Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 21 December 2019

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
580,712 441,590 293,186 1,529,976
201,585 263,193 105,995 667,111
209,963 63,741 219 301,552
7,920 5,487 3,124 17,718
N/A N/A 36 36

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 1,529,976 consoles sold for the week ending December 21, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 667,111 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 301,552 units, the 3DS with 17,718 units, and the PlayStation Vita with just 36 units.

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 59,221 units. PS4 sales are down 128,741 units and the Xbox One is down 97,077 units. The 3DS is down 182,366 units and the PS Vita is down 4,512 units.

Read the weekly breakdown article by region here.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 26 December 2019

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I bet we'll be seeing adjustments in the next few weeks.



Nu-13 said:

I bet we'll be seeing adjustments in the next few weeks.

Adjustments almost always happen this time of year. That is the main reason myself and the rest of the sales team decided to label our figures as estimates when we took over the work from ioi.



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Switch has a real shot at outselling everything else combined for the full year.

NSW-19.2 million
PS4+XBO+3DS-19.5 million



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Unless Famitsu somehow keeps tracking PlayStation Vita sales in Japan in 2020, we will be dropping tracking the PlayStation Vita at the start of the new year. 



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trunkswd said:
Nu-13 said:

I bet we'll be seeing adjustments in the next few weeks.

Adjustments almost always happen this time of year. That is the main reason myself and the rest of the sales team decided to label our figures as estimates when we took over the work from ioi.

I'm aware of the holidays difficulty of tracking. That's why I bet on adjustments coming. That and some numbers look fishy.



trunkswd said:

Unless Famitsu somehow keeps tracking PlayStation Vita sales in Japan in 2020, we will be dropping tracking the PlayStation Vita at the start of the new year. 

Might as well cut it regardless, the front page only tracks to the first decimal place and it wont sell enough to change it.

On top of that, the platform total page has a different number than the front page so it's not like we really care about accuracy for Vita anyway.



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Nu-13 said:
trunkswd said:

Adjustments almost always happen this time of year. That is the main reason myself and the rest of the sales team decided to label our figures as estimates when we took over the work from ioi.

I'm aware of the holidays difficulty of tracking. That's why I bet on adjustments coming. That and some numbers look fishy.

Which of the numbers looks fishy? 



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zorg1000 said:
trunkswd said:

Unless Famitsu somehow keeps tracking PlayStation Vita sales in Japan in 2020, we will be dropping tracking the PlayStation Vita at the start of the new year. 

Might as well cut it regardless, the front page only tracks to the first decimal place and it wont sell enough to change it.

On top of that, the platform total page has a different number than the front page so it's not like we really care about accuracy for Vita anyway.

I am not sure why the platform totals page differs. They should be the same, but aren't. My best guess is if there are significant adjustments down it messes with the total on that page. The total number I post in the breakdown article is grabbed off of VGC Pro. 



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trunkswd said:
Nu-13 said:

I'm aware of the holidays difficulty of tracking. That's why I bet on adjustments coming. That and some numbers look fishy.

Which of the numbers looks fishy? 

I think the switch numbers are too low for this and last week. The other weeks seem about right. Other systems are harder to guess so we can only wait for official announcements.

edit: I assume the week ending january 4 will be week 1 2020. Right?