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First Year Of Nintendo Switch Sales Poised To Overtake PS2’s First Year in Japan

First Year Of Nintendo Switch Sales Poised To Overtake PS2’s First Year in Japan

The PlayStation 2 is the most popular and most sold console in history, but do you know what is about to take over it, at least from current statistics and in Japan. That’s right, Nintendo’s very own blockbuster this year, the Nintendo Switch.

According to SwitchSoku, who got their stats from Famitsu. The Nintendo Switch is keeping pace with the PS2 in Japan. While the PS2 went off with a strong start, its sales tapered towards the end of the year. The Nintendo Switch instead went on consistently strong.

MonthPS2 (Released 4 March 2000)Nintendo Switch (Released 3 March 2017
March885,023 Units524,371 Units
April512,953 Units234,817 Units
May227,725 Units127,314 Units
June298,880 Units129,971 Units
July367,190 Units294,311 Units
August223,822 Units254,489 Units
September157,613 Units168,810 Units
October116,440 Units307,138 Units
November62,025 Units372,619 Units
December164,950 Units574,559 Units (For First 3 Weeks)
Total3,016,622 Units 2,988,399 Units (From Launch to 17 December 2017)

At the current rate, the Nintendo Switch’s current sales result of 2,988,399 Units is poised to overtake the PS2’s 3,016,622 Units for the first year. I don’t know what do you call such success but if the Switch successfully overtakes the most sold console in history’s first year, I think Nintendo can try and keep up the momentum and, hopefully, make the Nintendo Switch the Most Sold Console in History!