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132,696 723,341 43,671 1,001,572
303,554 238,815 180,146 827,941
140,697 82,073 3,793 252,262
34,261 76,798 2,791 123,614
35,077 9,219 27 49,361
840 2,572 539 4,311

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The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console with 1,001,572 consoles sold for the week ending November 21, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PS5 launched in Europe and the rest of the world during this week. The next-generation console sold 723,341 units in Europe in its launch week. This is bigger than the PS4, which sold 706,948 units in Europe in its launch week in 2013.

Microsoft's next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, in its second week saw sales fall to 252,262. This is to be expected as the console was sold out in its first week and second-week figures pretty much are the same as consoles shipped. The Xbox One sold 454,423 units in its second week, however, the console was not sold out after its first week, and week two included Black Friday.

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 quickly selling out.

The Nintendo Switch was the second best-selling console with sales of 827,941 consoles sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 123,614 units, the Xbox One sold 49,361 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 4,311 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 228,421 units (38.1%). The PlayStation 4 is down 305,458 units (-71.19%), the Xbox One is down 48,654 units (-49.64%), and the 3DS is down 22,704 units (-84.0%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 1,001,572 (2,485,482)
  2. Switch - 827,941 (69,854,990)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 252,262 (1,597,648)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 123,614 (114,019,854)
  5. Xbox One - 49,361 (48,598,031)
  6. 3DS - 4,311 (75,878,298)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 326,651
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 150,908
  3. PlayStation 5 - 142,081
  4. Xbox One - 37,832
  5. PlayStation 4 - 37,001
  6. 3DS - 902
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 723,341 - NEW
  2. Nintendo Switch - 238,815
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 82,073
  4. PlayStation 4 - 76,798
  5. Xbox One - 9,219
  6. 3DS - 2,572
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 228,755
  2. PlayStation 5 - 118,779
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 7,030
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,703
  5. 3DS - 730
  6. Xbox One - 345
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 33,720
  2. PlayStation 5 - 17,371
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,251
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,112
  5. Xbox One - 1,965
  6. 3DS - 107
Last edited by trunkswd - on 30 November 2020

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