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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Jan 2-9 - Switch Best-Seller as PS5 and XS Stock Remains Low

 
106,855 95,441 168,706 455,708
75,867 48,330 11,209 149,872
62,591 22,293 112 93,758
16,974 36,630 6,794 69,310
15,064 6,688 10 24,656
386 383 510 1,417

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 455,708 units sold for the week ending January 9, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 77.44 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 149,872 units to bring its lifetime sales to 4.82 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 93,758 units to bring their lifetime sales to 2.73 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 69,310 units, the Xbox One sold 24,656 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,417 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 131,710 units (40.7%). The PlayStation 4 is down 105,553 units (-60.4%), the Xbox One is down 16,632 units (-40.3%), and the 3DS is down 18,768 units (-93.0%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 455,708 (77,444,997)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 149,872 (4,817,901)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 93,758 (2,725,781)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 69,310 (114,900,684)
  5. Xbox One - 24,656 (49,459,800)
  6. 3DS - 1,417 (75,910,724)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 115,799
  2. PlayStation 5 - 81,039
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 67,517
  4. PlayStation 4 - 18,423
  5. Xbox One - 16,172
  6. 3DS - 419
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 95,441
  2. PlayStation 5 - 48,330
  3. PlayStation 4 - 36,630
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 22,293
  5. Xbox One - 6,688
  6. 3DS - 383
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 224,871
  2. PlayStation 5 - 15,531
  3. PlayStation 4 - 12,825
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 1,576
  5. Xbox One - 893
  6. 3DS - 588
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 19,597
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,972
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,372
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,432
  5. Xbox One - 903
  6. 3DS - 27
Last edited by trunkswd - on 21 January 2021

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Switch in Asia is in another league!



Asia's holiday period is from Week 48 to 1/53, so it makes sense.



Switch outsells everything else combined with ease.

Xbox Series under 100k already, PS4 and Xbone in freefall, Nintendo really is the only bright spot on an otherwise grim slate.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

Switch outsells everything else combined with ease.

Xbox Series under 100k already, PS4 and Xbone in freefall, Nintendo really is the only bright spot on an otherwise grim slate.

Imagine saying to yourself 4 years ago that this would happen. How would you have reacted?



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PAOerfulone said:
curl-6 said:

Switch outsells everything else combined with ease.

Xbox Series under 100k already, PS4 and Xbone in freefall, Nintendo really is the only bright spot on an otherwise grim slate.

Imagine saying to yourself 4 years ago that this would happen. How would you have reacted?

4 years ago I would've struggled to believe Switch could reach 77 million sales lifetime much less by the midpoint of it's lifecycle.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Nintendo already released all their big guns.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the much more powerful PS5 and XB Series S/X are released.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because it lacks AAA games from third parties.

The Switch will fall off the cliff once the hybrid gimmick subsides.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because Sony owns Europe.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because mobile phones conquer the handheld market.

The Switch will fall off the cliff because......................



Why is everyone expecting Sony and Microsoft to produce more consoles. The hardware to make these consoles is scarce and usually consoles don't sell 15 million units in their first year, simply because they can't make them fast enough. The PS4 also only sold 14 million units its first year. That console its hardware was also dated at the start so the chips where easier to produce. Around summer Sony and Microsoft should be able to ramp up the numbers. It also probably doesn't help that the machines share many components like the CPU.



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

curl-6 said:
PAOerfulone said:

Imagine saying to yourself 4 years ago that this would happen. How would you have reacted?

4 years ago I would've struggled to believe Switch could reach 77 million sales lifetime much less by the midpoint of it's lifecycle.

Don't remember me of those predictions back then ... I think I predicted something like 60M+ and suggested it as a good reboot for the Nintendo brand after the all-time failling of the WiiU.



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Mar1217 said:
curl-6 said:

4 years ago I would've struggled to believe Switch could reach 77 million sales lifetime much less by the midpoint of it's lifecycle.

Don't remember me of those predictions back then ... I think I predicted something like 60M+ and suggested it as a good reboot for the Nintendo brand after the all-time failling of the WiiU.

I recall that my original prediction was within the 80-100M range because it would be the combined base of the 3DS and Wii U. And I remember that being one of the more optimistic predictions.