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Despite having a staggered launch over the course of two weeks the PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console with 1,483,910 consoles sold for the week ending November 14, according to VGChartz estimates.
The PS5 launched in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea for this week. The PS5 had a bigger launch in North America, Australia, and New Zealand than its predecessor, the PS4, while it had a smaller launch in Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.
Microsoft launched its next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, in 40 countries worldwide for the week. The consoles sold a combined 1,345,386 units worldwide in its launch week. This is a bigger launch than the Xbox One, which sold 1.1 million units in its first week, and is the biggest launch in Xbox history.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are expected to be severely supply constrained through at least early 2021 as any consoles that become available have been selling out in a matter of minutes.
The Nintendo Switch was the third best-selling console with sales of 722,176 consoles sold. This was followed by the PlayStation 4 with 116,301 units, the Xbox One with 45,288 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 2,198 units.
Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 142,544 units (24.6%). The PlayStation 4 is down 211,809 units (-64.6%), the Xbox One is down 33,696 units (-42.7%), and the 3DS is down 18,027 units (-89.1%).
Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):
- PlayStation 5 - 1,483,910 (1,483,910) - NEW
- Xbox Series X|S - 1,345,386 (1,345,386) - NEW
- Switch - 722,176 (69,260,049)
- PlayStation 4 - 116,301 (113,896,240)
- Xbox One - 45,288 (48,548,670)
- 3DS - 2,198 (75,826,987)
- PlayStation 5 - 1,259,270 - NEW
- Xbox Series X|S - 898,208 - NEW
- Switch - 303,703
- Xbox One - 34,706
- PlayStation 4 - 32,946
- 3DS - 812
- Xbox Series X|S - 349,697 - NEW
- Nintendo Switch - 216,851
- PlayStation 4 - 71,480
- Xbox One - 8,340
- 3DS - 686
- Switch - 172,632
- PlayStation 5 - 152,516 - NEW
- Xbox Series X|S - 28,230 - NEW
- PlayStation 4 - 8,487
- 3DS - 617
- Xbox One - 226
- PlayStation 5 - 72,124 - NEW
- Xbox Series X|S - 69,251 - NEW
- Switch - 28,990
- PlayStation 4 - 3,388
- Xbox One - 1,882
- 3DS - 83