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Welcome to the August 2023 VGChartz estimates thread. The articles breaking down August 2023 estimates will be posted in this thread.

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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for August 2023

Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 Sells Nearly 1.4M, NS Tops 129M Lifetime - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for August 2023

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console worldwide with 1,395,388 units sold for August 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 42.23 million units lifetime worldwide.

The Nintendo Switch sold an estimated 944,354 units to bring its lifetime sales to 129.42 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 431,629 units to bring their lifetime sales to 23.23 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 19,500 units to bring its lifetime sales to 117.11 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 641,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are down by over 86,000 units. PS4 sold 754,762 units for the month of August 2016 and Xbox One sales were at 518,071 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 470,289 (50.8%). Nintendo Switch sales are down by 92,368 units (-8.9%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 101,056 units (-19.0%). The PlayStation 4 is up 8,832 units (82.8%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are up by oner 192,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 61,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are down by less than 1,000 units.

2023 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 11.23 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 9.03 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 3.53 million units.

Check out the breakdown of the Americas sales here, the Europe sales here, and the Japan sales here.

Monthly Sales:

Global hardware estimates for August 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 1,395,388 (42,225,876)
  2. Switch - 944,354 (129,421,648)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 431,629 (23,232,126)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 19,500 (117,111,342)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates for August 2023:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 420,191
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 248,377
  3. Switch - 235,359
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,030
Europe hardware estimates for August 2023:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 597,557
  2. Switch - 239,357
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 125,952
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,171
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates for August 2023:
  1. Switch - 449,982
  2. PlayStation 5 - 344,811
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 36,278
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,713
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates for August 2023:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 32,829
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 21,022
  3. Switch - 19,656
  4. PlayStation 4 - 586

Weekly Sales:

Global August 5, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 344,176
  2. Switch - 256,587
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 100,754
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,707

Global August 12, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 360,602
  2. Switch - 242,664
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 102,460
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,876

Global August 19, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 350,280
  2. Switch - 222,567
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 105,838
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,335

Global August 26, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 340,330
  2. Switch - 222,536
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 122,577
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,582

Europe Hardware Estimates for August 2023

Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 Best-Seller With Nearly 600,000 Units Sold - Europe Hardware Estimates for August 2023

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in Europe with 597,557 units sold for August 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 13.17 million units lifetime in Europe.

The Nintendo Switch sold an estimated 239,357 units to bring its lifetime sales to 33.11 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 125,952 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.43 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 6,171 units to bring its lifetime sales to 45.86 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 248,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by over 5,000 units. PS4 sold 349,963 units for the month of August 2016 and Xbox One sales were at 120,648 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 331,294 (124.4%). Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 13,048 units (-9.4%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 31,473 units (-11.6). The PlayStation 4 is up by 4,881 units (378.4%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 90,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 12,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 15,000 units.

2023 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 3.70 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 2.31 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 1.02 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Europe hardware estimates for August 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 597,557 (13,174,762)
  2. Switch - 239,357 (33,107,415)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 125,952 (6,432,194)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,171 (45,859,124)

Weekly Sales:

Europe August 5, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 157,366
  2. Switch - 59,179
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 29,294
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,491

Europe August 12, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 138,916
  2. Switch - 58,984
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,275
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,756

Europe August 19, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 142,912
  2. Switch - 58,923
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 31,569
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,513

Europe August 26, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 158,363
  2. Switch - 62,271
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 34,814
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,411

Americas Hardware Estimates for August 2023

Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 Best-Seller As Sales Jump Due to Discounts - Americas Hardware Estimates for August 2023

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in the Americas (USA, Canada, & Latin America) with 420,191 units sold for August 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 17.97 million units lifetime in the Americas.

The Xbox Series X|S sold an estimated 248,377 units to bring its lifetime sales to 13.56 million units. The Nintendo Switch sold 235,359 units to bring their lifetime sales to 49.58 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 7,030 units to bring its lifetime sales to 41.51 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 228,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are down by over 83,000 units. PS4 sold 192,538 units for the month of August 2016 and Xbox One sales were at 331,430 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 10,282 (2.5%). Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 54,030 units (-17.9%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 109,130 units (-31.7%). The PlayStation 4 is up by 2,718 units (62.0%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 106,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 56,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 67,000 units.

2023 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 3.85 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 3.05 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 2.01 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Americas hardware estimates for August 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 420,191 (17,969,860)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 248,377 (13,562,740)
  3. Switch - 235,359 (49,579,642)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,030 (41,505,853)

USA hardware estimates for August 2023:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 355,037
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 207,116
  3. Switch - 198,139
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,986

Weekly Sales:

August 5, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 84,589
  2. Switch - 66,236
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 55,988
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,811

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5- 71,625
  2. Switch - 55,812
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 46,762
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,547

August 12, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 116,806
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 59,143
  3. Switch - 56,280
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,667

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 98,561
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 49,239
  3. Switch - 47,312
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,416

August 19, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 125,806
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 63,185
  3. Switch - 54,186
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,656

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 106,223
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 52,764
  3. Switch - 45,628
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,408

August 26, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 92,990
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 70,061
  3. Switch - 58,657
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,896

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 78,628
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 58,351
  3. Switch - 49,387
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,615

Japan Hardware Estimates for August 2023

Link to VGChartz article here.

