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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware April 26 to May 9

With the release of figures out of Japan for the last two weeks I've posted two weeks of hardware estimates - April 26 to May 9.

Figures for week ending May 9:

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
79,272 65,526 62,814 266,651
49,605 88,813 13,137 182,140
27,988 13,006 109 46,668
2,431 1,589 1,480 5,803

Here are the total figures for the last two weeks:

  1. Switch - 567,313 
  2. PS4 - 377,037 
  3. XOne - 96,570 
  4. 3DS - 12,044 

Figures for week ending May 2:

  1. Switch - 300,662
  2. PS4 - 194,897
  3. XOne - 49,902
  4. 3DS - 6,241

Figures for week ending May 9:

  1. Switch - 266,651
  2. PS4 - 182,140
  3. XOne - 46,668
  4. 3DS - 5,803

Weekly breakdown article is now live:

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for April 26 to May 9

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 567,313 consoles sold for the two week period from April 26 to May 6, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 377,037 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 96,570 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 12,044 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 192,401 units (51.22%). The PlayStation 4 is down 34,169 units (-8.34%), the Xbox One is up 8,955 units (10.22%), and the 3DS is down 39,689 units (-76.65%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 567,313 (55,651,758)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 377,037 (109,681,104)
  3. Xbox One - 96,570 (47,233,426)
  4. 3DS - 12,044 (75,219,247)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 177,213
  2. PlayStation 4 - 109,709
  3. Xbox One - 63,075
  4. 3DS - 5,169
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 180,396
  2. Nintendo Switch - 125,081
  3. Xbox One - 26,706
  4. 3DS - 3,183
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 244,877
  2. PlayStation 4 - 71,360
  3. 3DS - 3,501
  4. Xbox One - 1,430
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 20,142
  2. PlayStation 4 - 15,572
  3. Xbox One - 5,345
  4. 3DS - 191
Last edited by trunkswd - on 14 May 2020

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Sales of the PS4 seem to be slightly lower than at the same time last year.
There is no sudden drop even in May.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Sales of the PS4 seem to be slightly lower than at the same time last year.
There is no sudden drop even in May.

Sales for the 2 week period for the PS4 are only down around 8% year-over-year. Year to date PS4 sales are down around 22%.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Hooray! I was getting antsy.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

COKTOE said:
Hooray! I was getting antsy.

I was waiting for Famitsu to publish their figures before doing our estimates, due to Golden Week and Switch shortages. 



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Bit confused on Japanese numbers weren't they 157,463 for Switch and 32,478 for PS4 going by the Famitsu thread?



Wyrdness said:

Bit confused on Japanese numbers weren't they 157,463 for Switch and 32,478 for PS4 going by the Famitsu thread?

The Famitsu figures were for two weeks. The region breakdown chart in the OP is for one week (May 9) only.



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trunkswd said:
Wyrdness said:

Bit confused on Japanese numbers weren't they 157,463 for Switch and 32,478 for PS4 going by the Famitsu thread?

The Famitsu figures were for two weeks. The region breakdown chart in the OP is for one week (May 9) only.

Okay.



Great to see Switch at 200k+!



Pocky Lover Boy! 

trunkswd said:
Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Sales of the PS4 seem to be slightly lower than at the same time last year.
There is no sudden drop even in May.

Sales for the 2 week period for the PS4 are only down around 8% year-over-year. Year to date PS4 sales are down around 22%.

Yes, but it was down more until March. I'm relieved that it doesn't fall much even if it enters May.