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Xbox Series X|S Sales Climb, PS5 Sales Flat - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 14-20

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 263,434 units sold for the week ending August 20, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 111.78 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 213,089 units to bring its lifetime sales to 22.48 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 173,742 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.56 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are up by nearly 31,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 96,000 units. PS4 sold 182,459 units for the week ending August 22, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 77,283 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 3,963 units, and the Xbox One sold 332 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 28,628 units (-9.6%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 27,628 (-11.5%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 42,231 units (32.1%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 21,810 units (-84.6%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 10,351 units (-96.9%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales down by over 19,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are flat week-on-week, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 12,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 9.90 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 5.51 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 4.91 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 263,434 (111,782,741)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 213,089 (22,484,301)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 173,742 (16,562,794)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,963 (116,990,271)
  5. Xbox One - 332 (50,533,525)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 100,495
  2. PlayStation 5 - 93,590
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 89,584
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,942
  5. Xbox One - 245
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 76,292
  2. Switch - 70,643
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 52,649
  4. PlayStation 4 - 930
  5. Xbox One - 77
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 82,558
  2. PlayStation 5 - 35,224
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 25,876
  4. PlayStation 4 - 54
  5. Xbox One - 5
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 9,738
  2. PlayStation 5 - 7,983
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,633
  4. PlayStation 4 - 38
  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.



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Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 28,628 units (-9.6%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 27,628 (-11.5%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 42,231 units (32.1%).

PS5 is down YoY, but it outsold XBS in the Americas this week.  Looks like Sony is trying their hardest to prevent XBox from gaining too much ground in the Americas this generation.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 28,628 units (-9.6%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 27,628 (-11.5%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 42,231 units (32.1%).

PS5 is down YoY, but it outsold XBS in the Americas this week.  Looks like Sony is trying their hardest to prevent XBox from gaining too much ground in the Americas this generation.

The US is the one place Sony didn't raise the price of the PS5. Our limited data we get for the US is showing PS5 outsold the Xbox Series X|S for August by a small amount. But we shall see once NPD data drops. 



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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Looks like 50k-60k Xboxes per week in Europe is where it's going to settle for now. I was expecting a little more, but still not bad considering the disastrous XB1 numbers in Europe. It will add up to 3-4 million per year or so?

I'm not concerned about it though. I've no doubt that sales will increase once Starfield etc hits.

Edit: Actually, I take it back. Looking at the 360 numbers 50k/week is pretty impressive, especially at this stage in the lifecycle.

Last edited by BonfiresDown - on 29 August 2022

BonfiresDown said:

Looks like 50k-60k Xboxes per week in Europe is where it's going to settle for now. I was expecting a little more, but still not bad considering the disastrous XB1 numbers in Europe. It will add up to 3-4 million per year or so?

Xbox may get a small boost in Europe and some other non-US territories with the PS5 price increase. Some who are waiting for a PS5 price cut, may get an Xbox instead knowing it won't be happening anytime soon. 

Last edited by smroadkill15 - on 29 August 2022

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BonfiresDown said:

Looks like 50k-60k Xboxes per week in Europe is where it's going to settle for now. I was expecting a little more, but still not bad considering the disastrous XB1 numbers in Europe. It will add up to 3-4 million per year or so?

MS will be happy with that. They know EU is Sony territory but they will take what they can get. The real surprise is JP and how much better the X|S are doing compared to the XBO. It still has to pass the og xb there before we can talk about if it can pass the 360. But so far so good.



When do you guys expect PS5 and/or Xbox to sell more than the Switch in a weekly basis worldwide? Like I know the Switch is going strong but at the same time it's losing some steam.



123tbones said:

When do you guys expect PS5 and/or Xbox to sell more than the Switch in a weekly basis worldwide? Like I know the Switch is going strong but at the same time it's losing some steam.

When TSMC can make enough. Peak years are certainly going to be later in the life cycle.



Switch begins to losing steam I see. As I expected .. as stock gets better for the PS5 and XBSX, (and holding this level more importantly) they are doing better numbers weekly and therefore the impact on switch sales is becoming visible.
PS4 continues to drop further .. So it won't reach 600k or maybe even 500k this year ... heck at this point with those drops every week even 450k looks far.
And XB1 is even doubtful for 40k..

Last edited by yo33331 - on 29 August 2022

PS5 is outselling the Switch in Europe for a couple of weeks, right?

But I don't think Sony will win the week until they have a strong exclusive title AND enough stock.