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PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch Sales Climb - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Oct 16-22
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 295,177 units sold for the week ending October 22, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 114.31 million units lifetime.
The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 277,034 units to bring its lifetime sales to 24.98 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 195,490 units to bring their lifetime sales to 17.70 million units.
PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 4,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 76,000 units. PS4 sold 280,764 units for the week ending October 24, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 119,137 units.
The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 1,471 units, while the Xbox One sold 124 units.
Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 193,302 units (-39.6%), while the PlayStation 5 is up 41,115 (17.4%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 49,489 units (33.9%).
The PlayStation 4 is down 24,880 units (-94.4%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 3,936 units (-97.0%).
Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 31,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 13,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 7,000 units.
2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 12.60 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 7.98 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 6.44 million units.
Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):
- Switch - 295,177 (114,310,064)
- PlayStation 5 - 277,034 (24,975,620)
- Xbox Series X|S - 195,490 (17,703,165)
- PlayStation 4 - 1,471 (117,010,955)
- Xbox One - 124 (51,278,245)
- PlayStation 5 - 109,126
- Switch - 105,599
- Xbox Series X|S - 99,842
- PlayStation 4 - 1,071
- Xbox One - 87
- PlayStation 5 - 98,159
- Switch - 84,248
- Xbox Series X|S - 65,438
- PlayStation 4 - 356
- Xbox One - 29
- Switch - 104,930
- PlayStation 5 - 57,348
- Xbox Series X|S - 21,263
- PlayStation 4 - 26
- Xbox One - 4
- Switch - 12,985
- PlayStation 5 - 12,401
- Xbox Series X|S - 8,947
- PlayStation 4 - 18
- Xbox One - 4
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.
Note that our estimates are based on sell-through data (units sold to consumers). In almost all cases the figures released by console manufacturers are based on shipment data (sell-in), where as soon as a device has left the factory and entered the supply chain for delivery it is considered a sale. This is why there is always a difference between the companies’ figures (sell-in) and VGChartz estimates (sell-through), even after we’ve made adjustments. The one exception to that is when a console has been discontinued and the remaining stock has finally sold out – at that point the figures will match.