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Switch Best Seller as PS5 Outsells Xbox Series X|S - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 7-13

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 282,720 units sold for the week ending August 13, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 111.52 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 213,753 units to bring its lifetime sales to 22.27 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 161,706 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.40 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are up by over 33,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 82,000 units. PS4 sold 180,659 units for the week ending August 15, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 79,995 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 4,597 units, and the Xbox One sold 371 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 27,213 units (-8.8%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 4,747 (-2.2%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 38,057 units (30.8%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 21,697 units (-82.5%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 10,463 units (-96.6%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales down by nearly 9,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 16,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 2,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 9.64 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 5.30 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 4.75 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 282,720 (111,519,307)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 213,753 (22,271,212)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 161,706 (16,399,052)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,597 (116,986,308)
  5. Xbox One - 371 (50,533,193)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 95,959
  2. PlayStation 5 - 88,114
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 85,494
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,382
  5. Xbox One - 268
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 74,334
  2. PlayStation 5 - 73,417
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 49,930
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,112
  5. Xbox One - 91
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 101,148
  2. PlayStation 5 - 43,461
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 20,445
  4. PlayStation 4 - 61
  5. Xbox One - 6
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,279
  2. PlayStation 5 - 8,761
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,837
  4. PlayStation 4 - 42
  5. Xbox One - 6

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 22 August 2022

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PS5 is starting to do better than the PS4 for the same time but the big story is how Series has really been turning things around compared to XBO for the same time.



darthv72 said:

PS5 is starting to do better than the PS4 for the same time but the big story is how Series has really been turning things around compared to XBO for the same time.

Right now both consoles are doing good compared to their predecessors. This could be the gen that breaks the combined sales trend of the PlayStation and Xbox. 



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The gap will blow pass 6M before the holiday starts and GOWR even drops, nice.



trunkswd said:

Right now both consoles are doing good compared to their predecessors. This could be the gen that breaks the combined sales trend of the PlayStation and Xbox. 

It seemed the same thing last gen, when in year 5 or 6 there was a lead of 25M for the 8th gen and then quickly that lead was gone becoming a deficit even.



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yo33331 said:
trunkswd said:

Right now both consoles are doing good compared to their predecessors. This could be the gen that breaks the combined sales trend of the PlayStation and Xbox. 

It seemed the same thing last gen, when in year 5 or 6 there was a lead of 25M for the 8th gen and then quickly that lead was gone becoming a deficit even.

That is true. I just feel like with the shortages and game delays that this generation will last 1 or 2 years longer. 



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trunkswd said:
yo33331 said:

It seemed the same thing last gen, when in year 5 or 6 there was a lead of 25M for the 8th gen and then quickly that lead was gone becoming a deficit even.

That is true. I just feel like with the shortages and game delays that this generation will last 1 or 2 years longer. 

I think if either party has their next console ready for release they will release it.  If Xbox or Playstation gets it in their head to make the generation last longer, the other one will kick them in the nuts and take off running with the head start.  I don't see them cooperating with each other to hold back on their release schedules.  

And if the next consoles are also backwards compatible, then I don't see a jump into new hardware being that big of an issue.



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The stock situation has been good for the past several weeks. I think that is the main reason for the high sales. The fact that they have kept up stock for several weeks now means that the shortages may end in the near future, especially in North America.



DroidKnight said:

I think if either party has their next console ready for release they will release it.  If Xbox or Playstation gets it in their head to make the generation last longer, the other one will kick them in the nuts and take off running with the head start.  I don't see them cooperating with each other to hold back on their release schedules.  

I agree.

The two cases where change of mind (to wait with the announcement of the next console) of either of them is possible however as I can think of are:

either if they are neck in neck and neither one wants to announce and launch next gen machine because both of them are doing very good at the time

or if by some chance the one who is more probably to announce the next gen console (the one who is on the weaker side, and the needing side) launch or do something to boost the sales of it's console for at least 1-2 more years (for example as the effect of Kinect was back in 2010 holidays for the 360).

The_Liquid_Laser said:

The stock situation has been good for the past several weeks. I think that is the main reason for the high sales. The fact that they have kept up stock for several weeks now means that the shortages may end in the near future, especially in North America.

Let's hope it's what really hapening and not only some fluke month or two ..

Last edited by yo33331 - on 22 August 2022

DroidKnight said:
trunkswd said:

That is true. I just feel like with the shortages and game delays that this generation will last 1 or 2 years longer. 

I think if either party has their next console ready for release they will release it.  If Xbox or Playstation gets it in their head to make the generation last longer, the other one will kick them in the nuts and take off running with the head start.  I don't see them cooperating with each other to hold back on their release schedules.  

And if the next consoles are also backwards compatible, then I don't see a jump into new hardware being that big of an issue.

Good point. Neither of them wants the other to get a year headstart. 



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