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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Sales Top 105M, XS Sales Top 13M - Global Hardware Feb 27-Mar 5

 
123,202 91,014 97,050 373,133
69,093 36,500 25,794 155,336
83,191 35,916 1,349 141,425
7,962 6,421 12 15,437
1,153 216 N/A 1,474

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Switch Sales Top 105M, XS Sales Top 13M - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Feb 27-Mar 5

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 373,133 units sold for the week ending March 5, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 105.24 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 155,336 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.20 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 141,425 units to bring their lifetime sales to 13.09 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 92,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 51,000 units. PS4 sold 247,191 units for the week ending March 7, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 90,387 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 15,437 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,474 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 51,484 units (-12.1%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 91,197 (-37.0%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 17,178 units (13.8%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 55,983 (-78.4%), the Xbox One is down 21,418 units (-93.6%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 59,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 36,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 5,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 373,133 (105,234,904)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 155,336 (18,198,674)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 141,425 (13,087,945)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,437 (116,689,116)
  5. Xbox One - 1,474 (50,516,597)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 132,695
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 90,427
  3. PlayStation 5 - 74,915
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,485
  5. Xbox One - 1,230
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 91,014
  2. PlayStation 5 - 36,500
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 35,916
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,421
  5. Xbox One - 216
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 137,271
  2. PlayStation 5 - 38,277
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,252
  4. PlayStation 4 - 289
  5. Xbox One - 16
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,153
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,644
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,830
  4. PlayStation 4 - 242
  5. Xbox One - 12
Last edited by trunkswd - on 15 March 2022

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

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2022 YTD sales estimates:

  1. NS: 3,188,406
  2. XSX|S: 1,298,114
  3. PS5: 1,222,692
  4. PS4: 146,119
  5. X1: 17,605

There are 4 weeks left of Q1 2022. Sony forecasted it will ship 2 million PS5 consoles during this quarter, while Nintendo expects to ship 4 million Switch consoles. PS5 sales will need to improve to an average of just below 200,000 units for the rest of the March.



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Imagine going back in time 1-2 years and saying the PS5 would be in 3rd place in the 2022 YTD in early March. It would understandably be viewed as absurd but thanks to rough circumstances here we are. Not being able to get any hardware boost from Horizon: FW into Elden Ring into GT7 really sucks.



Norion said:

Imagine going back in time 1-2 years and saying the PS5 would be in 3rd place in the 2022 YTD in early March. It would understandably be viewed as absurd but thanks to rough circumstances here we are. Not being able to get any real boost from Horizon: FW into Elden Ring into GT7 really sucks.

I can only imagine the boost to PS5 those games would have caused if there were no shortages. But right now Sony can't take advantage of a strong 2022 lineup.



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

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Crazy that Switch is still selling more than all consoles combined, and it just passed year 5. I, honestly, didn't expect this kind of performance still coming from Switch and I'm very much going to be eating my hat when Switch sells over 21M this year despite my prediction of 18-20M



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Microsoft struck gold, as well as gold could be struck within the supply chain crisis and chip shortage, by having the Series S as a backup option this gen.  Seeing the XBox Series outselling the XBox One even without being able to adequately supply the Series X is telling for how this gen will play out I think.  It might not wind up as close as the 7th Gen was, but it's a big recovery from the more than 2 to 1 beating the XBox One just took last gen.  Having a cheaper alternative SKU available while Sony has been struggling to supply demand of their console is turning out to be almost as good as getting the XBox 360 out a year earlier than the PS3 (in terms of units sold, not in terms of hardware reliability).  For anyone who thinks that Sony is just going to make up all these lost sales on the backend of this gen, it's a good lesson to look back at that 7th gen as well.  Sony played a good amount of catchup at the end of the gen and eventually did overtake the 360 in total sales.  But when compared to the marketshare that was lost from the previous gen, it's clear that a large portion of gamers who had bought an XBox 360 instead did not go back and buy a PS3 later.  That's history that could very well repeat itself here.  

To be clear though, Sony will be fine overall once the supply issue is sorted out.  But, I definitely feel that the chunk of marketshare they are losing to Microsoft in the meantime is not going to be reclaimed this gen.



trunkswd said:
Norion said:

Imagine going back in time 1-2 years and saying the PS5 would be in 3rd place in the 2022 YTD in early March. It would understandably be viewed as absurd but thanks to rough circumstances here we are. Not being able to get any real boost from Horizon: FW into Elden Ring into GT7 really sucks.

I can only imagine the boost to PS5 those games would have caused if there were no shortages. But right now Sony can't take advantage of a strong 2022 lineup.

They'll still sell some hardware later on but many people are not gonna bother waiting and just play them on their PS4 instead. Sony's increased focus on cross-gen this time will benefit their software sales for this year but at the cost of negatively impacting their hardware sales down the line.



Switch basically needs to get to 10M by end of Sep to lock in another 20M year. Given that 2022 software lineup is probably the strongest Apr-Sep period its ever had, I think pulling another 6-7M in that 6 month frame should be a cakewalk. I think this feels like another 24-25M year, not merely 20M year.



Mandalore76 said:

Microsoft struck gold, as well as gold could be struck within the supply chain crisis and chip shortage, by having the Series S as a backup option this gen.  Seeing the XBox Series outselling the XBox One even without being able to adequately supply the Series X is telling for how this gen will play out I think.  It might not wind up as close as the 7th Gen was, but it's a big recovery from the more than 2 to 1 beating the XBox One just took last gen.  Having a cheaper alternative SKU available while Sony has been struggling to supply demand of their console is turning out to be almost as good as getting the XBox 360 out a year earlier than the PS3 (in terms of units sold, not in terms of hardware reliability).  For anyone who thinks that Sony is just going to make up all these lost sales on the backend of this gen, it's a good lesson to look back at that 7th gen as well.  Sony played a good amount of catchup at the end of the gen and eventually did overtake the 360 in total sales.  But when compared to the marketshare that was lost from the previous gen, it's clear that a large portion of gamers who had bought an XBox 360 instead did not go back and buy a PS3 later.  That's history that could very well repeat itself here.  

To be clear though, Sony will be fine overall once the supply issue is sorted out.  But, I definitely feel that the chunk of marketshare they are losing to Microsoft in the meantime is not going to be reclaimed this gen.

I'd expect PS5 to be ahead of the Xbox Series X|S more than the PS3 was ahead of the Xbox 360 at the end of the generation, but a gap much closer than last generation. 70-80m for XS vs 100-110m for PS5.



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It's strange to see the Series and Ps5 so close in EU, and not too far apart in Asia. This gen is really something else.