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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 396,249 units sold for the week ending February 12, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 104.19 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 159,081 units to bring its lifetime sales to 17.94 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 139,226 units to bring their lifetime sales to 12.67 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 60,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 29,000 units. PS4 sold 219,053 units for the week ending February 14, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 110,673 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,625 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,830 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 102,542 units (-20.6%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 54,902 (-25.7%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 23,231 units (20.0%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 59,650 (-78.2%), the Xbox One is down 24,191 units (-93.0%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 45,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 8,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 7,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 396,249 (104,193,245)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 159,081 (17,944,029)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 139,226 (12,668,999)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,625 (116,641,876)
  5. Xbox One - 1,830 (50,511,912)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 133,457
  2. PlayStation 5 - 89,763
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 86,096
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,972
  5. Xbox One - 1,532
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 86,204
  2. PlayStation 5 - 48,514
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 35,248
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,021
  5. Xbox One - 256
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 164,466
  2. PlayStation 5 - 15,247
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,851
  4. PlayStation 4 - 346
  5. Xbox One - 23
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,122
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,557
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,031
  4. PlayStation 4 - 286
  5. Xbox One - 19


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What caused the 400k ?



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I find it amusing how close the XBS is to the PS5 in Asia.



SKMBlake said:

What caused the 400k ?

More Switch OLED stock available. 



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Kakadu18 said:

I find it amusing how close the XBS is to the PS5 in Asia.

Sony is focusing PS5 stock in the west, which is why sales are so close in Asia. Having said that, it is still strange to see Xbox having any sort of pulse in Asia.



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Sony is really ditching Europe to remain competitive in USA. Well Nintendo if you ever want to make a move in Europe now is your chance.



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Qwark said:

Sony is really ditching Europe to remain competitive in USA. Well Nintendo if you ever want to make a move in Europe now is your chance.

Literally. I feel like Sony won't be able to send big stocks to Europe for the rest of the year. They probably feel like they need to prioritize US since that market can just change a lot every generation and MS has always been big there. 

Nintendo could give the Switch a price cut entering the Summer + Strikers and it would be a great combo there.



Qwark said:

Sony is really ditching Europe to remain competitive in USA. Well Nintendo if you ever want to make a move in Europe now is your chance.

In Eastern Europe where I am, SONY and MS are really ultra dominant, but this has changed a lot in 4 years, I am in the country side of Hungary, in the 10th biggest town (80000 people), in 2017-2018 the Switch was a rare exotic device nearly invisible everywhere except Budapest, now there are Switch everywhere near the PSs and XBOSs in my little town.



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I've seen a lot more stock in the US for Switch OLED this month compared to last on Amazon. It still sells out periodically and you have to wait a month before you get it (even with the fastest shipping) but at least you can procure one now, unlike January, when I saw it available only a couple of times I looked.

My guess is Switch takes #1 for February NPD.



Qwark said:

Sony is really ditching Europe to remain competitive in USA. Well Nintendo if you ever want to make a move in Europe now is your chance.

I guess it makes sense. If they only have a limited number of products to ship due to chip shortage then it makes sense I suppose to focus them on the only region that is actually competitive. Nintendo dominates Asia and Playstation is an afterthought there. In Europe Sony dominates while Nintendo is a strong second and Microsoft a decent third. But in NA all three are very competitive. Because of the Playstation's brand dominance in Europe they can more afford to have lower sales now and make up sales later, than they can in USA where ceding competitive advantage to MS and Nintendo would hurt PS5 sales long term. And Japan just doesn't even matter because they don't get many sales there anyway, and its a smaller market as well.