Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware July 25 to August 1 - Switch Outsells NES

With official shipment figures from Sony and Nintendo released for the quarter ending March 31, 2020, we have adjusted our figures. The PS4 was adjusted down, while the Switch was adjusted up. 

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 357,773 consoles sold for the week ending August 1, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has sold 62.08 million units lifetime and has now outsold the NES, which sold 61.91 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 149,988 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 40,851 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 5,295 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 165,106 units (85.70%). The PlayStation 4 is down 28,281 units (-15.86%), the Xbox One is down 1,848 units (-4.33%), and the 3DS is down 13,562 units (-71.92%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 357,773 (62,078,875)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 149,988 (112,502,188)
  3. Xbox One - 40,851 (48,310,450)
  4. 3DS - 5,295 (75,760,978)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 119,087
  2. PlayStation 4 - 50,597
  3. Xbox One - 28,204
  4. 3DS - 3,006
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 98,241
  2. PlayStation 4 - 79,571
  3. Xbox One - 8,960
  4. 3DS - 1,350
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 127,741
  2. PlayStation 4 - 15,350
  3. 3DS - 851
  4. Xbox One - 519
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,704
  2. PlayStation 4 - 4,470
  3. Xbox One - 3,168
  4. 3DS - 88
Last edited by trunkswd - on 06 August 2020

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Next stop: The 3DS!



Hardware Comparison Threads:

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2019 vs. 2020
(https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/241660/ps4xbons-2019-vs-2020/1/)

PAOerfulone said:
Next stop: The 3DS!

That is a little bit off. Switch needs to sell around 13.7 million to outsell the 3DS.



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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13.7 million, eh?

It has a good chance of doing that by the end of the year.



Hardware Comparison Threads:

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2019 vs. 2020
(https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/241660/ps4xbons-2019-vs-2020/1/)

PAOerfulone said:

13.7 million, eh?

It has a good chance of doing that by the end of the year.

With the holiday quarter? Very true it does.



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PAOerfulone said:

13.7 million, eh?

It has a good chance of doing that by the end of the year.

End of the fiscal year is more like it. You'd be asking for calendar year 2020 to be above 26m in sell-through otherwise. Not impossible, but rather a slim chance than a good one.



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

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

Today I found out that the Switch has beaten the NES in total hardware sales and beaten the 3DS in software sales. That is two records in one day! I actually find the 3DS record more impressive simply because the 3DS is still on the market. It had a 6 year head start and Switch has already passed it. It will be interesting to see if the Switch outpaces 3DS hardware too before it is taken off the market.



13.7 is almost guaranteed I would think. Even just matching the holiday quarter from last year and another 3 million this quarter would tie it with 3DS.



Switch is pretty much on track to sell more than my LT prediction in just 3 years on the market. Impressive.



 

Switch just keeps moving forward... Until all records are destroyed.