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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Oct 25 to 31 - Sales Increase for All Consoles

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
153,567 144,007 87,913 450,182
42,165 64,228 3,191 122,002
23,392 7,782 32 35,116
1,043 858 1,367 3,570

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 450,182 consoles sold for the week ending October 31, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 122,002 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 35,116 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,570 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 92,799 units (25.97%). The PlayStation 4 is down 113,477 units (-48.19%), the Xbox One is down 26,240 units (-42.77%), and the 3DS is down 13,373 units (-78.93%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 450,182 (67,766,535)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 122,002 (113,786,725)
  3. Xbox One - 35,116 (48,472,546)
  4. 3DS - 3,570 (75,822,445)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 166,651
  2. PlayStation 4 - 45,375
  3. Xbox One - 25,344
  4. 3DS - 1,124
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 144,007
  2. PlayStation 4 - 64,228
  3. Xbox One - 7,782
  4. 3DS - 858
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 124,239
  2. PlayStation 4 - 8,859
  3. 3DS - 1,502
  4. Xbox One - 372
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 15,285
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,540
  3. Xbox One - 1,618
  4. 3DS - 86
Last edited by trunkswd - on 06 November 2020

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Will you track the Series X starting 11/10 ?



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SKMBlake said:
Will you track the Series X starting 11/10 ?

We will be reporting on Series X|S and PS5 figures when we get to their launch weeks. Though those weeks figures might take normal than usual depending on how much data we get in. 



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Allow me to ask something please.
Didn't Nintendo release their sales figure for the quarter stopping at September with 68.3Million switch sold.
Why do VGC numbers seem to be below that one month and a week after? Even after Nintendo's today update.



Unless there is some mis-alignment with weeks/months on older years, here is where we stand through 44 weeks.

If we start getting some hefty numbers in November, we can lock in 30M and the record.  If not, probably an undecided photo-finish until Nintendo gives their next batch of numbers in Feb. 

For shipments in holiday quarter (not the same but obviously very highly correlated), I'm expecting between 13-14M.



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450!



heavenmercenary01 said:
Allow me to ask something please.
Didn't Nintendo release their sales figure for the quarter stopping at September with 68.3Million switch sold.
Why do VGC numbers seem to be below that one month and a week after? Even after Nintendo's today update.

Nintendo's reported numbers are for how much hardware/software they have shipped/sold to retailers.

VGChartz's numbers are estimates on how many of those units have been sold on to consumers. 

The difference is the number that are on shelves or in transit.

That said, the gap should be small at the moment given the Switch is selling out all over the world.



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

curl-6 said:
heavenmercenary01 said:
Allow me to ask something please.
Didn't Nintendo release their sales figure for the quarter stopping at September with 68.3Million switch sold.
Why do VGC numbers seem to be below that one month and a week after? Even after Nintendo's today update.

Nintendo's reported numbers are for how much hardware/software they have shipped/sold to retailers.

VGChartz's numbers are estimates on how many of those units have been sold on to consumers. 

The difference is the number that are on shelves or in transit.

That said, the gap should be small at the moment given the Switch is selling out all over the world.

The gap between shipped and sold to consumers is also usually the biggest right before the holiday season.



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Nintendo's reported numbers are for how much hardware/software they have shipped/sold to retailers.

VGChartz's numbers are estimates on how many of those units have been sold on to consumers. 

The difference is the number that are on shelves or in transit.

That said, the gap should be small at the moment given the Switch is selling out all over the world.

The gap between shipped and sold to consumers is also usually the biggest right before the holiday season.

Ah, I did not know that, thanks. 

So out of curiosity what is the gap as of the latest shipped numbers we have, so 30th September?



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

Chris on Era suggested the gap between shipped/sold in Japan on 9/30/2020 (after accounting for MyNintendo store sales) is around 150K units. He remarked that this was very tight, but still much improved over the gap on 6/30/2020, which was close to zero (see weekly JP sales in late June). If there is a large gap WW at the end of Sep, its not coming from Japan.