By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware June 27-July 3 - Switch Sales Top 88 Million

All-Time Video Game 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) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,787,816 (115,900,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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) - Mar. 31st, 2021

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 88,136,444 (84,590,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As mentioned in the OP, the Switch has now passed 88 million lifetime sales and is now less than 2 million units away from 90 million - Which it should do within the next 5-8 weeks.

The PS4 itches closer to 116 million lifetime sales, which it should do in the next 9-12 weeks.



Around the Network

PS5's numbers in Europe are fantastic. There are still stock issues but I have seen some people getting a PS5 more easily than before !

Last edited by CloudxTifa - on 14 July 2021

PS1 : 102.50M | PS2 : 157.68M | PS3 : 87.41M | PS4 : 116.40M (right now) | PS5 : ?

Xbox Series ahead of PS5 in North America for the third week running. The question now is, can it catch up and reclaim the region in the long term?

Last edited by curl-6 - on 14 July 2021

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

This is a rly interesting time bcuz I rly cannot tell. Xbox Series X & S are much easier to find rn so Idk if its actually the more valued one in the US rn or if its just bcuz of lack of PS5s here



TheWalrusCaesar said:

This is a rly interesting time bcuz I rly cannot tell. Xbox Series X & S are much easier to find rn so Idk if its actually the more valued one in the US rn or if its just bcuz of lack of PS5s here

It’s stock. Both consoles sell out quickly in the US. Right now Xbox is sending more stock. 



Around the Network
SKMBlake said:

I guess Switch shippments by 30 June are about 90 million, which is insane. We'll see in 2 weeks.

But that mean, 10+ million being guaratee for the holiday quarter, 100 million is already confirmed for 2021.

So in 2 weeks the PS5 will be the only last-gen console being tracked in Japan?



Dulfite said:
SKMBlake said:

I guess Switch shippments by 30 June are about 90 million, which is insane. We'll see in 2 weeks.

But that mean, 10+ million being guaratee for the holiday quarter, 100 million is already confirmed for 2021.

So in 2 weeks the PS5 will be the only last-gen console being tracked in Japan?

I assume you mean PS4? It is only the Xbox One I will stop tracking in Japan. 3DS is just outside of Japan we will stock tracking, while we will keep reporting numbers out of Japan. At least while Famitsu does. 



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.

Jumpin said:

Well, I guess the whole "Switch is only up yoy in 2020 because of COVID" theory has been disproven

Not necessarily. Changes to society and spending patterns didn't stop 12/31/20. People are still vacationing less than they used to, still working from home in industries that can do it, and therefore still more likely to buy smaller entertainment purchases (rather than Disney World trips). The bigger question is if and when that bump will go away. I'm thinking, to a degree, there will be a permanent shift in smaller purchase entertainment (such as video games) going forward because of COVID.



trunkswd said:
Dulfite said:

So in 2 weeks the PS5 will be the only last-gen console being tracked in Japan?

I assume you mean PS4? It is only the Xbox One I will stop tracking in Japan. 3DS is just outside of Japan we will stock tracking, while we will keep reporting numbers out of Japan. At least while Famitsu does. 

Or did I? ;)



Dulfite said:
Jumpin said:

Well, I guess the whole "Switch is only up yoy in 2020 because of COVID" theory has been disproven

Not necessarily. Changes to society and spending patterns didn't stop 12/31/20. People are still vacationing less than they used to, still working from home in industries that can do it, and therefore still more likely to buy smaller entertainment purchases (rather than Disney World trips). The bigger question is if and when that bump will go away. I'm thinking, to a degree, there will be a permanent shift in smaller purchase entertainment (such as video games) going forward because of COVID.

This. Switch sales went through the roof due to COVID and we’re still seeing the effects of Covid (wfh, stimulus etc).