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Famitsu Numbers for 2023 Week 16 are now in. The data and charts in the OP for Japan sales have been updated. Complete data can be found here. This weeks Famitsu thread is here.

- PS5 sales increase slightly from the week before and remain substantially higher than RE4 launch week.
- Switch posts it's lowest week of sales this year but YoY is only a 20% decline.
- Xbox posts it's lowest week of sales since January 2022. YTD Xbox has dropped 25% YoY in Japan.



This weeks data:
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Console Total Sales Week 320 Sales 52-Week Sales
Nintendo DS 32,375,014 38,917 2,810,158
Nintendo Switch 28,761,702 48,794 4,295,976
Nintendo 3DS 22,604,419 26,471 2,093,552
Console Total Sales Week 127 Sales 52-Week Sales
PlayStation 5 3,329,278 47,040 1,778,612
PlayStation 3 3,040,519 13,509 1,012,027
PlayStation 4 2,932,687 17,857 1,402,022
Console Total Sales Week 127 Sales 52-Week Sales
Xbox 360 614,538 1,668 224,082
Xbox Series 436,009 296 257,500
Xbox One 75,350 117 10,045
Console Sales After 127 Weeks Date
Nintendo DS 16,750,560 6 May 2007
Nintendo 3DS 11,906,380 28 Jul 2013
GBA 10,149,969 24 Aug 2003
PS2 9,805,156 4 Aug 2002
Switch 8,629,646 4 Aug 2019
Wii 8,040,270 3 May 2009
PS1 6,735,959 4 May 1997
GBC 5,522,651 25 Mar 2001
PSP 5,375,529 13 May 2007
PS5 3,329,278 16 Apr 2023
Gamecube 3,211,417 15 Feb 2004
PS3 3,040,519 12 Apr 2009
PS4 2,932,687 24 Jul 2016
Vita 2,821,344 18 May 2014
N64 2,362,975 22 Nov 1998
Wii U 2,304,301 10 May 2015
Dreamcast 1,800,359 29 Apr 2001
Wonderswan 1,411,371 5 Aug 2001
Xbox 360 614,538 11 May 2008
Xbox 444,182 25 Jul 2004
Xbox Series 436,009 16 Apr 2023
NeoGeo Pocket 303,811 1 Apr 2001
Xbox One 75,350 5 Feb 2017
Console Sales After 320 Weeks Date
Nintendo DS 32,375,014 16 Jan 2011
Switch 28,761,702 16 Apr 2023
Nintendo 3DS 22,604,419 9 Apr 2017
PS2 19,295,544 16 Apr 2006
PS1 17,895,508 14 Jan 2001
PSP 16,441,778 23 Jan 2011
GBA 15,482,815 6 May 2007
Wii 12,668,248 13 Jan 2013
PS4 8,937,864 5 Apr 2020
PS3 8,690,226 23 Dec 2012
GBC* 5,842,246 29 Jun 2003*
Vita 5,668,265 28 Jan 2018
N64 4,511,549 4 Aug 2002
Gamecube* 4,008,743 1 Apr 2007*
Wii U* 3,303,559 30 Sep 2018*
Dreamcast* 1,918,837 31 Mar 2002*
Wonderswan* 1,764,488 4 Jan 2004*
Xbox 360 1,527,517 22 Jan 2012
Xbox* 472,992 25 Dec 2005*
NeoGeo Pocket* 311,315 30 Dec 2001*
Xbox One 114,802 18 Oct 2020


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Global sales for March 2023 have been released which corresponds to the 29th month of sales for the PS5 and XSX and the 73rd month of sales for the Switch. 

PS5 reduced the gap to PS4 lifetime sales by over 0.9m in this month. The gap between PS5 and PS4 is now 2.4m less than it was at the end of 2022. PS5 will very likely temporarily pass the Switch launch aligned next month.

Xbox is down 38% YoY and it looks like the X360 will start eating into that lead the Series currently has.

Switch is also down 28% YoY and for the year so far 25%. Is this dropping too fast to hope to catch the DS?

