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105,567 70,130 123,673 344,017
61,180 88,682 27,397 212,788
80,283 30,907 7,784 139,856
7,712 4,611 46 13,242
583 134 N/A 779

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Switch Global Sales Jump, PS5 Europe Sales Up Nearly 50% - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 24-30

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 344,017 units sold for the week ending April 30, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 107.37 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 212,788 units to bring its lifetime sales to 19.47 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 139,856 units to bring their lifetime sales to 14.43 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are up by over 31,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 60,000 units. PS4 sold 181,770 units for the week ending May 2, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 80,133 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 13,242 units, and the Xbox One sold 779 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 111,058 units (-24.4%), while the PlayStation 5 is up by 37,395 (21.3%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 50,034 units (5.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 31,142 (-70.2%) and the Xbox One is down 16,420 units (-95.5%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 88,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up over 10,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 4,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 5.37 million units, the Xbox Series X|S has sold 2.64 million units, and the PlayStation 5 has sold 2.49 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 344,017 (107,367,298)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 212,788 (19,467,776)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 139,856 (14,428,785)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,242 (116,811,258)
  5. Xbox One - 779 (50,525,607)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 113,732
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 86,941
  3. PlayStation 5 - 66,082
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,209
  5. Xbox One - 627
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 88,682
  2. Switch - 70,130
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,907
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,611
  5. Xbox One - 134
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 148,780
  2. PlayStation 5 - 47,772
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 17,328
  4. PlayStation 4 - 233
  5. Xbox One - 11
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,375
  2. PlayStation 5 - 10,252
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,680
  4. PlayStation 4 - 189
  5. Xbox One - 7
Last edited by trunkswd - on 14 May 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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Does people still thinking Series SX has any chance to outsell PS5?



IcaroRibeiro said:

Does people still thinking Series SX has any chance to outsell PS5?

Worldwide that would have been nearly impossible. Most people are predicting a closer gap than the PS4 and Xbox One with Xbox Series X|S only outselling the PS5 in the Americas, and maybe the UK.



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trunkswd said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Does people still thinking Series SX has any chance to outsell PS5?

Worldwide that would have been nearly impossible. Most people are predicting a closer gap than the PS4 and Xbox One with Xbox Series X|S only outselling the PS5 in the Americas, and maybe the UK.

Every week Xbox outsell PS5 one or two users come to say Xbox will outsell PS5 by the end of generation 



IcaroRibeiro said:
trunkswd said:

Worldwide that would have been nearly impossible. Most people are predicting a closer gap than the PS4 and Xbox One with Xbox Series X|S only outselling the PS5 in the Americas, and maybe the UK.

Every week Xbox outsell PS5 one or two users come to say Xbox will outsell PS5 by the end of generation 

Stock is all over the place, so it is really hard to say. But just by going history PS5 should end up selling more worldwide in the end. Instead of 117M for PS4 vs 50M for X1, I'd expect something more like 100M-110M for PS5 and 75M-85M for XS.

Xbox had really good stock in the US in March, which pushed it well above PS5 for the month. While, PS5 had really good stock in Europe in April, which pushed it ahead.



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I can't believe those Australian numbers. Can't even preorder a PS5 lol still stock shortages here.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:

I can't believe those Australian numbers. Can't even preorder a PS5 lol still stock shortages here.

There were more PS5's available somewhere in Australia and New Zealand. Data we have showed a boost for the week.



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IcaroRibeiro said:

Does people still thinking Series SX has any chance to outsell PS5?

Now we have Sonys forecast of 18m PS5s, we know stock will be improving.

But I think the only comments to be taken seriously were regarding North America. Where sony is still not shipping enough and where MS is doing very well



Otter said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Does people still thinking Series SX has any chance to outsell PS5?

Now we have Sonys forecast of 18m PS5s, we know stock will be improving.

But I think the only comments to be taken seriously were regarding North America. Where sony is still not shipping enough and where MS is doing very well

I was expecting Xbox Series X|S to outsell PS5 in the US. Mainly because the PS4 only outsold the Xbox One by 5 million in the US. And now this generation Xbox has more exclusives than with Xbox One. 



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IcaroRibeiro said:
trunkswd said:

Worldwide that would have been nearly impossible. Most people are predicting a closer gap than the PS4 and Xbox One with Xbox Series X|S only outselling the PS5 in the Americas, and maybe the UK.

Every week Xbox outsell PS5 one or two users come to say Xbox will outsell PS5 by the end of generation 

XBox doesn't have a strong presence in Japan/Asia, which means it would have to absolutely obliterate the PS5 in another territory to compensate.  The only place XBox could ever do that is in NA where the 360 previously destroyed the PS3.  But the XBox Series and PS5 are neck and neck in NA right now, so that's an unlikely outcome.  As trunkswd said though, most people are predicting the overall gap to be much closer this gen that it was in the last.  Not that it will beat it Worldwide.

At this point last generation, Sony had already sold nearly 23m consoles.  XBox One had only sold 12.5m.

PlatformWeekly (change)Total
PS4169,770(-8%)22,951,359
XOne81,533(-5%)12,562,838

Global Weekly Chart 02nd May 2015

Compare that to now at end of April 2022, where the gap of over 10m that existed between the PS4/XBox One has been cut in half between the PS5/XBox Series.

PlayStation 5 - 212,788 (19,467,776)

Xbox Series X|S - 139,856 (14,428,785)

Sony is losing sales due to shortages, and Microsoft is clearing gaining them.  It doesn't matter that Sony sells everything its been able to produce.  It matters that Microsoft is picking up the sales that Sony didn't get from what it could not produce.  For as many people that will wait for the PS5 to be available, there are going to many more who won't.  People who don't buy multiple consoles per generation.  Sony's not going to be able to get all of these, lets call them "missed opportunity", sales back.  Microsoft is even more in the right place at the right time, because they chose to also provide an affordable entry level version of their console that has the benefit of not just being cheap, but actually being available.  So, now you have to factor that people who gave up looking for a PS5 and settled for a Series S, even if they do buy another console later, it might just be to trade up to the Series X so they can keep playing the games they've already been buying this gen.

Anyway, at this pace, by the time PS5 gets close to 100m sales, the XBox series could very well be at 70m, which in itself would be a dramatic recovery from last generation.