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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch Sales Drop - Global Hardware Feb 20-26

Update:

Adjustments have been made based on the latest US and UK data. I also adjusted mainland Europe, Canada, and Latin America to be more in line with the other available data. Ie. PS5 was down around 70% YoY in the UK and Spain, while overall in Europe it was 46%. PS5 sales for Europe are now down 60% YoY. 

Feb 26:

  1. NS: 316,395
  2. XS: 136,590
  3. PS5: 132,170

2022:

  1. 2.82M
  2. XS: 1.16M
  3. PS5: 1.07M

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 320,145 units sold for the week ending February 26, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 104.83 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 159,840 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.21 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 137,896 units to bring their lifetime sales to 12.96 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 132,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 27,000 units. PS4 sold 291,443 units for the week ending February 28, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 110,818 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,058 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,528 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 89,760 units (-21.9%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 62,132 (-28.0%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 27,777 units (25.2%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 55,710 (-77.6%), the Xbox One is down 22,263 units (-93.6%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 31,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 18,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 6,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 320,145 (104,825,586)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 159,840 (18,210,344)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 137,896 (12,964,511)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,058 (116,674,803)
  5. Xbox One - 1,528 (50,515,140)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 118,431
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 86,544
  3. PlayStation 5 - 74,756
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,835
  5. Xbox One - 1,276
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 81,265
  2. PlayStation 5 - 52,950
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 34,102
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,645
  5. Xbox One - 221
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 109,411
  2. PlayStation 5 - 26,790
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,520
  4. PlayStation 4 - 325
  5. Xbox One - 17
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,038
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,344
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,730
  4. PlayStation 4 - 253
  5. Xbox One - 14
Last edited by trunkswd - on 11 March 2022

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Nice Xbox closing in on 13m.



jason1637 said:

Nice Xbox closing in on 13m.

Xbox sales have been fairly stable so far this year with numbers of around ~140K-150K



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Xbox Series and PS5 pretty darn close globally, with XS a chunky 12k ahead in the Americas.
Cool to see things heating up.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 07 March 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:

Xbox Series and PS5 pretty darn close globally, with XS a chunky 12k ahead in the Americas.
Cool to see things heating up.

If only if they were actually heating up, versus being capped at at an underwelming 150k due to stock limitations.



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Xbox Series is ~ 1 million from outselling the Wii U.



I have a Youtube channel... A Twitter, and... Yeah.

I understand that Sony were planning to sell almost 23 million PS5s in fiscal year 2022. How did they miscalculate so badly? They must have known roughly how many chips they would be able to secure?



BonfiresDown said:

I understand that Sony were planning to sell almost 23 million PS5s in fiscal year 2022. How did they miscalculate so badly? They must have known roughly how many chips they would be able to secure?

Shortages have hit them harder than they expected. They are only expecting to ship 2 million in the current quarter ending March 31.



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curl-6 said:

Xbox Series and PS5 pretty darn close globally, with XS a chunky 12k ahead in the Americas.
Cool to see things heating up.

Things aren't heating up, that's what you get when, for 4 different models (X/S,PS5,PS5D), you only have 1 really available



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Two days ago I went to a Walmart in a part of town I don't visit often.  They had plenty of Switch base models and that was it.  No Switch Lite or OLED.  No PS5.  No Series X or S.  Just about every type of system is in short supply in the US.  I wouldn't be surprised if I checked around town that I could find a Switch Lite or Series S, but this shows that even these models are in short supply to some degree.