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352,966 269,906 152,331 932,599
407,441 149,348 27,928 698,791
380,959 123,904 1,857 591,167
999 376 4,223 5,815
64 35 N/A 117

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PS5 Sales Top 28M, XS Tops 20M - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 27-Dec 3

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 932,599 units sold for the week ending December 3, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 118.20 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 698,791 units to bring its lifetime sales to 28.26 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 591,167 units to bring their lifetime sales to 20.26 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 95,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 97,000 units. PS4 sold 793,700 units for the week ending December 5, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 494,574 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 5,815 units, while the Xbox One sold 117 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 383,459 (121.6%), while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by 229,406 units (63.4%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 148,145 units (-13.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 21,302 units (-78.6%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 6,169 units (-98.1%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, the Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 399,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up down by nearly 356,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 493,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 16.49 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 11.26 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 8.99 million units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 932,599 (118,202,128)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 698,791 (28,255,097)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 591,167 (20,255,744)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,815 (117,033,125)
  5. Xbox One - 117 (51,278,915)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 437,738
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 411,369
  3. Switch - 381,238
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,078
  5. Xbox One - 70
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 269,906
  2. PlayStation 5 - 149,348
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 123,904
  4. PlayStation 4 - 376
  5. Xbox One - 35
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 246,365
  2. PlayStation 5 - 74,943
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 23,702
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,327
  5. Xbox One - 5
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 36,762
  2. Switch - 35,090
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 32,192
  4. PlayStation 4 - 34
  5. Xbox One - 7

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.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 19 December 2022

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Last edited by trunkswd - on 19 December 2022

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

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the ps5 could reach 31 million units by December 31 ? and xbox 22 ?



Thank you for all your hard work Trunks



Being up 121% and 63% is great to see though both could've been up even more with better stock in places like Europe so that's an opportunity for next year.



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PortisheadBiscuit said:

Thank you for all your hard work Trunks

No problem. I really do appreciate the support from so many people on here. 



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trunkswd said:

Beautiful!



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Norion said:

Being up 121% and 63% is great to see though both could've been up even more with better stock in places like Europe so that's an opportunity for next year.

Well it isn't hard to find a Series X in Europe



jvmkdg said:

the ps5 could reach 31 million units by December 31 ? and xbox 22 ?

Unlikely, only the Switch sells around 1 million per week in December, the others 2 get their slighlty above average 200k per week.



Wild to think that Sony's dominance in Europe is slipping. LTD hardware sales of the PS5 put its North American numbers above its European numbers. I suppose with the supply issues, Sony really wants to get as many units as possible to North America.
PS5's lifetime sales in Europe could end up surpassing sales in North America, but who knows.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 156 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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