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Switch Sales Top 400K, PS5 LT Sales Top 23M - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 4-10

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 434,250 units sold for the week ending September 10, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 112.66 million units lifetime.

This week saw the release of Splatoon 3 for the Nintendo Switch, which smashed the record for the biggest launch in Japanese history with 3.45 million units sold. It also helped boost sales in Japan to over 182,000 units.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 217,558 units to bring its lifetime sales to 23.20 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 166,234 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.87 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 6,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 78,000 units. PS4 sold 223,570 units for the week ending September 12, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 87,833 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 2,631 units, and the Xbox One sold 226 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 143,246 units (49.2%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 34,422 (-13.7%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 23,565 units (16.5%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 26,451 units (-91.0%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 4,623 units (-95.3%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 124,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 22,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 9,000 units. The main reason for the drop in PS5 and Xbox Series X|S is due to the lack of stock available in Japan and lower stock in Asia. Sales were up in the Americas and flat in Europe for both consoles.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 10.93 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 6.22 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.41 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 434,250 (112,658,319)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 217,558 (23,202,782)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 166,234 (16,869,140)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,631 (116,999,355)
  5. Xbox One - 226 (50,534,319)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 121,059
  2. PlayStation 5 - 107,839
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 96,637
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,927
  5. Xbox One - 164
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 83,285
  2. Switch - 75,325
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 53,865
  4. PlayStation 4 - 639
  5. Xbox One - 53
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 224,303
  2. PlayStation 5 - 17,175
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 9,412
  4. PlayStation 4 - 36
  5. Xbox One - 5
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,563
  2. PlayStation 5 - 9,259
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,320
  4. PlayStation 4 - 29
  5. Xbox One - 4

VGChartz Methodology: Hardware estimates are based on retail sampling and trends in individual countries, which are then extrapolated to represent the wider region. This typically allows us to produce figures that end up being within 10% of the actual totals.

This data is regularly compared against official shipment figures released by the console manufacturers and figures estimated by regional trackers with greater market coverage than ourselves. We then update our own estimates to bring them into line with those figures. This can result in frequent changes often within a short space of time, but we feel it's important to prioritise accuracy over consistency.

Note that our estimates are based on sell-through data (units sold to consumers). In almost all cases the figures released by console manufacturers are based on shipment data (sell-in), where as soon as a device has left the factory and entered the supply chain for delivery it is considered a sale. This is why there is always a difference between the companies’ figures (sell-in) and VGChartz estimates (sell-through), even after we’ve made adjustments. The one exception to that is when a console has been discontinued and the remaining stock has finally sold out – at that point the figures will match.



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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Nice. Just curious, and sorry if i missed this, but were any adjustments made to the lifetime VG chartz numbers after the August US and Europe numbers came out?



aTokenYeti said:

Nice. Just curious, and sorry if i missed this, but were any adjustments made to the lifetime VG chartz numbers after the August US and Europe numbers came out?

There were some adjustments done across the Americas and Europe. PS5 was adjusted up, while Switch and Xbox Series X|S were adjusted down. 



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.

Switch is kicking ass. There is a decent chance it will pass 113m next week.



Roughly 700k more units needed to make the gap 7m between PS5 and Series. with the average of 50k more PS5 a week... it will take about 14 weeks to do that. unless things take a turn and Series starts pulling in big numbers. but with no major releases, I don't see that happening. Maybe next year when all the long awaited games finally start releasing.



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PS5 23 million already kicking Microsoft in sales what a time we live in even though Micrsoft has alot of things going for them (Gamepass, Retroarch,Bethesda, Obsidian,Doublefine,Ninjatheory,Playground games,,Activision blizzard etc)



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life. The reason I'm chaotic to few 3rd party developers is because I'm protecting Sega and also I lack skill to get really hot girl I really want. also few devs deserve it for making bad game's personal experiences, looking at Ghost Blade HD the shmup or Fighting EX Layer. My standards are too high for genres I play. KOF 13 > Fighting EX layer gameplay.

Huge sales for Switch, at this point even 2023 is looking to be some mind point between 2018 and 2019 which is... just pure madness. One more version (like OLED) and this system is locked to be the best selling gaming console of all time 



IcaroRibeiro said:

Huge sales for Switch, at this point even 2023 is looking to be some mind point between 2018 and 2019 which is... just pure madness. One more version (like OLED) and this system is locked to be the best selling gaming console of all time 

You think we will see a Switch Lite OLED model?



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.

The_Liquid_Laser said:

Switch is kicking ass. There is a decent chance it will pass 113m next week.

Entirely possible. We will get a better idea tomorrow when Famitsu figures come out to see how well Switch sales held up.



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.

trunkswd said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Huge sales for Switch, at this point even 2023 is looking to be some mind point between 2018 and 2019 which is... just pure madness. One more version (like OLED) and this system is locked to be the best selling gaming console of all time 

You think we will see a Switch Lite OLED model?

No idea, I guess not. OLED screen already points toward a more handheld crowd, docked users have no benefit on buying a more expensive model having only have more memory