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July 2017 NPD: Switch outsells PS4 and Xbox One

Posted on August 17, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo is finally starting to send out some extra Switch stock. Thanks to that, the system was the best-selling console in the United States last month. NPD has confirmed that Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in July. The system is also contributing to a healthy gaming market in the United States.

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella says that hardware spending has increased by 20 percent compared to 2016 to $1.6 billion. “Performance of the Nintendo Switch continues to be the primary cause of the year-on-year gains,” Piscatella said.

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  • Exy

    Only 19 more months of this to go before third parties decide that their testing of Nintendo Switch sales is good enough for them.

    • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

      yeah…. wtf 3rd parties

    • Also depends on Nintendo, unfortunately – currently they only provide resources (software/hardware/documentation/help) to select developers.
      Is not yet at state of Wii U where anyone could download documentation+software and try making games on the console they bought in a shop.
      I know that multiple smaller developers have been trying to get in touch with Nintendo to develop on Switch (mostly after publishing Wii U titles) with exactly zero result.

      • Busterblade

        And which game do you represent, if I may ask? Since there are a ton of developers coming in on the Eshop.

        • I do not formally represent anyone in particular, as I do additional programming (netcode, tooling, service integrations) for numerous games. A semi-organized list of interesting ones can be found at https://yal.cc/works/

          • Busterblade

            I see, thank you for your clarification. So what did you mean by “select” developers? I mean, we see indie games on the front-page all the time….

          • “select” developers means ones that Nintendo picked to work with, rather than everyone that would *like* to work with them. I apologize if that wasn’t apparent from my first message.

          • Busterblade

            I see, but this pertains mostly, if not solely, to independent developers then, I take it?

          • That is hard to tell (without having worked with larger companies), but I can only imagine that companies past certain size have a slightly easier time convincing Nintendo (or anyone else) to work with them.

            That said, Nintendo could still decline working with someone if they don’t feel like a game is fit for their platform, but you’d never know for sure, as the fact of any negotiations taking place is not usually publicly disclosed.

          • Busterblade

            Yeah, it’d be a hell of a lot easier to make sense of some games coming out when others don’t otherwise. Something I could appreciate if they did disclose.

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      • Jaxon Holden

        Eh, that was right at launch. Seems most of those people who were upset they couldn’t get in touch, have now got in touch. Several of whom now have confirmed games for the system.

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    • Adrian Brown

      Every port on Switch is “a test to evaluate future support”, but Street Fighter doesn’t sell on PS4 and it’s ok, no testing needed.

      • Annie Anemo

        SFV bombs on PS4 while a port of 2008’s SF2 HD remix for the Switch sells like half a million units in a month

        Capcom: Let’s release Street Fighter Anniversary Collection only on PS4 and Xbox One, we’re still not sure about releasing games on the Switch

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        • Exy

          There’s speculation that Capcom wanted to sell Ultra II at half the price it did, but someone at either Nintendo or Capcom upper management thought otherwise. Who knows how well it would have sold if it were more affordable.

          • Annie Anemo

            It was definitely $20 dollars too expensive but at least now Capcom has no excuse to not support the Switch, the audience is clearly there

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  • WTFISTHISSHIT?

    Good but let’s hope they increase even more stock for this and the upcoming months.

    I imagine Nintendo will send it flying after Apple releases their new Iphone in Oct.

  • Exposer

    So which will be the next excuse for TP to not develop games for Switch?

    • Aline Piroutek

      They haven’t received money to develop to Switch XP.
      Just like Square Enix received money to develop DQXI for PS4.

      • Dayph

        This!

  • kurodo

    The king is back on its throne!

    • TDude73

      Bow down to the King!

    • Tlink7

      Well not really, there are still farrrr more PS4’s out there, but I share your enthusiasm :3

      • PikaPlayzHD

        Tlink7 the PS4 has been out longer that’s why, duh but the Switch is looking to continue to be very successful in the long run which is a good sign

        • Tlink7

          People act like the Switch has ”beaten” the PS4, which is not the case at all. There are like sixty million PS4’s out there. As for the long run; we’ll see. But I’m hopeful 😀

  • awng782

    Nintendo hardware sales in July 2017…
    Switch (U.S.): 222,000
    3DS (U.S.): 105,000
    Switch (Japan): 246,000
    3DS (Japan): 250,000

    In general, Nintendo was forced to ship more hardware to Japan than to the US, which makes sense as Splatoon and especially Dragon Quest are massive in Japan compared to in the US.

    3DS sales in July declined 44% YoY. July 2016 was the height of the Pokémon Go phenomenon, which explains this year’s sales drop-off. The New 2DS XL launched at the very end of July, so much of its impact (if any) will be felt this month rather than last month.

