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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 1-7 - PS5 Sales Remain Ahead of Xbox Series X|S as Gap Shrinks

 
95,161 77,299 72,889 293,514
57,961 79,342 13,547 180,170
63,294 41,868 1,087 125,591
10,524 14,004 1,403 28,346
8,897 2,527 N/A 12,639
N/A N/A 302 302

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 293,514 units sold for the week ending August 7, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 89.32 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 180,170 units to bring its lifetime sales to 10.62 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 125,591 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.56 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 28,346 units, the Xbox One sold 12,639 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 302 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 152,265 units (-34.2%). The PlayStation 4 is down 102,109 (-78.3%), the Xbox One is down 17,265 units (-57.7%), and the 3DS is down 4,745 units (-94.0%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales were up nearly 12,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales were down nearly 50,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales remained flat. 

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 293,514 (89,316,236)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 180,170 (10,617,098)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 125,591 (6,563,971)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 28,346 (116,329,049)
  5. Xbox One - 12,639 (50,320,955)
  6. 3DS - 302 (75,939,959)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 103,604
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 68,502
  3. PlayStation 5 - 62,813
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,142
  5. Xbox One - 9,504
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 79,342
  2. Switch - 77,299
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 41,868
  4. PlayStation 4 - 14,004
  5. Xbox One - 2,527
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 100,055
  2. PlayStation 5 - 32,489
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,949
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,691
  5. Xbox One - 387
  6. 3DS - 302 (Japan only)
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,556
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,526
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,272
  4. PlayStation 4 - 509
  5. Xbox One - 221
Last edited by trunkswd - on 18 August 2021

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Switch will definitely hit 90M by the end of August.

It also seems like PS5 is gaining momentum.

EDIT: Sorry I miss read that regarding the PS5. Nevermind then.

Last edited by 123tbones - on 18 August 2021

Just to clarify, Switch sales have been further adjusted down for the last couple of week, so last numbers you remember are not anymore the same, they are lower.



Thats a big drop for the ps5 over last week.



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Looks like xbox series x will outsell ps5 in August npd



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Switch up 12k over last week, PS5 drops 50k, and Xbox Series outsells PS5 in America.

Eventful week, considering the time of year and no big releases.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 18 August 2021

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

curl-6 said:

Switch up 12k over last week, PS5 drops 50k, and Xbox Series outsells PS5 in America.

Eventful week, considering the time of year and no big releases.

PS5 stock issues for the week is the reason for the big drop in sales for the week. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Switch up 12k over last week, PS5 drops 50k, and Xbox Series outsells PS5 in America.

Eventful week, considering the time of year and no big releases.

PS5 stock issues for the week is the reason for the big drop in sales for the week. 

I figured that, stock is still the primary factor in both PS5 and Xbox Series sales, and even Switch to a lesser extent is affected by the chip shortage.



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

123tbones said:

Switch will definitely hit 90M by the end of August.

It also seems like PS5 is gaining momentum.

EDIT: Sorry I miss read that regarding the PS5. Nevermind then.

There is no momentum to be had on ps5 or xbox, due to lack of stock, we will not have any idea of what the real sales could be at least until next year. For all we know the ps5 could be selling 2 million consoles per week right now.



princevenom said:

Looks like xbox series x will outsell ps5 in August npd

It means absolutely nothing, both consoles are out of stock so we will never know the real possible sales.