Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Oct 4 to Oct 10 - Lifetime Switch Sales Top 66 Million

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
140,384 111,556 107,178 423,806
38,871 69,669 4,528 127,449
19,860 7,099 27 30,083
1,017 868 928 3,120

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 423,806 consoles sold for the week ending October 10, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 127,449 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 30,083 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,120 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 145,742 units (52.41%). The PlayStation 4 is down 69,466 units (-35.28%), the Xbox One is down 23,433 units (-43.79%), and the 3DS is down 11,195 units (-78.20%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 423,806 (66,137,717)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 127,449 (113,831,200)
  3. Xbox One - 30,083 (48,369,786)
  4. 3DS - 3,120 (75,813,181)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 151,873
  2. PlayStation 4 - 42,103
  3. Xbox One - 21,515
  4. 3DS - 1,096
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 111,556
  2. PlayStation 4 - 69,669
  3. Xbox One - 7,099
  4. 3DS - 868
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 145,185
  2. PlayStation 4 - 12,140
  3. 3DS - 1,070
  4. Xbox One - 345
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 15,192
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,537
  3. Xbox One - 1,124
  4. 3DS - 86
Last edited by trunkswd - on 16 October 2020

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Switch is up to 50% from last year despite Switch Lite bost

And folks are still saying the huge surge in sales this year is only due to Covid smh



IcaroRibeiro said:
Switch is up to 50% from last year despite Switch Lite bost

And folks are still saying the huge surge in sales this year is only due to Covid smh

Nah. What I've seen is some users arguing that the boost is partly due to people being at home in lockdown. Switch is selling like crazy. It's earned its sales. I'm confused as to why one reason for the boost should be worse than another.



Replicant said:
IcaroRibeiro said:
Switch is up to 50% from last year despite Switch Lite bost

And folks are still saying the huge surge in sales this year is only due to Covid smh

Nah. What I've seen is some users arguing that the boost is partly due to people being at home in lockdown. Switch is selling like crazy. It's earned its sales. I'm confused as to why one reason for the boost should be worse than another.

I think everybody can agree Covid was of utterly importance for Switch boost, but now it's mid-october and business are back to normality in big markets (USA, Japan, Europe, Australia) for quite someone now and yet Switch YOY growth still here 



IcaroRibeiro said:
Replicant said:

Nah. What I've seen is some users arguing that the boost is partly due to people being at home in lockdown. Switch is selling like crazy. It's earned its sales. I'm confused as to why one reason for the boost should be worse than another.

I think everybody can agree Covid was of utterly importance for Switch boost, but now it's mid-october and business are back to normality in big markets (USA, Japan, Europe, Australia) for quite someone now and yet Switch YOY growth still here 

I don't know about those other regions, but as someone living in the USA, business is not at all back to normality!  The company I work for is still 100% virtual, as are many others. Most forms of entertainment (movie theaters, concert halls/stadiums, bars/restaurants, amusement parks, etc) are still closed, or have very limited capacity, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.  The covid boost will continue to make video games a high demand industry until all of these other things are open like before, and probably after that as well, now that many more people have been exposed to it than before.



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Looks like 400k+ is the new normal for Switch on a slow week.

I also think we are past the point where COVID is really having much of an impact on hardware sales.  There is no doubt that it did during Spring and maybe early Summer.  But at this point most of the world has opened back up.  The US is behind the rest of the world when it comes to COVID, but the US/NA region is not even the region giving Switch the biggest % boost YoY.  The sales boost in NA is more or less like it is everywhere else.  We aren't seeing a sales boost due to COVID anymore.  Instead people really want Switches this badly.

Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 15 October 2020

Looks like a bit over 400k is the new baseline, absolutely insane.

For most systems, that'd be a great number to hit even with a megaton new release or a hardware revision.



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

IcaroRibeiro said:
Switch is up to 50% from last year despite Switch Lite bost

And folks are still saying the huge surge in sales this year is only due to Covid smh

Yahh, that COVID-boost assumption for console sales is truly ridiculous and beyond logic. Why can't XBox and Playstation get the same stratospheric sales as Switch in time of pandemic?



Switch now less than 10 million behind 3DS in total lifetime sales.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 15 October 2020

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

curl-6 said:

Switch now less than 10 million behind 3DS in total lifetime sales.

The cliff is coming!! Now, more than ever!