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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware May 2-8 - Switch Sales Top 85 Million

 
163,625 97,447 70,668 393,370
68,797 62,554 22,619 180,294
50,428 23,599 704 88,140
10,522 17,599 839 33,020
9,738 3,446 13 14,912
101 123 457 725

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 393,370 units sold for the week ending May 8, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 85.27 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 180,294 units to bring its lifetime sales to 8.22 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 88,140 units to bring their lifetime sales to 4.90 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 33,020 units, the Xbox One sold 14,912 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 725 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 209,481 units (-34.8%). The PlayStation 4 is down 158,420 (-82.8%), the Xbox One is down 66,956 units (-81.8%), and the 3DS is down 9,648 units (-93.0%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 393,370 (85,273,547)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 180,294 (8,220,011)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 88,140 (4,904,300)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 33,020 (115,550,985)
  5. Xbox One - 14,912 (50,082,051)
  6. 3DS - 725 (75,932,714)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 176,803
  2. PlayStation 5 - 74,149
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 54,355
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,499
  5. Xbox One - 10,466
  6. 3DS - 109
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 97,447
  2. PlayStation 5 - 62,554
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 23,599
  4. PlayStation 4 - 17,599
  5. Xbox One - 3,446
  6. 3DS - 123
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 101,587
  2. PlayStation 5 - 38,650
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,824
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,016
  5. Xbox One - 552
  6. 3DS - 482
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,533
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,941
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,362
  4. PlayStation 4 - 906
  5. Xbox One - 448
  6. 3DS - 11
Last edited by trunkswd - on 20 May 2021

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Almost 400k free golden week is still pretty impressive



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Eagle367 said:

Almost 400k free golden week is still pretty impressive

The drop in Switch sales week-on-week is pretty all due to Japan. 



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VG Chartz 18 Week Sell-Through

-NSW 2021 passes 8M in record time. 

-Gap over 2020 has shrunk to 476K

-Next week is the last megatron 2020 NSW week to compete with (603K!!), lead should shrink down to around 275K, but after that, NSW 2021 should start re-building its buffer

-10M looks to be on track for either week 22 or week 23.  Will be a record either way.

-Q2 seems to be on pace for 5.4 - 5.5M sold



@trunkswd Switch sell-through for US these last two weeks has tapered from earlier in April despite the release of Pokemon Snap.  Is it stock issues or just a natural waning given the timeframe (and probably dropping off from the impact of March stimulus)?



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mk7sx said:

@trunkswd Switch sell-through for US these last two weeks has tapered from earlier in April despite the release of Pokemon Snap.  Is it stock issues or just a natural waning given the timeframe (and probably dropping off from the impact of March stimulus)?

It is a bit of everything, plus Pokemon Snap isn't a big system seller. Switch sales in the US are actually slightly up year-over-year for the past week.



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trunkswd said:
mk7sx said:

@trunkswd Switch sell-through for US these last two weeks has tapered from earlier in April despite the release of Pokemon Snap.  Is it stock issues or just a natural waning given the timeframe (and probably dropping off from the impact of March stimulus)?

It is a bit of everything, plus Pokemon Snap isn't a big system seller. Switch sales in the US are actually slightly up year-over-year for the past week.

Cool!  Thanks for the info!

Yeah I noticed the YoY.  Last year had ugly stock troubles in the US from mid-May till mid-Aug so I expect NPD gains this year during most of the summer frame.



A new milestone in a record time !

Now, how much time before the Switch goes to sell-through 90M consoles ?

I say mid-September is a true possibility.



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Nintendo does what Nintendo Switch. It took PS2 5yrs to reach 100mil, but Switch will do it in the 4th.



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spynx said:

Nintendo does what Nintendo Switch. It took PS2 5yrs to reach 100mil, but Switch will do it in the 4th.

We're already in the Switch 5th year on the market. Timeframe will be similar. (I don't know the exact details myself)



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