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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware September 4-11 - PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch Sales Rise

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 317,004 units sold for the week ending September 11, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 90.86 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 215,980 units to bring its lifetime sales to 11.67 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 136,369 units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.20 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 30,582 units, the Xbox One sold 13,549 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 708 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 81,388 units (-20.4%). The PlayStation 4 is down 82,889 (-73.1%), the Xbox One is down 21,561 units (-61.4%), and the 3DS is down 3,581 units (-83.5%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 16,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 10,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 7,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 317,004 (90,862,199)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 215,980 (11,668,132)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 136,369(7,196,265)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 30,582 (116,473,595)
  5. Xbox One - 13,549 (50,381,832)
  6. 3DS - 708 (75,942,847)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 127,180
  2. PlayStation 5 - 82,040
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 74,743
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,162
  5. Xbox One - 10,448
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 90,604
  2. Switch - 81,101
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 44,944
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,729
  5. Xbox One - 2,412
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 96,899
  2. PlayStation 5 - 37,445
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 11,999
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,166
  5. 3DS - 708 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 428
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,824
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,891
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,683
  4. PlayStation 4 - 525
  5. Xbox One - 228


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Excellent sales for all 3!



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Wow I'm surprised switch is that much less from last year



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:

Wow I'm surprised switch is that much less from last year

Next week in 2020, the Switch did about 505k and the two following weeks for September an average of 405k. October 2020 the Switch did an average of 505k/weekly.

Im the one thinking that the OLED won’t do too much effect in the long run unlike most people are saying here, but who knows. 



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kazuyamishima said:

Next week in 2020, the Switch did about 505k and the two following weeks for September an average of 405k. October 2020 the Switch did an average of 505k/weekly.

Im the one thinking that the OLED won’t do too much effect in the long run unlike most people are saying here, but who knows. 

I agree.



Well I have no doubt it will rise sharply as the holidays approach but that's a lot of units.  If it keeps that same percentage difference in bigger weeks it will be a lot more units under 



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:

Wow I'm surprised switch is that much less from last year

As of last week's charts it is only down 6.3% from 2020 YTD, and it's more than double 2018 YTD, and around 6 million ahead of 2019 YTD.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 23 September 2021

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

Hmmm 6.3% interesting.  I wonder if it will keep that drop in coming months 



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Switch’s 2020 summer was ridiculously good, it’s no shame that this year doesn’t match it. However I’m positive this year’s holiday will be better than last, repairing the gap in one fell swoop. This year’s final number will be around the last, either just below or just above.