Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 11 April 2020 - Final Fantasy VII Remake, Switch Shortages

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
85,644 115,053 78,501 325,988
55,536 44,827 25,257 147,832
26,672 15,322 31 47,191
1,346 1,374 1,460 4,431

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The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console worldwide with 325,988 consoles sold for the week ending April 11, according to VGChartz estimates. The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake helped to double the sales of the console week-on-week.

The Nintendo Switch hit with severe shortages was the second best-selling console with sales of 147,832 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 47,191 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 4,431 units. 

PS4 sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 122,529 units (60.22%). Switch sales are down 62,203 units (-29.62%), the Xbox One is down 2,020 units (-4.10%) and the 3DS is down 21,371 units (-82.83%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 4 - 325,988 (108,600,058)
  2. Switch - 147,832 (53,876,584)
  3. Xbox One - 47,191 (46,844,415)
  4. 3DS - 4,431 (75,159,750)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 92,987
  2. Switch - 60,234
  3. Xbox One - 28,920
  4. 3DS - 1,431
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 115,053
  2. Nintendo Switch - 44,827
  3. Xbox One - 15,322
  4. 3DS - 1,374
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 104,992
  2. Switch - 38,651
  3. 3DS - 1,542
  4. Xbox One - 814
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 12,956
  2. Switch - 4,120
  3. Xbox One - 2,135
  4. 3DS - 84
Last edited by trunkswd - on 16 April 2020

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Looks like the Global Hardware Totals graph on the front page has once again not updated. I've let TalonMan know about this.



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Yikes


Nice to know FF7R and the bundle did some nice work



Gotta love how right from the title you gotta drive the narrative instead of letting the conversation flow naturally - As if you needed to explain or excuse anything. No bias at all.
Either way im surprised for the PS4's small boost to be honest, considering the pandemic more than anything - but also - because you'd think the base audience for FF7 - or any game for that matter - already owns a PS4. With those sales numbers I didnt think any game could boost PS4 sales in any way, shape or form at this point, no matter how small said boost is. Then again, its probably just people buying a console to spend their quartantine. Whatever the case, good for everyone I guess. Im looking forward to the end of the year when things come back to normal. Im tired.



Switch should return to higher numbers next week



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The PS4 isn't dead in Japan after all I guess you just need to get the games fans want to it. FFVII for JP is essentially the PS4's Swan Song. However this also confirms that world wide PS4 has reached near saturation at its current price. FFVII R is a heavy hitter, probably one of the most prestigious PS games of all time, yet it only hit 325K. But still, 325K for a 7 year old device is quite impressive even given market saturation.

Switch shortages are more apparent now then ever.



Jpcc86 said:
Gotta love how right from the title you gotta drive the narrative instead of letting the conversation flow naturally - As if you needed to explain or excuse anything. No bias at all.
Either way im surprised for the PS4's small boost to be honest, considering the pandemic more than anything - but also - because you'd think the base audience for FF7 - or any game for that matter - already owns a PS4. With those sales numbers I didnt think any game could boost PS4 sales in any way, shape or form at this point, no matter how small said boost is. Then again, its probably just people buying a console to spend their quartantine. Whatever the case, good for everyone I guess. Im looking forward to the end of the year when things come back to normal. Im tired.

Is there something wrong with including the main factors of the week in the thread? Some people might really not know what is happening in the week and having it in the title is nice



In line with expectations of the moment. Although, I don't see the Switch current situation lasting more than 2-3 weeks top. And with this, we see what is probably the last non-holiday push for the PS4 as I don't think any other games as the potential to push further than it has already.



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Mar1217 said:
In line with expectations of the moment. Although, I don't see the Switch current situation lasting more than 2-3 weeks top. And with this, we see what is probably the last non-holiday push for the PS4 as I don't think any other games as the potential to push further than it has already.

Ghosts of Tsushima, and TLOU 2 comes to mind, one is on track for a late June release, and the other I just hope I get my damn hands on it sooner than later!



For the record, I’m one of those people who held off on buying a PS4 until FF7 Remake. I’m also not likely going to play anything else on it (and yes, I’ve done stuff like this before with Vita - which I literally just got for Xenogears handheld, PS3 for FF13, and Wii U kind of became that console for Earthbound and Xenoblade Chronicles X).



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