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We received some new data for the US for January 2021 to October 2021 that showed we overtracked the Xbox Series X|S in the US by around 210,000 units or around 5,000 units per week. Our numbers look fine for the Xbox Series X|S in the US in 2020, 2022, November 2021 and December 2021. I've adjusted our numbers to match and updated the weekly breakdown article.

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Switch Tops 109M Units, XS Outsells PS5 - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for June 12-18

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 272,639 units sold for the week ending June 18, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 109.25 million units lifetime.

The Xbox Series X|S sold 142,375 units to bring their lifetime sales to 15.23 million units. The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 126,870 units to bring its lifetime sales to 20.46 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 60,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 58,000 units. PS4 sold 187,192 units for the week ending June 20, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 84,844 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 8,873 units, and the Xbox One sold 490 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 58,967 units (-17.8%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 63,246 (-33.3%) and the Xbox Series X|S is down 35,171 units (-19.8%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 26,124 units (-74.7%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 15,000 units (-96.8%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 7,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 18,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by nearly 2,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 7.37 million units, the Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.55 million units, and the PlayStation 5 has sold 3.48 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 272,639 (109,254,783)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 142,375 (15,371,011)
  3. PlayStation 5 - 126,870 (20,457,868)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,873 (116,930,468)
  5. Xbox One - 490 (50,529,639)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 104,084
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 76,361
  3. PlayStation 5 - 43,672
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,803
  5. Xbox One - 401
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 80,083
  2. PlayStation 5- 55,698
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 40,884
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,833
  5. Xbox One - 76
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 75,585
  2. PlayStation 5 - 23,177
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 20,321
  4. PlayStation 4 - 143
  5. Xbox One - 8
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,887
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 4,809
  3. PlayStation 5 - 4,323
  4. PlayStation 4 - 94
  5. Xbox One - 5

VGChartz Methodology: Hardware estimates are based on retail sampling and trends in individual countries, which are then extrapolated to represent the wider region. This typically allows us to produce figures that end up being within 10% of the actual totals.

This data is regularly compared against official shipment figures released by the console manufacturers and figures estimated by regional trackers with greater market coverage than ourselves. We then update our own estimates to bring them into line with those figures. This can result in frequent changes often within a short space of time, but we feel it's important to prioritise accuracy over consistency.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 28 June 2022

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55k units separate Series from PS5 in NA. XB should pass PS by July 2nd.



darthv72 said:

55k units separate Series from PS5 in NA. XB should pass PS by July 2nd.

No matter what; if Microsoft got lucky with the Series-S bet (as they could not have predicted any shortage) or if the high end Series-X/Play Station Five does not have enough stocks. You have to give Microsoft credit; they really turned it around and now back in the game after the not-so-good last generation.

This is great to see and the competition will be very healthy for this generation and even set the table for the next one after that.



Switch sales are steadily dropping, and yet it still sold more this week than X|S + PS5 combined. Console shortages seem to be helping X|S since this is yet another week where it outsells PS5 worldwide. I'm sure at some point in this thread someone will say that PS5 has massive demand and yet this week shows:

Switch last year, this week > Switch this week > X|S + PS5 > X|S > PS5

That definitely does not make PS5 look massive in any way.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

That definitely does not make PS5 look massive in any way.

Oh but it is massive : 39cm x 26cm x 10.4cm; that's big! ;)



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Imaginedvl said:

Oh but it is massive : 39cm x 26cm x 10.4cm; that's big! ;)

zing......



Switch will be down year on year for FYQ1 (April to June), it shipped 4.45m last year. This year i'm thinking around 3.75m is probable. As for PS5 I am expecting around 2.5m which would be a decent improvement over Jan to Mar but a bit short if you're aiming for an 18m FY. I don't comment on xbox sales because microsoft don't even bother making official shipments public, so not much point.



Imaginedvl said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

That definitely does not make PS5 look massive in any way.

Oh but it is massive : 39cm x 26cm x 10.4cm; that's big! ;)

Massive in three ways.




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mZuzek said:
Imaginedvl said:

Oh but it is massive : 39cm x 26cm x 10.4cm; that's big! ;)

Massive in three ways.

Did someone say "massive three way"?



Even though MS is a bigger company than Sony, Xbox still feels like the underdog compared to Playstation, and its nice to see underdogs win sometimes.

Granted, PS5 is still going to sell more globally/lifetime, but Xbox may well take back America and reclaim a fair chunk of the global marketshare it lost with the Xbone.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)