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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 Sales Increase During Horizon Launch Week - Global Hardware Feb 13-19

 
116,870 81,542 97,196 357,206
86,820 54,761 25,530 189,722
81,813 33,514 4,836 139,116
8,622 7,059 11 16,875
1,340 233 N/A 1,699

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 357,206 units sold for the week ending February 19, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 104.53 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 189,722 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.09 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 139,116 units to bring their lifetime sales to 12.81 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 86,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 31,000 units. PS4 sold 275,539 units for the week ending February 21, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 108,070 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,875 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,699 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 70,347 units (-16.5%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 33,246 (-14.9%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 30,902 units (28.6%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 55,638 (-76.7%), the Xbox One is down 22,959 units (-93.1%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 19,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 48,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by nearly 2,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 357,206 (104,527,151)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 189,722 (18,092,584)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 139,116 (12,811,715)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,875 (116,658,745)
  5. Xbox One - 1,699 (50,513,611)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 125,956
  2. PlayStation 5 - 93,796
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 89,065
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,186
  5. Xbox One - 1,429
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 81,542
  2. PlayStation 5 - 54,761
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 33,514
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,059
  5. Xbox One - 233
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 138,229
  2. PlayStation 5 - 35,459
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 11,743
  4. PlayStation 4 - 339
  5. Xbox One - 20
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,479
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5706
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4794
  4. PlayStation 4 - 291
  5. Xbox One - 17
Last edited by trunkswd - on 28 February 2022

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Considering that last year Nintendo released SM3DW+BF that week, -16.5% from last year is pretty impressive



Every single system is selling more in North America than in Europe or Japan. I live in the US. I can tell you that every time I go to a Walmart, Target, Gamestop, etc... I look at what systems are available and most of them are in limited supply in some way. I have yet to see a Series X, PS5 or Switch OLED at an actual retail store yet. However, Series S and the other Switch systems are pretty easy to find nowadays.

Americans are eager to play every system nowadays.



So Sony held back on to some stock to release alongside Horizon, the way Nintendo often do with their major releases?
Or is hardware getting a bump same week as Forbidden West just a coincidence as sales are entirely dictated by production/shipping?

Last edited by curl-6 - on 28 February 2022

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

curl-6 said:

So Sony held back on to some stock to release alongside Horizon, the way Nintendo often do with their major releases?
Or is hardware getting a bump same week as Forbidden West just a coincidence as sales are entirely dictated by production/shipping?

I am guessing they held some back for this week. There was a boost in the US, UK, and Japan.



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Switch sales are impressing me. It doing over 20m for this year is looking increasingly guaranteed barring shortages getting worse.



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) - 116,658,745 (116,900,000+ according to Sony) - Dec 31st, 2021

5) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 104,527,151 (103,540,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2021



Could Switch pass the Gameboy before PS4?



Shaunodon said:

Could Switch pass the Gameboy before PS4?

With how low PS4 shipments now are it is VERY unlikely the PS4 will outsell the Game Boy. 



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Big release for the PS5 and yet it's stock situation must still be quite abysmal if they can only barely manage to do a bit more than half of what the Switch is currently doing.



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