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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Sales Top 101M, PS5 Tops 17M - Global Hardware Dec 19 to 25

 
469,313 334,729 184,666 1,159,524
220,104 262,845 27,639 575,535
287,734 133,215 1,065 476,393
9,651 9,042 32 20,472
6,499 1,615 N/A 8,802
N/A N/A 291 291

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 1,159,524 units sold for the week ending December 25, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 101.88 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 575,535 units to bring its lifetime sales to 17.25 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 476,393 units to bring their lifetime sales to 11.48 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are down by nearly 143,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are down by over 13,000 units. PS4 sold 718,100 units for the week ending December 27, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 489,489 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 20,472 units, the Xbox One sold 8,802 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 291 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 1,530 units (0.1%), while the PlayStation 5 is up 263,514 (84.5%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 192,235 units (67.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 111,387 (-84.5%), the Xbox One is down 60,193 units (-87.2%), and the 3DS is down 2,970 units (-91.1%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 155,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 34,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 17,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 1,159,524 (101,875,838)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 575,535 (17,251,335)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 476,393 (11,477,311)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 20,472 (116,798,524)
  5. Xbox One - 8,802 (50,536,872)
  6. 3DS - 291 (75,943,428)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 505,181
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 310,664
  3. PlayStation 5 - 235,879
  4. PlayStation 4 - 10,254
  5. Xbox One - 7,032
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 334,729
  2. PlayStation 5 - 262,845
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 133,215
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,042
  5. Xbox One - 1,615
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 277,596
  2. PlayStation 5 - 54,624
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 13,857
  4. PlayStation 4 - 797
  5. 3DS - 291 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 85
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 42,018
  2. PlayStation 5 - 22,187
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 18,657
  4. PlayStation 4 - 379
  5. Xbox One - 70
Last edited by trunkswd - on 07 January 2022

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I'll have an article out later today on the Nintendo Switch outselling the Wii.



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Switch passing the Wii already and it feels like there is still room for a lot more.
Xbox S|X trailing PS5 very closely, both doing good for the situation.
Nonetheless, i feel like Xbox can be really proud of the year they had. Even with long delays they managed to build on their brand and securing the xbox ecosystem. They gained ground during this year and it can only be positive for the industry.



Who would have thought in 2017 that Switch would have outsold Wii and is still going strong at the 5 year mark. I can't wait to see how much farther it will go, Congratulations Nintendo on the biggest comeback!



Ninten78 said:

Who would have thought in 2017 that Switch would have outsold Wii and is still going strong at the 5 year mark. I can't wait to see how much farther it will go, Congratulations Nintendo on the biggest comeback!

Unless sales drop drastically this year it should easily be over 120 million by the end of 2022.



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trunkswd said:
Ninten78 said:

Who would have thought in 2017 that Switch would have outsold Wii and is still going strong at the 5 year mark. I can't wait to see how much farther it will go, Congratulations Nintendo on the biggest comeback!

Unless sales drop drastically this year it should easily be over 120 million by the end of 2022.

How long of a life do you see the console having?

I think it's safe to say Nintendo won the 9th gen.

Last edited by Ninten78 - on 07 January 2022

Ninten78 said:
trunkswd said:

Unless sales drop drastically this year it should easily be over 120 million by the end of 2022.

How long of a life do you see the console having?

I think it's safe to say Nintendo won the 9th gen.

Pretty much no chance the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S will outsell the Switch. Combined PS and Xbox sales have been relatively stable for the past 3 generations with combined sales of around 170 million. I'd expect Xbox to eat into PS sales this generation due to its far stronger first-party lineup than the last generation.

As for how long of a life do I see the Switch having? I wouldn't expect a Switch successor until March 2023 at the earliest. Holiday 2023 or 2024 for the Switch successor seems to be the most likely window for it to launch. 

At the end of 2023 I can see Switch sales of around 135-140 million. Sales of 20-22 million this year and 15-18 million next year.



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Can PS4 still outsell the Game Boy?



I have a Youtube channel... A Twitter, and... Yeah.

Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

Can PS4 still outsell the Game Boy?

Unless shipped far more PS4 consoles to retail this holiday than we are seeing, there is pretty much no chance the PS4 outsells the Game Boy.



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It happened, yay!
How come the Switch is down WoW on Christmas week? Last year it was down even more it seems in that week.