Nintendo Switch Surpasses PS2’s First Year Sales In Japan Thanks To Huge Restock

Nintendo Switch Surpasses PS2’s First Year Sales In Japan Thanks To Huge Restock

The latest Media Creates data is out and the Nintendo Switch has sold 269, 684 units in Japan just the last week, more than 5 times more than it’s closest competitor, the PlayStation 4, which sold 50, 662 units.

But more importantly, the Nintendo Switch is possibly the fastest selling home console in Japan, besting even the most popular console in Japan, the PlayStation 2’s first year of sales. As hypothesised from last week’s data, it was only predicted that the Nintendo Switch was going to do better than the best sold console in history’s first year. Now it is confirmed.

Here is the updated table:

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 Units844,243 Units (For First 4 Weeks)
Total3,016,622 Units3,258,083 Units (From Launch to 24 December 2017)

The Nintendo Switch did exceptionally well this week thanks to frequent restocks, even Amazon Japan received quite a number of Nintendo Switch consoles. Looks like the Nintendo Switch shortage may really be over soon.

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