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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 273,301 units sold for the week ending September 25, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 91.38 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 246,492 units to bring its lifetime sales to 12.20 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 147,523 units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.46 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 31,624 units, the Xbox One sold 12,274 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 531 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 131,176 units (-32.4%). The PlayStation 4 is down 88,626 (-73.7%), the Xbox One is down 22,307 units (-64.5%), and the 3DS is down 9,528 units (-94.7%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 21,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 5,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 2,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 273,301 (91,384,878)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 246,492 (12,200,881)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 147,523 (7,456,364)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 31,624 (116,533,573)
  5. Xbox One - 12,274 (50,405,843)
  6. 3DS - 531 (75,943,990)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 108,814
  2. PlayStation 5 - 98,893
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 76,231
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,557
  5. Xbox One - 9,195
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 94,706
  2. Switch - 78,953
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 52,688
  4. PlayStation 4 - 17,440
  5. Xbox One - 2,504
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 74,504
  2. PlayStation 5 - 45,731
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 13,229
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,237
  5. 3DS - 531 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 372
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,030
  2. PlayStation 5 - 7,162
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,375
  4. PlayStation 4 - 505
  5. Xbox One - 203


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I wonder if Switch sales will drop below the PS5 before the OLED model launches? They're pretty close this week.

Also MS is going to allow the gap between Xbox and PS5 to grow past 5 million units year 1 O.o

Last edited by Signalstar - on 06 October 2021

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The gap started with 1.5 million and now we're at almost 5 million. We'll see how long it will take until reaching 10 million



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Signalstar said:

I wonder if Switch sales will drop below the PS4 before the OLED model launches? They're pretty close this week.

Also MS is going to allow the gap between Xbox and PS5 to grow past 5 million units year 1 O.o

Likely because while MS is godly they cant magically produce series x/s out of thin air



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Wow, Switch sales are really dropping a lot as we get close to OLED launch. It will be interesting to see what first week sales look like.



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Interesting number for PS5, sales are higher for Spain, UK possible flat/higher, Japan numbers are also higher than last week, and Best Buy had stock in store nationwide in the US on September 23th.

Still.. the numbers are only 5k higher than last week numbers....interesting.

Last edited by kazuyamishima - on 06 October 2021

kazuyamishima said:

Interesting number for PS5, sales are higher for Spain, UK possible flat/higher, Japan numbers are also higher than last week, and Best Buy had stock in store nationwide on September 23th.

Still.. the numbers are only 1K higher than last week numbers....interesting.

i can explain seeing as supply is limited stock is allocated differently each shipment



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Just wait what numbers will look like when PC 2 releases!



This is probably the closest (or one of the closest) weeks between the Switch and PS5 on a global level. I think the upcoming Switch OLED has an impact on that. There were probably tens of thousands of people worldwide this week that would've bought a Switch, but are saving their money for the OLED. If I didn't have a Switch, I would be waiting for the OLED.



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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Yeah we're in the rain shadow of the OLED model now. Some potential Switch buyers will be holding off for a few weeks to get that trendy premium model.



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