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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Mar 14-20 - Switch Sells Nearly 500,000 Units

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 474,488 units sold for the week ending March 20, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 81.69 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 206,841 units to bring its lifetime sales to 6.50 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 102,788 units to bring their lifetime sales to 4.14 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 39,928 units, the Xbox One sold 18,011 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,389 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 558,905 units (54.1%). The PlayStation 4 is down 201,303 units (-83.5%), the Xbox One is down 83,998 units (-82.3%), and the 3DS is down 9,688 units (-87.5%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 474,488 (81,692,450)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 206,841 (6,503,475)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 102,788 (4,142,850)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 39,928 (115,231,287)
  5. Xbox One - 18,011 (49,963,639)
  6. 3DS - 1,389 (75,925,330)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 211,625
  2. PlayStation 5 - 74,158
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 58,003
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,091
  5. Xbox One - 12,147
  6. 3DS - 318
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 118,539
  2. PlayStation 5 - 77,584
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,441
  4. PlayStation 4 - 21,230
  5. Xbox One - 4,583
  6. 3DS - 307
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 126,689
  2. PlayStation 5 - 50,395
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,349
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,736
  5. 3DS - 884
  6. Xbox One - 714
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,635
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,704
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,995
  4. PlayStation 4 - 871
  5. Xbox One - 567
  6. 3DS - 21


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.

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Sayonara GBA; Switch moves up to the 9th highest selling system of all time.



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

Really strong switch sales. Is this the Monster Hunter launch week?



jason1637 said:

Really strong switch sales. Is this the Monster Hunter launch week?

Nope. That is the following week. 



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.

Switch sold over 1 million this week last year? Damn it



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Switch has passed the PSP and by now has passed the GBA as well (considering the figures are behind).

Xbox One hits the 50 million milestone. I knew it had it in it. But honestly, almost no more will come from it. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft discontinues the Xbox One S this year or next year.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 125 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 then 130 million) Xbox One: 50 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

Wman1996 said:

Switch has passed the PSP and by now has passed the GBA as well (considering the figures are behind).

Xbox One hits the 50 million milestone. I knew it had it in it. But honestly, almost no more will come from it. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft discontinues the Xbox One S this year or next year.

XB1 is on track to sell 1M units the way it's going up until this point.

So with some 200-300-400k units left for next year it have a chance of reaching even 51M lifetime.

Check my hardware battle to see how it's moving towards 1M for the year and the comparison to XB360 2015 year and NSW vs NDS.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/244504/switch-vs-ds-and-ps4xb1-vs-2015-hardware-battle-2021-week-11/

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All-Time Console Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157,680,000* (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,900,000* (154,020,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,231,287*** (114,900,000+ according to Sony) - Dec. 31st, 2020

5) PlayStation (PS1) - 102,500,000* (102,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2012

6) Nintendo Wii (Wii) - 101,640,000* (101,630,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

7) PlayStation 3 (PS3) - 87,410,000* (87,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2017

8) Xbox 360 (360) - 85,800,000**

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9) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 81,692,450*** (79,870,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

10) Game Boy Advance (GBA) - 81,510,000

The Switch has now surpassed the Game Boy Advance to move into 9th place on the All Time list. Now it sets its sites on the 7th Gen HD Twins.



PAOerfulone said:

All-Time Console Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157,680,000* (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,900,000* (154,020,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,231,287*** (114,900,000+ according to Sony) - Dec. 31st, 2020

5) PlayStation (PS1) - 102,500,000* (102,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2012

6) Nintendo Wii (Wii) - 101,640,000* (101,630,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

7) PlayStation 3 (PS3) - 87,410,000* (87,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2017

8) Xbox 360 (360) - 85,800,000**

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9) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 81,692,450*** (79,870,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

10) Game Boy Advance (GBA) - 81,510,000

The Switch has now surpassed the Game Boy Advance to move into 9th place on the All Time list. Now it sets its sites on the 7th Gen HD Twins.

Switch will definitely enter at least spot no. 7 and at most spot number 5 by the end of the year. Number 3 is pretty guaranteed but can it reach 1?



Eagle367 said:

Switch will definitely enter at least spot no. 7 and at most spot number 5 by the end of the year. Number 3 is pretty guaranteed but can it reach 1?

No, it can't. PS2 all time king!

Last edited by yo33331 - on 02 April 2021