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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware May 16-22 - Switch Outsells Xbox 360

 
146,267 94,931 99,336 407,230
73,552 76,412 16,304 193,279
59,209 30,343 1,214 106,143
9,992 16,431 1,292 31,406
9,474 3,453 11 14,509
83 97 351 566

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 407,230 units sold for the week ending May 22, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 86.10 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 193,279 units to bring its lifetime sales to 8.64 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 106,143 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.12 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 31,406 units, the Xbox One sold 14,509 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 566 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 36,472 units (9.8%). The PlayStation 4 is down 125,889 (-80.0%), the Xbox One is down 59,691 units (-80.5%), and the 3DS is down 8,579 units (-3.8%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 407,230 (86,097,425)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 193,279 (8,641,612)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 106,143 (5,117,234)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 31,406 (115,614,825)
  5. Xbox One - 14,509 (50,111,579)
  6. 3DS - 566 (75,933,980)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 158,236
  2. PlayStation 5 - 78,856
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 63,870
  4. PlayStation 4 - 10,821
  5. Xbox One - 10,172
  6. 3DS - 89
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 94,931
  2. PlayStation 5 - 76,412
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,343
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,431
  5. Xbox One - 3,453
  6. 3DS - 97
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 137,203
  2. PlayStation 5 - 32,662
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 8,468
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,303
  5. Xbox One - 483
  6. 3DS - 371
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 16,860
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,349
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,462
  4. PlayStation 4 - 851
  5. Xbox One - 401
  6. 3DS - 9
Last edited by trunkswd - on 03 June 2021

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Nintendo Switch has now outsold the Xbox 360. I'm writing up an article on that milestone, which will be live in the next hour or 2.



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Heh, this is a slow week, because Switch only sold a bit more than 400k. Congrats to Switch on passing Microsoft's best selling console!



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Nintendo Switch Outsells Xbox 360 Worldwide

The Nintendo Switch has outsold the lifetime sales of the Xbox 360, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The Switch sold 407,230 units for the week ending May 22, 2021 to bring its lifetime sales to 86.10 million units. This compares to the Xbox 360 with sales of 85.80 million units. The figure for the Switch includes the combined sales of the original Switch model and the Switch Lite.

Nintendo's hybrid console has now become the eighth best-selling video game platform of all time. Next up is the PlayStation 3 at 87.40 million units, the Nintendo Wii at 101.63 million units, and the PlayStation at 102.49 million units. 

The Switch is 1.30 million units away from the PlayStation 3, 15.53 million units away from the Nintendo Wii, and 16.39 million units away from the PlayStation. It is also 29.52 million units away from the PlayStation 4.

Breaking down the sales of the Switch, it has sold 29.43 million units in the US, 22.30 million units in Europe, and 20.02 million units in Japan. Breaking down sales in Europe even further, it has sold 4.32 million units in the UK, 5.57 million in France, and 4.45 million in Germany.

Shipment figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 84.59 million units as of March 31, 2021, while 587.12 million Switch games had been shipped lifetime.

Here is a list of the top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games, according to Nintendo's shipment figures through March 31, 2021:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 35.39 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 32.63 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 23.84 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 22.28 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 21.10 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 20.83 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 14.79 million
  8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.28 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 12.21 million
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 10.44 million

The Switch launched worldwide on March 3, 2017, while the Xbox 360 launched in North America on November 22, 2005, in Europe on December 2, 2005, and in Japan on December 10, 2005.



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No NPD April 2021 leaks, but we do have ranges based on results of the prediction game on Era.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/april-2021-npd-u-s-hardware-predictions-closes-may-18th.419535/post-66383246

Switch < 543k
164k < PS5 < 204k
163k < XBS < 167k

I think everything gets adjusted down a bit?



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mk7sx said:

@trunkswd 

No NPD April 2021 leaks, but we do have ranges based on results of the prediction game on Era.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/april-2021-npd-u-s-hardware-predictions-closes-may-18th.419535/post-66383246

Switch < 543k
164k < PS5 < 204k
163k < XBS < 167k

I think everything gets adjusted down a bit?

Those aren't anything official. I'll wait for actual leaks before making adjustments to our US figures for April. 



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trunkswd said:
mk7sx said:

@trunkswd 

No NPD April 2021 leaks, but we do have ranges based on results of the prediction game on Era.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/april-2021-npd-u-s-hardware-predictions-closes-may-18th.419535/post-66383246

Switch < 543k
164k < PS5 < 204k
163k < XBS < 167k

I think everything gets adjusted down a bit?

Those aren't anything official. I'll wait for actual leaks before making adjustments to our US figures for April. 

Fair enough, but that's what we've been working with since January haha (last leak was Dec 2020)  The results of the game are always based on who got closest to the official results (as the host has always had access to the data, but does not disclose the actual numbers).  To avoid too much extrapolation, the host only discloses the top 3 performers each month, which gives us enough info (+NPD insights) to extrapolate those ranges.



mk7sx said:
trunkswd said:

Those aren't anything official. I'll wait for actual leaks before making adjustments to our US figures for April. 

Fair enough, but that's what we've been working with since January haha (last leak was Dec 2020)  The results of the game are always based on who got closest to the official results (as the host has always had access to the data, but does not disclose the actual numbers).  To avoid too much extrapolation, the host only discloses the top 3 performers each month, which gives us enough info (+NPD insights) to extrapolate those ranges.

I could have sworn we have gotten some leaks this year. I must be wrong and possibly amthinking of figures from other countries. 

Here is what we have for the US in April:

Switch: 678K

PS5: 270K

XS: 190K

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Switch has outsold X360 and soon to pass ps3.



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Thread would probably get more traffic if we included "Switch passes Xbox 360" in the title. ;)

Another one bites the dust and all Xbox systems now overtaken; next up Switch passes its first Playstation home console, and it won't be the last.



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