Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 28 December 2019 - Christmas Week

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
337,826 250,997 224,652 961,543
113,611 175,528 92,782 450,810
115,660 42,485 171 177,480
4,061 2,974 1,883 9,600
N/A N/A 31 31

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 961,543 consoles sold for the week ending December 28, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 450,810 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 177,480 units, the 3DS with 9,600 units, and the PlayStation Vita with just 31 units.

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 174,842 units. PS4 sales are down 46,756 units and the Xbox One is down 41,804 units. The 3DS is down 182,366 units and the PS Vita is down 3,375 units.

Read the weekly breakdown article by region here.

Nintendo Switch Outsells SNES Worldwide

The Nintendo Switch has outsold the lifetime worldwide sales of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), according to our estimates.

The Nintendo Switch sold 961,543 units for the week ending December 28, 2019 to bring its lifetime sales to 49.79 million units worldwide. This compares to the SNES with lifetime sales of 49.10 million units. 

Read the article here.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 01 January 2020

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The Switch passed the SNES! Next stop, the NES. After that the Switch is untouchable.




OTBWY said:
The Switch passed the SNES! Next stop, the NES. After that the Switch is untouchable.

I'm working on the article about the Switch passing the SNES right now! It should be up shortly. 



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trunkswd said:

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 961,543 consoles sold for the week ending December 28, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 450,810 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 177,480 units, the 3DS with 9,600 units, and the PlayStation Vita with just 31 units.

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 174,842 units. PS4 sales are down 46,756 units and the Xbox One is down 41,804 units. The 3DS is down 182,366 units and the PS Vita is down 3,375 units.

Read the weekly breakdown article by region here.

You had a change of heart?



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

OTBWY said:
The Switch passed the SNES! Next stop, the NES. After that the Switch is untouchable.

Too bad the Switch missed the 50M mark, though not by much. And kudos to overtake the SNES in less than 3 years, that's some serious feat!



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SNES is now passed NES is next January's update on shipments should give a good idea of when the NES will be caught.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
OTBWY said:
The Switch passed the SNES! Next stop, the NES. After that the Switch is untouchable.

Too bad the Switch missed the 50M mark, though not by much. And kudos to overtake the SNES in less than 3 years, that's some serious feat!

If it makes you feel better these numbers are to Dec 28, so it probably did cross 50 million by Jan 1.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

zorg1000 said:
trunkswd said:

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 961,543 consoles sold for the week ending December 28, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 450,810 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 177,480 units, the 3DS with 9,600 units, and the PlayStation Vita with just 31 units.

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 174,842 units. PS4 sales are down 46,756 units and the Xbox One is down 41,804 units. The 3DS is down 182,366 units and the PS Vita is down 3,375 units.

Read the weekly breakdown article by region here.

You had a change of heart?

Yes I did. I wanted to get the figures posted anyway. Having them up to date has helped the sites overall numbers. 



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Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

Thanks for the numbers. That was fast!

Switch passed the SNES, but I was expecting it to hit 50 million by this update. Nevertheless, it's doing great.



Based on the new globals Switch needs 12.1m to meet the next milestone while the possible shipments I'm going to have a guess at it being at 52m shipped.