Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware September 20 to 26 - Switch Sales Drop 100,000 Units Week-on-Week

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
164,564 123,321 69,340 415,277
49,292 79,950 2,926 145,550
19,911 7,134 26 30,381
3,160 1,592 3,826 9,059

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 415,277 consoles sold for the week ending September 26, according to VGChartz estimates. Sales dropped nearly 100,000 units week-on-week as the previous week saw the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 148,550 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 30,381 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 9,059 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 52,443 units (-11.21%). The PlayStation 4 is down 76,435 units (-33.97%), the Xbox One is down 24,753 units (-44.90%), and the 3DS is down 5,252 units (-36.70%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 415,277 (65,302,877)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 148,550 (113,575,014)
  3. Xbox One - 30,381 (48,313,009)
  4. 3DS - 9,059 (75,805,655)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 176,811
  2. PlayStation 4 - 53,231
  3. Xbox One - 21,608
  4. 3DS - 3,302
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 123,321
  2. PlayStation 4 - 79,950
  3. Xbox One - 7,134
  4. 3DS - 1,592
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 99,525
  2. PlayStation 4 - 11,200
  3. 3DS - 4,041
  4. Xbox One - 364
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 15,620
  2. PlayStation 4 - 4,169
  3. Xbox One - 1,275
  4. 3DS - 124


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100k drop and still a solid 400k. Madness



Not like we should weep 415k though.



Not to troll but if Game Pass is said to be so amazing shouldn't it have had an affect on xbox sales throughout 2020? The difference, even in US is huge in favor of ps4 which I still selling strong with PS5 about to release.
Game Pass does have amazing value but it is nothing for me really after having the pc version for half a year. And I think because a big group of people still prefer to pay 60 bucks for a game like God of War (or just wait till it gets a ps hits discount) than get a year of game pass. It's also the reason why I think that series consoles won't sell more as the Xbox ones but similar.



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elazz said:
Not to troll but if Game Pass is said to be so amazing shouldn't it have had an affect on xbox sales throughout 2020? The difference, even in US is huge in favor of ps4 which I still selling strong with PS5 about to release.
Game Pass does have amazing value but it is nothing for me really after having the pc version for half a year. And I think because a big group of people still prefer to pay 60 bucks for a game like God of War (or just wait till it gets a ps hits discount) than get a year of game pass. It's also the reason why I think that series consoles won't sell more as the Xbox ones but similar.

All consoles saw a huge boost from March through the middle of the summer. All of them are fairly supply-constrained at the moment. Nintendo can't ship enough Switch consoles to keep up with demand, and Sony and Microsoft have shifted their focus to get as many PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles available as possible at launch.



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elazz said:
Not to troll but if Game Pass is said to be so amazing shouldn't it have had an affect on xbox sales throughout 2020? The difference, even in US is huge in favor of ps4 which I still selling strong with PS5 about to release.
Game Pass does have amazing value but it is nothing for me really after having the pc version for half a year. And I think because a big group of people still prefer to pay 60 bucks for a game like God of War (or just wait till it gets a ps hits discount) than get a year of game pass. It's also the reason why I think that series consoles won't sell more as the Xbox ones but similar.

gamepass doesnt erase all of the bad stigma relating to the Xbox oNe.



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elazz said:
Not to troll but if Game Pass is said to be so amazing shouldn't it have had an affect on xbox sales throughout 2020? The difference, even in US is huge in favor of ps4 which I still selling strong with PS5 about to release.
Game Pass does have amazing value but it is nothing for me really after having the pc version for half a year. And I think because a big group of people still prefer to pay 60 bucks for a game like God of War (or just wait till it gets a ps hits discount) than get a year of game pass. It's also the reason why I think that series consoles won't sell more as the Xbox ones but similar.

Consumers know that Xbox One is on the way out. Game Pass is doing well because of Windows and existing Xbox One owners. I'd imagine that consumers who don't have anything to play Game Pass on are waiting for the Xbox Series S/X. 

Tough to say how low Xbox One sales will be before it's fully discontinued. The Xbox One S is the only model left now, and it should be able to make the lifetime total of 50 million.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

PS4: 130 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 110 million (was 73, then 96 million)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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elazz said:
Not to troll but if Game Pass is said to be so amazing shouldn't it have had an affect on xbox sales throughout 2020? The difference, even in US is huge in favor of ps4 which I still selling strong with PS5 about to release.
Game Pass does have amazing value but it is nothing for me really after having the pc version for half a year. And I think because a big group of people still prefer to pay 60 bucks for a game like God of War (or just wait till it gets a ps hits discount) than get a year of game pass. It's also the reason why I think that series consoles won't sell more as the Xbox ones but similar.

Not really, because there's no stock. I wanted to buy an XBox One specifically for Gamepass, and had to go to ebay to do so, because new ones were, in August, selling above retail price by 50-100. Currently, new systems are not available on Gamestop. Some sellers are selling them through Amazon, but for like 400 for the 1 TB model, which doesn't make much sense with the Series S coming out in the near future. 



elazz said:
Not to troll but if Game Pass is said to be so amazing shouldn't it have had an affect on xbox sales throughout 2020? The difference, even in US is huge in favor of ps4 which I still selling strong with PS5 about to release.
Game Pass does have amazing value but it is nothing for me really after having the pc version for half a year. And I think because a big group of people still prefer to pay 60 bucks for a game like God of War (or just wait till it gets a ps hits discount) than get a year of game pass. It's also the reason why I think that series consoles won't sell more as the Xbox ones but similar.

PC is why, and now mobile with xcloud. Xbox hardware sales no longer matter that much.