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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Nears 100M, PS5 Tops 16M - Global Hardware Dec 4 to 11

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 1,245,034 units sold for the week ending December 11, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 99.36 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 428,366 units to bring its lifetime sales to 16.10 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 408,264 units to bring their lifetime sales to 10.63 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are down by nearly 224,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are down by nearly 25,000 units. PS4 sold 651,893 units for the week ending December 13, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 433,239 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 24,404 units, the Xbox One sold 11,610 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 303 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 156,065 units (-11.1%), while the PlayStation 5 is up 77,318 (22.0%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 128,051 units (45.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 124,266 (-83.6%), the Xbox One is down 80,356 units (-87.4%), and the 3DS is down 4,542 units (-93.8%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 59,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 30,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 24,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 1,245,034 (99,356,640)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 428,366 (16,103,410)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 408,264 (10,630,502)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 24,404 (116,752,444)
  5. Xbox One - 11,610 (50,516,008)
  6. 3DS - 303 (75,942,851)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 566,883
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 260,231
  3. PlayStation 5 - 175,852
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,513
  5. Xbox One - 9,468
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 356,863
  2. PlayStation 5 - 208,514
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 120,421
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,472
  5. Xbox One - 1,931
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 277,881
  2. PlayStation 5 - 23,583
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 9,308
  4. PlayStation 4 - 941
  5. 3DS - 309 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 128
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 43,407
  2. PlayStation 5 - 20,417
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 18,304
  4. PlayStation 4 - 478
  5. Xbox One - 83
Last edited by trunkswd - on 21 December 2021

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PS5 and XBX neck and neck this week! One more week and Switch crosses the 100m mark!



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TruckOSaurus said:

PS5 and XBX neck and neck this week! One more week and Switch crosses the 100m mark!

Unless there is the unfamous cliff



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SKMBlake said:

Unless there is the unfamous cliff



...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

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) - 116,752,444 (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) - 99,356,640 (92,870,000 according to Nintendo) - Sept. 30th, 2021

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With three weeks left to go, Switch should land between the Wii and PS1 by the end of the year when it comes to sell-through. It will pass both of them in shipments despite this year's holiday quarter looking like it will be down by ~10% compared to last year's.



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SKMBlake said:
TruckOSaurus said:

PS5 and XBX neck and neck this week! One more week and Switch crosses the 100m mark!

Unless there is the unfamous cliff

That would be one fucking steep cliff!



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TruckOSaurus said:
SKMBlake said:

Unless there is the unfamous cliff

That would be one fucking steep cliff!

Have you ever heard of Icarus ?



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Looks like Switch will pull ahead of Wii in 2-3 weeks, right before the year ends. PS5 and X|S are surprisingly close in worldwide sales this week. They are basically trading roles in the US and Europe.



SKMBlake said:
TruckOSaurus said:

PS5 and XBX neck and neck this week! One more week and Switch crosses the 100m mark!

Unless there is the unfamous cliff

I wouldn't be surprised if we had 1 or more weeks this month where all 3 systems have a cliff.  There is a chance that total hardware supply for December may run out early.