Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 18 April 2020 - PS4 and Xbox One Sales Up Year-on-Year

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
67,605 106,588 34,166 248,529
68,966 50,579 27,616 175,526
36,428 14,938 51 58,081
1,380 1,463 1,508 4,621

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The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console worldwide with 248,529 consoles sold for the week ending April 18, according to VGChartz estimates. The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake the previous week helped keep sales for the console high for another week.

The Nintendo Switch is still seeing heavy shortages worldwide and was the second best-selling console with sales of 175,526 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 58,081 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 4,621 units. 

PS4 sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 35,700 units (16.77%). The Xbox One is up 11,719 units (25.28%), the Switch is down 9,034 units (-4.89%), and the 3DS is down 19,469 units (-80.82%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 4 - 248,529 (109,054,987)
  2. Switch - 175,526 (54,569,910)
  3. Xbox One - 58,081 (47,084,996)
  4. 3DS - 4,621 (75,164,371)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 74,938
  2. PlayStation 4 - 73,308
  3. Xbox One - 39,363
  4. 3DS - 1,472
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 106,588
  2. Nintendo Switch - 50,579
  3. Xbox One - 14,938
  4. 3DS - 1,463
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 58,198
  2. Switch - 44,675
  3. 3DS - 1,599
  4. Xbox One - 818
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 10,435
  2. Switch - 5,334
  3. Xbox One - 2,962
  4. 3DS - 87
Last edited by trunkswd - on 23 April 2020

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This might be the last week with the ps4 on top as each week passes the shortages for the switch are getting under control and the final fantasy VII craze is over as declining week two sales have shown so it might get one more week for the ps4 on top but then it switch steam ahead.



A $199 PS4 still has the potential to do wonders saleswise.

I guess sony still believe they don't need it and are fine as is. Probably them not wanting to complicate their manufacturing output any further being that the PS5 is right around the corner.



LatiosGames said:
This might be the last week with the ps4 on top as each week passes the shortages for the switch are getting under control and the final fantasy VII craze is over as declining week two sales have shown so it might get one more week for the ps4 on top but then it switch steam ahead.

If you ask me its a small miracle that a $299 7yr old console is still managing to be on top any week. I definitely wasn't expecting the PS4 to break 200k any week this year.



Intrinsic said:
LatiosGames said:
This might be the last week with the ps4 on top as each week passes the shortages for the switch are getting under control and the final fantasy VII craze is over as declining week two sales have shown so it might get one more week for the ps4 on top but then it switch steam ahead.

If you ask me its a small miracle that a $299 7yr old console is still managing to be on top any week. I definitely wasn't expecting the PS4 to break 200k any week this year.

That is true but key bundles can work wonders when you have a game that has basically wanted since the early days of the PS3



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LatiosGames said:
Intrinsic said:

If you ask me its a small miracle that a $299 7yr old console is still managing to be on top any week. I definitely wasn't expecting the PS4 to break 200k any week this year.

That is true but key bundles can work wonders when you have a game that has basically wanted since the early days of the PS3

Yeah. Software sells hardware. No red herring in it. 

OT: Appreciate you getting these up so swiftly! @trunkswd 



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
LatiosGames said:

That is true but key bundles can work wonders when you have a game that has basically wanted since the early days of the PS3

Yeah. Software sells hardware. No red herring in it. 

OT: Appreciate you getting these up so swiftly! @trunkswd 

No problem. When it comes to doing the weekly hardware figures I like to wait for Famitsu (used to be Media Create) to release their figures before posting our weekly estimates. It is a shame we get so little in the way of concrete hardware figures. We used to get weekly figures out of Spain, actual figures from NPD each month in the US, now we are lucky to get anything outside of Japan. With the Switch shortages it is hard for us to track figures for the console. At least we get figures from Nintendo and Sony every quarter. 



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LatiosGames said:
Intrinsic said:

If you ask me its a small miracle that a $299 7yr old console is still managing to be on top any week. I definitely wasn't expecting the PS4 to break 200k any week this year.

That is true but key bundles can work wonders when you have a game that has basically wanted since the early days of the PS3

FF7R was going to move a decent amount of consoles at launch, even with the PS4 being so old. Though, PS4 sales are likely going to continue to drop this week, while Switch is starting to see more stock. Switch could outsell the PS4 worldwide this week, depending on how many units Nintendo is able to ship. 



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trunkswd said:
CGI-Quality said:

Yeah. Software sells hardware. No red herring in it. 

OT: Appreciate you getting these up so swiftly! @trunkswd 

No problem. When it comes to doing the weekly hardware figures I like to wait for Famitsu (used to be Media Create) to release their figures before posting our weekly estimates. It is a shame we get so little in the way of concrete hardware figures. We used to get weekly figures out of Spain, actual figures from NPD each month in the US, now we are lucky to get anything outside of Japan. With the Switch shortages it is hard for us to track figures for the console. At least we get figures from Nintendo and Sony every quarter. 

Yep. This should not only help us drive traffic, but keep what we report as accurate as possible! 



                                                                                                             

trunkswd said:
LatiosGames said:

That is true but key bundles can work wonders when you have a game that has basically wanted since the early days of the PS3

FF7R was going to move a decent amount of consoles at launch, even with the PS4 being so old. Though, PS4 sales are likely going to continue to drop this week, while Switch is starting to see more stock. Switch could outsell the PS4 worldwide this week, depending on how many units Nintendo is able to ship. 

that looks to be the case but here in the states in might still be in short supply due to scalpers and their bots.  This unless a giant PS4 exclusive game were to drop on the system will probably be the last time we will see the console on top.