
@Gemmol Oh, btw. I think you should have a look at this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...
https://www.resetera.com/th... I can show links too I have a couple more https://nintendo.fandom.com... There are other links Wikipedia is people writing what they want......
I'll still go with Wiki over a bunch of biased, dorky fanboys who have done nothing but voice their biased opinion on some online poll. Generations are defined by much more than simply a release date. You should know this, since you claim to be so informed. Would you call the ps4 pro a 9th gen? No? How about one x? I'd argue the Switch might actually be a 1st gen hybrid. So if me made a poll and made all games vote for the best console, I bet the winner would be the PS4. Would you agree? Does it objectively make it the best because fanboys vote that way? No. So if I get enough people to agree that Switch is a 666th generation console, will you agree? 9th gen my ass 😂
BWHAHAHAHA...it is amazing how bad the barrier of entry is for journalism....
PS4 sales like "shit" in Japan and some still cherry picks this as an argument? PS4 is soon crossing the 100 million units sold line. If you take the 5 most sold consoles of all time you will see that Sony has 4 of them there and the only one that sold more than PS3 was Wii.
Wrong. The best selling console is PS2. By far! And ps1 outsold the PS3 too. By now the PS3 is the worst selling Sony home console to date. But yes, looking at the best selling home consoles of all time, Sony is in 1st, 2nd and 4th, soon to be 3rd place.
If you look at VGChartz numbers, I do not think sony has to worry about switch. On the other end, Microsoft really needs a new console. 05/04/2019 Switch 195 000 Ps4 176000 Xbox 48000. 3ds 29000. Nuff said.
Microsoft doesn't need another console, they need better games for the consoles they have imho.
There is no rush for the PS5 yet
Gutter trash journalism. Congratulations
Little late for April fools jokes.
Whoever wrote this is a complete moron.