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Switch Sales Top 120M, PS5 Sales Top 30M - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Dec 18-24

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 920,878 units sold for the week ending December 24, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 120.46 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 704,030 units to bring its lifetime sales to 30.24 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 480,858 units to bring their lifetime sales to 20.56 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 382,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are down by over 152,000 units. PS4 sold 1,085,584 units for the week ending December 26, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 632,876 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 6,548 units, while the Xbox One sold 123 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 171,912 (32.3%), while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by 44,125 units (10.1%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 115,146 units (-11.1%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 18,503 units (-73.9%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 1,555 units (-92.7%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, the PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 8,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 43,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 4,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 19.04 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 13.26 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 9.50 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 920,878 (120,460,773)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 704,030 (30,244,110)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 480,858 (20,564,602)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,548 (117,052,378)
  5. Xbox One - 123 (51,279,247)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 370,621
  2. PlayStation 5 - 376,407
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 316,032
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,907
  5. Xbox One - 75
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 269,324
  2. PlayStation 5 - 174,875
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 114,587
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,187
  5. Xbox One - 33
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 245,421
  2. PlayStation 5 - 119,014
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 19,063
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,277
  5. Xbox One - 6
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 35,512
  2. PlayStation 5 - 33,734
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 31,176
  4. PlayStation 4 - 177
  5. Xbox One - 9

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.

Update: Article updated with latest adjustments.

Last edited by trunkswd - 5 days ago

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Playstation 5 outsold the Atari 2600 at this point.

Xbox Series very close to the GameCube LT.



A few more weeks and the ps5 will surpass n64 sales



America hotly contested, and Oceania funnily close to the same numbers just at 1/10th scale.
Good to see both PS5 and XS sales up YOY and Switch down only around 10% for the week, in year 6.



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)

29.99, 19.03, 13.01 and 10.01. I like how many things are close to a flat number this week. Also a good Christmas week but hopefully the PS5 and Xbox Series aren't down so much compared to gen 8 next holiday season.



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Update: Article updated with latest adjustments.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through December 24

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 December 28)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to December 26)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to December 25)

2022 – (Week ending January 8 to December 24)

"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
    • 9.50 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 1,702,028 units (+21.8%)
  • Xbox One
    • 0.03 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 69,023 units (-71.4%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 19.04 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 4,507,473 units (-19.1%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 13.26 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 868,239 units (7.0%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 0.47 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 1,933.532 (-80.3%)
Update: Article updated with latest adjustments.
Last edited by trunkswd - 5 days ago

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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.

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 111

This weekly series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Global:

  1. Switch: 33,183,413
  2. PS5: 30,244,110
  3. XSX|S: 20,564,602

Through the first 111 weeks available worldwide the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 2.94 million units units and is 12.62 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 9.68 million units.

The Switch has sold 33.18 million in 111 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 30.24 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 20.56 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 111 weeks, the Switch is in the lead. The Switch has a 39.5 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 36.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.5 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch US:

  1. PS5: 11,837,859
  2. Switch: 11,567,198
  3. XSX|S: 9,726,287

Through the first 111 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 0.27 million units and is 2.11 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.84 million units.

The PS5 has sold 11.84 million in 111 weeks in the US, while the Switch sold 11.57 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 9.73 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 111 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.7 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 34.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 29.4 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (110 weeks):

  1. PS5: 9,389,338
  2. Switch: 8,467,725
  3. XSX|S: 5,362,064

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 110 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 0.92 million units and is 4.03 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 3.11 million units.

The PS5 has sold 9.39 million in 110 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 8.47 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.36 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 110 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 40.4 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 23.1 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 7,969,391
  2. PS5: 2,378,383
  3. XSX|S: 401,736

Through the first 111 weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 5.59 million units and is 7.57 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.98 million units.

The Switch has sold 7.97 million units in 111 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 2.38 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.40 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 111 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.1 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 22.1 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.8 percent.

Update: Article updated with latest adjustments.
Last edited by trunkswd - 5 days ago

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.

Will be interesting to see if the report of Switch production being upped this coming FY pans out, and how that affects the YOY difference vs 2022.
I am skeptical they can reverse the system's natural decline, as it being up would be absolutely insane and almost unprecedented.

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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:

Will be interesting to see if the report of Switch production being upped this coming FY pans out, and how that affects the YOY difference vs 2022.
I am skeptical they can reverse the system's natural decline, as it being up would be absolutely insane and almost unprecedented.

If I remember correctly, the PS4 also sold better in 2018 than in 2017.



Fight-the-Streets said:
curl-6 said:

Will be interesting to see if the report of Switch production being upped this coming FY pans out, and how that affects the YOY difference vs 2022.
I am skeptical they can reverse the system's natural decline, as it being up would be absolutely insane and almost unprecedented.

If I remember correctly, the PS4 also sold better in 2018 than in 2017.

VGChartz numbers have PS4 at 19.75m for 2017 and 18.25m for 2018.

I do think there are a few other rare examples though, hence "almost" unprecedented.

Last edited by curl-6 - 6 days ago

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)