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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Dec 6-12 - Switch Leads Strong Week as Sales Climb

 
594,786 358,182 230,551 1,396,099
160,426 152,713 11,225 365,048
118,971 55,907 1,495 192,413
52,807 83,215 9,095 165,670
64,777 17,487 34 91,966
2,425 1,309 531 4,845

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 1,396,099 units sold for the week ending December 12, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 5 is in its fifth week available in North America, Oceania, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, and is in its fourth week in Europe and the rest of the world. The console sold an estimated 365,048 units to bring its lifetime sales to 3,733,146 units. 

The Xbox Series X|S is in its fifth week worldwide and is the third best-selling console. The consoles sold an estimated 192,413 units to bring their lifetime sales to 2,009,716 units.

It should be noted the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S continues to be supply-constrained in most markets, which will likely continue through early 2021.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 165,670 units, the Xbox One sold 91,966 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 4,845 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 26,875 units (2.0%). The PlayStation 4 is down 293,628 units (-63.9%), the Xbox One is down 257,553 units (-73.7%), and the 3DS is down 58,428 units (-92.3%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 1,396,099 (73,579,518)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 365,048 (3,733,146)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 192,413 (2,009,716)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 165,670 (114,626,324)
  5. Xbox One - 91,966 (49,042,443)
  6. 3DS - 4,845 (75,898,584)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 621,997
  2. PlayStation 5 - 172,343
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 128,169
  4. Xbox One - 70,526
  5. PlayStation 4 - 57,272
  6. 3DS - 2,637
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 358,182
  2. PlayStation 5 - 152,713
  3. PlayStation 4 - 83,215
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 55,907
  5. Xbox One - 17,487
  6. 3DS - 1,309
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 366,400
  2. PlayStation 5 - 22,761
  3. PlayStation 4 - 20,520
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 4,916
  5. Xbox One - 1,486
  6. 3DS - 777
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 49,520
  2. PlayStation 5 - 17,231
  3. PlayStation 4 - 4,663
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 3,421
  5. Xbox One - 2,467
  6. 3DS - 122
Last edited by trunkswd - on 23 December 2020

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Wasn't expecting this today, very nice surprise, thanks trunks.

Switch at 24.8 million YTD; by VGChartz reckoning are there two weeks left for the year, or does the week ending January 2nd count towards 2020?



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

I get coal for my birthday today



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

Switch tops Wii 08 for best year for any console (VGC #s) with 2 or 3 weeks still to go. Still behind NDS 07-09, currently could catch 09 but not likely for 07 and 08. But actual numbers from Nintendo maybe boost Dec higher than VGC tracking - we'll find out in Feb.



curl-6 said:

Wasn't expecting this today, very nice surprise, thanks trunks.

Switch at 24.8 million YTD; by VGChartz reckoning are there two weeks left for the year, or does the week ending January 2nd count towards 2020?

No problem. I figured with the holidays at the end of the week it would be nice to get the hardware figures up a couple of days early. it also means I can relax by having a nice and long weekend. I'll try to get the other weekly sales articles up over the next couple of days. Those being the sales comparison charts and the new launch aligned comparison

What the site decides for 2020 when it comes to 52 or 53 weeks I have no idea until I get it posted as it is all automated. But I would think it would be a 53 week year as 2008 and 2013 were 53 week years for us with the last week ending in January. 



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mk7sx said:

Switch tops Wii 08 for best year for any console (VGC #s) with 2 or 3 weeks still to go. Still behind NDS 07-09, currently could catch 09 but not likely for 07 and 08. But actual numbers from Nintendo maybe boost Dec higher than VGC tracking - we'll find out in Feb.

Very possible adjustments could happen in the future as we always do them as we get more data. 



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dx11332sega said:

I get coal for my birthday today

Happy birthday!! Though, how are hardware figures coal?



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trunkswd said:
dx11332sega said:

I get coal for my birthday today

Happy birthday!! Though, how are hardware figures coal?

Nothing nevermind. 



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

trunkswd said:
mk7sx said:

Switch tops Wii 08 for best year for any console (VGC #s) with 2 or 3 weeks still to go. Still behind NDS 07-09, currently could catch 09 but not likely for 07 and 08. But actual numbers from Nintendo maybe boost Dec higher than VGC tracking - we'll find out in Feb.

Very possible adjustments could happen in the future as we always do them as we get more data. 

@trunkswd on average, how many weeks after the initial estimates are you able to make revisions? 



Like @trunkswd mentioned, this is probably highlighting  that Sony decided to focus completely on the production of the PS5 and it is basically leaving PS4 stranded on an island. This seems like it is going to greatly cut the legs out of the PS4. That's very unfortunate.