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Switch Sales Top 112M, Sales Jump for PS5, XS, and NS - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 21-27

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 346,799 units sold for the week ending August 27, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 112.08 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 235,286 units to bring its lifetime sales to 22.71 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 189,984 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.69 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are up by over 32,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 73,000 units. PS4 sold 203,754 units for the week ending August 29, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 117,484 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 3,459 units, and the Xbox One sold 301 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 60,981 units (21.3%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 9,897 (-4.0%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 56,318 units (42.1%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 23,866 units (-87.3%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 3,781 units (-92.6%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 83,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are are up by over 25,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 16,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 10.25 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 5.74 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.10 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 346,799 (112,079,540)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 235,286 (22,713,587)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 189,984 (16,692,778)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,459 (116,993,730)
  5. Xbox One - 301 (50,533,826)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 115,605
  2. PlayStation 5 - 98,533
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 95,068
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,560
  5. Xbox One - 220
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 79,986
  2. Switch - 77,452
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 54,347
  4. PlayStation 4 - 811
  5. Xbox One - 71
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 142,367
  2. PlayStation 5 - 49,154
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 35,081
  4. PlayStation 4 - 54
  5. Xbox One - 5
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,375
  2. PlayStation 5 - 7,613
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,488
  4. PlayStation 4 - 34
  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.



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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Good sales all around, I wonder if 200k weekly will be the baseline for every console next year. When was the last time all the big 3 managed to sell 200k weekly ?



IcaroRibeiro said:

Good sales all around, I wonder if 200k weekly will be the baseline for every console next year. When was the last time all the big 3 managed to sell 200k weekly ?

Taking a quick look the last time all 3 were over 200K was the final week of 2021 (Week ending January 1, 2022). There have been many weeks with 2 out of 3 over 200K this year. PS5 estimates have remained above 200K for the last 7 weeks.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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.

All 3 systems had a good week. Switch seems to have had an especially good week because Asia is preparing for Splatoon 3 release. I think Switch can likely get several 300k+ weeks in a row because of Splatoon 3.



Switch now less than 5 million from overtaking PS4.



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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PS5 still strong in Europe.



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I am doing a little stream right now over on Twitch going over the latest gaming news and VGChartz estimates. If you end up missing any of it it will be up on my YouTube tomorrow morning. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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.

@The_Liquid_Laser Also, this was the week the Splatoon 3 Switch OLED released.



Switch coming for 120-125 million by end of December !!



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through August 27

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to August 31)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to August 29)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to August 28)

2022 – (Week ending January 8 to August 27)

"Year to date" sales for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2022 versus 2021 and 2022 versus 2020 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox Series X|S
    • 5.10 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 1,195,101 units (+30.6%)
  • Xbox One
    • 0.03 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 369,029 units (-91.4%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 10.25 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 2,769,001 units (-21.3%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 5.74 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 1,366,864 units (-19.2%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 0.42 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 1,313,110 (-76.0%)
Last edited by trunkswd - on 06 September 2022

VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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.