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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware May 9-15 - Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 5 Million

 
161,020 101,541 95,838 423,648
66,826 72,206 14,052 223,822
52,215 26,524 1,219 94,691
10,003 17,342 1,231 32,434
9,639 3,529 10 14,819
89 108 463 700

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 423,648 units sold for the week ending May 15, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 85.70 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 223,822 units to bring its lifetime sales to 8.44 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 94,691 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.00 million units.

It has taken the Xbox Series X|S 27 weeks to sell five million units worldwide. This is faster than the Xbox One and Xbox 360, which took 37 weeks and 49 weeks, respectively, to sell five million units worldwide. 

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 32,434 units, the Xbox One sold 14,819 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 700 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 39,988 units (10.4%). The PlayStation 4 is down 141,741 (-81.4%), the Xbox One is down 57,133 units (-79.4%), and the 3DS is down 7,901 units (-91.9%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 423,648 (85,697,195)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 223,822 (8,438,333)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 94,691 (5,004,091)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 32,434 (115,583,419)
  5. Xbox One - 14,819 (50,097,070)
  6. 3DS - 700 (75,933,414)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 173,984
  2. PlayStation 5 - 72,105
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 56,253
  4. PlayStation 4 - 10,948
  5. Xbox One - 10,352
  6. 3DS - 96
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 101,541
  2. PlayStation 5 - 72,206
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 26,524
  4. PlayStation 4 - 17,342
  5. Xbox One - 3,529
  6. 3DS - 108
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 130,229
  2. PlayStation 5 - 74,874
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 8,698
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,272
  5. Xbox One - 511
  6. 3DS - 486
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,894
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,637
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,216
  4. PlayStation 4 - 872
  5. Xbox One - 427
  6. 3DS - 10
Last edited by trunkswd - on 27 May 2021

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Switch is actually up this week compared to 2020. Remember that the first half of the year was when 2020 Switch was selling it's best. Switch had a disappointing 2020 holiday. This year's holiday is going to be a lot better. Can't wait for E3 to see just how better this year's 2nd half is going to be.

Switch 2021 is looking to sell quite a bit better than 2020.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

Switch is actually up this week compared to 2020. Remember that the first half of the year was when 2020 Switch was selling it's best. Switch had a disappointing 2020 holiday. This year's holiday is going to be a lot better. Can't wait for E3 to see just how better this year's 2nd half is going to be.

Switch 2021 is looking to sell quite a bit better than 2020.

Looking at sales a year ago this is when Switch supply started to become an issue. Switch sales from week ending May 16, 2020 through July 11, 2020 remained below 400,000 every week minus the week ending May 30, 2020.



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.

VG Chartz Top Hardware 19 Weeks

-NSW 2021 crosses 9M in W20 and on pace to cross 10M in W22 or 23.  Both will be the fastest results ever.

-NSW 2021 Q2 looks to land around 5.5-5.6M, likely #4 all time for that quarter

-Week 19 was NSW 2020's last monster overperforming week until Sep.  Field is now open for NSW 2021 to rebuild its lead, which has shrank to just under 300K.

-NSW Pro/Revision announcement imminent - strategy for its launch/release will give a better sense of how high this year can go.  IMO if they can supply in the mid-30M range, it can sell that much

-USA May 2021 seems to tracking to the 550-600K range



Did PS5 just release in the Middle East or an East Asian country or something?

Last 2-weeks Japan:
22,619
14,052

Last 2-weeks Asia:
38,650
74,874

Which means last 2-weeks of Asia not including Japan:
16,031
60,822

Thats a big jump.



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HigHurtenflurst said:

Did PS5 just release in the Middle East or an East Asian country or something?

Last 2-weeks Japan:
22,619
14,052

Last 2-weeks Asia:
38,650
74,874

Which means last 2-weeks of Asia not including Japan:
16,031
60,822

Thats a big jump.

It launched in China on May 15.



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.

Those Switch sales... will the Switch (if they can meet the demand) have the best year of any gaming hardware ever in 2021?



Nintendo with the Switch:

HigHurtenflurst said:

Did PS5 just release in the Middle East or an East Asian country or something?

Last 2-weeks Japan:
22,619
14,052

Last 2-weeks Asia:
38,650
74,874

Which means last 2-weeks of Asia not including Japan:
16,031
60,822

Thats a big jump.

It launched to over 50k in China that week. 



trunkswd said:
HigHurtenflurst said:

Did PS5 just release in the Middle East or an East Asian country or something?

Last 2-weeks Japan:
22,619
14,052

Last 2-weeks Asia:
38,650
74,874

Which means last 2-weeks of Asia not including Japan:
16,031
60,822

Thats a big jump.

It launched in China on May 15.

Ah, makes sense.
Thought it had already launched there tbh.



Switch will outsell X360 next week and very likely PS3, four weeks later.