Switch Tracking Inline with Wii, Ahead of PS4, PS2, Xbox 360 - VGChartz
Switch Tracking Inline with Wii, Ahead of PS4, PS2, Xbox 360

Switch Tracking Inline with Wii, Ahead of PS4, PS2, Xbox 360 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 2,643 Views

Nintendo announced it had shipped 32.27 million Nintendo Switch units as of December 31, 2018.

Despite lowering its forecast for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 from 20 million to 17 million units the hybrid console is currently inline with the sales of the Wii when you align the launches. It is unlikely the Nintendo Switch will be able to keep up with the Wii in 2019 as the Wii had a very strong third year. 

The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, and Xbox 360. The figures come from video game analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad.

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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PAOerfulone (on 01 February 2019)

In regards to the Wii comparison, I would just like to offer this phrase: "It's a Marathon, not a Sprint."

tripenfall (on 02 February 2019)

agree.... The Wii died in the arse after a few years - I think the Switch has longer legs...

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 01 February 2019)

Unfortunately for the foreseeable future the Switch will keep rising and falling in compared to those other consoles since their release windows and thus the placement of their holidays are so different.

aris4me (on 02 February 2019)

Switch goes so well.... does anybody remember when they want Ninty to be a a sw company?? yikes!

Jumpin (on 02 February 2019)

Basically all the years of Gamecube, and then again during all the years of Wii U. As a Nintendo fan, it felt like s*** =D

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