Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware May 17 to 23

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
167,590 81,366 53,534 360,438
69,150 109,627 3,879 209,185
56,982 15,935 201 83,000
3,988 1,586 2,031 7,885

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 360,438 consoles sold for the week ending May 23, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 209,185 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 83,000 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 7,885 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 187,749 units (108.72%). The PlayStation 4 is up 10,474 units (5.27%), the Xbox One is up 40,683 units (96.14%), and the 3DS is down 11,938 units (-60.22%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 360,438 (57,392,655)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 209,185 (110,916,464)
  3. Xbox One - 83,000 (47,797,378)
  4. 3DS - 7,885 (75,270,763)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 179,752
  2. PlayStation 4 - 73,155
  3. Xbox One - 61,623
  4. 3DS - 4,076
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 109,627
  2. Nintendo Switch - 81,366
  3. Xbox One - 15,935
  4. 3DS - 1,586
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 87,153
  2. PlayStation 4 - 19,579
  3. 3DS - 2,134
  4. Xbox One - 680
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,167
  2. PlayStation 4 - 6,824
  3. Xbox One - 4,762
  4. 3DS - 89
Last edited by trunkswd - on 28 May 2020

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Should do a weekly comparison of NSW 2020 vs. DS 07 08 09 and Wii 08 using VGC numbers.

I might put it together if no one else has easy access - NSW 2020 might be on pace for fastest to 10M in a calendar year.



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So this is the 3rd? week in a row where the XBO is up to around 80k after floating around 50k for quite a while. What's up with that? 😌

It it related to the plague? The supply constraints of the other systems?

Last edited by COKTOE - on 28 May 2020

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COKTOE said:

So this is the 3rd? week in a row where the XBO is up to around 80k after floating around 50k for quite a while. What's up with that? 😌

It it related to the plague? The supply constraints of the other systems?

it seems it was undertracked



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kirby007 said:
COKTOE said:

So this is the 3rd? week in a row where the XBO is up to around 80k after floating around 50k for quite a while. What's up with that? 😌

It it related to the plague? The supply constraints of the other systems?

it seems it was undertracked

This. I had adjusted up all platforms once we got May US figures from NPD. 



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It seems that scalpers are working hard with the switch!



mk7sx said:
Should do a weekly comparison of NSW 2020 vs. DS 07 08 09 and Wii 08 using VGC numbers.

I might put it together if no one else has easy access - NSW 2020 might be on pace for fastest to 10M in a calendar year.

Just checked on it.

The strongest first 5 months of a year were to DS in 2007 which did 9.125M with may included.

The Switch with the 3rd week of may is at 8.7M for this year, so it have to make a bit over 400K the last week to beat the DS numbers in 2007.. and probably won't.

However it is still very impressive, it beats every other console on every other year.

P.S. Just to report a bug.. the hardware by date chart doesn't show all of the numbers when you put the cursor over the lines .. it shows only some of the console numbers..

Last edited by yo33331 - on 28 May 2020

yo33331 said:
mk7sx said:
Should do a weekly comparison of NSW 2020 vs. DS 07 08 09 and Wii 08 using VGC numbers.

I might put it together if no one else has easy access - NSW 2020 might be on pace for fastest to 10M in a calendar year.

Just checked on it.

The strongest first 5 months of a year were to DS in 2007 which did 9.125M with may included.

The Switch with the 3rd week of may is at 8.7M for this year, so it have to make a bit over 400K the last week to beat the DS numbers in 2007.. and probably won't.

However it is still very impressive, it beats every other console on every other year.

P.S. Just to report a bug.. the hardware by date chart doesn't show all of the numbers when you put the cursor over the lines .. it shows only some of the console numbers..

Yup I saw.  Could be close - Chris on Era (kind fellow who has posted the MC/Famitsu numbers for over a decade) is guestimating that Nintendo held some stock aside for the Xenoblade launch.  So if JP bumps up to 70-80K and rest of the world hops like 5-10% it could match the 5-month total. 

Quite impressive either way at this point, it's locked to beat the 5 month total of 08/09 DS and 08 Wii.