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Week 48 Breakdown:

PlayStation 4: Down in all regions

PlayStation 5: Down in all regions

Xbox One: Down in all regions.

Xbox Series: Down in all regions.

Nintendo Switch: Up in Japan; Down in the United States, Europe, and the Rest of the World; Down overall.


We are now in the final month of the year, the Big One. December! And unfortunately, we're off to a bad start since this week last year and in 2014 was Black Friday week. As a result, all 5 systems in almost every region is down, with the sole exception being the Nintendo Switch in Japan. Let's start with the Switch while I'm on that system.

Nintendo Switch:
With just under 1.2 million units sold this week, the Switch was able to leap into the 21 million mark for 2021, whereas last year, it leaped into the 22 million mark. As it stands, the Switch trails last year by just over 1.2 million units. With this week's numbers, the Switch joins some exclusive company. It is now just the 2nd system in history to have yearly sales over 20 million units at least 3 times. The other system; the DS, which did it 5 times. By region, the Switch is just shy of 7 million in the US; just under 5.5 million in Europe; closing in on 5 million in Japan; And just shy of 4 million in the Rest of the World;

PlayStation 5:
Sony's new console took quite a beating this week compared to the PS4's Black Friday in 2014. So much so that it is now TRAILING the PS4 in 2014. But funny enough, it's still ahead in Europe, Japan, and the Rest of the World; The only region where the PS5 is down is in the US, but it is down by quite a bit. So much so that the deficit in that one region alone outweighs the advantage it has in the other three. In all likelihood, the PS5 will come up short against the PS4's first year.

Xbox Series:
Microsoft's new console also took a butt-kicking compared to the Xbox One's Black Friday in 2014. But it does little to slow down the inevitable victory for the Series S/X, which only needs to sell another 353,098 units to win in the overall Global comparison. Barring any severe shortages, it should do so comfortably next week. The Series S/X has also already outsold the Xbox One in Europe, Japan, and the Rest of the World. The only comparison that is up for grabs is the US comparison, with the Series S/X maintaining a slim lead of just 117k and needing to sell 1,151,418 units to top the Xbox One US in 2014. Just how readily available is the Series S? And will it be enough to bring home a clean sweep for the Xbox Series in all regions? We shall see.