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100,618 82,144 69,957 300,874
64,316 100,716 18,262 217,926
62,898 38,006 4,698 125,054
10,429 14,421 1,662 29,126
8,544 2,345 N/A 12,006
N/A N/A 457 457

Following Nintendo's shipment figures we have adjusted down our Nintendo Switch estimates and following Sony's PS4 shipment figures we have adjusted up our PS4 figures. XS and X1 also saw small upward adjustments. 

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 300,874 units sold for the week ending July 24, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 88.75 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 217,926 units to bring its lifetime sales to 10.23 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 125,054 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.33 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 29,126 units, the Xbox One sold 12,006 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 457 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 120,089 units (-38.5%). The PlayStation 4 is down 91,263 (-75.8%), the Xbox One is down 13,632 units (-53.2%), and the 3DS is down 6,398 units (-93.3%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 300,874 (88,754,109)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 217,926 (10,234,967)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 125,054 (6,325,318)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 29,126 (116,272,390)
  5. Xbox One - 12,006 (50,295,591)
  6. 3DS - 457 (75,939,316)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 110,130
  2. PlayStation 5 - 69,584
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 68,260
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,105
  5. Xbox One - 9,034
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 100,716
  2. Switch - 82,144
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 38,006
  4. PlayStation 4 - 14,421
  5. Xbox One - 2,345
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 95,674
  2. PlayStation 5 - 41,398
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,862
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,977
  5. 3DS - 457 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 386
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,926
  2. PlayStation 5 - 6,228
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,926
  4. PlayStation 4 - 623
  5. Xbox One - 241
Last edited by trunkswd - on 05 August 2021

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So what are the final total sales for the switch after the adjustments ? because you say here 88,754,109 and on the front page the number is 88.97?



yo33331 said:

So what are the final total sales for the switch after the adjustments ? because you say here 88,754,109 and on the front page the number is 88.97?

If they have updated it already, clean your cache and it should display the most recent number on the front page.



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
yo33331 said:

So what are the final total sales for the switch after the adjustments ? because you say here 88,754,109 and on the front page the number is 88.97?

If they have updated it already, clean your cache and it should display the most recent number on the front page.

No, it was updated from 88.83 to 88.97, whereas it have to be updated to 88.75, there is no problem with my cache



Sony's dominance in Europe looks to continue this gen. Despite stock issues, the PS5 is catching up to Switch weekly sales in Europe.

The sales of the Xbox Series S/X in Japan seem to be at an all-time high, or close to it. As I've said before, this is the sales figure I'm probably most interested in for the foreseeable future.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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yo33331 said:
haxxiy said:

If they have updated it already, clean your cache and it should display the most recent number on the front page.

No, it was updated from 88.83 to 88.97, whereas it have to be updated to 88.75, there is no problem with my cache

It is an issue with the Platform Totals page. That is where the front page graph grabs it data from. For the latest platforms the page should be pulling the numbers directly from the VGC Pro database, but for whatever reason whenever adjustments are made it freaks out. I have no idea what causes it and have no way of fixing it as it is done automatically. 

Trucks doesn't have access to VGC Pro, so no way he can fix it. I am hoping after another week of data gets posted the Switch numbers on the Platform Totals page is corrected automatically.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through July 24

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to July 28)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to July 27)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to July 25)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to July 24)

"Year to date" sales for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2021 versus 2020 and 2021 versus 2019 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,445,120 (-71.8%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 388,282 (-3.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 286,506 (-90.5%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,005,063 (-71.1%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


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Still looks like switch sales for last quarter are too high. Nintendo's graph shows a 23.8% drop in sell-through YoY, VGC is currently showing a 16.4% drop. The rest of the years line-up pretty well with VGC estimates with Apr-Jun 2018 and 2019 YoY percentage being less than 1% out. So I think the graph is definitely to scale.

To match VGC estimates for 2020 and Nintendo's graph switch sales last quarter should be 4.52m not 4.96m.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 37

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. 

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Global:

  1. PS5: 10,234,967
  2. Switch: 7,619,467
  3. XSX|S: 6,325,318

Through the first 37 weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S by a fair margin. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.62 million units and is 3.91 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.29 million units.

The PS5 has sold 10.23 million in 37 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 7.62 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 6.33 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 37 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 42.3 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 31.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.2 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 41.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch US:

  1. PS5: 3,824,506
  2. XSX|S: 3,050,614
  3. Switch: 2,793,914

Through the first 37 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.77 million units and is 1.03 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 256,700 units.

The PS5 has sold 3.82 million in 37 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 3.05 million units and the Switch 2.79 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 37 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 39.5 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 31.6 percent, and the Switch at 28.9 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 41 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 39.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (36 weeks):

  1. PS5: 3,702,633
  2. Switch: 2,017,173
  3. XSX|S: 1,870,792

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 36 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.69 million units and is 1.83 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 146,381.

The PS5 has sold 3.70 million in 36 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 2.02 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 1.87 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 36 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 48.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 26.6 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.6 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 50.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 2,170,470
  2. PS5: 921,345
  3. XSX|S: 69,213

Through the first 37 weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 1.25 million units and is 2.10 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.85 million units.

The Switch has sold 2.17 million units in 37 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 0.92 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.07 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 37 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 68.7 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 29.1 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.2 percent.



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Zippy6 said:

Still looks like switch sales for last quarter are too high. Nintendo's graph shows a 23.8% drop in sell-through YoY, VGC is currently showing a 16.4% drop. The rest of the years line-up pretty well with VGC estimates with Apr-Jun 2018 and 2019 YoY percentage being less than 1% out. So I think the graph is definitely to scale.

To match VGC estimates for 2020 and Nintendo's graph switch sales last quarter should be 4.52m not 4.96m.

I've never put much trust in Nintendo's sell-through of the Switch. They have had it with a gap between shipped vs sold of 4 million or higher before, which is unprecedented. Especially when the console can be hard to find at times. 



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