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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch and PS5 Sales Drop, XS Sales are Flat - Global Hardware Jan 30-Feb 5

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 347,526 units sold for the week ending February 5, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 103.79 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 156,411 units to bring its lifetime sales to 17.80 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 146,437 units to bring their lifetime sales to 12.53 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 37,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 41,000 units. PS4 sold 193,058 units for the week ending February 7, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 105,423 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,756 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,967 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 18,926 units (5.2%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 25,444 (-14.0%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 38,720 units (36.0%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 59,847 (-78.1%), the Xbox One is down 24,579 units (-92.6%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 10,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 13,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are flat.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 347,526 (103,793,146)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 156,411 (17,803,598)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 146,437 (12,529,743)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,756 (116,625,894)
  5. Xbox One - 1,967 (50,510,082)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 116,826
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 92,466
  3. PlayStation 5 - 61,861
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,756
  5. Xbox One - 1,642
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 80,717
  2. PlayStation 5 - 46,507
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 36,380
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,336
  5. Xbox One - 276
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 136,806
  2. PlayStation 5 - 26,413
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,517
  4. PlayStation 4 - 383
  5. Xbox One - 26
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,177
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5261
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,074
  4. PlayStation 4 - 281
  5. Xbox One - 23


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

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

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I haven't seen a Series X or PS5 in a store here in Stockholm since they were released, same story online. Now that I'm actually looking for one, I find it quite annoying.



Mummelmann said:

I haven't seen a Series X or PS5 in a store here in Stockholm since they were released, same story online. Now that I'm actually looking for one, I find it quite annoying.

That has been pretty much the situation worldwide for the PS5 and Series X since launch. 



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

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

On Amazon Germany the OLED Switch currently costs 427€ and third party sellers ask upwards of 439€. The standard model on the other hand goes for an all time low of 277€. Heavy OLED shortages, not so much for the other models.



I don't understand why you still have Xbox selling more than PS5 in the USA. After January NPD PS5 win the Xbox SS has shown to not be a high demand product to make up for SX not being stocked. PS5 was restocked 3 times in January....SX 2 times. SS sales aren't good enough to make up for that. PS5 has more stock and more demand.

So far for February PS5 was restocked on February 10th at target. No SX stock yet.

I expect when PS5 gets more stock this month it will give it the lead again for February. Yes over the Switch too.



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Pionner said:

I don't understand why you still have Xbox selling more than PS5 in the USA. After January NPD PS5 win the Xbox SS has shown to not be a high demand product to make up for SX not being stocked. PS5 was restocked 3 times in January....SX 2 times. SS sales aren't good enough to make up for that. PS5 has more stock and more demand.

So far for February PS5 was restocked on February 10th at target. No SX stock yet.

I expect when PS5 gets more stock this month it will give it the lead again for February. Yes over the Switch too.

This is just the first week of February. There was very little stock of PS5 or Series X. While Series S is readily available. The PS5 restock will show up in the next update. 



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

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

trunkswd said:
Pionner said:

I don't understand why you still have Xbox selling more than PS5 in the USA. After January NPD PS5 win the Xbox SS has shown to not be a high demand product to make up for SX not being stocked. PS5 was restocked 3 times in January....SX 2 times. SS sales aren't good enough to make up for that. PS5 has more stock and more demand.

So far for February PS5 was restocked on February 10th at target. No SX stock yet.

I expect when PS5 gets more stock this month it will give it the lead again for February. Yes over the Switch too.

This is just the first week of February. There was very little stock of PS5 or Series X. While Series S is readily available. The PS5 restock will show up in the next update. 

Ok but the SS doesn't make up that much for SX sales. SS has been in stock for months.



Formerly ilovegirls69  :(

trunkswd said:
Mummelmann said:

I haven't seen a Series X or PS5 in a store here in Stockholm since they were released, same story online. Now that I'm actually looking for one, I find it quite annoying.

That has been pretty much the situation worldwide for the PS5 and Series X since launch. 

Yeah, it's quite extraordinary. But I see Series S in practically every store I go to, I'd love to see a breakdown of the actual numbers of units from X and S.



Pionner said:
trunkswd said:

This is just the first week of February. There was very little stock of PS5 or Series X. While Series S is readily available. The PS5 restock will show up in the next update. 

Ok but the SS doesn't make up that much for SX sales. SS has been in stock for months.

As someone who has worked in retail, I can tell you that something being in stock all the time does not at all mean that it’s struggling to sell, at least not necessarily. Our highest volume items would get weekly and sometimes daily stock replenishment. 

The overwhelming majority of current Xbox sales are going to be the Series S precisely because it is on store shelves when nothing else is 



Pionner said:
trunkswd said:

This is just the first week of February. There was very little stock of PS5 or Series X. While Series S is readily available. The PS5 restock will show up in the next update. 

Ok but the SS doesn't make up that much for SX sales. SS has been in stock for months.

I'm thinking the ss was only in demand during the hollidays as people really needed anything at all. Now we are back to it being in readyly available everywhere. Its the only console ive ever seen in a store. I also dont get why they insist on having the xbox in the us above the ps5. 



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