  • awng782

    Here is how Switch sales compares to 3DS and Wii U sales in the US during their first 5 months on the market. All numbers may be off by around +/-5%:

    3DS:
    Mar (Launch week) + Apr 2011: 592,000
    May 2011: 97,000
    June 2011: 143,000
    July 2011: 90,000
    Aug 2011: 235,000 ($80 price cut)
    5 month total: 1.157 million

    Wii U:
    Nov (Launch week) + Dec 2012: 890,000
    Jan 2013: 57,000
    Feb 2013: 64,000
    Mar 2013: 69,000
    Apr 2013: 40,000
    5 month total: 1.120 million

    Switch:
    Mar 2017: 911,000
    Apr 2017: 281,000
    May 2017: 165,000
    June 2017: 215,000
    July 2017: 222,000
    5 month total: 1.794 million

    • Roto Prime

      Can you add Wii and DS numbers please, thank you for the info by the way!

      • awng782

        I don’t have exact data on the DS, as that data goes a bit too far back. With that being said, the DS started off very slow. It only sold ~3.8 million units during its first 13 months on the market (Nov 2004 – Dec 2005). The Switch will almost certainly exceed that figure within its first 9/10 months (by Nov/Dec 2017).

        The Wii was a juggernaut:
        Nov (Launch week) + Dec 2006: 1.08 million
        Jan 2006: 436,000
        Feb 2006: 335,000
        Mar 2006: 259,000
        Apr 2006: 360,000
        5 month total: 2.470 million

        • Aline Piroutek

          And Wii also had supplies issues.

        • Roto Prime

          Thank you for the effort <3 Wowzers Wii is truly a unique beast!!!!!

          • awng782

            DS was the real beast. Sales started quite slow, but rose steadily..

            Yearly DS sales, from 2004 to 2013:

            2004: 1.20 million (Nov 2004 launch)
            2005: 2.59 million
            2006: 5.31 million (June 2006: DS Lite launch)
            2007: 8.43 million
            2008: 9.95 million
            2009: 11.19 million (April 2009: DSi launch)
            2010: 8.58 million (March 2010: DSiXL launch)
            2011: 3.84 million (March 2011: 3DS launch)
            2012: 1.96 million
            2013: <1 million
            Total: ~54 million. Best selling gaming platform of all time in the US.

          • JasonBall

            Worldwide adds a 1 to the beginning of that total as I recall.

          • awng782

            This is US only. Worldwide sales are indeed at 154 million.

          • Roto Prime

            awng782 delivers!!!! THX <3

          • Exy

            I had no idea the DSi was that big a deal. I didn’t see much appeal in it at the time since I was already happy with my DS Lite.

          • awng782

            The DS Lite has sold more than the DSi + DSiXL (90 million vs 40 million), mostly due to the fact that the DS Lite was released much, much earlier in the DS’s lifecycle.

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  • MisterS

    The article failed to mention it’s barely above the ps4 and that’s because of splatoon 2 and ps4 not having any big releases this month

    • Busterblade

      Still outsells them, unless you’re implying that the “barely” matters in this case, in which case I say, let the Switch have it’s moment?

      • MisterS

        5k more isnt that much tho or impressive. The switch sells but its getting on my nerves letting the switch look like it will be ps4 level success

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          The switch sells but its getting on my nerves letting the switch look like it will be ps4 level success

          lol This is something that upsets you?

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Where the heck have you been lately? Legit question.

          • Princess_Eevee9

            I would like to know this as well?

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Me? Work, mostly. You?

          • Busterblade

            Arguing with me in our local Discord 😀

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            lol Sounds fun

          • I have a discord too you would like to join us?

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Been around, but been working more recently cause school is back in session which means new bus route to monitor for.

          • awng782

            lol

            “I’m happy that the Switch is successful, but I’ll be annoyed if it’s too successful”

          • Reggie

            Is it just me, or is anyone else noticing an increase of butthurt Sony fans coming here lately.

          • awng782

            That “PlaySaviour 4” guy is my favorite…

          • They don’t feel right unless they know Nintendo fans are suffering with them.

          • Busterblade

            What are they even suffering for? They have the biggest install-base console at the moment and get games thrown at them all the time.

            If you’re “suffering” with a PS4, considering it’s games available, then you’re very likely doing something wrong.

          • They’re the kind of people that are bitter at Nintendo (and sometimes Microsoft’s) success. So they will definitely tout how well Sony is doing, but also feel vindicated at any success for Nintendo. And they just have to act on it.

            Pretty sad, huh? It’s a shame they can’t just enjoy everything they have; but if they’re like that with gaming, they’re that way in other parts of their lives too.

          • Busterblade

            For all it’s worth, I’ll just throw them on the block list from this point on.

