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90,525 82,793 62,962 284,653
67,825 118,287 22,689 245,061
65,155 43,361 1,842 129,866
10,751 13,936 1,221 28,353
9,026 2,488 N/A 12,729
N/A N/A 341 341

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 284,653 units sold for the week ending July 31, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 89.04 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 245,061 units to bring its lifetime sales to 10.48 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 129,866 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.45 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 28,353 units, the Xbox One sold 12,729 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 341 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 52,135 units (-15.5%). The PlayStation 4 is down 89,835 (-76.0%), the Xbox One is down 12,742 units (-50.0%), and the 3DS is down 5,954 units (-94.6%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 284,653 (89,038,722)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 245,061 (10,479,928)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 129,866 (6,454,980)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 28,353 (116,300,703)
  5. Xbox One - 12,729 (50,308,316)
  6. 3DS - 341 (75,939,657)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 98,846
  2. PlayStation 5 - 73,487
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 70,716
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,396
  5. Xbox One - 9,611
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 118,287
  2. Switch - 82,793
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 43,361
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,936
  5. Xbox One - 2,488
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 89,927
  2. PlayStation 5 - 46,825
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 11,766
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,503
  5. Xbox One - 388
  6. 3DS - 341 (Japan only)
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,087
  2. PlayStation 5 - 6,462
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,023
  4. PlayStation 4 - 518
  5. Xbox One - 242
Last edited by trunkswd - on 11 August 2021

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That's two weeks in a row of pretty substantial loss in Switch sales. Perhaps the OLED is more desired than I thought and people are holding off until it comes out.



Dulfite said:

That's two weeks in a row of pretty substantial loss in Switch sales. Perhaps the OLED is more desired than I thought and people are holding off until it comes out.

This week was the lowest point in Switch sales in summer 2020 where it sold 336,788 units. Not saying Switch sales will bounce back next week, but it is possible. 



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Time for price cut on OG Switch model



Switch sales look like they'll be pretty low this quarter, compared to last quarter. Probably not going to sell 4 million this quarter. Kinda wish the Switch OLED and Metroid Dread were releasing in September, like the Switch Lite & LA in 2019 and Mario All-Stars in 2020. Would've made for better comparisons.



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Dulfite said:

That's two weeks in a row of pretty substantial loss in Switch sales. Perhaps the OLED is more desired than I thought and people are holding off until it comes out.

No, it's not only two weeks .. Just there were adjustments last week. If you go to hardware by date page you will see that the drops started in May.. or should I say the numbers below 350k ..

Also there may be some lost sales because of the OLED announcement yes, however Switch started dropping from 400k to 350k to recently 300k not since the announcement but pretty far back since april. So even if there wasn't any new model announced Switch would again be dropping every week, though maybe would be a few hundreds up in the last 2-3 weeks.

Last edited by yo33331 - on 11 August 2021

I think soon will be time to drop 3DS sales off the front page weekly table, with numbers getting lower and lower



yo33331 said:

I think soon will be time to drop 3DS sales off the front page weekly table, with numbers getting lower and lower

I'll keep reporting 3DS numbers as long as Famitsu reports on 3DS sales in Japan. After that I will stop 3DS estimates altogether. 



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You know what, I think it would be fun if we had a thread for ongoing iteration sales comparisons. Divide all console sales up amongst each iteration and see which iterations are the most popular. So for this generation it would be:

XSX vs. XSS vs. PS5 vs. PS5 Digital vs. NS vs. NS Lite vs. NS OLED

As more iterations come out we keep expanding it. Just would be kind of cool to visualize it, I think. We could even through Steam Deck into the mix.



PS5 and XS supply are kicking into gear. They have already been cumulatively been beating the Switch and soon enough the PS5 will overtake it in weekly sales. Switch sales are slowing down but it could be at an unprecedented rate. In normal circumstances, the OLED model would've saved them but it seems for the first time in history, even the Nintendo fans aren't super keen.

Either way, nobody should worry that hardware sales are slowing down. It will mean that the third-party games that are so in vogue now with Switch users will dry up but the first-party is not going anywhere. Its crazy to think how the Switch despite its massive success is going to repeat some of history from both the Wii and the WiiU.