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Forums - Sales Discussion - 2021 CESA Hardware Estimates - US, Canada, and Parts of Europe

CESA has released its hardware estimates for 2021 via InstallBase user Grady:

US Canada UK France Germany Spain Italy Nordic Region Benelux Region
Nintendo Switch 7,610 710 1,220 1,030 1,230 600 710 240 280
PS5 4,280 480 1,150 670 740 290 320 330 300
PS4 600 60 130 90 100 50 70 20 20
Xbox Series X/S 3,730 310 850 170 230 70 100 80 80
Xbox One 10 - - 10 - - - - -
Total 16,220 1,560 3,350 1,960 2,300 1,010 1,200 670 680

Unit: Thousand units sold

Notes: Estimates don't match released figures for Spain and France

Spain 2021 data from Gamereactor:
  1. NS: 495K
  2. PS5: 275K
  3. XS: 83K
  4. PS4: 53K
France 2021 data from GSD via Sell:
  1. NS: 1,231K
  2. PS5: 600K
  3. XS: 214K
  4. PS4: 90K


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Their France Switch estimate is clearly off.



Kakadu18 said:

Their France Switch estimate is clearly off.

Yeah sadly. I will still go through their estimates and see how they look compared to the VGChartz estimates for 2021. If anything is way off with our estimates I'll adjust.

Their UK data total is basically right at least. UK 2021 report from GamesIndustry (https://www.vgchartz.com/article/452291/switch-best-selling-console-in-the-uk-in-2021-36-million-games-and-336-million-consoles-sold/) has 3.36 million consoles sold, compared to 3.35 million for CESA. 



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Is CESA known to be accurate? What’s their track record like



trunkswd said:

CESA has released its hardware estimates for 2021 via InstallBase user Grady:

US Canada UK France Germany Spain Italy Nordic Region Benelux Region
Nintendo Switch 7,610 710 1,220 1,030 1,230 600 710 240 280
PS5 4,280 480 1,150 670 740 290 320 330 300
PS4 600 60 130 90 100 50 70 20 20
Xbox Series X/S 3,730 310 850 170 230 70 100 80 80
Xbox One 10 - - 10 - - - - -
Total 16,220 1,560 3,350 1,960 2,300 1,010 1,200 670 680

Unit: Thousand units sold

Notes: Estimates don't match released figures for Spain and France

Spain 2021 data from Gamereactor:
  1. NS: 495K
  2. PS5: 275K
  3. XS: 83K
  4. PS4: 53K
France 2021 data from GSD via Sell:
  1. NS: 1,231K
  2. PS5: 600K
  3. XS: 214K
  4. PS4: 90K

There messy. good catch Trunkswd.

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aTokenYeti said:

Is CESA known to be accurate? What’s their track record like

I'm not totally sure what their track record is, but as I pointed out their figures for Spain and France are a bit off from other sources. 

Last edited by trunkswd - on 31 August 2022

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Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.