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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware August 15-21 - PS5 Sales Top 11 Million

 
103,087 77,297 72,687 299,503
76,424 98,656 12,623 218,289
65,210 43,923 5,817 134,811
10,519 13,916 921 27,713
8,420 2,331 N/A 11,867
N/A N/A 492 492

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 299,503 units sold for the week ending August 21, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 89.96 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 218,289 units to bring its lifetime sales to 11.03 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 134,811 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.80 million units.

It has taken the PS5 41 weeks to sell 11 million units, while it took the PS4 44 weeks to reach the same milestone. 

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 27,713 units, the Xbox One sold 11,867 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 492 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 57,913 units (-16.2%). The PlayStation 4 is down 100,398 (-78.4%), the Xbox One is down 11,325 units (-48.8%), and the 3DS is down 4,684 units (-90.5%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 25,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 31,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 11,00 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 299,503 (89,955,672)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 218,289 (11,027,315)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 134,811 (6,799,665)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 27,713 (116,384,642)
  5. Xbox One - 11,867 (50,344,783)
  6. 3DS - 492 (75,940,963)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 112,091
  2. PlayStation 5 - 82,317
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 70,847
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,115
  5. Xbox One - 8,945
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 98,656
  2. Switch - 77,297
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 43,923
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,916
  5. Xbox One - 2,331
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 100,070
  2. PlayStation 5 - 31,477
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 15,669
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,226
  5. Xbox One - 382
  6. 3DS - 492 (Japan only)
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,045
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,839
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,372
  4. PlayStation 4 - 456
  5. Xbox One - 209
Last edited by trunkswd - on 01 September 2021

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Interested in seeing if Xbox can sell 11 million consoles this year. 10 million is done at this point, it's on track beat 360's 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012 and it's ahead of all of the Xbox One years too (Xbox One sold 5.47 million consoles between September and December 2015, which was its best year).

Edit with more data: from January 2015 to the first day of September 2015, Xbox One sold 2.97 million units. Series is going to sell 4 million in the same period.

Last edited by Elputoxd - on 01 September 2021

Switch so close to 90 mil
3DS so close, yet so far from 76 mil



I understand that EU is PS5's strongest market and these are only estimates but its gap with Switch seems quite large.
How do these weekly numbers compare to PS4's first year in EU?



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Incredible slow decline for the XB1 last 2 years. Most consoles in their last years sells 80-100k weekly the one year, sells 20k weekly next year and 2-3k weekly the year after. XB1 was selling 40-50k weekly in 2019, selling 20-30k weekly 2020 and is selling 10-20k weekly this year. This is good pace of decline for dying console.

Last edited by yo33331 - on 01 September 2021

Relatively speaking, Xbox Series S/X is exploding in Japan. It somehow sold about half as much as the PS5 there this week. Nintendo is still dominating Japan as they have since the DS and Wii days. But it's interesting to see Microsoft not be in as distant of third place as usual.



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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Wman1996 said:

Relatively speaking, Xbox Series S/X is exploding in Japan. It somehow sold about half as much as the PS5 there this week. Nintendo is still dominating Japan as they have since the DS and Wii days. But it's interesting to see Microsoft not be in as distant of third place as usual.

Xbox Series X|S has a very good chance to outsell lifetime Xbox One sales in Japan by the end of this year. I don't see the Xbox Series X|S getting close to Nintendo or PlayStation. But it is nice to see it with a little bit of life.



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trunkswd said:
Wman1996 said:

Relatively speaking, Xbox Series S/X is exploding in Japan. It somehow sold about half as much as the PS5 there this week. Nintendo is still dominating Japan as they have since the DS and Wii days. But it's interesting to see Microsoft not be in as distant of third place as usual.

Xbox Series X|S has a very good chance to outsell lifetime Xbox One sales in Japan by the end of this year. I don't see the Xbox Series X|S getting close to Nintendo or PlayStation. But it is nice to see it with a little bit of life.

trunkswd said:
Wman1996 said:

Relatively speaking, Xbox Series S/X is exploding in Japan. It somehow sold about half as much as the PS5 there this week. Nintendo is still dominating Japan as they have since the DS and Wii days. But it's interesting to see Microsoft not be in as distant of third place as usual.

Xbox Series X|S has a very good chance to outsell lifetime Xbox One sales in Japan by the end of this year. I don't see the Xbox Series X|S getting close to Nintendo or PlayStation. But it is nice to see it with a little bit of life.

I think it has a shot at 1m.



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brute said:
trunkswd said:

Xbox Series X|S has a very good chance to outsell lifetime Xbox One sales in Japan by the end of this year. I don't see the Xbox Series X|S getting close to Nintendo or PlayStation. But it is nice to see it with a little bit of life.

trunkswd said:

Xbox Series X|S has a very good chance to outsell lifetime Xbox One sales in Japan by the end of this year. I don't see the Xbox Series X|S getting close to Nintendo or PlayStation. But it is nice to see it with a little bit of life.

I think it has a shot at 1m.

As long as it gets enough software support 1 million is possible. 



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