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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware June 20-26 - Switch Sells 376K, PS5 Sells 226K, XS Sells 136K

Chicho said:
JRPGfan said:

Maybe in 2022, things change? and MS can up production, and the sales differnces shrink? This year, I doubt you'll see things change. PS5 will just sell 2-3 times as much, because they manufactured that much more than XSX/XSS combo.

If things don't change then PS5 wont sell 2-3 times as much because is not doing that right now. The Ps5 has sold about 1.6X the amount X|S has, if it had sold  twice as much it would be above 11M right now and 3x as much  it would be above 17M.

The thing is, all we have is estimates (We could be off on both PS5 and XSX numbers).
Last time we had numbers, was from the first quarter, were the PS5 was outselling the XSX/XSS 2 to 1.

(all it takes is say XSX/XSS to be overtracked by 500k (here on VGC), and PS5 to be undertracked by the same, and you go over 2x ratio)

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Wman1996 said:

but I expect the PS5 to sell less globally than the PS4. The lead Sony had in the eighth generation will shrink. 

The PS5 actually sells better than the PS4 currently, and the lead is getting wider



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through June 26

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  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)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to June 30)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to June 29)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to June 27)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to June 16)

"Year to date" sales for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2021 versus 2020 and 2021 versus 2019 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,438,814 (-76.2%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 174,665 (1.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 260,398 (-90.4%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 3,977,210 (-78.1%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


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SKMBlake said:
Wman1996 said:

but I expect the PS5 to sell less globally than the PS4. The lead Sony had in the eighth generation will shrink. 

The PS5 actually sells better than the PS4 currently, and the lead is getting wider

We're still in stock-shortage launch hype though.  It won't be until later in the generation that we see how something like the Bethesda/Zenimax acquisition affects the sales gap between the Xbox and Playstation brands.  Microsoft and Sony largely cater to the same gaming audience.  For one of them to increase in sales, the other has had to diminish.  And, I haven't seen any indication that the XBox Series S/X is going to sell less than 50 million units.  If the XBox Series does indeed fare better than the XBox One over its lifetime, the trend would indicate that the PS5 shouldn't sell more lifetime than the PS4 did.

PS2 - 157.68m
XBox - 24.65m
Combined - 182.33m

PS3 - 87.41m
XBox 360 - 85.80m
Combined - 173.21m

PS4 - 115.76m
XBox One - 50.19m
Combined - 165.95m



SKMBlake said:
Wman1996 said:

but I expect the PS5 to sell less globally than the PS4. The lead Sony had in the eighth generation will shrink. 

The PS5 actually sells better than the PS4 currently, and the lead is getting wider

He didn't say Ps5 wouldn't sell more or the gap wouldn't get bigger than it is now. Most of us expect that to happen, but the gap is looking to be less than last gen. 



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 33

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. 

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Global:

  1. PS5: 9,545,824
  2. Switch: 6,650,260
  3. XSX|S: 5,704,272

Through the first 33 weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S by a fair margin. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.90 million units and is 3.84 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.95 million units.

The PS5 has sold 9.55 million in 33 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 6.65 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.70 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 33 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.6 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.0 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 41.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch US:

  1. PS5: 3,620,916
  2. XSX|S: 2,828,212
  3. Switch: 2,446,169

Through the first 33 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.79 million units and is 1.17 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.38 million units.

The PS5 has sold 3.62 million in 33 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 2.83 million units and the Switch 2.45 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 33 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 40.7 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 31.8 percent, and the Switch at 27.5 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 40 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 38.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (32 weeks):

  1. PS5: 3,409,411
  2. Switch: 1,795,339
  3. XSX|S: 1,655,560

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 32 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.61 million units and is 1.75 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 139,779.

The PS5 has sold 3.41 million in 32 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 1.80 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 1.66 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 32 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 49.7 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 26.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.1 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 45.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 1,867,973
  2. PS5: 862,093
  3. XSX|S: 58,174

Through the first 33 weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 1.01 million units and is 1.81 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.80 million units.

The Switch has sold 1.87 million units in 33 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 0.86 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.06 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 33 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 67.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 30.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.1 percent.



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smroadkill15 said:
SKMBlake said:

The PS5 actually sells better than the PS4 currently, and the lead is getting wider

He didn't say Ps5 wouldn't sell more or the gap wouldn't get bigger than it is now. Most of us expect that to happen, but the gap is looking to be less than last gen. 

Well, yes he did, he said he expect the Ps5 to sell less than the PS4 globally



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I think the Series X|S will be around 8.5-9 million by the end of the year and PS5 will be around 16-17 million.



Mandalore76 said:

If the XBox Series does indeed fare better than the XBox One over its lifetime, the trend would indicate that the PS5 shouldn't sell more lifetime than the PS4 did.

Well so far it indicates otherwise.



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trunkswd said:

So in the first 6 months of the year, the PS5 sold x2 consoles than the Series X/S



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