The Nintendo Switch outpaces first year PS2 sales in Japan.
The Nintendo Switch has now become the fastest selling home console ever to hit the Japanese market. With over 269,000 units sold this week alone, the Switch has officially surpassed the country’s most recent fasts selling consoles first-year sales, the PlayStation 2.
With the release of last week’s Media Creates data, it was predicted that the Switch would outpace the PlayStation 2 in first-year sales. Now, thanks to this week’s new data we have now have confirmation.
|March||885,023 Units||524,371 Units|
|April||512,953 Units||234,817 Units|
|May||227,725 Units||127,314 Units|
|June||298,880 Units||129,971 Units|
|July||367,190 Units||294,311 Units|
|August||223,822 Units||254,489 Units|
|September||157,613 Units||168,810 Units|
|October||116,440 Units||307,138 Units|
|November||62,025 Units||372,619 Units|
|December||164,950 Units||844,243 Units (For First 4 Weeks)|
|Total||3,016,622 Units||3,258,083 Units (From Launch to 24 December 2017)|
These sales numbers have come as a welcome boost over last week’s Switch sales, where over 221,000 units made their way into the hands of happy new customers. It’s likely that we will continue to see this trend extend into the weeks ahead, especially as Nintendo gears up with new game releases for the new year ahead.
For more on Nintendo Switch, check out our full hardware review.
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