            Nintendo is doing well, no need to rain on their parade. I hope they’ll get good third-party support, and if they do surpass Sony, then the latter has all the more reason to work hard to maintain their “dominance”.

          • That’s the best to do. I’m surprised at seeing people I haven’t seen before creep in here just to be hateful, and I’m wondering if it’ll happen more with the Switch’s growing success.

            Agreed entirely.

          • Busterblade

            Yeah, that’s a head-scratcher for me personally. Isn’t that Uncharted collection game coming out soon? Can’t they be buy that and occupy themselves that way for a while? 😛

          • Haha, you would think. I guess they play, then get on the internet and see Nintendo doing well and just have to spread the “despair.”

          • Busterblade

            “Hmmm, Uncharted collection is great on my awesome console, but I need a break for a moment. And what better way to fill my time then hate on the Switch?!”

            *sigh*

          • Princess_Eevee9

            The 3DS has the most, and it counts.

          • AJK

            Hey. Im a Sony fan myself, but Switch is possibly the best console ive ever owned. Some people have so little in their lives that whatever product they own defines them…thats really sad if you think about it :/

        • hi-chan!

          Why the hell does it get on your nerves lmao

        • smashbrolink

          Why would the thought of that get on your nerves?
          For all you know, its sales could very well spike with the release of the right games, and in the end it COULD outsell the PS4 on a month to month basis eventually.
          How would that be a BAD thing? That shouldn’t bother you unless you’re just a blatant fanboy for PS4.

          • MisterS

            It’s getting on my nerves bc they act like it will sell better if those act Iike the switch is demanded like the ps4

          • Busterblade

            Again, so what if it sells better? So what if these people act like that? What does that have to do with you? Does Sony pay you to get annoyed over the up-coming console that’s giving them a hard time in Japan, and not unlikely the rest of the world as well?

          • MisterS

            It doesn’t give anybody a hard time.. I just don’t like the bias in the media..

          • Busterblade

            And you come here portraying that in such a way that you may as well be a Sony fanboy? You obviously show your own bias towards Sony.

          • MisterS

            Just because I state facts, doesn’t mean I am a fanboy

          • Busterblade

            Those aren’t facts, bub. What is a fact, however, is that you are a hypocrite, annoyed at the bias towards Switch, while showing your own obvious bias towards Sony. Nobody should take your words seriously.

          • MisterS

            What makes me bias towards Sony?
            The only thing I said ps4 sold better. it sold in its first day better than switch in its first month in America. Japan isn’t really comparable bc it’s market as a handheld and it’s still not vastly superior even in weeks where ps4 didn’t get any new releases.

          • Busterblade

            That you dislike the “bias” toward Switch, but I’m sure you weren’t acting up like this when the PS4 got all the lines for being the hot new brick.

          • MisterS

            the ps4 was the superior system and there wasnt anything like that in terms of sales. Nobody acted like it will be more successful than it is.

          • Busterblade

            Superior system? It has better specs, but that’s where this “superiority” of yours ends.

          • MisterS

            wii u didnt get third party support and ps4 is stronger and cheaper than xbone and more consumerfriendly and had more games. Obviously it was the best system of its time

          • Busterblade

            Your lack of respect for opinions, and basically proclaiming yours as fact, disturbs me. Back to Gematsu with you.

          • MisterS

            Stalker and hypocrite.

          • Yeah well that is the downside to be here in NE, side note: You would like join to my Discord server? it is a fun community there.

          • smashbrolink

            Your sentence structure made no sense there…
            But anyways, the bottom line is that the Switch catching up to, or outselling, the PS4 would not be a bad thing.
            At this point, Sony’s fans have allowed sales success to go to their heads. A bit of a wake-up call might make them less arrogant and more tolerable.
            And that’s coming from someone who owns a PS3 and wants a PS4.

        • Busterblade

          Because GOD FORBID it’s as good as the “beloved worshipped on the high holy mount of gaming” Playstation right? Please, let the machine be a success, and if it beats PS then so be it. Are you going to beat yourself up over it?

          • MisterS

            It’s just a fact that it won’t and I can’t stand the bias towards switch. They trying to let the switch better like the news article on ign that switch has more interest than xbone and ps4 while the article then mentions that ps4+ps4 pro is more demanded

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            “It’s just a fact that it won’t-”

            Now I know you’re an unthinking fanboy. Just because the PS4 has had a head start doesn’t mean the Switch can’t catch up.

          • MisterS

            The switch doesn’t even have proper third party support and doesn’t even come close to ps4 sales in the first month

          • Busterblade

            Not yet, and as Velen said, doesn’t mean the Switch can’t catch up. You complain about Switch bias, but you yourself show mountains of obvious Sony bias, marking you as a definite hypocrite.

