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112,130 78,631 53,011 291,028
53,174 51,491 22,482 155,598
77,864 32,515 6,271 136,953
7,503 4,492 36 12,836
519 124 N/A 698

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PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch Sales Drop - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 1-7

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 291,028 units sold for the week ending May 7, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 107.66 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 155,598 units to bring its lifetime sales to 19.62 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 136,953 units to bring their lifetime sales to 14.57 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 17,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 71,000 units. PS4 sold 172,753 units for the week ending May 9, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 66,342 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 12,836 units, and the Xbox One sold 698 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 57,842 units (-18.9%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 12,196 (-7.3%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 39,513 units (41.0%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 32,184 (-71.5%) and the Xbox One is down 17,114 units (-96.1%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 53,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 54,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by nearly 3,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 5.67 million units, the Xbox Series X|S has sold 2.78 million units, and the PlayStation 5 has sold 2.64 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 291,028 (107,658,326)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 155,598 (19,619,874)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 136,953 (14,565,738)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 12,836 (116,841,694)
  5. Xbox One - 698 (50,526,305)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 121,034
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 84,432
  3. PlayStation 5 - 57,877
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,975
  5. Xbox One - 558
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 78,631
  2. PlayStation 5- 51,491
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 32,515
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,492
  5. Xbox One - 124
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 78,805
  2. PlayStation 5 - 39,439
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 15,563
  4. PlayStation 4 - 202
  5. Xbox One - 10
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,558
  2. PlayStation 5 - 6,791
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,443
  4. PlayStation 4 - 167
  5. Xbox One - 6
Last edited by trunkswd - on 17 May 2022

VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

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Looks more or less normal. I wouldn't be surprised if the rest of the weeks in may look like this or maybe a little lower. I'm not sure how many exciting releases we will get before E3 time (or whatever the equivalent is this year).



PlayStation 4 slowly but surely crawling to 117 million



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

Week-over-week sales dropped across the board. The week before saw a huge boost for Switch in Japan and after 2 strong weeks of PS5 sales in Europe there was less stock in mainland Europe. Though, PS5 sales remained decent in UK. May has so far seen far fewer PS5 and Series X stock available than in March and April. Series S being readily available is helping Xbox keep a base with its sales.



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trunkswd said:

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 5.67 million units, the Xbox Series X|S has sold 2.78 million units, and the PlayStation 5 has sold 2.64 million units.

This! Should show on the top page as it was before ..



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yo33331 said:
trunkswd said:

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 5.67 million units, the Xbox Series X|S has sold 2.78 million units, and the PlayStation 5 has sold 2.64 million units.

This! Should show on the top page as it was before ..

As I am not a coder I can't do anything about that. You can still see the yearly sales here. https://www.vgchartz.com/tools/hw_date.php?reg=Global&ending=Yearly



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Playstation back on top in Europe.



jason1637 said:

Playstation back on top in Europe.

Ah crap that is a typo. I had PS5 and Switch swapped. 



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trunkswd said:
jason1637 said:

Playstation back on top in Europe.

Ah crap that is a typo. I had PS5 and Switch swapped. 

Oh lmao



jason1637 said:
trunkswd said:

Ah crap that is a typo. I had PS5 and Switch swapped. 

Oh lmao

My bad. PS5 was on top the previous week and forgot to swap the names of the consoles when I wrote this week's breakdown.



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