Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 9 to 15

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
97,261 86,455 146,470 378,993
36,184 66,968 3,622 121,764
11,254 5,803 49 19,432
1,886 1,084 1,092 4,348

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 378,993 consoles sold for the week ending August 15, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 121,764 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 19,432 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 4,348 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 198,829 units (105.79%). The PlayStation 4 is down 61,629 units (-33.60%), the Xbox One is down 13,794 units (-41.52%), and the 3DS is down 15,486 units (-78.08%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 378,993 (62,767,147)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 121,764 (112,711,007)
  3. Xbox One - 19,432 (48,176,776)
  4. 3DS - 4,348 (75,770,373)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 105,882
  2. PlayStation 4 - 39,039
  3. Xbox One - 12,220
  4. 3DS - 1,977
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 86,455
  2. PlayStation 4 - 66,968
  3. Xbox One - 5,803
  4. 3DS - 1,084
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 177,973
  2. PlayStation 4 - 12,595
  3. 3DS - 1,205
  4. Xbox One - 321
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 8,683
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,162
  3. Xbox One - 1,088
  4. 3DS - 82
Last edited by trunkswd - on 20 August 2020

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Switch dominating
PS4 dying
XBO dead
3DS buried



I've adjusted our figures to be closer to NPD's in July. Not exact as 17k for the Xbox One is too low for what we've been seeing. But we now have them around 40,000. Xbox One sales were also adjusted down in the rest of the world. Switch and PS4 sales were adjusted down slightly in the US, Canada, and Latin America for the last couple of months.



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trunkswd said:
I've adjusted our figures to be closer to NPD's in July. Not exact as 17k for the Xbox One is too low for what we've been seeing. But we now have them around 40,000. Xbox One sales were also adjusted down in the rest of the world. Switch and PS4 sales were adjusted down slightly in the US, Canada, and Latin America for the last couple of months.

Nice work on the adjustments Trunks.  I can imagine it’s difficult to stay on top of accurate numbers these last few months with how crazy the world is right now and I have never given you enough credit for doing that. So thanks for that and sorry for being an ass sometimes on here.



Blood_Tears said:
trunkswd said:
I've adjusted our figures to be closer to NPD's in July. Not exact as 17k for the Xbox One is too low for what we've been seeing. But we now have them around 40,000. Xbox One sales were also adjusted down in the rest of the world. Switch and PS4 sales were adjusted down slightly in the US, Canada, and Latin America for the last couple of months.

Nice work on the adjustments Trunks.  I can imagine it’s difficult to stay on top of accurate numbers these last few months with how crazy the world is right now and I have never given you enough credit for doing that. So thanks for that and sorry for being an ass sometimes on here.

This has been harder than the holiday season to make our figures as accurate as possible. That is one of the reasons we label our figures as estimates. Our algorithm wasn't seeing as big of a boost in sales as there actually was and as we saw in July it didn't see as big of a drop as there actually was. Especially for the Xbox One. 



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A while back, I thought the Xbox One would pass 50 million, possibly even 51 million...

Well, there goes that.



Hardware Comparison Threads:

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

Another awesome week for the Switch.

Perhaps Sony and MS should just use the artifical scarcity plan that people thought Nintendo was doing early in its Switch launch to create more hype
/s



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Jranation said:
Another awesome week for the Switch.

Perhaps Sony and MS should just use the artificial scarcity plan that people thought Nintendo was doing early in its Switch launch to create more hype
/sd

hehehe

artificial scarcity in generation transition maybe is not good for brand image. The luck of Sony and Microsoft is the thirds carry the system alone. So, in software side, they were in good shape. In videogame, the software counts more than hardware. 

Smooth transitions are far better than a rough one 

Last edited by Agente42 - on 20 August 2020

PS4 and XB1 both look lower than I expected. Switch is just tearing things up.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
PS4 and XB1 both look lower than I expected. Switch is just tearing things up.

They are severely supply constrained as Sony and Microsoft are swapping production over to the PS5 and Xbox Series X (and Series S if that is real).



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