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Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
119,468 79,647 79,113 327,568
97,788 131,614 12,965 280,102
52,807 13,343 30 75,796
4,013 1,424 1,104 6,839

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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for June 14 to 20 - The Last of Us Part II Boosts PS4 Sales

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 327,568 consoles sold for the week ending June 13, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 280,102 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 75,796 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 6,839 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 119,568 units (57.48%). The PlayStation 4 is up 64,912 units (30.16%), the Xbox One is up 11,046 units (17.06%), and the 3DS is down 11.878 units (-63.46%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 327,568 (58,579,163)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 280,102 (111,678,859)
  3. Xbox One - 75,796 (48,011,545)
  4. 3DS - 6,839 (75,298,022)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 128,421
  2. PlayStation 4 - 106,339
  3. Xbox One - 57,448
  4. 3DS - 4,110
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 131,614
  2. Nintendo Switch - 79,647
  3. Xbox One - 13,343
  4. 3DS - 1,424
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 108,666
  2. PlayStation 4 - 32,334
  3. 3DS - 1,197
  4. Xbox One - 609
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,834
  2. PlayStation 4 - 9,815
  3. Xbox One - 4,396
  4. 3DS - 108
Last edited by trunkswd - on 25 June 2020

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How does this compare to the Final Fantasy 7 PS4 boost?

Although I've gotta say I still find it crazy that a new game can boost sales this late in a console's life.



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Ka-pi96 said:
How does this compare to the Final Fantasy 7 PS4 boost?

Although I've gotta say I still find it crazy that a new game can boost sales this late in a console's life.

It is hard to compare the two games as when FF7R released it was still early on during the pandemic and game sales in April were crazy. VGChartz estimates have the PS4 selling 257,183 units the week before FF7R released and 551,388 units during the week it launched. The Last of Us Part II helped boost PS4 sales from 210,236 units to 280,102 units.



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trunkswd said:
Ka-pi96 said:
How does this compare to the Final Fantasy 7 PS4 boost?

Although I've gotta say I still find it crazy that a new game can boost sales this late in a console's life.

It is hard to compare the two games as when FF7R released it was still early on during the pandemic and game sales in April were crazy. VGChartz estimates have the PS4 selling 257,183 units the week before FF7R released and 551,388 units during the week it launched. The Last of Us Part II helped boost PS4 sales from 210,236 units to 280,102 units.

Wow, the FF7 one was pretty crazy. Like you said though there were other factors involved.

Guess we need to see software figures too to get a better idea of the respective hardware impact of each game.



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Ka-pi96 said:
trunkswd said:

It is hard to compare the two games as when FF7R released it was still early on during the pandemic and game sales in April were crazy. VGChartz estimates have the PS4 selling 257,183 units the week before FF7R released and 551,388 units during the week it launched. The Last of Us Part II helped boost PS4 sales from 210,236 units to 280,102 units.

Wow, the FF7 one was pretty crazy. Like you said though there were other factors involved.

Guess we need to see software figures too to get a better idea of the respective hardware impact of each game.

We do know The Last of Us Part II in the UK had the biggest launch in 2020 and biggest PS4 launch by a Sony game.



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I'm sorry but that's it? I was sure it would be above Switch this week.




That's pathetic...



OTBWY said:
I'm sorry but that's it? I was sure it would be above Switch this week.

NathanSSSS said:
That's pathetic...

PS4 is supply constrained in many parts around the world and we know there was practically no boost in Japan for the game. 



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I had the sales range estimation between 280k to 320k. It falls in the lower end of my expectation which is good instead of not being in my range at all.

Great sales for the PS4 in its 7th and last year being the current gen console.



trunkswd said:
Ka-pi96 said:
How does this compare to the Final Fantasy 7 PS4 boost?

Although I've gotta say I still find it crazy that a new game can boost sales this late in a console's life.

It is hard to compare the two games as when FF7R released it was still early on during the pandemic and game sales in April were crazy. VGChartz estimates have the PS4 selling 257,183 units the week before FF7R released and 551,388 units during the week it launched. The Last of Us Part II helped boost PS4 sales from 210,236 units to 280,102 units.

Just thinking about the two games, I'd expect FF7 R to boost hardware more even without the pandemic.  In fact, I think TLoU2 will sell more software units, but FF7 R is still the type of game to move more hardware.  There are a lot of old FF7 fans out there who may have otherwise skipped the PS4 except for FF7 Remake.  Twenty three years is plenty of time for someone to gradually drift away from gaming only to come back for a key game.  On the other hand, PS4 already has plenty of cinematic action games including a port of the first TLoU.  Obviously, having another big cinemetic action game still boosts sales, but the boost is diminished.