The success of Nintendo Switch in Japan is clear for those who consult the weekly sales of the console in Japan. There are few times that any platform has been able to discuss leadership to the Nintendo machine since its launch in its country of origin, hence having exceeded in a little more than two years a whole platform of success PS4, launched in Japan in February 2014 , is so rewarding.
According to Famitsu sales data shared by the Twinfinite portal, Switch would have sold 8,125,637 consoles in Japan, while its competition would be below 8,077,756. According to the calculations of the portal, the Nintendo would have sold in Japan 2.4 times faster than the fourth generation of Sony. In any case, and given the success of PS4 around the world, it is a real feat of Nintendo.
Could the sorpasso be repeated globally? It is complicated in the short term, since PS4 is close to 100 million units and Switch is close to 35 million.