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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 1 to 8 - Switch Continues Dominance

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
107,525 93,668 170,815 429,779
44,263 79,191 4,959 147,455
22,009 8,578 48 35,654
2,624 1,302 823 5,047

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 429,779 consoles sold for the week ending August 8, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 147,455 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 35,654 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 5,047 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 250,261 units (139.41%). The PlayStation 4 is down 36,706 units (-19.93%), the Xbox One is up 2,691 units (8.16%), and the 3DS is down 13,120 units (-72.22%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 429,779 (62,508,654)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 147,455 (112,649,643)
  3. Xbox One - 35,654 (48,346,104)
  4. 3DS - 5,047 (75,766,025)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 116,778
  2. PlayStation 4 - 48,162
  3. Xbox One - 23,882
  4. 3DS - 2,717
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 93,668
  2. PlayStation 4 - 79,191
  3. Xbox One - 8,578
  4. 3DS - 1,302
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 209,047
  2. PlayStation 4 - 15,939
  3. 3DS - 941
  4. Xbox One - 524
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,286
  2. PlayStation 4 - 4,163
  3. Xbox One - 2,670
  4. 3DS - 87
Last edited by trunkswd - on 13 August 2020

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It's almost like the Switch is popular or something



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

It just continues with no end in sight.



Chris on Era was expecting 100K / 200K for NSW week 32 and 33 in Japan due to Obon. Because of the holiday we get numbers for both weeks next week instead of any numbers today, but that might mean adjustments could be in order.



Feel like the switch has topped out at 350k for quite a few weeks. This must be where production/shipment limit is.



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Absolute roundhouse kicked everything. Absolute domination. But yeah, hoping for at least 200K from Obon week.



Dyotropic said:
Feel like the switch has topped out at 350k for quite a few weeks. This must be where production/shipment limit is.

It used to be putting up 400-450k a week back in late June-mid July. Nintendo is certainly capable of more than this.



PAOerfulone said:
Dyotropic said:
Feel like the switch has topped out at 350k for quite a few weeks. This must be where production/shipment limit is.

It used to be putting up 400-450k a week back in late June-mid July. Nintendo is certainly capable of more than this.

Those weeks were because they withheld stock to make more units available for the release of paper mario. 



trunkswd said:
Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
107,525 93,668 92,942 351,906
44,263 79,191 4,359 146,855
22,009 8,578 48 35,654
2,624 1,302 823 5,047

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 351,906 consoles sold for the week ending August 8, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 146,855 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 35,654 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 5,047 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 172,388 units (96.03%). The PlayStation 4 is down 37,306 units (-20.26%), the Xbox One is up 2,691 units (8.16%), and the 3DS is down 13,120 units (-72.22%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 351,906 (62,430,781)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 146,855 (112,649,043)
  3. Xbox One - 35,654 (48,346,104)
  4. 3DS - 5,047 (75,766,025)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 116,778
  2. PlayStation 4 - 48,162
  3. Xbox One - 23,882
  4. 3DS - 2,717
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 93,668
  2. PlayStation 4 - 79,191
  3. Xbox One - 8,578
  4. 3DS - 1,302
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 131,174
  2. PlayStation 4 - 15,339
  3. 3DS - 941
  4. Xbox One - 524
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,286
  2. PlayStation 4 - 4,163
  3. Xbox One - 2,670
  4. 3DS - 87

NSW number for Japan just leaked on Era in MC thread for week 31.

174K LOL.



Switch is like some big D-bag with a giant **** pulled out to show it off, swinging it around like a drunken cowboy, smacking stuff, breaking lamps and such... Also drinking really bad beer and pouring it all over the place while saying “It ain’t whisky, so who-the-fug cares???”

Women are all around pretending they don’t like the show, but can’t stop watching.

“Look out! Animal Crossing!”

“Remember a couple years ago! Smash!”

“Know what time it is? Splatoon!!!!!! Skeet! skeet! skeet!”

“Wanna see my legendary Pokémon?”



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.