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Switch Sales Remain Above 300,000, PS5 Outsells XS - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 28-Sep 3

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 317,239 units sold for the week ending September 3, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 112.37 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 236,737 units to bring its lifetime sales to 22.95 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 182,308 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.83 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 76,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 73,000 units. PS4 sold 313,140 units for the week ending September 5, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 109,179 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 2,994 units, and the Xbox One sold 267 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 33,654 units (11.9%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 10,917 (-4.4%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 52,743 units (40.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 24,975 units (-89.3%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 4,300 units (-94.2%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 29,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are are up by over 1,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 6,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 10.56 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 5.97 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.27 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 317,239 (112,370,009)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 236,737 (22,952,424)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 182,308 (16,827,686)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,994 (116,996,724)
  5. Xbox One - 267 (50,534,093)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 106,011
  2. PlayStation 5 - 100,351
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 98,765
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,203
  5. Xbox One - 191
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 83,603
  2. Switch - 73,654
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 55,319
  4. PlayStation 4 - 720
  5. Xbox One - 66
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 126,547
  2. PlayStation 5 - 44,355
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 22,009
  4. PlayStation 4 - 40
  5. Xbox One - 5
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,027
  2. PlayStation 5 - 8,428
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,215
  4. PlayStation 4 - 31
  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.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 12 September 2022

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trunkswd said:

Be sure to share the Weekly breakdown article.

Switch Sales Remain Above 300,000, PS5 Outsells XS - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 28-Sep 3

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 317,239 units sold for the week ending September 3, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 112.37 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 236,737 units to bring its lifetime sales to 22.95 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 182,308 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.83 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 76 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 73,000 units. PS4 sold 313,140 units for the week ending September 5, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 109,179 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 2,994 units, and the Xbox One sold 267 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 33,654 units (11.9%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 10,917 (-4.4%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 52,743 units (40.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 24,975 units (-89.3%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 4,300 units (-94.2%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 29,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are are up by over 1,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 6,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 10.56 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 5.97 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.27 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 317,239 (112,370,009)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 236,737 (22,952,424)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 182,308 (16,827,686)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,994 (116,996,724)
  5. Xbox One - 267 (50,534,093)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 106,011
  2. PlayStation 5 - 100,351
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 98,765
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,203
  5. Xbox One - 191
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 83,603
  2. Switch - 73,654
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 55,319
  4. PlayStation 4 - 720
  5. Xbox One - 66
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 126,547
  2. PlayStation 5 - 44,355
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 22,009
  4. PlayStation 4 - 40
  5. Xbox One - 5
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,027
  2. PlayStation 5 - 8,428
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,215
  4. PlayStation 4 - 31
  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.

Bold: Is 76 the full number?



Kakadu18 said:

Bold: Is 76 the full number?

That would be a typo. It is meant to say 76,000



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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.

Thanks, @Trunk! 🙂

Very healthy sales for all consoles. Switch sales still being on stampede, PS5 holds its sales above 230k, XS again at 185k.

I really wonder for quite some time now if Sony is stockpiling for Holiday season for the pure sake of availability. And if the higher price tag will show a dump in sales in the next hardware charts?

The other thing I wonder about: with certainty you can tell that the PS5 still sells its weekly stock to the very last console Sony is shipping. But that arguably doesn't count for Microsoft and XS, right? So by the time being, XS could draw higher sales, because Microsoft is more likely to shift some stock from one week to another. But it still doesn't catch the PS5.

I am so interested following if the Gamepass and all acquisitions will actually cause Microsoft to catch up to or even overtake PS5 sales at some point. Sony is holding strong against it for now. 



Panicradio said:

Thanks, @Trunk! 🙂

Very healthy sales for all consoles. Switch sales still being on stampede, PS5 holds its sales above 230k, XS again at 185k.

I really wonder for quite some time now if Sony is stockpiling for Holiday season for the pure sake of availability. And if the higher price tag will show a dump in sales in the next hardware charts?

The other thing I wonder about: with certainty you can tell that the PS5 still sells its weekly stock to the very last console Sony is shipping. But that arguably doesn't count for Microsoft and XS, right? So by the time being, XS could draw higher sales, because Microsoft is more likely to shift some stock from one week to another. But it still doesn't catch the PS5.

I am so interested following if the Gamepass and all acquisitions will actually cause Microsoft to catch up to or even overtake PS5 sales at some point. Sony is holding strong against it for now. 

PS5 is still selling out, but from what I can tell it is taking longer for it to sell out than it used to. Though, that can be due to there being more PS5 stock than earlier this year. Series S has been readily available all year, while Series X isn't selling out like the PS5 is. 

2023 will be the year we see how much of a boost all the Microsoft acquisitions and Game Pass will have on Xbox sales with Starfield and many other games coming out. 



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Let's see if Switch can maintain YoY growth from here on out. Software lineup & OLED stock are much stronger this year than last. And this huge JP Splatoon launch bodes well for JP hardware for the next couple weeks. If there wasn't enough stock to exceed 250K in launch week in JP, I think we see a highly elevated JP baseline till at least end of Sep to make up for it.



- Xbox Series is ~4 million from outselling the Master System.
- Playstation 5 is ~1.7 million from outselling the Xbox.
- Switch is ~4.6 million from outselling the Playstation 4.



I can't remember the guy's name, he left a while ago, but he was claiming the Switch isn't going to outsell the ps1 because nobody wants one.... bad take.



Chrkeller said:

I can't remember the guy's name, he left a while ago, but he was claiming the Switch isn't going to outsell the ps1 because nobody wants one.... bad take.

There were several people in early 2017 claiming that the Switch would sell below 10mil lifetime because something something Wii U.



Looking like the September-December period will be very hot for the Switch this year despite its age.