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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Sales Top 111M, PS5 Sales Top 22M - Global Hardware July 31-Aug 6

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 291,439 units sold for the week ending August 6, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 111.24 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 229,951 units to bring its lifetime sales to 22.06 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 164,043 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.24 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are up by nearly 54,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 83,000 units. PS4 sold 176,146 units for the week ending August 8, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 80,613 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 4,877 units, and the Xbox One sold 420 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 925 units (0.3%), while the PlayStation 5 is up by 14,781 (6.9%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 36,370 units (28.5%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 22,745 units (-82.3%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 11,042 units (-96.3%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are flat, PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 26,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 1,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 9.36 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 5.08 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 4.59 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 291,439 (111,236,587)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 229,951 (22,057,459)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 164,043 (16,237,346)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,877 (116,981,711)
  5. Xbox One - 420 (50,532,822)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 96,830
  2. PlayStation 5 - 89,652
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 85,351
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,528
  5. Xbox One - 302
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 76,168
  2. Switch - 73,671
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 50,674
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,235
  5. Xbox One - 105
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 109,157
  2. PlayStation 5 - 52,694
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 21,811
  4. PlayStation 4 - 68
  5. Xbox One - 6
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,781
  2. PlayStation 5 - 11,437
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,207
  4. PlayStation 4 - 46
  5. Xbox One - 7

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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Good week overall considering indies are carrying the industry right now. Figured MS would have discontinued xb1 by now, are they still shipping the console?



loy310 said:

Good week overall considering indies are carrying the industry right now. Figured MS would have discontinued xb1 by now, are they still shipping the console?

it is, this is just leftover inventory

EDIT: kinda like the ps4 will sell untill it hits 117.2 in about a year or so



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PS5 is getting closer and closer to the Switch in sales. I wonder how long it will take before PS5 is the best selling console in a week.



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deerox said:

PS5 is getting closer and closer to the Switch in sales. I wonder how long it will take before PS5 is the best selling console in a week.

If Sony can provide the stock needed for the demand it has I think PS5 can take over easily. Especially going into the holidays.

More interesting to me is how much XBSX can go up if Microsoft can provide stock for the demand it has for the series. Can it reach 250 weekly ? or even 300k weekly ? or be on the level of PS5 in the holidays ?



yo33331 said:
deerox said:

PS5 is getting closer and closer to the Switch in sales. I wonder how long it will take before PS5 is the best selling console in a week.

If Sony can provide the stock needed for the demand it has I think PS5 can take over easily. Especially going into the holidays.

More interesting to me is how much XBSX can go up if Microsoft can provide stock for the demand it has for the series. Can it reach 250 weekly ? or even 300k weekly ? or be on the level of PS5 in the holidays ?

I don't think it would be easy. Nintendo is expecting Switch to sell 21 million this fiscal year, that's not easy for any console to beat.



deerox said:

I don't think it would be easy. Nintendo is expecting Switch to sell 21 million this fiscal year, that's not easy for any console to beat.

Not for the year of course. Only for the upcoming months, of course if Sony can provide the full stock needed to cover the demand, which is very doubtful.

P.S. @trunkswd The title is wrong. It says july 24-30.

Last edited by yo33331 - on 19 August 2022

yo33331 said:
deerox said:

I don't think it would be easy. Nintendo is expecting Switch to sell 21 million this fiscal year, that's not easy for any console to beat.

Not for the year of course. Only for the upcoming months, of course if Sony can provide the full stock needed to cover the demand, which is very doubtful.

P.S. @trunkswd The title is wrong. It says july 24-30.

Whoops you are right. Thank you for pointing that out. 



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yo33331 said:
deerox said:

PS5 is getting closer and closer to the Switch in sales. I wonder how long it will take before PS5 is the best selling console in a week.

If Sony can provide the stock needed for the demand it has I think PS5 can take over easily. Especially going into the holidays.

More interesting to me is how much XBSX can go up if Microsoft can provide stock for the demand it has for the series. Can it reach 250 weekly ? or even 300k weekly ? or be on the level of PS5 in the holidays ?

What about the switch when they get more stock.  Its not just sony having inventory problems.