Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 1 February 2020

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
81,163 69,403 75,480 267,418
40,505 78,184 6,139 156,055
25,527 12,522 39 42,901
1,157 1,159 571 3,128

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 267,418 consoles sold for the week ending February 1, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 156,055 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 42,901 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,128 units. 

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 24,332 units (+10.0%). PS4 sales are down 100,827 units (-39.3%), the Xbox One is down 18,897 units (-30.6%) and the 3DS is down 32,561 units (-91.2%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 267,418 (50,512,696)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 156,055 (106,989,259)
  3. Xbox One - 42,901 (46,357,702)
  4. 3DS - 3,128 (75,120,546)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 88,193
  2. PlayStation 4 - 43,714
  3. Xbox One - 27,554
  4. 3DS - 1,249
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 78,184
  2. Nintendo Switch - 69,403
  3. Xbox One - 12,522
  4. 3DS - 1,159
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 102,334
  2. PlayStation 4 - 28,001
  3. Xbox One - 1,182
  4. 3DS - 634
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 7,488
  2. PlayStation 4 - 6,156
  3. Xbox One - 1,643
  4. 3DS - 87
Last edited by trunkswd - on 07 February 2020

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Heh, 3DS is down 91.2% YoY. Yeah, it's basically over at this point.



Europe is such a difficult market for switch. Mario Kart sells well there and not much else. I think the solution is as simple as making a switch exclusive soccer game. 



PS4 is still holding strong.



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Dyotropic said:

Europe is such a difficult market for switch. Mario Kart sells well there and not much else. I think the solution is as simple as making a switch exclusive soccer game. 

I don't see signs of that at all. I mean Mario Kart seems to be the best selling game in all territories. Zelda, Mario Odyssey, Luigis Mansion 3, Pokémon etc are all doing well. 



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Dyotropic said:

Europe is such a difficult market for switch. Mario Kart sells well there and not much else. I think the solution is as simple as making a switch exclusive soccer game. 

I take it you dont look at the weekly/monthly charts that get released for UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain & Switzerland?

Most recent week/month

UK-15/40

France-4/5

Germany-13/20

Italy-11/20

Spain-5/10

Switzerland-7/10

These also arent just one off occurrences, these are pretty normal results for Switch.



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zorg1000 said:
Dyotropic said:

Europe is such a difficult market for switch. Mario Kart sells well there and not much else. I think the solution is as simple as making a switch exclusive soccer game. 

I take it you dont look at the weekly/monthly charts that get released for UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain & Switzerland?

Most recent week/month

UK-15/40

France-4/5

Germany-13/20

Italy-11/20

Spain-5/10

Switzerland-7/10

These also arent just one off occurrences, these are pretty normal results for Switch.

UK is the biggest market in "Europe" by far, so I don't put much wight on the other countries.  The PS4 is still competing with the switch in Europe, while it is dead/dying everywhere else.  



Dyotropic said:
zorg1000 said:

I take it you dont look at the weekly/monthly charts that get released for UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain & Switzerland?

Most recent week/month

UK-15/40

France-4/5

Germany-13/20

Italy-11/20

Spain-5/10

Switzerland-7/10

These also arent just one off occurrences, these are pretty normal results for Switch.

UK is the biggest market in "Europe" by far, so I don't put much wight on the other countries.  The PS4 is still competing with the switch in Europe, while it is dead everywhere else.  

No it's not, Germany and France are comparable to UK and even if UK was significantly bigger that's a very dumb way to look at Europe as a whole.

PS4 doing strong in Europe does not mean Switch isnt also doing very well there.



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Dyotropic said:
zorg1000 said:

I take it you dont look at the weekly/monthly charts that get released for UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain & Switzerland?

Most recent week/month

UK-15/40

France-4/5

Germany-13/20

Italy-11/20

Spain-5/10

Switzerland-7/10

These also arent just one off occurrences, these are pretty normal results for Switch.

UK is the biggest market in "Europe" by far, so I don't put much wight on the other countries.  The PS4 is still competing with the switch in Europe, while it is dead/dying everywhere else.  

Sure about that? I wouldn't use the word "dead" describing the PS4 or Switch. The Switch is just the top dog right now. I wish Xbox One would perform on a similar level.



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Switch won't pass PS4 lifetime sales in Europe. It never had a chance. This is console sales in Europe for 2017.