Switch Passes 2.5 Million Units Sold in Japan, PS4 Surpasses 5.5 Million Units

Switch Passes 2.5 Million Units Sold in Japan, PS4 Surpasses 5.5 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo, posted 3 days ago / 2,319 Views

The Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 have both hit new sales milestones in Japan, according to the latest figures from Media Create for the week ending December 3.

The Nintendo Switch surpassed 2.5 million units sold in the country. It has only taken nine months to reach the milestone, despite shortages. Sales for the console currently sit at 2,522,298 units.

 

The PlayStation 4 actually surpassed 5.5 million units sold two weeks ago. The console has sold 5,540,449 units since it launched in February 2014. 

The Nintendo Switch is well on its way to surpassing its predecessor the Wii U, which has sold 3,328,838 units. The PlayStation 4 is also only 200,000 units away from surpassing the PlayStation Vita. 

Thanks DualShockers.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

xl-klaudkil (3 days ago)

Great switch sales should easily pass ps4 next year + great ps4 sales being ahead of ps3.


Gamer147 (3 days ago)

Good for both systems.


Ljink96 (3 days ago)

Wow, we all know how this is going to end.


Jranation (3 days ago)

Your profile pic says it all.


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sethnintendo (3 days ago)

Animal Crossing Doomsday


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TheSource (3 days ago)

If you've got some time Will, this would be a good time to do something like a "top games of the last generation" while everyone waits for Black Friday/Christmas figures. You'd just combine everything for Wii/DS, PS3/PSP, X360 into one number per game and make a list. With the last generation just about done completely for software, you'd probably get 100,000 views. Top 50 or Top 100 would have a lot of Call of Duty, Mario, GTA, etc, but it'd be a fun list.


pitzy272 (3 days ago)

Wow, Switch is beasting in Japan. That’s impressive. It should pass the PS4 eventually.


caffeinade (3 days ago)

Final Fantasy 7 will probably be forced on the Switch at this point. I wonder if it ends up looking the same on that platform.


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caffeinade (3 days ago)

They made a 3DS version of Dragon Quest 11, didn't they.


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pastro243 (3 days ago)

didn't look the same though


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Ljink96 (3 days ago)

Wait, wait wait here. Final Fanasy VII will run on Switch because of the engine. Textures and resolution will most likely take a hit and frame rate will most likely be 30 with drops. We don't know if FFVII will be an open world game or not so the stress on the GPU will be less if it isn't.

Unreal Engine 4 is highly scalable and Zelda and Xenoblade were not Unreal 4 games. They were custom engines made to run from Wii U on the Tegra. Games that are made for UE4 or for the Switch will have little issue running somewhat decently. Dragon Quest XI will also be the PS4 version ported to Switch because of this. Kingdom Hearts 3 is possible, and FFVII is possible. Especially if even attempting FFXV port was a thing.

So to address everyone, no chance in hell FFVII Remake will look exactly like the PS4 version or run like it. But it will have parity with it. The 3DS Version of Dragon Quest XI was made by a totally different development team so don't know where that came from.

The issue wont' be if FFVII can run on Switch (because it can) but it'll be how well and if the port will be viable.


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AngryLittleAlchemist (3 days ago)

People think because it's first party it's automatically the standard, but Zelda and Xenoblade 2 are both made on engines for Wii U specifically. Really would not be surprising if FF7R came to Switch AND became the standard


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Goodnightmoon (3 days ago)

Zelda and Xenoblade 2 don't have shitty graphics, just cause they aren't the most advanced graphics on the market doesn't mean they are shitty.


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caffeinade (3 days ago)

I would argue that Xenoblade 2 has some pretty cool graphics.
Shockingly modern visuals.

The game will clean up quite nicely, when we can emulate it.


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Kerotan (3 days ago)

Congrats ps4. Doing great to be ahead of the ps3.


AngryLittleAlchemist (3 days ago)

How expensive was PS3 ?


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AlfredoTurkey (3 days ago)

@Alchemist Don't bring logic into this.


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