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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Closes 2021 at the Top, PS5 Takes 2nd - Global Hardware Dec 26 to Jan 1

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 553,748 units sold for the week ending January 1, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 102.35 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 378,143 units to bring its lifetime sales to 17.51 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 255,136 units to bring their lifetime sales to 11.67 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are up by nearly 178,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 167,000 units. PS4 sold 200,399 units for the week ending January 3, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 87,898 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,854 units, the Xbox One sold 6,281 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 274 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 127,593 units (-18.7%), while the PlayStation 5 is up 173,642 (84.9%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 67,179 units (35.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 84,644 (-83.4%), the Xbox One is down 30,233 units (-82.8%), and the 3DS is down 2,047 units (-88.2%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 600,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 160,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by nearly 211,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 553,748 (102,353,098)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 378,143 (17,509,478)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 255,136 (11,669,441)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,854 (116,813,388)
  5. Xbox One - 6,281 (50,542,053)
  6. 3DS - 274 (75,943,702)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Xbox Series X|S - 150,450
  2. Switch - 139,695
  3. PlayStation 5 - 122,359
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,833
  5. Xbox One - 5,164
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 162,336
  2. Switch - 120,025
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 83,098
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,274
  5. Xbox One - 1,010
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 272,837
  2. PlayStation 5 - 80,755
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 11,007
  4. PlayStation 4 - 355
  5. 3DS - 274 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 57
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 21,191
  2. PlayStation 5 - 12,693
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,581
  4. PlayStation 4 - 286
  5. Xbox One - 50
Last edited by trunkswd - on 12 January 2022

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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.

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The split numbers in the various regions are different from the ones on the home page, is it just me?



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AlbiNecroxz said:

The split numbers in the various regions are different from the ones on the home page, is it just me?

I noticed a small error in the numbers after they were submitted, so I made adjustments to correct it. Front page should (hopefully) update soon.



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.

Thx.



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So close to outselling the PS1



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Nice PS5 and Xbox Series sales to end out the year, the latter in particular really is in another league in terms of demand right now compared to its predecessor. If I did the math right the final hardware total for the year will be 50.3m barring any future adjustments so as long as things don't get adjusted down too much in the coming weeks it'll have managed to barely cross the 50m mark for the first time since 2012 which is nice. Even if it does get adjusted under it'll still be the highest total in close to a decade.

Overall while it would've been millions higher without shortages 2021 was still a very strong year for hardware and 2022 should be similar. Probably 1-3m lower depending on how down the Switch ends up being. 



All three current gen platforms end 2021 on a good note.

An especially close result in North America, with all three within a 26k range of each other. Definitely the most interesting region sales wise as it's anybody's game.



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

Switch just barely missed passing the PS1 before the end of the year. Of course, I am sure it will do it next week, but it would have been another nice milestone for 2021.



Since it's being reported that the XBox One stopped production at the end of 2020, more than a year ago, I think the site can safely stop updating it now.



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kenjab said:

Since it's being reported that the XBox One stopped production at the end of 2020, more than a year ago, I think the site can safely stop updating it now.

Wasn't it just the One X? I thought the One S was kept in production.