Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 18 January 2020

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Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
87,332 75,684 97,594 311,162
38,776 79,419 6,289 156,296
28,047 13,702 68 46,683
1,331 1,267 751 3,613

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 311,162 consoles sold for the week ending January 18, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 156,296 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 46,683 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,613 units. 

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 67,532 units. PS4 sales are down 71,537 units, the Xbox One is down 12,673 units and the 3DS is down 35,628  units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 311,162 (51,054,890)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 156,296 (106,547,980)
  3. Xbox One - 46,683 (46,146,173)
  4. 3DS - 3,613 (75,013,555)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 94,798
  2. PlayStation 4 - 42,145
  3. Xbox One - 30,057
  4. 3DS - 1,433
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 79,419
  2. Nintendo Switch - 75,684
  3. Xbox One - 13,702
  4. 3DS - 1,267
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 132,930
  2. PlayStation 4 - 27,865
  3. Xbox One - 1,194
  4. 3DS - 821
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 7,750
  2. PlayStation 4 - 6,867
  3. Xbox One - 1,730
  4. 3DS - 92
Last edited by trunkswd - on 22 January 2020

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Switch passes 51 million!! Suck it, Gamevice!! :D



Holy Nintendo... Switch, you need to calm down! :o



Low January numbers all around.  Still it kind of shows how well each system is doing.

Switch:PS4
2:1

PS4:XB1
3:1

XB1:3DS
13:1

Basically Switch is thriving.  PS4 is in serious decline.  XB1 is almost done.  3DS is just plain done.



Good Switch number.



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Wow the gap between Switch and Xbox One is already 5 millions..



3DS is dead. Will probably be discontinued next FY.

PS4 really hurting in Japan
XBO hurting everywhere.

Switch soaring to new heights. 2020 should become its best year.



German YouTuber and Streamer:

Me trying to write reviews:
Octopath Traveler

Amazon 2020 thread

Bristow9091 said:
Holy Nintendo... Switch, you need to calm down! :o

NEVER!!



Switch is already ahead of last years January and there are still 2 weeks left.



German YouTuber and Streamer:

Me trying to write reviews:
Octopath Traveler

Amazon 2020 thread

Marth said:
3DS is dead. Will probably be discontinued next FY.

Doug Bowser at E3 2020: "We will continue to support the 3DS through 2020 and into 2021."