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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Sales Top 110M, PS5 Tops 21M - Global Hardware July 3-9

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 292,826 units sold for the week ending July 9, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 110.10 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 178,808 units to bring its lifetime sales to 21.03 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 154,407 units to bring their lifetime sales to 15.61 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 22,000 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 200,767 units for the week ending July 11, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 97,433 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 8,483 units, and the Xbox One sold 443 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 35,503 units (-10.8%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 33,099 (-15.6%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 32,095 units (26.2%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 21,079 units (-71.3%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 11,925 units (-96.4%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 12,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 27,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 11,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 8.22 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 4.06 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.96 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 292,826 (110,100,217)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 178,808 (21,032,494)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 154,407 (15,610,725)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,483 (116,956,601)
  5. Xbox One - 443 (50,531,060)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 104,706
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 81,536
  3. PlayStation 5 - 72,930
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,693
  5. Xbox One - 363
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 82,379
  2. PlayStation 5 - 62,446
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 45,942
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,585
  5. Xbox One - 64
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 93,414
  2. PlayStation 5 - 37,714
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 21,489
  4. PlayStation 4 - 124
  5. Xbox One - 8
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,327
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,718
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,440
  4. PlayStation 4 - 81
  5. Xbox One - 8

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.



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"2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 8.22 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 4.06 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.96 million units." I'm figuring the switch should be able to pull in another 10-12m +/- to finish the year around the 120m+ mark. PS5/Series could get another 6-8m ea, provided they can get production improved. They have been doing better... but still room for improvement. Holidays are coming and some buy early while others take their chances as it gets further along.

Last edited by darthv72 - on 18 July 2022

All Time Video Game Hardware Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 158,700,000 (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,020,000 

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

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4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 116,956,601 (117,000,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2022

5) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 110,100,217 (107,650,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2022



Switch hits 110m!  It also gets nearly 300k this week.  It's still selling at a really nice pace.

PAOerfulone said:

All Time Video Game Hardware Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 158,700,000 (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,020,000 

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

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4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 116,956,601 (117,000,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2022

5) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 110,100,217 (107,650,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2022

Switch should be at #3 by the end of the year.  However, it's not even going to get close to the top 2 until sometime 2024+.  There is a hell of a gap between #3 and #2.



Switch only being about 10% down from this week last year is a good sign.
With Splatoon 3, Pokémon Scarlet/Violet, and much more still to come for 2022, it's looking to have one of the best 6th calendar years ever.



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)

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Everything down from last week, NS first as usual, PS5 second and again we're still far away from knowing PS5 and XS true sales potential.



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darthv72 said:

"2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 8.22 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 4.06 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.96 million units." I'm figuring the switch should be able to pull in another 10-12m +/- to finish the year around the 120m+ mark. PS5/Series could get another 6-8m ea, provided they can get production improved. They have been doing better... but still room for improvement. Holidays are coming and some buy early while others take their chances as it gets further along.

Sales of 10m to 12m from July to December for Switch is lowballing, i think 13m to 14m is more realistic. July to December covers fiscal Q2+Q3, in the five previous years switch has shipped 10.16m, 12.60m, 15.61m, 18.43m & 14.50m over this period. I expect Switch sales to be a tiny bit worse than last year and so does Nintendo.

Last edited by ShadowLink93 - on 19 July 2022

ShadowLink93 said:
darthv72 said:

"2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 8.22 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 4.06 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.96 million units." I'm figuring the switch should be able to pull in another 10-12m +/- to finish the year around the 120m+ mark. PS5/Series could get another 6-8m ea, provided they can get production improved. They have been doing better... but still room for improvement. Holidays are coming and some buy early while others take their chances as it gets further along.

10m to 12m from July to December for Switch is lowballing, i think 13m to 14m is more realistic. July to December covers fiscal Q2+Q3, in the five previous years switch has shipped 10.16m, 12.60m, 15.61m, 18.43m & 14.50m over this period. I expect Switch sales to be a tiny bit worse than last year and so does Nintendo.

Yeah I suspect that as well. There is a chance however, that it could sell more because there's more/bigger games coming this year compared to last year. But we also have to take in consideration supply shortage and 6th year of its life.



I stand by my previous assessment. Switch is third all time. I do not see it catching the DS and ps2.



We don’t yet know exactly how Switch is going to tail off because it’s a hybrid. There are more influencer streams to consider than just those handheld (local multiplayer being the main one) or a home console (sharing the console). There’s also supply to consider. But traditionally Q3 has weathered decline better than other quarters.



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