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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 570,938 consoles sold for the week ending November 7, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 135,914 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 38,836 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 2,344 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 185,192 units (48.01%). The PlayStation 4 is down 155,663 units (-53.39%), the Xbox One is down 29,344 units (-43.04%), and the 3DS is down 15,245 units (-86.67%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 570,938 (68,537,873)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 135,914 (113,922,639)
  3. Xbox One - 38,836 (48,511,382)
  4. 3DS - 2,344 (75,824,789)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 201,614
  2. PlayStation 4 - 52,857
  3. Xbox One - 27,718
  4. 3DS - 933
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 169,804
  2. PlayStation 4 - 70,030
  3. Xbox One - 8,889
  4. 3DS - 667
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 182,391
  2. PlayStation 4 - 9,130
  3. 3DS - 665
  4. Xbox One - 406
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,129
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,897
  3. Xbox One - 1,823
  4. 3DS - 79
Last edited by trunkswd - on 12 November 2020

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Those switch numbers are bonkers!



Switch dipped below 400k last week, so they make up for it this week with a whopping 570k+. I suppose it's November now, so perhaps that correlates with increased shipments?



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Switch dipped below 400k last week, so they make up for it this week with a whopping 570k+. I suppose it's November now, so perhaps that correlates with increased shipments?

Nintendo is ramping up stock to prepare for the holidays. 



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Now a question rises, will the launch of the new consoles actually help the Switch have a better week than we might think ...



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Wow, crazy sales. I remember that it was just months ago when people were debating whether the Switch would be able to reach 3DS sales by year end.



Mar1217 said:
Now a question rises, will the launch of the new consoles actually help the Switch have a better week than we might think ...

I'm not sure yet. The focus for this week's sales are the new consoles. From what I am seeing the Xbox Series X and S will have sold a decent amount over 1.2 million units on launch day.



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Illusion said:
Wow, crazy sales. I remember that it was just months ago when people were debating whether the Switch would be able to reach 3DS sales by year end.

This is what the Switch will be doing to the 3DS soon. 



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trunkswd said:
Mar1217 said:
Now a question rises, will the launch of the new consoles actually help the Switch have a better week than we might think ...

I'm not sure yet. The focus for this week's sales are the new consoles. From what I am seeing the Xbox Series X and S will have sold a decent amount over 1.2 million units on launch day.

It's also weird to think the sales of both next gen consoles will also plummet for a while due to deficient stocks,lol.



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Mar1217 said:
trunkswd said:
Mar1217 said:
Now a question rises, will the launch of the new consoles actually help the Switch have a better week than we might think ...

I'm not sure yet. The focus for this week's sales are the new consoles. From what I am seeing the Xbox Series X and S will have sold a decent amount over 1.2 million units on launch day.

It's also weird to think the sales of both next gen consoles will also plummet for a while due to deficient stocks,lol.

Both of them will be sold out through the holidays and likely through early 2021. After the initial demand starts to decrease both consoles will need continued game releases.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.