Switch Best-Seller With 334,000 Units Sold - Japan Hardware Estimates for August 2023

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Japan with 334,483 units sold for August 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The Nintendo Switch has now sold an estimated 30.46 million units lifetime in Japan.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 181,395 units to bring its lifetime sales to 4.23 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 10,366 units to bring their lifetime sales to 0.49 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 3,631 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.65 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 106,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by over 10,000 units. PS4 sold 75,767 units for the month of August  2016 and Xbox One sales were at 181 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 8,688 units (2.7%). PlayStation 5 sales are up by 94,388 (108.5%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 24,996 units (-70.7%). The PlayStation 4 is up 3,575 units (6,383.9%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 34,000 units, the PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 13,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 6,000 units. 

2023 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 2.57 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 1.80 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 0.09 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Japan hardware estimates for August 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 334,483 (30,456,514)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 181,395 (4,229,280)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,366 (489,176)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,631 (9,645,290)

Weekly Sales:

Japan August 5, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 93,224
  2. PlayStation 5 - 50,367
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,284
  4. PlayStation 4 - 792

Japan August 12, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 91,753
  2. PlayStation 5 - 50,871
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,301
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,549

Japan August 19, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 77,792
  2. PlayStation 5 - 37,418
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 1,334
  4. PlayStation 4 - 614

Japan August 26, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 71,714
  2. PlayStation 5 - 42,739
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,447
  4. PlayStation 4 - 676
Last edited by trunkswd - on 21 September 2023

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.

Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2023 Japan Sales Comparison Charts Through August

Here we see data representing the sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and two legacy platforms (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) over comparable periods for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. 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)

2020 – (January 2020 to August 2020)

2021 – (January 2021 to August 2021)

2022 – (January 2022 to August 2022)

2023 – (January 2023 to August 2023)

"Year to date" sales for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2023 versus 2022 and 2023 versus 2021 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
    • 0.09 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 103,403 units (-54.4%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 2.57 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 85,719 units (-3.2%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 1.80 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 1,185,714 units (191.5%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 0.05 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 49,850 (8,079.4%)


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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Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 Best-Selling Console in the UK in August, Armored Core VI Debuts

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in the UK in August 2023, according to GfK Entertainment and reported by GamesIndustry

Sales for the PlayStation 5 are up 42 percent compared to July and up 60 percent year-to-date. The console has benefited from price promotions from Sony and retailers during summer.

The Nintendo Switch was the second best-selling console in the UK in August with sales down five percent month-on-month, while sales are down 10 percent year-to-date.

The Xbox Series X|S was the third best-selling console in August as sales increased seven percent month-on-month, however, sales are down nearly 23 percent year-to-date.

Overall, over 135,000 consoles were sold in August, which is up 22 percent compared to July and up eight percent year-on-year.

GSD data shows that 1.75 million physical and digital games were sold in the UK in August, which is down 2.2 percent year-on-year.

FIFA 23 was the best-selling game in August, according to GSD Data. Sales for the game increased due to the Nintendo Switch version, which was discounted on the eShop.

It should be noted that Larian is one of the publishers missing from GSD data and it is likely Baldur's Gate 3 would have debuted in first place if those sales were included in the charts.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon debuted in second place and it "has significantly outperformed its predecessors."

Red Dead Redemption 2 came in fourth place, while Red Dead Redemption took fifth place. The original game released for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 during the month of August.

The new version of Quake 2 entered the charts in 12th place.

There were 565,309 accessories and add-on products sold in the UK in August, which is up 3.5 percent compared to July and up one percent year-on-year. The top six best-selling accessories were all for the PS5.

Here are the top 10 best-selling games in the UK in August 2023 (Digital + Physical):

PositionTitle
1FIFA 23 (EA)
2Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (Bandai Namco)
3Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
4Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
5Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
6Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
7Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
8F1 23 (EA)
9Minecraft (Mojang)
10Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 2022 Edition (Activision Blizzard)

* Digital data unavailable

GSD digital data includes games from participating companies sold via PC digital stores, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. Major participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Embracer Group (including Gearbox, Koch Media, Sabre Interactive), Focus Entertainment, Kepler, Konami, Marvellous Games, Microids, Microsoft (including Bethesda), Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Games are the notable absentees, alongside smaller studios.



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Americas Hardware Estimates for August 2023

Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 Best-Seller As Sales Jump Due to Discounts - Americas Hardware Estimates for August 2023

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in the Americas (USA, Canada, & Latin America) with 420,191 units sold for August 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 17.97 million units lifetime in the Americas.