          • zelgadis greywords

            the switch have third party support, dont have BIG third party support because they are, and sorry for the expresion, massively stupid. Remember, third party is anyone that is nos firts ( sony nintedo or microsoft) or second ( monolyth or the studios that sony brought, for example) everyone else is third party

          • MisterS

            but it needs the bigger ones to be on the market and the support will drop after we get the new xbox and ps5. At least nintendo will still support it, which i will give credit

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            It doesn’t have to in order to be successful and it’s still going strong and in high demand despite the shortages. Stop being so blind. PS4 has been out for a while now, Switch only started 5 Months ago.

          • MisterS

            switch is successful, but still no ps4.

          • Busterblade

            IGN is IGN, not sure if you’ve red the name of this site, that being NINTENDOEverything. God forbid they report on Nintendo specific news, and there’s people with bias here. Same as a Sony/Microsoft websites.

            And if you’re trying to put up an argument, please, type cohesively, because I can barely make out what you’re getting at. And in regards to demand, let me ask you, is the PS4 sold out in most countries? No? Then Switch has more demand at this moment, period.

          • MisterS

            They still mention other sales. The ps4 sold better in most countries and it was way harder to get in the first months. You find a switch easily in Germany and according to american surveys ps4 has more interest. Xbox will sell better once Xbox one X releases

          • Busterblade

            Germany, still but 1 part of Europe. Nintendo is even doing well in the UK, which has historically been a very bad, if not the worst place for Nintendo selling.

          • MisterS

            big market in europe and ps4 does better in UK..

          • Busterblade

            It’s also been out for a ton longer in the UK, has a ton of more games, and never had a hard time there.

        • SpectralDynamite

          Why exactly is that a problem? That means the Switch is a hit. That’s a GOOD thing.

          • MisterS

            That’s good and insures support, but I don’t like the bias towards it

          • Stuart

            Honestly,I see you talking about bias over and over,but I am not seeying much bias here. Before you mention it there was just a lot of people happy that it sold well,and since this is a Nintendo related site,it should be totally expected.

          • MisterS

            and the only thing i stated that it doesnt mention that its barely above the ps4 and the reason is splatoon 2 and not stock issues.

          • Stuart

            “and the reason is splatoon 2 and not stock issues.”

            …well yeah obviously,no one is denying that. We are saying that it did not got HIGHER because of stock issues. That will be the point until Switch can be easily find in stores and online on USA.

            And yes,you keep talking about bias over and over,the article stated what happened. Remember that the number,while most likely true,were not confirmed by NPD itself,and while like I said they are true,I can see why Brian would be hesitant to share them.

          • MisterS

            i stated that it isnt just this site and article but the media overall hype is too much while the system is flawed and the games on it doesnt deserve rating above 8/10.

          • Stuart

            They do not deserve in your point of view,but what if other people just don’t see that way? What if other people just really like the system? People praise the heck out of PS4,why this is a problem with Switch? And there was SOOOOOOOOOOOO many sites doing clickbait against Nintendo and it’s systems (Switch and 3DS included),why it is a problem something positive for a change? unless you want each article on each site about Switch to end like “…but PS4 is better,be less happy”.

          • MisterS

            where was negative clickbait for switch???

          • Stuart

            …you are kidding me,right?

          • Radish

            The fact that Switch is doing so well sales-wise and outselling PS4 currently WITHOUT major 3rd party support and being “flawed” should scare you and every other Sony fanboy out there. Because if Nintendo fixes things and starts getting major 3rd party support….you’re finished. At that point, Sony may have to actually start getting creative (and I don’t mean low framerate VR). Who am I kidding, they will just find a way to copy Nintendo yet again.

          • MisterS

            they never copy nintendo and nintendo copied with pokemon megami tensei and zelda botw of minecraft and skyrim. Switch still doesnt get third party support and it doesnt outsell it, ps4 performed way better in its first month and still outsell it in a lot of regions

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            “They never copy nintendo-”

            PS Move. It only came out after Wii was a massive success.

            Now I know to you’re in denial.

            Also, Pokemon was made by Game Freak, who have no ties to Atlus, and a different origin, so they technically didn’t copy the MegaTen franchise, it was a matter of coincidence.

            As for BotW copying Minecraft and Skyrim… Skyrim maybe, but if you seriously think they copied Minecraft, then you truly are delusional.

          • MisterS

            They keep copying it and Sony had motion gameplay on the ps2, it is a natural enhancement. Those move controllers existed before the wii and Nintendo copied Sony second screen feature. According to Nintendo they took a lot out of minecraft.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Okay now I know you’re just lying to yourself and others.

