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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):

  1. Switch - 295,177 (114,310,064)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 277,034 (24,975,620)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 195,490 (17,703,165)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,471 (117,010,955)
  5. Xbox One - 124 (51,278,245)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 109,126
  2. Switch - 105,599
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 99,842
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,071
  5. Xbox One - 87
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 98,159
  2. Switch - 84,248
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 65,438
  4. PlayStation 4 - 356
  5. Xbox One - 29
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 104,930
  2. PlayStation 5 - 57,348
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 21,263
  4. PlayStation 4 - 26
  5. Xbox One - 4
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,985
  2. PlayStation 5 - 12,401
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 8,947
  4. PlayStation 4 - 18
  5. 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.



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Sorry for the delay. I was hoping to do run the numbers earlier today, but I had a doctors appointment this afternoon and had errands to run afterwards. 



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.

Nice to see sales climb for all three; looks like folks are starting to buy for Christmas.



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)

Maybe we'll get some Xbox numbers at the end of the year with a new record being set.



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DroidKnight said:

Maybe we'll get some Xbox numbers at the end of the year with a new record being set.

Unless they sell over 13 milion Xbox units and outsell PS5 lifetime that's very unlikely. Expect something like a fantastic holiday season with it being one of the best in Xbox is history.



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trunkswd said:

Sorry for the delay. I was hoping to do run the numbers earlier today, but I had a doctors appointment this afternoon and had errands to run afterwards. 

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through October 22

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 October 26)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to October 24)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to October 23)

2022 – (Week ending January 8 to October 22)

"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
    • 6.44 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 1,469,974 units (+29.6%)
  • Xbox One
    • 0.04 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 406,598 units (-91.8%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 12.60 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 3,544,610 units (-22.0%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 7.98 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 1,149,897 units (-12.6%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 0.43 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 1,511,343 (-77.7%)


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.

With no update in the last two quarterly reports, it seems we're nearing the end of the road for the 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)

curl-6 said:

With no update in the last two quarterly reports, it seems we're nearing the end of the road for the PS4.

with sales barely above 1k, it's obvious we are nearing the end of the PS4 sales.