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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware May 10 to 16

Adjusted Figures:

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
182,800 87,201 38,913 373,459
73,739 114,744 6,777 224,575
62,221 17,289 29 89,252
4,329 1,710 1,003 7,331

Pre-Adjustment Figures:

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
84,800 65,201 38,913 243,459
51,739 91,744 6,777 179,575
29,221 12,089 29 47,052
2,229 1,510 1,003 5,031

Weekly breakdown article is live:

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 10 to 16 [Updated]

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 373,459 consoles sold for the week ending May 16, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 224,575 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 89,252 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 7,331 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 208,522 units (126.43%). The PlayStation 4 is up 29,856 units (15.33%), the Xbox One is up 46,588 units (109.20%), and the 3DS is down 13,442 units (-64.71%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 373,459 (57,032,217)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 224,575 (110,707,279)
  3. Xbox One - 89,252 (47,714,378)
  4. 3DS - 7,331 (75,262,878)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 196,087
  2. PlayStation 4 - 77,922
  3. Xbox One - 66,777
  4. 3DS - 4,420
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 114,744
  2. Nintendo Switch - 87,201
  3. Xbox One - 17,289
  4. 3DS - 1,710
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 76,888
  2. PlayStation 4 - 24,607
  3. 3DS - 1,110
  4. Xbox One - 536
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,283
  2. PlayStation 4 - 7,302
  3. Xbox One - 4,650
  4. 3DS - 91
Last edited by trunkswd - on 22 May 2020

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PS4 will be at 110m sold next week :o



Can't believe PS4 managed to stay so close to Switch again. So perhaps we will see PS4 really passing 120M by the end of fiscal year.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

The Switch is still killing it, even in these rough times. Pretty well done and also on track to do PS4 numbers. Cheers all round.



Switch is nearly past 56 million units!! :D



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PS4 Europe numbers 6 months away from being replaced by PS5 are just insane. PS4 is still selling like it's at the top of its game in Europe and easily outselling the Switch which is actually in its prime. Europe is the reason why the Switch won't ultimately pass PS4 lifetime and will probably end up like 10+ million short. PS4 has been dying in japan for a while, getting weak in America, but still crazy strong in Europe. Sony dominates Europe in the way that Nintendo dominates Japan, but Europe is a much larger market.



Slownenberg said:

PS4 Europe numbers 6 months away from being replaced by PS5 are just insane. PS4 is still selling like it's at the top of its game in Europe and easily outselling the Switch which is actually in its prime. Europe is the reason why the Switch won't ultimately pass PS4 lifetime and will probably end up like 10+ million short. PS4 has been dying in japan for a while, getting weak in America, but still crazy strong in Europe. Sony dominates Europe in the way that Nintendo dominates Japan, but Europe is a much larger market.

Switch had a lead of ~6m over the PS4 through the first 36 months, so the often cited advantage of the PS4 in Europe has been more than offset by other regions.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

PS4 is nuts this late in the gen, and at the price.



RolStoppable said:
Slownenberg said:

PS4 Europe numbers 6 months away from being replaced by PS5 are just insane. PS4 is still selling like it's at the top of its game in Europe and easily outselling the Switch which is actually in its prime. Europe is the reason why the Switch won't ultimately pass PS4 lifetime and will probably end up like 10+ million short. PS4 has been dying in japan for a while, getting weak in America, but still crazy strong in Europe. Sony dominates Europe in the way that Nintendo dominates Japan, but Europe is a much larger market.

Switch had a lead of ~6m over the PS4 through the first 36 months, so the often cited advantage of the PS4 in Europe has been more than offset by other regions.

So did the Wii but that didn't matter in the end. 

Did Switch not fall behind at the end of this quarter though? (Yes I know PS4 had one more Christmas on it but still)

Also to Slownenberg's credit Sony does dominate Europe and the Switch staying power still lingers in a lot of peoples minds.

We have no idea how next gen consoles will affect the sales of the Switch (Especially with Nintendo not having anymore Directs this year and very little 1st party games this fall)

or even if Switch can dominate a region like PS4 has in its 6th year on the market. Their "home console" support at times tapers off after 5 years or so. 

What if they're forced to make a new "Switch 2" in order to continue getting 3rd party ports next gen? Surely that will get cut into sales and fragment the install base as well.

It's definitely not cut and dry that Switch will pass PS4 at all. 

 



Blood_Tears said:
RolStoppable said:

Switch had a lead of ~6m over the PS4 through the first 36 months, so the often cited advantage of the PS4 in Europe has been more than offset by other regions.

So did the Wii but that didn't matter in the end. 

Did Switch not fall behind at the end of this quarter though? (Yes I know PS4 had one more Christmas on it but still)

Also to Slownenberg's credit Sony does dominate Europe and the Switch staying power still lingers in a lot of peoples minds.

We have no idea how next gen consoles will affect the sales of the Switch (Especially with Nintendo not having anymore Directs this year and very little 1st party games this fall)

or even if Switch can dominate a region like PS4 has in its 6th year on the market. Their "home console" support at times tapers off after 5 years or so. 

What if they're forced to make a new "Switch 2" in order to continue getting 3rd party ports next gen? Surely that will get cut into sales and fragment the install base as well.

It's definitely not cut and dry that Switch will pass PS4 at all. 

 

I don’t reckon PS5 will affect Switch sales, just like Switch didn’t affect PS4 sales.

but Sony is doing really good numbers for a console that is 7 years old and still $299 (slim)/$399 (pro).