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Switch ahead of PS5 in Europe and XS ahead of PS5 in America, both bucking recent trends.
Sony almost seems to have bailed on Japan for the time being, less than 2% of their global sales from the week came from there.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 22 November 2021

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

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All Time Video Game Hardware 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) - 116,653,889 (116,600,000+ according to Sony) - Sept. 30st, 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

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7) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 94,710,234 (92,870,000 according to Nintendo) - Sept. 30th, 2021

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Switch will pass 95 million next week when Pokemon drops. And then the week after that is Black Friday and that's when its sales kick into overdrive.

PS4 is making slow but modest games, it should be close to 117 million by the end of the year. 



I see Series S is now also sold out (in nearby stores), available online only at BestBuy Canada. Series X and Switch nada, PS5 just says coming soon, not available. Slim pickings for the holidays.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

Switch sales are both great and disappointing.  They are down 89k YoY, but 529K is still an awesome amount.

XBox had a great week.  X|S is above PS5 in North America and is doing pretty well everywhere else too.  With Halo Infinite releasing right after Forza, I wouldn't be surprised if next week is good for them too.

Switch is now also getting hit with shortages, sold out here, can't get the OLED model and the old model is not listed anymore.



SvennoJ said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Switch sales are both great and disappointing.  They are down 89k YoY, but 529K is still an awesome amount.

XBox had a great week.  X|S is above PS5 in North America and is doing pretty well everywhere else too.  With Halo Infinite releasing right after Forza, I wouldn't be surprised if next week is good for them too.

Switch is now also getting hit with shortages, sold out here, can't get the OLED model and the old model is not listed anymore.

Switch (Not OLED) and Series S still readily available in the UK. To be expected in Europe I guess. PS5/XSX obviously remain continually out of stock forever.

Amazon UK has a pretty great blackfriday sale on Switch atm and it's still in stock for anyone that wants it.

Switch + Mario Kart 8 + 3 Months NSO + Just Dance 2022 for only £285 lol, or Switch + a 3rd party wired gamepad for £267. Both in stock delivered within 3 days.



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Zippy6 said:
SvennoJ said:

Switch is now also getting hit with shortages, sold out here, can't get the OLED model and the old model is not listed anymore.

Switch (Not OLED) and Series S still readily available in the UK. To be expected in Europe I guess. PS5/XSX obviously remain continually out of stock forever.

Amazon UK has a pretty great blackfriday sale on Switch atm and it's still in stock for anyone that wants it.

Switch + Mario Kart 8 + 3 Months NSO + Just Dance 2022 for only £285 lol, or Switch + a 3rd party wired gamepad for £267. Both in stock delivered within 3 days.

Readily available here on Amazon.ca for CAD 689... (406 pounds excl tax). I think not.
Series S also not on Amazon but there is a fortnite bundle releasing on the 30th for CAD 380. They kept some back for BF.



It's going to be an interesting holiday, I can't ever remember there being one where all three major platforms were this supply constrained. Or has it happened before and I just have a short memory?



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

@curl-6 I can't remember this happening either outside of launch years for all three (and even then, we've never had all 3 launch new systems in the same year anyways, so years like 2006 and 2013 don't count).



Board game sales might improve this holiday!



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through November 13

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 November 17)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to November 16)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to November 14)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to November 13)

"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 1,780,039 (-70.6%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – Up Year-on-Year 4,577,566 (+356.0%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,725,804 (-8.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 372,876 (-91.9%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 5,372,212 (-72.8%)
  • PlayStation 5 – Up Year-on-Year 8,643,295 (+590.0%)


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