            No, Nintendo does not keep copying Megami Tensei. You are delusional. Please tell me where Nintendo has Pokemon fusion to create new Pokemon at a higher level, and has the same settings as Megaten, or even uses negotiation to bring pokemon to your side, please also tell me where they copied SMT IV and IV Apocalypse’s Streetpass feature.

            Oh wait, you can’t, cause they don’t.

            PS Move came out after the Wii. It was released in 2010. Nintendo Wii came out in 2006. You’re willfully lying at this point.

            Also the PS2 Motion controller never happened either. Congrats. Another lie.

            You’re done.

            https://media.giphy.com/media/ac7MA7r5IMYda/giphy.gif

          • MisterS

            Eyetoy enabled motion gaming.. I never said they copied everything but continue to do that like horde fights. Zelda is inspired by them but Sony is copying, OK you are 100% right

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            -and how do Horde Fights copy SMT again?

            Considering it wasn’t until 3DS that Horde Battles even became a thing?

            Multi-monster fights aren’t even exclusive to the Megaten franchise anyway. Dragon Quest was doing it long before the Megaten franchise did, by a full year in fact, and that was back in the era when Nintendo dominated the console market.

            So saying Pokemon is copying Megaten is disingenuous regardless, if anything Megaten copied Dragon Quest. Pokemon is just following the formula for similar RPGs as far as it’s mechanics go.

          • Radish

            Sad how Nintendo fails so much as you say and yet still is outselling PS4. Imagine what will happen when Nintendo isn’t “failing”. Lol

        • PikaPlayzHD

          MisterS but if it keeps selling the way it is right now it will, it has sold over 5 Million Units in only 5 Months , which is very impressive

          • MisterS

            Yeah, it is impressive. That’s not my point. It sells well and I get my fire emblem and pokemon game, I am satisfied, but that’s not what point is that got twisted here

          • PikaPlayzHD

            sorry, it’s just the way you’re coming across, i’m sure you’re a good guy but the way you’re coming across makes you seem not so, I get what you’re trying to say but still, maybe you should calm down a little as it’s not painting you in a good light, you should explain yourself a little better otherwise people will think you’re hating on the Switch and wanting it to fail or whatever but I can tell now that’s not what you’re trying to do, it’s very good for the industry that the Switch continues to sell well, it’s important, the Switch is the most important console right now and if NIntendo can keep momentum going they have a very bright future

    • Justmadeanaccount2

      And you failed to mention that it’s only “barely” above PS4 because Switch has limited stock. lol

      • Brad

        And because PS4 is crap?

        • smashbrolink

          It’s not crap, but it’s not a bad thing for the Switch to be outselling them for once.
          Maybe the Switch starting to outsell the PS4 on a month-per-month basis would be a kick to the pants that Sony needs in order to do something to get back on top again.
          Like, oh, say, maybe freeing online multiplayer from their PSN model and going back to the “for the players” model that didn’t restrict your ability to play with friends via a paywall?
          That would make me a pretty happy PS4 owner, I’ll tell you what.

      • MisterS

        they raised the stocks for splatoon 2.

        • hi-chan!

          Exactly, if they didn’t then the PS4 would have more sales this month

          • Eagle367

            Exactly……. But they had to focus more on Japan for splatoon so it’s entirely possible it would have sold more not less had the game been anything but splatoon. Besides it’s outselling PS4 by a lot when you compare Japan figures of switch with us figures of PS4. And the supply is still not even met in Japan or us

          • Bảo Anh Hoàng

            Yeah, Wii U could have sold more than ps4 if it getting games like switch by your logic

        • zelgadis greywords

          no, its not because splatoon, is because the raise in the production levels back in may, but it takes arround 3-4 months to this rise to take effect and look 5+3= 8 the month that we are.

    • AJK

      Monster Hunter next month in Japan so will be crazy popular again. Then Mario in October…

      • MisterS

        those will sell, but not ps4 level sales except japan

        • metalpants

          Well obviously because it’ll still be low in stock, and because PS4 has what, a 3-year advantage? Get real. The Switch is basically out of stock, not even half a year out in the market, and it’s utterly dominating. The PS4 is lucky Nintendo can’t secure the necessary parts for the Switch. Otherwise those number would be very different right about now.

          • MisterS

            The delusion is funny

          • Busterblade

            Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

          • metalpants

            Took the words right out of my mouth.

        • You do know that Mario games sell the most in North America right? Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is coming in a couple weeks plus like AJK said Super Mario Odyssey is coming in October and if you think those games won’t help the Switch sell big in North America then you’re fooling yourself

          • MisterS

            Nothing compared to ps4s fall games. Call of duty, fifa and ac.

