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Welcome to the April 2024 VGChartz estimates thread, which includes the dates from April 7 to May 4. The articles breaking down April 2024 estimates will be posted in this thread.

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Europe estimates for April 2024

Link to the VGChartz article here.

PS5 Best-Seller, Sales Drop For All Consoles - Europe Hardware Estimates for April 2024

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in Europe with 262,015 units sold for April 2024, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 19.04 million units lifetime in Europe.

The Nintendo Switch sold an estimated 137,912 units to bring its lifetime sales to 35.90 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 53,225 units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.65 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 2,736 units to bring its lifetime sales to 45.85 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2017 are down by over 153,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are down by over 50,000 units. PS4 sold 415,288 units for the month of April 2017 and Xbox One sales were at 103,300 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are down by 161,334 (-38.1%). Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 48,581 units (-47.7%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 197,444 units (-58.9%). The PlayStation 4 is down by 1,203 units (-30.5%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 125,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 26,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 33,000 units.

2024 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 1.57 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 0.70 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 0.30 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Europe hardware estimates for April 2024 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 262,015 (19,036,592)
  2. Switch - 137,912 (35,904,898)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 53,225 (7,646,694)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,736 (45,851,164)

Weekly Sales:

Europe April 13, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 69,183
  2. Switch - 32,976
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 11,423
  4. PlayStation 4 - 355

Europe April 20, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 59,198
  2. Switch - 32,886
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 13,346
  4. PlayStation 4 - 335

Europe April 27, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 66,121
  2. Switch - 34,039
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,049
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,170

Europe May 4, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 67,513
  2. Switch - 38,011
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,407
  4. PlayStation 4 - 876

Japan estimates for April 2024

Link to the VGChartz article here.

Switch Best-Seller, XS Sales Up YoY - Japan Hardware Estimates for April 2024 

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Japan with 235,696 units sold for April 2024, according to VGChartz estimates. The Nintendo Switch has now sold an estimated 32.87 million units lifetime in Japan.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 91,811 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5.58 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 10,762 units to bring their lifetime sales to 0.59 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 345 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.68 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2017 are up less than 1,000 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 91,473 units for the month of April 2017 and Xbox One sales were at 467 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same month a year ago are down by 45,258 units (-16.1%). PlayStation 5 sales are down by 89,103 (-49.25%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by 8,266 units (331.2%). The PlayStation 4 is down by 4,092 units (-92.2%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 63,000 units, the PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 47,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by less than 1,000 units.

2024 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 1.03 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 0.61 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 0.04 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Japan hardware estimates for April 2024 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 235,696 (32,865,049)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 91,811 (5,578,014)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,762 (585,647)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 345 (9,676,629)

Weekly Sales:

Japan April 13, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 71,286
  2. PlayStation 5 - 20,949
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,622
  4. PlayStation 4 - 44

Japan April 20, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 64,295
  2. PlayStation 5 - 21,308
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,797
  4. PlayStation 4 - 95

Japan April 27, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 59,068
  2. PlayStation 5 - 28,044
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,872
  4. PlayStation 4 - 105

Japan May 4, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 41,047
  2. PlayStation 5 - 21,509
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2471
  4. PlayStation 4 - 101
Last edited by trunkswd - on 15 May 2024

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 the VGChartz article here.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2024 Japan Sales Comparison Charts Through April

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 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024. 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)

2021 – (January 2021 to April 2021)

2022 – (January 2022 to April 2022)

2023 – (January 2023 to April 2023)

2024 – (January 2024 to April 2024)

"Year to date" sales for 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2024 versus 2023 and 2024 versus 2022 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
    • 0.04 units sold year-to-date
    • Up year-on-year 3,838 units (10.1%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 1.03 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 74,103 units (-6.7%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 0.61 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 381,918 units (-38.4%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 10,507 units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 13,410 (-56.1%)

Note: VGChartz 2024 estimates through April includes 18 weeks, while 2023, 2022, and 2021 estimates includes 17 weeks.



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 estimates for April 2024

Link to the VGChartz article here.

PS5 Best-Seller, Sales Drop For All Consoles - Europe Hardware Estimates for April 2024

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in Europe with 262,015 units sold for April 2024, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 19.04 million units lifetime in Europe.

The Nintendo Switch sold an estimated 137,912 units to bring its lifetime sales to 35.90 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 53,225 units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.65 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 2,736 units to bring its lifetime sales to 45.85 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2017 are down by over 153,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are down by over 50,000 units. PS4 sold 415,288 units for the month of April 2017 and Xbox One sales were at 103,300 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are down by 161,334 (-38.1%). Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 48,581 units (-47.7%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 197,444 units (-58.9%). The PlayStation 4 is down by 1,203 units (-30.5%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 125,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 26,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 33,000 units.

2024 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 1.57 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 0.70 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 0.30 million units.

Monthly Sales:

Europe hardware estimates for April 2024 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 262,015 (19,036,592)
  2. Switch - 137,912 (35,904,898)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 53,225 (7,646,694)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,736 (45,851,164)

Weekly Sales:

Europe April 13, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 69,183
  2. Switch - 32,976
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 11,423
  4. PlayStation 4 - 355

Europe April 20, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 59,198
  2. Switch - 32,886
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 13,346
  4. PlayStation 4 - 335

Europe April 27, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 66,121
  2. Switch - 34,039
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,049
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,170

Europe May 4, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 67,513
  2. Switch - 38,011
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,407
  4. PlayStation 4 - 876


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 the VGChartz article here.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2024 Europe Sales Comparison Charts Through April

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 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024. 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)

2021 – (January 2021 to April 2021)

2022 – (January 2022 to April 2022)

2023 – (January 2023 to April 2023)

2024 – (January 2024 to April 2024)

"Year to date" sales for 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2024 versus 2023 and 2024 versus 2022 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
    • 0.30 units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 169,391 units (-36.4%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch
    • 0.70 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 462,341 units (-39.9%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5
    • 1.57 million units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 263,828 units (-14.4%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • 19,628 units sold year-to-date
    • Down year-on-year 13,254 (-67.5%)

Note: VGChartz 2024 estimates through April includes 18 weeks, while 2023, 2022, and 2021 estimates includes 17 weeks.



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.