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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch OLED Boosts Switch Sales to Over 860,000 - Global Hardware Oct 2 to 9

 
322,874 234,412 179,983 861,914
90,816 111,220 15,878 254,910
76,725 58,617 3,442 164,365
9,094 15,593 957 28,235
8,277 2,473 N/A 11,992
N/A N/A 362 362

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 861,914 units sold for the week ending October 9, according to VGChartz estimates. Switch sales more than tripled due to the worldwide launch of the OLED Model. The Switch has now sold an estimated 92.45 million units lifetime.

To compare, the Nintendo Switch Lite boosted Switch sales to just under 600,000 units in its opening week.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 254,910 units to bring its lifetime sales to 12.73 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 164, 365units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.78 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 28,235 units, the Xbox One sold 11,992 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 362 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 330,908 units (62.3%). The PlayStation 4 is down 54,014 (-65.7%), the Xbox One is down 20,391 units (-63.0%), and the 3DS is down 3,758 units (-91.2%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by a massive 610,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 14,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 9,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 861,914 (92,448,650)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 254,910 (12,733,563)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 164,365 (7,775,901)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 28,235 (116,591,221)
  5. Xbox One - 11,992 (50,429,619)
  6. 3DS - 362 (75,944,565)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 347,702
  2. PlayStation 5 - 98,199
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 83,348
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,758
  5. Xbox One - 8,936
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 234,412
  2. PlayStation 5 - 111,220
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 58,617
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,593
  5. Xbox One - 2,473
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 246,621
  2. PlayStation 5 - 35,798
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 15,218
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,447
  5. Xbox One - 395
  6. 3DS - 362 (Japan only)
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 33,179
  2. PlayStation 5 - 9,693
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 7,182
  4. PlayStation 4 - 437
  5. Xbox One - 188
Last edited by trunkswd - on 18 October 2021

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Damn, big numbers. Sod all for EU though.



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So I guess the difference with last year shrinked from 1.5 million to 1.2 million. And since the console is sold out pretty much everywhere, I guess the gap will keep shrinking.



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This is absolutely massive. I hope the gap YoY will keep shrinking like it has this week.

As for Metroid Dread numbers... hope we'll hear soon about shipments from Nintendo PI.



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GuyDuke said:

This is absolutely massive. I hope the gap YoY will keep shrinking like it has this week.

As for Metroid Dread numbers... hope we'll hear soon about shipments from Nintendo PI.

Metroid Dread for a Metroid game has had a great launch. It just isn't anywhere near as big as Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, etc.



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Huge OLED launch



Okay, I still think long-term the OLED won't be as big of a bump as people think, but I fully admit to having my foot in my mouth on those launch numbers. Well done, I stand corrected! And perhaps I will stand corrected again on the OLED long-term.



Dulfite said:

Okay, I still think long-term the OLED won't be as big of a bump as people think, but I fully admit to having my foot in my mouth on those launch numbers. Well done, I stand corrected! And perhaps I will stand corrected again on the OLED long-term.

I dont think there has been many people expecting a massive long term boost from the OLED model, just that it would be a big ticket item this holiday season and help soften the inevitable YoY decline next year.



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zorg1000 said:
Dulfite said:

Okay, I still think long-term the OLED won't be as big of a bump as people think, but I fully admit to having my foot in my mouth on those launch numbers. Well done, I stand corrected! And perhaps I will stand corrected again on the OLED long-term.

I dont think there has been many people expecting a massive long term boost from the OLED model, just that it would be a big ticket item this holiday season and help soften the inevitable YoY decline next year.

This exactly.

The main debate has been whether Switch would be up or down this year compared to 2020.  At this point I think it's going to be up.  And considering how well Switch did last year, that makes it a good candidate for breaking the all time annual sales record this year.  Switch had phenomenal sales last year, but it had a fairly weak holiday compared to the rest of the year.  So 2021 may be down YoY so far, but not by a huge margin.  That will likely change to up YoY soon.  With OLED + Pokemon, the main limitation for sales this year will probably be how many Switches Nintendo can supply.

Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 18 October 2021