Nintendo Switch Selling 3 Times Faster Than PS4 In Japan

Nintendo Switch Selling 3 Times Faster Than PS4 In Japan

Remember when the Nintendo Switch was outpacing PS4 hardware sales by 2 to 1 last year? Turns out things have turned out way better than expected as the Switch is now outpacing PS4 sales by a whopping 3 to 1 as of December 31, 2017.

According to Media Create figures, the PS4 sold 920,000 consoles between February 22 and December 31, 2014. As for the Switch, it sold 3.4 million systems from March 3 to December 31, 2017. This means the Switch is selling three times faster than the PS4 in its first 40 or so weeks.

Looking at things from a different perspective, it took 3 years for the PS4 to sell what the Switch sold in less than a year.

Here’s a chart for you to get a better idea:

And here’s the first 44 weeks of sales:



2 thoughts on “Nintendo Switch Selling 3 Times Faster Than PS4 In Japan

  1. When you consider that the Switch is a handheld console, not a home console, it’s got more potential over the likes of the PS4 and Xbox One. But games wise, the Switch doesn’t come close. In 2005/06, you could link a PSP to a TV, so the Switch isn’t anything new. I can understand why the Switch is selling big in Japan. Play it at home or on move. But as the PS4 and Xbox One get older, you can’t help but think will the PS5 and Xbox Two follow the Switch? The Switch 2 will follow on from the Switch. I can never see Nintendo going back to having 2 console, Sony will probably stick with 1 from now on. Next gen, we could see 3 Switch style consoles fighting it out.

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