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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Remain Ahead of Predecessors - Global Hardware Oct 10 to 16

Update:

Following adjustments new totals for October 16:

  • NS: 92,842,244 (Same as before)
  • PS5: 13,320,595 (+331,000)
  • XSX|S: 8,120,824 (+175,990)

  • PS4: 116,560,224 (-58,817)
  • XOne: 50,426,811 (-14,000)

Old data:

 
152,885 94,817 72,973 393,594
88,170 110,437 18,742 256,032
79,224 58,826 4,198 168,933
8,760 15,663 608 27,606
7,788 2,313 N/A 11,204
N/A N/A 346 346

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 393,594 units sold for the week ending October 16, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 92.84 million units lifetime.

Following the launch of the Switch OLED Model the previous week, the new Switch was severely supply constrained in its second week.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 256,032 units to bring its lifetime sales to 12.99 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 168,933 units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.94 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are up by over 6,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One is up by nearly 73,000 units. PS4 sold 249,615 units for the week ending October 18, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 96,010 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 27,606 units, the Xbox One sold 11,204 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 346 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 126,455 units (-24.3%). The PlayStation 4 is down 52,956 (-65.7%), the Xbox One is down 21,091 units (-65.3%), and the 3DS is down 3,462 units (-90.9%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down 468,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by just over 1,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 5,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 393,594 (92,842,244)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 256,032 (12,989,595)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 168,933 (7,944,834)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 27,606 (116,619,041)
  5. Xbox One - 11,204 (50,440,811)
  6. 3DS - 346 (75,940,928)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 165,106
  2. PlayStation 5 - 95,434
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 86,061
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,430
  5. Xbox One - 8,398
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 110,437
  2. Switch - 94,817
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 58,826
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,663
  5. Xbox One - 2,313
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 120,073
  2. PlayStation 5 - 40,913
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 16,574
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,090
  5. 3DS - 346 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 334
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,598
  2. PlayStation 5 - 9,248
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 7,472
  4. PlayStation 4 - 423
  5. Xbox One - 159
Last edited by trunkswd - on 28 October 2021

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I'm guessing Switch OLED inventory is still an issue. Sold out here.



Chrkeller said:

I'm guessing Switch OLED inventory is still an issue. Sold out here.

Switch OLED stock in its second week was extremely low. Switch sales are still above where they were in September where it was selling between 250,000 and 300,000 units. 



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Wow, below 400k!



I hope Nintendo secured chunks of units enough for the holiday period, but with this semiconductors shortages I don't know



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Dulfite said:

Wow, below 400k!

Switch OLED was nearly impossible to find. Once Nintendo is able to (hopefully) improve stock sales should improve. 



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Seems like the drop on Switch numbers were smaller than expected. And good to see the PS5 and Series outdoing their predecessors.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

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Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

I've added a new paragraph to the weekly breakdown article comparing PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sales to the same week for the PS4 and Xbox One. I thought you would all find that interesting. For lifetime comparisons I will have those in the monthly breakdowns.



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Here was my US Oct 2021 guess last week after week 1.

mk7sx said:

On IB Benji says OLED is already highly supply constrained in the US.  Oct NPD numbers will be something. 

Quick guess:

Week 1 293K (225K OLED / 70K Other) < Using VGC's USA figure

Week 2 120K (60K OLED / 60K Other)

Week 3 120K (70K OLED / 70K Other)

Week 4 200K (120K OLED / 80K Other) < Fresh shipment at the end of the month along with Mario Party

700-750K, maybe higher.  Think it'll be fairly competitive with Oct 2020.

Actuals so far:

Week 1 293K

Week 2 138K

If VGC numbers hold up, the Switch NPD OCT 2021 has a solid shot at topping NPD OCT 2020.  Only needs about 300K in the next two weeks - all dependent on supply.



Predictable drop for Switch if you asked me, though I think I said 450 in the other thread, because of the chip shortages but also because of the shortage that usually happens immediately after a popular product launch. Switch weekly sales should rise again when supply comes, maybe even as soon as next week. Still, wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be a undertracked a bit.