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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Are Nearly Tied - Global Hardware Mar 5-12

 
117,375 87,043 97,886 359,682
79,593 38,736 1,993 140,629
66,347 32,864 16,329 139,324
8,099 7,299 16 16,468
1,113 200 N/A 1,412

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 359,682 units sold for the week ending March 12, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 105.59 million units lifetime.

The Xbox Series X|S sold 140,629 units to bring their lifetime sales to 13.23 million units. The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 139,324 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.32 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 97,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 57,000 units. PS4 sold 236,449 units for the week ending March 14, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 82,439 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,468 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,412 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 59,442 units (-14.2%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 124,077 (-47.1%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 19,440 units (16.0%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 52,618 (-76.2%) and the Xbox One is down 20,952 units (-93.7%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 5,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are flat week-on-week, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by less than 1,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 359,682 (105,589,586)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 140,629 (13,228,574)
  3. PlayStation 5 - 139,324 (18,322,098)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,468 (116,705,584)
  5. Xbox One - 1,412 (50,518,009)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 126,914
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 86,472
  3. PlayStation 5 - 71,976
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,637
  5. Xbox One - 1,186
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 87,043
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 38,736
  3. PlayStation 5 - 32,864
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,299
  5. Xbox One - 200
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 133,264
  2. PlayStation 5 - 29,322
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,809
  4. PlayStation 4 - 283
  5. Xbox One - 15
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,461
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,162
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,612
  4. PlayStation 4 - 249
  5. Xbox One - 11
Last edited by trunkswd - on 21 March 2022

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Sales remain practically unchanged week-over-week. However, the next update (March 19) will see a big boost for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 as there was a big drop of consoles as we near the end of Q1 2022.

Here are the GameStop drops last week via @Welfare on InstallBase. As you can see more GameStop stores got a Series X drop than PS5s.



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I finally got my PS5 on Thursday! Received the email invite from Sony.



Congrats to XBox. If you look at the data by region, Japan is the main area where PS5 has a big lead over X|S. However, PS5 overall is disappointing in Japan and how much it sells from week to week there can vary a lot. Also, I would expect PS5 sales in Japan to get more and more disappointing as time goes on. Basically all of this is good news for XBox and bad news for Playstation.

Also, Switch is still kicking ass as always.



gtotheunit91 said:

I finally got my PS5 on Thursday! Received the email invite from Sony.

Congrats on the PS5! It looks like there was a big drop for the PS5 and Series X last week. Especially for the Series X. March could be the best month for the Xbox Series X|S outside of the holiday months.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

Congrats to XBox. If you look at the data by region, Japan is the main area where PS5 has a big lead over X|S. However, PS5 overall is disappointing in Japan and how much it sells from week to week there can vary a lot. Also, I would expect PS5 sales in Japan to get more and more disappointing as time goes on. Basically all of this is good news for XBox and bad news for Playstation.

Also, Switch is still kicking ass as always.

It all comes down to stock for who sells more. The limited stock is hitting PS5 more as the Series S is easier to produce. This is good for Xbox as it gives them time as they ramp up their first-party output. I expect a steady flow of releases from Xbox starting this holiday season going forward with at least 1 first-party release per quarter.



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Microsoft is benefitting from the Series S being an attractive price and the easiest to produce of all the SKUs. I wonder if Sony ever wonders if they should've released a weaker PS5 (stronger than a PS4 Pro but weaker than the PS5 released) alongside a standard version.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

Xbox Series X/S is at 13.23 Million.
Wii U is at 13.97 Million according to the Platform Totals.

Xbox Series should outsell it in less than 2 months if things keep going like that.



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

PS in third place in Europe is just surreal to see.

Switch continues to do amazingly well not just for its age but for the middle of a global chip shortage. It may not be as strongly affected by the crunch as PS5 or Xbox Series, but we know from Nintendo themselves that it is not immune.



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

What are we going to do if the shortages stop and both Xbox Series and PS5's go up in proportion to where they are now? I feel like so many expect PS5 to crush XBS in that scenario that they aren't even open to the idea that Gamepass + major acquisitions offsetting Sonys mid major or minor acquisitions + PS games being more expensive for purchases may have increased the value of the XB brand to put it on equal footing with PS.