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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware Apr 4-10 - Switch Sells 455K, PS5 Sells 200K, XS Sells 98K

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 455,251 units sold for the week ending April 10, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 83.38 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 199,634 units to bring its lifetime sales to 7.30 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 98,248 units to bring their lifetime sales to 4.53 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 41,996 units, the Xbox One sold 17,654 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,147 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 130,581 units (-22.3%). The PlayStation 4 is down 431,392 units (-91.1%), the Xbox One is down 115,837 units (-86.8%), and the 3DS is down 10,495 units (-90.2%).

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 455,251 (83,382,699)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 199,634 (7,295,621)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 98,248 (4,525,737)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 41,996 (115,350,083)
  5. Xbox One - 17,654 (50,018,355)
  6. 3DS - 1,147 (75,929,382)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 180,977
  2. PlayStation 5 - 81,742
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 56,321
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,867
  5. Xbox One - 12,156
  6. 3DS - 237
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 118,790
  2. PlayStation 5 - 81,669
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,402
  4. PlayStation 4 - 23,471
  5. Xbox One - 4,381
  6. 3DS - 246
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 135,866
  2. PlayStation 5 - 30,374
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 7,776
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,702
  5. 3DS - 760
  6. Xbox One - 645
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 19,618
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,849
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,749
  4. PlayStation 4 - 956
  5. Xbox One - 495
  6. 3DS - 19


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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Was this week last year FF7 launch or something?



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Signalstar said:

Was this week last year FF7 launch or something?

Yes it was, plus the increased sales across the board due to the pandemic. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

I'm really surprised in a good way that Americas' sales for PS5 are the same that in Europe. Europe used to be the biggest territory for PlayStation above everywhere else.

Last edited by CloudxTifa - on 22 April 2021

VGChartz Top Console Sales through 14 Weeks

NSW 2021's biggest competition this quarter is NSW 2020.  NSW 2020 averages 536K for the next 5 weeks, so with 400-450K weeks, it's going to come close to exhausting it's 670K buffer.  NSW 2020 gets hit big with supply issues in mid-May though, while NSW 2021 should have an advantage there and see a healthier SW release slate going into the summer.  Will be a close race for H1.

H2 I think NSW 2021 will pull ahead with revision + Pokemon/Zelda/surprise releases coming in the Sep-Dec period.



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series is doomed



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mk7sx said:

VGChartz Top Console Sales through 14 Weeks

NSW 2021's biggest competition this quarter is NSW 2020.  NSW 2020 averages 536K for the next 5 weeks, so with 400-450K weeks, it's going to come close to exhausting it's 670K buffer.  NSW 2020 gets hit big with supply issues in mid-May though, while NSW 2021 should have an advantage there and see a healthier SW release slate going into the summer.  Will be a close race for H1.

H2 I think NSW 2021 will pull ahead with revision + Pokemon/Zelda/surprise releases coming in the Sep-Dec period.

I think they will manage to stay on top. They have the new Lite color launching + Snap. But i think 2021 might lose a bit of steam but i assume it will take back the lead with a significantly bigger H2, especially Sep to Dec which were pretty lackluster last year in games and promotion. 



All-Time Console Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157,680,000 (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,900,000 (154,020,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,350,083 (114,900,000+ according to Sony) - Dec. 31st, 2020

5) PlayStation (PS1) - 102,500,000 (102,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2012

6) Nintendo Wii (Wii) - 101,640,000 (101,630,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

7) PlayStation 3 (PS3) - 87,410,000 (87,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2017

8) Xbox 360 (360) - 85,800,000

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9) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 83,382,699 (79,870,000 according to Nintendo) - Dec. 31st, 2020

The Switch is now over the 83 million mark and is less than 2.5 million away from catching the 360.



All 6 systems seem to have settled into a baseline groove around where they are now.

Surely there's only so many 3DS units left to trickle out by now though, they stopped manufacturing it ages ago.



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

Switch sold 455k and is still down 22% YoY. This was the time of year in 2020 when Switches were flying off of the shelves due to Animal Crossing + lockdowns. Eventually supplies got limited almost everywhere though. It definitely will be interesting to see how 2021 compares to 2020 going forward. With 2021 getting more games and a hardware revision, I can see it actually outselling 2020. Kinda nuts.