          • Stuart

            You are talking about freaking Mario. A franchise that could easily snap his fingers and get 10-15 million sales or even more (New Mario Bros Wii reached 30 millions).

            Fifa only had 1 game that sold more than 10 million (While I admit that it was Fifa 17 on PS4), and AC are a fading franchise where each new game sell less than last one,besides that it while it does huge numbers it never came close to those numbers. The only that could challenge Mario in sales is CoD really.

          • MisterS

            mario was in a bundle and switch isnt wii level success and CoD sells as much. Fifa and AC are systemsellers and there is more. Red dead redemption 2 will be vastly more successful and GTA 6 will come out for the ps4 which will boost the sales more

          • Radish

            Lmao did you just say GTA 6?! Yeah, tell me when is that coming out again? And Red Dead Redemption 2, when is that coming out?
            All you have is CoD, Switch is getting Fifa. And AC is not going to sell PS4, everyone who bought PS4 for AC already did that for the previous AC.

          • MisterS

            every new ac raise the sales and red dead will be out next year and gta 6 will still come out at the end of the gen

          • amak11

            Uh, you’re insane. GTA6 hasnt even been formally announced yet. They’re still milking GTAV

          • MisterS

            Giving free content isn’t really milking and they are definitely working on it. It will be a end of the gen title. There is a separate team for mp. Not the whole team works on gta V..

          • Radish

            You are pinning your hopes on a delayed game and a game with no release date. The sad state of a PS4 owner.

          • zelgadis greywords

            those are not only PS4 games, they are almost yearly multiplats ( except the AC that slowed the rithm)

            BTW switch will get almost the same fifa, lets see who sell more, one with one popular mode o the other one with the portability aspect.

          • MisterS

            those games sell the ps4 tho. Fifa online component is too important and the fanbase is on ps.

          • zelgadis greywords

            what a sad statemeent that the better selling game of a platform is a yearly game and not its exclusives. And switch have the online part, is doesnt have the “history” mode.

          • MisterS

            nintendo have old IPs and no other game on the system, obviously the attach rate is high. Uncharted 4 sold better than any wii u game tho. New IPs are harder to sell

        • zelgadis greywords

          So, a console that is outselling the wii, that the PS4 didnt overcome in sales you think it not gonna take over in, and this is speculation from my part, in two to three years?

          • MisterS

            Wii isn’t close to ps4 and the ps4 and xbone sold better when they launch

          • AJK

            What are you talk8ng about? The wii sold over 100million units. Thats more than the ps4 and xbone combined so far.

          • MisterS

            So far but it will sell better. Ps4 has a way better momentum

          • AJK

            Thats not ture either though. Ps4 has sold 60 million units in just under 4 years. Wii sold 82 million units in the same time period…The figures are really easy to find with a google search.

          • MisterS

            Wii was cheaper and exploded bc it was more like a toy but died out fast while ps4 still keeps the momentum. Ps2 and ps1 surpasses the Wii sales.

          • AJK

            This is what is known as ‘moving the goal posts’. It’s a logical fallacy in debating and really dishonest. Also, the Wii outsold the ps1. You’re really not very good at this are you?

          • MisterS

            I am good at this and you are just denying. The ps1 only sold less bc of early ps2 announcement and console didnt sell that much back then. Compare it to the competition (n64 sold like 22 mio) and wii and ps3 which sold 80 mios is really a different time.

          • Stuart

            He is not denying anything. PS1 only got discontinued in 2006,he had much more time in the market while Wii got discontinued shortly after Wii U got released. After PS2 launched he still sold 15 million more. He still had a very healthy life after it’s sucessor came. And yes,I blame Nintendo for not giving Wii a longer life,but it’s not impossible that it had sold more if discontinued at a later point.

          • MisterS

            31 mios is still less than 100 mios. Nintendo Wii was a surprise explosion thx to cheap price and family friendly marketing but the competition is still close and ps1 sales went down after the ps2 announcement.

          • Stuart

            It went down but still sold a lot. 15 millions are 15 millions dude,its big for any platform. If Sony had discontinued shortly after PS2 launched like Nintendo did with the Wii the PS would be sitting on 85-90 millions now,that was my point. And again,it was Nintendo’s fault for not giving a longer life to Wii like Sony gave the PS.

          • MisterS

            It sold at that time way more than the competition. It gave the gaming industry a huge boom

          • Stuart

            That was not at all the point I was making and Im not really sure if that is an counter argument but yes,PS sold more than the competition at that time. Im not…saying that PS didnt sold a lot,if that is the point.

          • MisterS

            Nevermind I get what you trying to tell me

        • AJK

          But the Switch is outsold the ps4 last month so it seems demand for switch was pretty high at the very least in July due to Splatoon 2 and Mario us a much bigger seller than Splatoon worldwide.

