Nintendo has been enjoying a year of success with the Nintendo Switch that launched worldwide in March. Developers, the Press and, most importantly, the fans have all publicly praised Nintendo’s latest console and it looks like Japan is no exception. Sales are so strong that figures indicate that the Switch is about to overtake the PS2 in terms of first-year sales in the territory. The news comes from SwitchSoku who obtain their figures from Famitsu.
In the launch year up until December 17, PS2 total sales sat at 3,016,622 Units. This is in comparison to 2,988,399 Nintendo Switch units being sold in the same time frame. Sales of the PS2 seemed to of slowed considerably as the year came to a close whereas the Nintendo Switch’s momentum has done exactly the opposite.
You can check out the full monthly figure breakdown here.