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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 25 April 2020 - Switch Sales Soar

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
95,319 58,988 106,855 298,735
58,013 95,976 32,963 223,080
32,015 14,463 234 52,860
1,454 1,528 1,742 5,032

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 298,735 consoles sold for the week ending April 25, according to VGChartz estimates. After weeks of low stock around the world, Nintendo was able to replenish the console in many countries.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 223,080 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 52,860 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 5,032 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 107,293 units (56.04%). The PlayStation 4 is up 15,887 units (7.67%), the Xbox One is up 6,146 units (13.16%), and the 3DS is down 18,934 units (-79.00%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 298,735 (54,885,645)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 223,080 (109,278,067)
  3. Xbox One - 52,860 (47,137,856)
  4. 3DS - 5,032 (75,169,403)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 103,308
  2. PlayStation 4 - 62,873
  3. Xbox One - 34,885
  4. 3DS - 1,551
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 95,976
  2. Nintendo Switch - 58,988
  3. Xbox One - 14,463
  4. 3DS - 1,528
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 131,353
  2. PlayStation 4 - 55,102
  3. 3DS - 1,856
  4. Xbox One - 963
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 9,129
  2. Switch - 5,086
  3. Xbox One - 2,549
  4. 3DS - 97
Last edited by trunkswd - on 30 April 2020

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Is there a switch shortage in Europe?



Dyotropic said:
Is there a switch shortage in Europe?

It's not stock retail in general is down in Europe hence why even PS4 numbers are down from what they usually are, lock down over here has most stores shut while some countries if you leave the house other than for bare essentials you get arrested and fined.



we're back!



Pocky Lover Boy! 

The switch is already at 6.1 million units for the year. Assuming estimates are correct, what are we looking at for the year total? 22-23 million? Maybe more? Either way, things are looking good and I hope they stay good in light of the pandemic



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and like i said full switch steam ahead



King is back on top baby!



MasonADC said:
The switch is already at 6.1 million units for the year. Assuming estimates are correct, what are we looking at for the year total? 22-23 million? Maybe more? Either way, things are looking good and I hope they stay good in light of the pandemic

Reports show Nintendo has increased orders of the Switch by 10% for 2020, so that would be around 22 million shipped. It looked like they overshipped in 2019 as there were a few million on store shelves at the end of the year. So it is possibly for 2020 there would be more units sold than shipped. 



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OTBWY said:
King is back on top baby!

Nintendo was able to ship more stock, which is the cause for the increased sales. Stock is most critical right now when it comes to Switch sales. 



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MasonADC said:
The switch is already at 6.1 million units for the year. Assuming estimates are correct, what are we looking at for the year total? 22-23 million? Maybe more? Either way, things are looking good and I hope they stay good in light of the pandemic

Probably more then that, 25M seems more likely. Switch sales in 2020 YoY are currently up 49%, if the Switch were to stay at YoY growth of 49% for the rest of the year it would sell nearly 29M for the year which is insane and never been done by a Home console. However, it's unlikely that it'll maintain this growth for the rest of the year but even a somewhat conservative growth YoY like 30% for the entire year would put the Switch at 25Million Sold. IMO 22-23 Million sold is the bare minimum the Switch will sell in 2020.