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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 23 to 29

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
110,835 91,100 77,272 326,399
41,320 67,550 1,849 124,833
13,272 6,131 24 21,752
1,745 994 1,002 4,012

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 326,399 consoles sold for the week ending August 29, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 124,833 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 21,752 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 4,012 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 92,484 units (39.54%). The PlayStation 4 is down 57,930 units (-31.70%), the Xbox One is down 16,253 units (-42.77%), and the 3DS is down 10,917 units (-73.13%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 326,399 (63,403,962)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 124,833 (112,959,251)
  3. Xbox One - 21,752 (48,219,820)
  4. 3DS - 4,012 (75,778,561)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 120,018
  2. PlayStation 4 - 44,475
  3. Xbox One - 14,363
  4. 3DS - 1,834
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 91,100
  2. PlayStation 4 - 67,550
  3. Xbox One - 6,131
  4. 3DS - 994
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 104,850
  2. PlayStation 4 - 9,359
  3. 3DS - 1,106
  4. Xbox One - 332
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,431
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,449
  3. Xbox One - 926
  4. 3DS - 78
Last edited by trunkswd - on 03 September 2020

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Switch still dominates everywhere.

I am kind of curious about that XB1 number in North America. That is almost the entire NPD amount for all of July.

I almost thought the numbers hadn't updated yet because of how close they are to last week haha
Starting to think that it might be quite some time before we see Switch under 300k, barring a supply bottleneck.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Thanks for the numbers!
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Another 300k+ for the Switch!

Pocky Lover Boy! 

Switch still doing great. It is exciting to know we will have new systems soon. Do you guys think the Mario 3D all-star collection will boost the Hardware sales ?
I think it could go to 400k but i see it being more a factor in the long run and mostly during the holidays.

Kinda weird they aren't making a special edition Switch come to think of it. Maybe it will come later and be announced for the BF/Holidays ? But still... it's the PERFECT moment and with the little edition stuff and merch... really weird.

I don't think the 3D All Stars collection will be a system seller to be honest as the vast majority of Nintendo fans already played them and it's targeted more at existing Nintendo fans wanting to relive fond memories, and that category of folks pretty much all have a Switch already.

That said, the week will likely see a bump as Nintendo tends to hold onto and release new stock to accompany major releases, and Switch sales are pretty much entirely dictated by stock availability for the time being.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 04 September 2020

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Switch is going be selling north of 300k for a looong while. We probably won't see it drop below there until mid 2021.

I thought we were trending towards some slower weeks, but seems momentum is still going strong.