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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware June 6-12 - Switch Sales Top 87m, Xbox Series China Launch

 
134,100 108,876 78,559 384,665
66,310 77,092 19,397 193,363
57,689 31,216 2,715 121,645
9,812 13,445 1,179 27,330
9,218 2,820 11 13,408
70 79 361 543

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 384,665 units sold for the week ending June 12, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 87.10 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 193,363 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.19 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 121,645 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.45 million units. The Xbox Series X|S launched in China on June 10, which caused the bump in sales for the week. 

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 27,330 units, the Xbox One sold 13,408 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 543 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 27,151 units (7.6%). The PlayStation 4 is down 152,606 (-84.8%), the Xbox One is down 47,654 units (-78.0%), and the 3DS is down 7,713 units (-93.4%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 384,665 (87,101,315)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 193,363 (9,193,466)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 121,645 (5,452,109)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 27,330 (115,704,179)
  5. Xbox One - 13,408 (50,153,058)
  6. 3DS - 543 (75,935,643)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 145,493
  2. PlayStation 5 - 71,093
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 62,351
  4. PlayStation 4 - 10,561
  5. Xbox One - 9,823
  6. 3DS - 76
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 108,876
  2. PlayStation 5 - 77,092
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 31,216
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,445
  5. Xbox One - 2,820
  6. 3DS - 79
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 113,093
  2. PlayStation 5 - 39,824
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 23,806
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,617
  5. Xbox One - 446
  6. 3DS - 379
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,403
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,354
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,272
  4. PlayStation 4 - 707
  5. Xbox One - 319
  6. 3DS - 9
Last edited by trunkswd - on 24 June 2021

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All-Time Video Game 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) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,704,179 (115,900,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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

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8) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 87,101,315 (84,590,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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Barring a big drop off in stock, next week should be the week the Switch passes the PS3 for 7th on the All Time list.



PAOerfulone said:

All-Time Video Game 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) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,704,179 (115,900,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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

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8) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 87,101,315 (84,590,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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Barring a big drop off in stock, next week should be the week the Switch passes the PS3 for 7th on the All Time list.

Switch moving up the charts. Though topping the Wii and PS1 won't happen until the holidays. 



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Here's my curious problem:
Roughly 250k PS5s are produced per week (as per last fj report, and Sony keeps promising upping production).
Week after week for over two months, you show less than 200k units sold (with one or two exceptions).
So who is wrong?



I know PS4 is old now, but Xbox Series outsold it this week in Japan.
That's crazy, guys. Xbox has long struggled in Japan, to the point of being a nonfactor. I don't think the Series will change that situation much, but I'm very sure it will do better in Japan than the Xbox One did. I mean it's sitting at 0.05 million and the Xbox One only hit 0.12 million in Japan.



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)

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Wman1996 said:

I know PS4 is old now, but Xbox Series outsold it this week in Japan.
That's crazy, guys. Xbox has long struggled in Japan, to the point of being a nonfactor. I don't think the Series will change that situation much, but I'm very sure it will do better in Japan than the Xbox One did. I mean it's sitting at 0.05 million and the Xbox One only hit 0.12 million in Japan.

There seems to be a decent amount more demand for Xbox Series X|S than Xbox One ever saw in Japan. Not that I see it selling amazing in Japan. But it should sell a decent amount more than Xbox One ever did in the country. 



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drkohler said:

Here's my curious problem:
Roughly 250k PS5s are produced per week (as per last fj report, and Sony keeps promising upping production).
Week after week for over two months, you show less than 200k units sold (with one or two exceptions).
So who is wrong?

Do we have a link to this report? We get numbers out of the US, UK, Spain, and Japan fairly regularly, which gives us an idea on the sales for the rest of the world. It would need to be selling better in mainland Europe and rest of the world than what we are seeing. When Sony releases its shipment figures we will make any necessary adjustments. Sony is hoping to ship more PS5 consoles than PS4 did in its first full fiscal year, which we have our PS5 numbers above PS4 after the same number of weeks. 



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trunkswd said:
drkohler said:

Here's my curious problem:
Roughly 250k PS5s are produced per week (as per last fj report, and Sony keeps promising upping production).
Week after week for over two months, you show less than 200k units sold (with one or two exceptions).
So who is wrong?

Do we have a link to this report? We get numbers out of the US, UK, Spain, and Japan fairly regularly, which gives us an idea on the sales for the rest of the world. It would need to be selling better in mainland Europe and rest of the world than what we are seeing. When Sony releases its shipment figures we will make any necessary adjustments. Sony is hoping to ship more PS5 consoles than PS4 did in its first full fiscal year, which we have our PS5 numbers above PS4 after the same number of weeks. 

Just google for the report, it shows a 4.5M to 7.8M jump for the quarter. What you write makes sense but there is the obvious gap. It all depends on how consoles have been shipping in the past three months. There could be a full 5 week's supply on ships (by mid-June, around 10.5-10.6M units were produced if manufacturing hasn't increased yet). However, with stocks out worldwide, my guess is some flying-in has occationally been taking place to sooth people in the waiting queue.

We wait for the next fj report to see if that 4.5M to 7.8M was somehow fishy or not. Probably your early numbers were just too high and you have been making "a soft landing" in the past several weeks. Time will tell.



drkohler said:
trunkswd said:

Do we have a link to this report? We get numbers out of the US, UK, Spain, and Japan fairly regularly, which gives us an idea on the sales for the rest of the world. It would need to be selling better in mainland Europe and rest of the world than what we are seeing. When Sony releases its shipment figures we will make any necessary adjustments. Sony is hoping to ship more PS5 consoles than PS4 did in its first full fiscal year, which we have our PS5 numbers above PS4 after the same number of weeks. 

Just google for the report, it shows a 4.5M to 7.8M jump for the quarter. What you write makes sense but there is the obvious gap. It all depends on how consoles have been shipping in the past three months. There could be a full 5 week's supply on ships (by mid-June, around 10.5-10.6M units were produced if manufacturing hasn't increased yet). However, with stocks out worldwide, my guess is some flying-in has occationally been taking place to sooth people in the waiting queue.

We wait for the next fj report to see if that 4.5M to 7.8M was somehow fishy or not. Probably your early numbers were just too high and you have been making "a soft landing" in the past several weeks. Time will tell.

I do want our figures to as accurate as possible. We have to extrapolate figures for many countries with the numbers we do have (US, UK, Spain, Japan), as well as looking at PS4 sales for the same week in its lifetime. Not that it is the best comparison as the PS4 was easier to find than the PS5 is. 



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Thankfully, it’ll have plenty of milestones to achieve along the way such ad 90M, 95M, and 100M.