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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Jan 17-23 - PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Rise

 
90,959 87,983 110,307 355,568
73,099 75,277 17,428 184,884
54,171 25,264 486 89,860
16,067 39,306 3,215 67,142
13,452 6,375 12 22,459
328 353 418 1,215

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 355,568 units sold for the week ending January 23, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 78.25 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 184,884 units to bring its lifetime sales to 4.83 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 89,860 units to bring their lifetime sales to 3.28 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 67,142 units, the Xbox One sold 22,459 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,215 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 107,050 units (43.1%). The PlayStation 4 is down 68,282 units (-50.4%), the Xbox One is down 17,569 units (-43.9%), and the 3DS is down 13,235 units (-91.6%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 355,568 (78,245,003)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 184,884 (4,833,120)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 89,860 (3,276,211)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 67,142 (114,877,269)
  5. Xbox One - 22,459 (49,558,071)
  6. 3DS - 1,215 (75,913,300)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 98,745
  2. PlayStation 5 - 78,672
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 58,648
  4. PlayStation 4 - 17,268
  5. Xbox One - 14,403
  6. 3DS - 358
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 87,983
  2. PlayStation 5 - 75,277
  3. PlayStation 4 - 39,306
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 25,264
  5. Xbox One - 6,375
  6. 3DS - 353
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 155,293
  2. PlayStation 5 - 23,640
  3. PlayStation 4 - 8,879
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 3,053
  5. Xbox One - 888
  6. 3DS - 481
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,547
  2. PlayStation 5 - 7,295
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,895
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,689
  5. Xbox One - 793
  6. 3DS - 23
Last edited by trunkswd - on 03 February 2021

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It should be noted I did some minor adjustments to our lifetime PS5 and PS4 sales as our estimates were a bit high when compared to Sony's shipment figures.

We got some more information on the Xbox Series X|S sales and have adjusted its sales up 385,045 units to bring lifetime sales to 3,276,211.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 03 February 2021

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Most weeks this year will probably be at least kinda similar to this one. The PS5 has now fallen behind the PS4 and with the latter yet to get its launch sales in Japan it'll stay behind for at least a while and the Xbox Series X|S is now slightly ahead of Xbox One and while it's very early the conventional wisdom that the PS5 will sell less than its predecessor and the Xbox Series X|S more already has a bit of weight behind it.

Last edited by Norion - on 03 February 2021

Norion said:

Most weeks this year will probably be at least kinda similar to this one. The PS5 has now fallen behind the PS4 and with the latter yet to get its launch sales in Japan it'll stay behind for at least a while and the Xbox Series X|S is now slightly ahead of Xbox One and while it's very early the conventional wisdom that the PS5 will sell less than its successor and the Xbox Series X|S more already has a bit of weight behind it.

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are both actually behind their predecessors. At least when you align the worldwide launches and not individual countries. However, the difference is very tiny. 

I'll have articles comparing the worldwide launches of PS5 vs PS4 and Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One out in the next few days. They will be part of the weekly sales articles until we get more data points to turn them into monthly articles. I am thinking 4 months for that. 



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trunkswd said:
Norion said:

Most weeks this year will probably be at least kinda similar to this one. The PS5 has now fallen behind the PS4 and with the latter yet to get its launch sales in Japan it'll stay behind for at least a while and the Xbox Series X|S is now slightly ahead of Xbox One and while it's very early the conventional wisdom that the PS5 will sell less than its successor and the Xbox Series X|S more already has a bit of weight behind it.

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are both actually behind their predecessors. At least when you align the worldwide launches and not individual countries. However, the difference is very tiny. 

I'll have articles comparing the worldwide launches of PS5 vs PS4 and Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One out in the next few days. They will be part of the weekly sales articles until we get more data points to turn them into monthly articles. I am thinking 4 months for that. 

Ah I was looking at weekly data and saw the Xbone was at 3.27 million at this point. I think the Xbox Series X|S will stay closer to its predecessor this year than the PS5 will though I won't be too surprised if that ends up not being the case and I look forward to seeing those articles.



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Norion said:
trunkswd said:

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are both actually behind their predecessors. At least when you align the worldwide launches and not individual countries. However, the difference is very tiny. 

I'll have articles comparing the worldwide launches of PS5 vs PS4 and Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One out in the next few days. They will be part of the weekly sales articles until we get more data points to turn them into monthly articles. I am thinking 4 months for that. 

Ah I was looking at weekly data and saw the Xbone was at 3.27 million at this point. I think the Xbox Series X|S will stay closer to its predecessor this year than the PS5 will though I won't be too surprised if that ends up not being the case and I look forward to seeing those articles.

3.27 million for Xbox One is after 10 weeks. We have estimates of 3.33 million after 11 weeks, while Xbox Series X|S estimates at 3.28 million after 11 weeks.



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trunkswd said:
Norion said:

Ah I was looking at weekly data and saw the Xbone was at 3.27 million at this point. I think the Xbox Series X|S will stay closer to its predecessor this year than the PS5 will though I won't be too surprised if that ends up not being the case and I look forward to seeing those articles.

3.27 million for Xbox One is after 10 weeks. We have estimates of 3.33 million after 11 weeks, while Xbox Series X|S estimates at 3.28 million after 11 weeks.

Oh right the latter launched a bit earlier. I was comparing the 25th Jan 2014 week but now shouldn't make that mistake again lol. Thanks for the help!

Last edited by Norion - on 03 February 2021

Norion said:
trunkswd said:

3.27 million for Xbox One is after 10 weeks. We have estimates of 3.33 million after 11 weeks, while Xbox Series X|S estimates at 3.28 million after 11 weeks.

Oh right the latter launched a bit earlier. I was comparing the 25th Jan 2013 week but now shouldn't make that mistake again lol. Thanks for the help!

No worries. You made me double check my figures to make sure I had them right. I've lost count of the number of times I've second guessed myself when it comes to our figures and the sales articles I write. 



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Switch > PS5 + PS4 + Xbox Series combined, and almost more than all other systems combined.

Even though it makes sense as it's been replaced, it still feels weird seeing PS4 so low after so many years.



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

NSW in USA is at 266.7K through 3 weeks - looks to be on pace for 340K for January.

Era average prediction right now for Jan NPD is 518K with 22 predictors (excluding myself at 400K). Well informed predictors, but also mostly not scientific of course.

Wonder if it'll truly land that high.