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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 Sales Top 14 Million, Switch Tops 94 Million - Global Hardware Oct 31 to Nov 6

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 478,964 units sold for the week ending November 6, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 94.18 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 318,061 units to bring its lifetime sales to 14.19 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 225,226 units to bring their lifetime sales to 8.65 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are down by over 100,00 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One is down by over 148,000 units. PS4 sold 418,678 units for the week ending November 8, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 373,366 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 22,889 units, the Xbox One sold 10,212 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 362 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 120,974 units (-20.2%). The PlayStation 4 is down 75,533 (-76.7%), the Xbox One is down 30,624 units (-75.0%), and the 3DS is down 2,982 units (-89.2%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 54,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 30,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 41,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 478,964 (94,181,502)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 318,061 (14,187,066)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 225,226 (8,653,162)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 22,889 (116,628,791)
  5. Xbox One - 10,212 (50,457,535)
  6. 3DS - 362 (75,942,023)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 200,180
  2. PlayStation 5 - 116,792
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 113,557
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,452
  5. Xbox One - 7,829
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 150,341
  2. Switch - 124,103
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 86,536
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,264
  5. Xbox One - 2,007
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 137,841
  2. PlayStation 5 - 37,302
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,890
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1m778
  5. 3DS - 362 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 273
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 16,840
  2. PlayStation 5 - 13,626
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,243
  4. PlayStation 4 - 395
  5. Xbox One - 103


VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

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A bit less for Switch than I expected.
Very strong performance from PS5 and XBS.



Everything is down. Switch is down YoY this week. PS5 is down compared to PS4 during the same time frame. Same story for X|S.

I think it is all due to shortages though. I went into Best Buy a few days ago and there were no consoles available of any kind. Not even the Switch Lite was available. There really needs to be a big restock of systems for Black Friday. People are buying everything up before the holidays have even come.



I thought PS4 can hit 120mil but looks unlikely. The PS5 is having legs now.



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All Time Video Game Hardware Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157,680,000 (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,900,000 (154,020,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 116,628,791 (116.600,000+ according to Sony) - Sept. 30st, 2021

5) PlayStation (PS1) - 102,500,000 (102,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2012

6) Nintendo Wii (Wii) - 101,640,000 (101,630,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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7) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 94,181,502 (92,870,000 according to Nintendo) - Sept. 30th, 2021

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Switch passes 94 million LTD.



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Healthy sales for all three current gen systems given the circumstances, but this holiday is going to be interesting with all three facing shortages.

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

Xbox Series X/S is about to outsell SEGA Saturn.

Overall, they're all doing great, even with the shortages.



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@spynx Surpassing the Game Boy isn't a surefire thing for the PS4 either. If it does surpass Game Boy, I can actually see the Switch do it before the PS4. In any case, I see the PS4 ending somewhere in the 117 million's. Maybe it will barely cross 118 million.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through November 6

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to November 10)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to November 9)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to November 7)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to November 6)

"Year to date" sales for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2021 versus 2020 and 2021 versus 2019 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,743,289 (-70.5%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,636,660 (-8.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 370,005 (-91.9%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 5,190,587 (-72.3%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

So are these consoles behind the 9th gen for the hollidays? I'm not 100% but i think the 8th gen was selling higher per week. Kust a bigger head start for the 9th gen.



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