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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 317,491 consoles sold for the week ending May 30, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 188,122 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 59,590 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 6,744 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 137,663 units (76.55%). The PlayStation 4 is down 12,379 units (-6.17%), the Xbox One is up 11,417 units (23.70%), and the 3DS is down 12,052 units (-64.12%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 317,491 (57,458,146)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 188,122 (111,037,586)
  3. Xbox One - 59,590 (47,774,968)
  4. 3DS - 6,744 (75,277,507)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 90,064
  2. PlayStation 4 - 55,239
  3. Xbox One - 41,124
  4. 3DS - 4,017
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 105,744
  2. Nintendo Switch - 77,298
  3. Xbox One - 14,447
  4. 3DS - 1,497
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 139,373
  2. PlayStation 4 - 20,965
  3. 3DS - 1,144
  4. Xbox One - 694
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,756
  2. PlayStation 4 - 6,174
  3. Xbox One - 3,325
  4. 3DS - 86


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Note: I did some adjustments for the month of May as we get some information, thanks to analyst Benji-Sales on Twitter. Most of the adjustments were done in North America. All three consoles were adjusted down. Though, still up year-over-year in North America, but not by as much.

Adjusted worldwide figures:

Week Ending 3DS PS4 XOne NS
2-May-20 10,741 266,497 102,602 416,662
9-May-20 9,203 230,140 83,468 339,651
16-May-20 7,331 206,575 68,252 363,459
23-May-20 7,885 189,185 63,000 265,438
30-May-20 6,744 188,122 59,590 317,491
Last edited by trunkswd - on 04 June 2020

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Switch with another 300k+!!!



Pocky Lover Boy! 

I know this has happened for several weeks now, but I still find it unreal that Asia is Switch's best region, considering that Asian sales are mostly from Japan.  Meanwhile, no one told Europe that PS4 is an old system about to be replaced.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

I know this has happened for several weeks now, but I still find it unreal that Asia is Switch's best region, considering that Asian sales are mostly from Japan.  Meanwhile, no one told Europe that PS4 is an old system about to be replaced.

We have many reports of all three consoles selling out in the US and PS4 and Switch selling out in Japan. And I am sure supplies are limited in Europe as well. It is making it a lot tougher to track hardware sales. I am making adjustments as we get new information. 



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trunkswd said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I know this has happened for several weeks now, but I still find it unreal that Asia is Switch's best region, considering that Asian sales are mostly from Japan.  Meanwhile, no one told Europe that PS4 is an old system about to be replaced.

We have many reports of all three consoles selling out in the US and PS4 and Switch selling out in Japan. And I am sure supplies are limited in Europe as well. It is making it a lot tougher to track hardware sales. I am making adjustments as we get new information. 

Yeah I don't envy you right now.  I'm sure all off this craziness is pretty hard to track.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
trunkswd said:

We have many reports of all three consoles selling out in the US and PS4 and Switch selling out in Japan. And I am sure supplies are limited in Europe as well. It is making it a lot tougher to track hardware sales. I am making adjustments as we get new information. 

Yeah I don't envy you right now.  I'm sure all off this craziness is pretty hard to track.

That is an understatement. Our algorithm takes historical sales into account, so it wasn't showing the same huge bump in sales as we were actually getting. Now that it looks like things are calming down a bit our algorithm is looking to be a bit more accurate. Still good sales, just not insane sales. I was having to manually adjust our sales estimates by a fair amount every week before they go live. But looks like I won't need to go so crazy, hopefully, from here on out. Other than the holiday season.



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This is how does look the stock in transit for the Switch with every last refreshed values of VGC :



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I really wonder how much covid-19 is bumping gaming sales up. And if it keeps going like this I'm really curious what November-December is going to look like!



trunkswd said:

Note: I did some adjustments for the month of May as we get some information, thanks to analyst Benji-Sales on Twitter. Most of the adjustments were done in North America. All three consoles were adjusted down. Though, still up year-over-year in North America, but not by as much.

Adjusted worldwide figures:

Week Ending 3DS PS4 XOne NS
2-May-20 10,741 266,497 102,602 416,662
9-May-20 9,203 230,140 83,468 339,651
16-May-20 7,331 206,575 68,252 363,459
23-May-20 7,885 189,185 63,000 265,438
30-May-20 6,744 188,122 59,590 317,491

Unless I am mistaken, I see the following US numbers in the Hardware by Date:

W-E Mo NSW
3/7/20 MAR  97,298
3/14/20 MAR  161,539
3/21/20 MAR  329,149
3/28/20 MAR  254,570
4/4/20 MAR  175,718
4/11/20 APR  197,683
4/18/20 APR  209,824
4/25/20 APR  201,098
5/2/20 APR  140,158
5/9/20 MAY  112,212
5/16/20 MAY    87,252
5/23/20 MAY    73,258
5/30/20 MAY    75,284

Which yields:

MAR 1,018,274

APR 748,763

MAY 348,006

Going by NPD, March seems fine, but April seems out of line - was it adjusted today as well, or was it never trued-up to the NPD 808,000 figure?