          • MisterS

            Last month the ps4 sold better…

          • zelgadis greywords

            oh wow, a console without stock problems and almost 4 years in the market outsold a console with only 5 months and stock shortages, what a miracle…

          • MisterS

            the stock issues arent big in europe and ps4 won and this month the stock issues werent there for splatoon 2 and it didnt win.

          • zelgadis greywords

            where in europe? because where i live have friends in a lot of cities and all of them have problems encountering one that is not sold overpriced

          • MisterS

            berlin for example

          • amak11

            If you’re European, you really have no say at all. These are the NDP numbers. That means North America. Canada and Mexico gets lumped in to those sales.

            No one cares about worldwide numbers in an article about 1 continent. Go write your own articles if you want worldwide numbers.

    • Eagle367

      Well you fail to mention that switch still has continuing supply issues. Just because it seems to be resolved in Japan doesn’t mean it’s resolved elsewhere and even in Japan supply is still not enough

      • MisterS

        It’s resolved in Europe, we have here switch lying around

        • Busterblade

          Holland, small country, only very recently has Switch in stock again. Never happened before like this. Just saying.

          And there’s big-hit games coming, Mario Odyssey may just see the system sold out again. I’m sure there’s people still waiting for the line-up of games to get better.

          • MisterS

            In Germany we have stores filled with them

          • Busterblade

            Congratulations, I’m sure they’re equally filled with PS4. Still doesn’t take away that the Switch sold ton during a time when consoles usually don’t, is still unavailable in Japan, and is looking very strong indeed. But you keep living in Biasville, Sonyboy.

          • MisterS

            you are a lost cause that feels insecure bc you feel like your console of choice is attacked while it doesnt even have many games except Zelda which is good but overrated..

          • Busterblade

            Attacked? No, I merely don’t approve of the stream of PS4 fanboys, like yourself and PlaySaviour that have come in recently. Let the people here be happy the Switch does well, there’s no need for people like you to to rain on their parade.

            Call BotW overrated all you wish, it’s a damn good game for the device it’s on. The Switch will get more great games to come, both from Nintendo and third-parties, and if the third-parties see good sales, the Switch will be able to live up to it’s full potential.

            The PS4 has a ton of games and stuff, so I honestly don’t see why you’re even here, acting the way you are. Or does the Switch make YOU feel insecure about YOUR PS4?

          • MisterS

            for the nintendo news. I still own one. I just pointed something out and you felt insecure about it

          • Busterblade

            Sell it off to someone who enjoys their games and doesn’t whine and proclaim of Sony being “superior” and “better” and all of that then.

            Clearly your PS4 is so much “better” than Switch right? Or any Nintendo system? So again, why are you still here?

          • MisterS

            Bc I have switch and look at the news..

          • amak11

            That’s a poor excuse though. I can conclude that anyone who supports the white supremacist in the states is a Trump supporter, but in the same sense it’s because I watched the news. How am i to know what they are like in person?

          • Stuart

            This article,and this discussion,was about NPD,that counts US sales. What happens in Germany does not affect NPD. And yes,in USA during july Switch was in fact heavily supply constrained. It only got better this month since several stores got a decent amount of consoles,but still got sold out in several of them.

        • R.Z.

          Only very recently.
          two weeks ago it was still generally sold out in France, now there seems to be some stock in shops, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAUNCH.

        • Eagle367

          Europe has no taste in gaming

      • R.Z.

        Is it resolved in Japan yet though ?
        There was that thing about the reporter trying to get a Switch in some 40 locations and failing just a few dys ago.

        • Eagle367

          Yup not resolved but much better

    • Reggie

      Go back to whatever hole you crawled out of. The more you try to argue this, the worse off you look.

      • MisterS

        Well I give up, no reason to argue with you fanboys.

        • Reggie

          Said the fanboy.

        • PikaPlayzHD

          MisterS Calm down, no need to be salty

          • MisterS

            Read the post I send you

  • Chico38

    I’m a Nintendo fan but these sales figures don’t mean anything as majority of those who bought the switch already have a PS4.

    • Busterblade

      And upon what do you base this?

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Yeah, kinda baseless conjecture there unless you got something to back it up.

    • Aline Piroutek

      I don’t care about PS4. I have a Vita and Sony killed it.
      One thing is clear: Switch sold way more than 3DS in the same period. And 3DS was a sucess.

      • Annie Anemo

        To be fair the 3DS wasn’t an immediate success like the Wii or DS, it wasn’t until the price cut that it began to sell much better

        • Vio Lent

          then its even more success without price cut lol..

