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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware June 13-19 - Switch Outsells PS3 - Switch Sells 375K, PS5 Sells 203K, XS Sells 140K

 
129,524 109,253 75,469 375,106
69,322 86,026 15,272 203,216
86,465 30,494 3,726 139,946
10,575 13,701 663 28,197
8,879 2,678 8 12,890
58 73 448 611

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 375,106 units sold for the week ending June 19, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 87.43 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 203,216 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.34 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 139,946 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.56 million units. 

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 28,197 units, the Xbox One sold 12,890 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 611 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down just 1,162 units (-0.3%). The PlayStation 4 is down 186,705 (-86.9%), the Xbox One is down 44,606 units (-77.6%), and the 3DS is down 7,488 units (-92.5%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 375,106 (87,433,421)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 203,216 (9,336,682)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 139,946 (5,556,055)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 28,197 (115,732,376)
  5. Xbox One - 12,890 (50,165,948)
  6. 3DS - 611 (75,936,254)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 139,500
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 91,927
  3. PlayStation 5 - 74,270
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,582
  5. Xbox One - 9,482
  6. 3DS - 63
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 109,253
  2. PlayStation 5 - 86,026
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,494
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,701
  5. Xbox One - 2,678
  6. 3DS - 73
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 109,334
  2. PlayStation 5 - 38058
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 13,731
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,141
  5. Xbox One - 423
  6. 3DS - 466
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,019
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,862
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,794
  4. PlayStation 4 - 773
  5. Xbox One - 307
  6. 3DS - 9
Last edited by trunkswd - on 01 July 2021

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There was a big drop of Xbox Series X|S consoles at GameStop during this week, which caused enough of a boost of sales in the Americas for it to outsell the PS5 in the region.

Also Switch has now outsold the PS3. I'll have an article on this posted in the next hour or so. 

Last edited by trunkswd - on 01 July 2021

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trunkswd said:

There was a big drop of Xbox Series X|S consoles at GameStop during this week, which caused enough of a boost of sales in the Americas for it to outsell the PS5 in the region.

Also Switch has now outsold the PS3. I'll have an article on this posted in the next hour or so. 

Yeah I noticed both next gen consoles getting a lot of stock in June. Rhe next week was prime week so that should also help in the June NPD totals. Hopefully this is a sign of the stock situation getting better.



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Nintendo Switch Outsells PlayStation 3 Worldwide

The Nintendo Switch has outsold the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The Switch sold 375,106 units for the week ending June 19, 2021 to bring its lifetime sales to 87.43 million units. This compares to the PlayStation 3 with sales of 87.40 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 seventh best-selling video game platform of all time. Next up is the Nintendo Wii at 101.63 million units, the PlayStation at 102.49 million units, then the PlayStation 4, which has sold an estimated 115.73 million units to date. 

The Switch is 14.20 million units away from the Nintendo Wii, and 15.06 million units away from the PlayStation. It is also 28.30 million units away from the PlayStation 4.

Breaking down the sales of the Switch, it has sold 29.73 million units in the US, 22.72 million units in Europe, and 20.34 million units in Japan. Breaking down sales in Europe even further, it has sold 4.39 million units in the UK, 5.68 million in France, and 4.55 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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Sony really need to send more consoles to Japan lol, it's been dropping each week for a few weeks now... I think? And there's no way it's breaking 10m by the end of June either... oh well, maybe in July lol.

How's it looking compared to PS4 launch aligned? I like seeing that comparison :o



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Bristow9091 said:

Sony really need to send more consoles to Japan lol, it's been dropping each week for a few weeks now... I think? And there's no way it's breaking 10m by the end of June either... oh well, maybe in July lol.

How's it looking compared to PS4 launch aligned? I like seeing that comparison :o

That comparison I now do once per month. So will be a bit before the next one comes out. I did do some minor adjustments down for all 3 major platforms as we got some estimates out of the US for May. No NPD leaks sadly.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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PS4 sales are under 30k a week now? O_O



JRPGfan said:

PS4 sales are under 30k a week now? O_O

That is what our numbers are showing. When Sony releases its quarterly shipment figures any necessary adjustments will be made. 



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trunkswd said:
Bristow9091 said:

Sony really need to send more consoles to Japan lol, it's been dropping each week for a few weeks now... I think? And there's no way it's breaking 10m by the end of June either... oh well, maybe in July lol.

How's it looking compared to PS4 launch aligned? I like seeing that comparison :o

That comparison I now do once per month. So will be a bit before the next one comes out. I did do some minor adjustments down for all 3 major platforms as we got some estimates out of the US for May. No NPD leaks sadly.

Ah okay, guess I'll sit and twidle my thumbs until then :P 



Xbox Series S/X in Japan continues to fascinate me. It's been so interesting to watch the sales state, especially compared to the disaster that was the Xbox One in Japan.
PS4 was really negligible in Japan this week. It only outsold the 3DS (a 2011 handheld that was discontinued in 2020) by about 200 units. I don't think it's a fluke. PS4 hardware will probably die in Japan now.
3DS probably only has about a month or so left (at best) until the remaining stock is sold out. Pretty sure the 611 units sold worldwide is an all-time low.
Switch continues to be very strong, and now has surpassed the lifetime sales units of the PS3.



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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