Nintendo Switch Sells 1m Units in Japan to Outperform PS4

/ 6 years ago

NintendoSwitch hardware.0

You might not believe it, but in sales terms, the Nintendo Switch is outperforming the PS4. While this does not necessarily mean that the console is as good or going to beat the PS4 in the long run, it does indicate good times are ahead for Nintendo.

The Nintendo Switch is outselling the ps4?

The Nintendo Switch has successfully sold over 1m units in Japan in its first 17 weeks since release. The Sony Playstation 4 took nearly a year (49 weeks) to achieve this. Yes, there are some differing factors to consider here. The PS4 was considerably more costly and yes, the Switch has been released in the ‘mid-point’ of the generation, meaning it has no new competition, that however should not overshadow what are impressive sales figures. The figured from NextPowerUp clearly indicate that the company is on the up.

This, to me, indicates we might be heading into a 2nd golden age for Nintendo.

mario e3

The Golden Ages of Nintendo!

Yes, I know, it sounds like a bit of hyperbole, but hear me out here!

All of the above equals major profit. Something Nintendo have been desperate to get to for quite a while.

I consider the 1st age when the NES dominated the planet, the 2nd when the Super Nintendo came out. Yes, they had their competitors, but Nintendo with these releases created and then capitalised on their product dominance. I do not consider the Wii a golden age. While a success, it was, to me, more of a novelty than a games console.

So, things are looking good for our obese plumber and as far as I’m concerned, long may it continue. Nintendo might not attempt to reach the graphical or performance heights of Sony or Microsoft, but they do know how to release a good, fun product!

nintendo switch

Topics: , ,


By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram
  • Be Social With eTeknix

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit RSS Discord Patreon TikTok Twitch
  • Features

Send this to a friend