        • Tlink7

          People always seem to forget that the 3DS was a flop at launch until the whole price cut + ambassador programme

          • Aline Piroutek

            Yeah, 3DS almost flopped like WiiU. No games at launch, almost lost to Vita.

          • PikaPlayzHD

            of course they mean something, Switch IS Selling, that’s what they mean!

      • 3DS sell well at start, after Nintendo cut the price.

    • Chico38
      • Busterblade

        So based on some random articles of thoughts and conjecture? *shakes head*

      • Hermione Granger

        HAHAHAHAHA

        • hi-chan!

          Go back to NT you troll!

      • Hey Chico! Yo would like join server discord? https://discord.gg/Y3EzN9g

    • Reggie

      “I’m a Nintendo fan”
      Lol.

    • Radish

      Bow down to your new king. PS4 is done.

      • Tlink7

        While this news is great, the PS4 still has a greater install base for a while, let’s not get ahead of ourselves 😛

        • Radish

          It will be interesting to see how quickly Sony tries to push out the PS5 and piss off all the PS4 Pro owners–oh wait, no one bought the PS4 Pro.

          • Tlink7

            I didn’t expect it to really. What is the appeal? ”Play games you can already play on your PS4 but slightly prettier”?

          • Radish

            I think it was made just so they could get their VR running on the weakest machine running VR on the market.

          • Tlink7

            Oh yeah. I mean, does anyone use VR? And if you did, why on earth would you use a PS4 instead of PC lol… Like you said, it isn’t exactly super powerful. Kinda like when I see laptop brands boasting about their machines’speakers. They’re laptop speakers, they’re still going to be relatively crap no matter how much effort was put into them

          • Radish

            Exactly. Considering the PSVR is the cheapest available VR option at ~$800(when you factor in cost of PS4Pro as well), VR is no where near the price point it would need to reach to be a mainstream hit. Now is just not the time for VR.

          • Tlink7

            I’m not sure it will be ever time for VR, considering you have to strap weird ski goggles to your face, disconnecting you from others who may be present. You also cannot enjoy VR with other people, the experience is just for the person playing

    • hi-chan!

      Ok…

    • Tlink7

      Why does it not matter? People bought Switches, period. It is like saying ”oh it doesn’t matter if people buy x device because they already have a similar gadget”. Doesn’t mean Nintendo isn’t getting money, doesn’t mean the Switch’ install base is growing, doesn’t mean the new console is more likely to get third-party support, etc.

    • FutureFox

      It means there’s strong interest even among those in the “enemy” camp.

    • You would like join to my server? https://discord.gg/hP5CB5N you seems an objetive person, if you don’t like it you can leave my server anytime.

  • Wow, a 20% increase is great. Nice to see Nintendo keeping the y-o-y consistency and increase going~.

  • RoadyMike

    Good for them
    I just wish all the games I actually want to play were already out for the system. Even the sister has grown bored of Splatoon. Unless the Switch gets a web browser update, it’ll be collecting dust till winter

    • Gamingfan

      The map rotation system doesnt help. its a terrible idea. it should have the same system as mario kart 8.

      • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

        first time I agreed with you.

    • PikaPlayzHD

      Games take time you know

  • Wanderlei

    NINTENDOMINATION

  • Tlink7

    Nice 😀 I hope this trend continues so we get some more third-parties on the ol’ Switcheroo (*cough cough Kingdom Hearts Deus Ex cough*)

  • Gamingfan

    I have zelda and mario kart 8 on the wii u. Im ignoring splatoon 2 because Im not paying for online. The switch therefore has no games worth buying it for.

    • SpectralDynamite

      According to you at least. Thankfully, not everyone is like you in that regard.

    • PikaPlayzHD

      Someone doesn’t like Fun, also Online is free right now, also have you even owned any other current gen console? Xbox One and PS4 both have paid online, so the Switch will too but it won’t be out until next year
      Also you say you don’t care about Mario but you claim to have MARIO Kart 8 on Wii U XDD

      • Gamingfan

        Dont like fun? I basically own all the switch games which are mainly wii u ports. I dont like mario platformers. When people say mario they dont mean kart racers lol.

      • Gamingfan

        edited.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Oh boy, time to pop over time gaming message boards that love trashing Nintendo and and watch the tears fly. *Grabs snacks *

    • Reggie

      Do share the juicy ones.

      • Princess_Eevee9

        So far there’s one moron in this comments section that claimed he’s upset about the Nintendo Switch doing well because the PS4 is far superior and that we’re heavily biased.

        • Reggie

          Oh, yeah, that one. I know that one.

  • awng782

    The 3DS and Wii U sold just over 200,000 units combined in July 2016.

    The Switch and 3DS have sold over 327,000 units combined in July 2017. In fact, the last time managed to shift more hardware in July was in 2011..