The Xbox Series X|S sold an estimated 248,377 units to bring its lifetime sales to 13.56 million units. The Nintendo Switch sold 235,359 units to bring their lifetime sales to 49.58 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 7,030 units to bring its lifetime sales to 41.51 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 228,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are down by over 83,000 units. PS4 sold 192,538 units for the month of August 2016 and Xbox One sales were at 331,430 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 10,282 (2.5%). Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 54,030 units (-17.9%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 109,130 units (-31.7%). The PlayStation 4 is up by 2,718 units (62.0%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 106,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 56,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 67,000 units.

2023 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 3.85 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 3.05 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 2.01 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Americas hardware estimates for August 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 420,191 (17,969,860)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 248,377 (13,562,740)
  3. Switch - 235,359 (49,579,642)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,030 (41,505,853)

USA hardware estimates for August 2023:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 355,037
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 207,116
  3. Switch - 198,139
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,986

Weekly Sales:

August 5, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 84,589
  2. Switch - 66,236
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 55,988
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,811

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5- 71,625
  2. Switch - 55,812
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 46,762
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,547

August 12, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 116,806
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 59,143
  3. Switch - 56,280
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,667

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 98,561
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 49,239
  3. Switch - 47,312
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,416

August 19, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 125,806
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 63,185
  3. Switch - 54,186
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,656

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 106,223
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 52,764
  3. Switch - 45,628
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,408

August 26, 2023 hardware estimates:

Americas:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 92,990
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 70,061
  3. Switch - 58,657
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,896

USA:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 78,628
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 58,351
  3. Switch - 49,387
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,615


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.

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Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2023 Americas Sales Comparison Charts Through August

Here we see data representing the sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and two legacy platforms (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) over comparable periods for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. 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)

2020 – (January 2020 to August 2020)

2021 – (January 2021 to August 2021)

2022 – (January 2022 to August 2022)

2023 – (January 2023 to August 2023)

"Year to date" sales for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2023 versus 2022 and 2023 versus 2021 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
    • 2.01 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 740,627 units (-26.9%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 3.05 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 265,081 units (-8.0%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 3.85 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 1,367,985 units (55.0%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 0.06 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 15,196 (34.5%)


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.

Europe Hardware Estimates for August 2023

Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 Best-Seller With Nearly 600,000 Units Sold - Europe Hardware Estimates for August 2023

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in Europe with 597,557 units sold for August 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 13.17 million units lifetime in Europe.

The Nintendo Switch sold an estimated 239,357 units to bring its lifetime sales to 33.11 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 125,952 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.43 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 6,171 units to bring its lifetime sales to 45.86 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 248,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by over 5,000 units. PS4 sold 349,963 units for the month of August 2016 and Xbox One sales were at 120,648 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 331,294 (124.4%). Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 13,048 units (-9.4%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 31,473 units (-11.6). The PlayStation 4 is up by 4,881 units (378.4%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 90,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 12,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 15,000 units.

2023 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 3.70 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 2.31 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 1.02 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Europe hardware estimates for August 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 597,557 (13,174,762)
  2. Switch - 239,357 (33,107,415)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 125,952 (6,432,194)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,171 (45,859,124)

Weekly Sales:

Europe August 5, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 157,366
  2. Switch - 59,179
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 29,294
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,491

Europe August 12, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 138,916
  2. Switch - 58,984
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,275
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,756

Europe August 19, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 142,912
  2. Switch - 58,923
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 31,569
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,513

Europe August 26, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 158,363
  2. Switch - 62,271
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 34,814
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,411


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Europe continues to produce very good numbers for the PS5, especially compared to PS4 in the same time in 2016.

The PS5 should possibly sit somewhere between 1.3mil to 1.5mil in worldwide sales for August. And it has now already reached an astonishing 4:1 ratio compared to Xbox Series, increasing the 3.7:1 ratio from July.

And it is a safe bet PS5 is only going on to produce bigger numbers for the rest of 2023. Congrats.



PS5 is really ramping up (its peak will probably be 2024), and Switch continues to sell spectacularly considering its age and lack of price cuts (but there are bundles on the way).
Xbox is being beaten even by Switch in Europe and obviously Japan. Xbox still has a lot of time to sell if Microsoft sticks to a 2028 release date for the next-gen Xbox.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 161 million (was 73 million, then 96 million, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million, then 156 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

Link to VGChartz article here.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2023 Europe Sales Comparison Charts Through August 

Here we see data representing the sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and two legacy platforms (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) over comparable periods for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. 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)

2020 – (January 2020 to August 2020)

2021 – (January 2021 to August 2021)

2022 – (January 2022 to August 2022)

2023 – (January 2023 to August 2023)

"Year to date" sales for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2023 versus 2022 and 2023 versus 2021 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
    • 1.02 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 113,772 units (-10.0%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 2.31 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 92,695 units (-3.9%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 3.70 million units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 2,100,761 units (131.0%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 0.04 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 3,364 (-7.4%)


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