Since the last update the following adjustments have been made to previous months: PS5 up 255k, Switch up 6k, Xbox Series down 60k.

Charts and tables in the OP have been updated, here is the data for this month:

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Console Total Sales Month 29 Sales 12-Month Sales
Nintendo Switch 36,247,044 884,171 17,294,157
PlayStation 5 35,804,643 2,012,787 17,004,421
Xbox Series 21,351,553 556,014 8,257,579

Console Total Sales Month 29 Sales 12-Month Sales
PlayStation 4 38,817,585 1,085,421 17,291,041
PlayStation 5 35,804,643 2,012,787 17,004,421
PlayStation 3 21,723,411 756,680 10,089,147

Console Total Sales Month 29 Sales 12-Month Sales
Xbox Series 21,351,553 556,014 8,257,579
Xbox One 20,402,242 470,161 8,502,450
Xbox 360 17,690,422 631,290 8,317,904

Console Total Sales Month 73 Sales 12-Month Sales
Nintendo DS 134,726,061 2,555,295 21,883,024
Nintendo Switch 123,908,268 1,135,507 18,199,153

Console Total Sales Month 29 Sales 12-Month Sales
PS4+XBO 59,219,827 1,555,582 25,793,491
PS5+XS 57,156,196 2,568,801 25,262,000
PS3+X360 39,413,833 1,387,970 18,407,051

Console Sales After 29 Months Date
Nintendo Wii 47,857,497 March 2009
Nintendo DS 39,989,383 March 2007
PlayStation 4 38,817,585 March 2016
Nintendo Switch 36,247,044 July 2019
PlayStation 5 35,804,643 March 2023
Nintendo 3DS 30,257,310 June 2013
PlayStation Portable 22,414,612 April 2007
PlayStation 3 21,723,411 March 2009
Xbox Series 21,351,553 March 2023
Xbox One 20,402,242 March 2016
XBox 360 17,690,422 March 2008
Nintendo Wii U 9,376,359 March 2015
PlayStation Vita 8,431,933 April 2014

Console Sales After 73 Months Date
Nintendo DS 134,726,061 November 2010
Nintendo Switch 123,908,268 March 2023
PlayStation 4 103,572,169 November 2019
Nintendo Wii 97,248,934 November 2012
PlayStation 3 70,791,916 November 2012
Nintendo 3DS 64,533,964 February 2017
PlayStation Portable 65,501,269 December 2010
XBox 360 61,676,983 November 2011
Xbox One 46,411,514 November 2019
PlayStation Vita 15,664,247 December 2017
Nintendo Wii U* 13,560,180 December 2017

*Denotes systems that had stopped selling by this date.

Last edited by Zippy6 - on 20 April 2023

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Famitsu Numbers for 2023 Week 17 are now in. The data and charts in the OP for Japan sales have been updated. Complete data can be found here.

A good week for Switch and PS5, another terrible week for Xbox. PS5 is now only 11k behind the PS2's 2005. If it overtook that then it would move from being the best YTD sales since 2005 for a PlayStation console to the best YTD sales since 2003. Though PS2 2005 has two good 42k weeks up next so it's unlikely to happen soon, but with FFXVI around the corner this could at that point become the fastest selling year in Japan in 2 decades for PlayStation.

Here is the data for this week: 

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Console Total Sales Week 321 Sales 52-Week Sales
Nintendo DS 32,403,247 28,233 2,785,022
Nintendo Switch 28,813,507 51,805 4,290,291
Nintendo 3DS 22,628,504 24,085 2,099,304

Console Total Sales Week 128 Sales 52-Week Sales
PlayStation 5 3,371,033 41,755 1,802,686
PlayStation 3 3,097,385 56,866 1,060,717
PlayStation 4 2,953,717 21,030 1,409,860

Console Total Sales Week 128 Sales 52-Week Sales
Xbox 360 615,940 1,402 223,188
Xbox Series 436,497 488 251,963
Xbox One 75,528 178 10,097

Console Sales After 128 Weeks Date
Nintendo DS 16,910,872 13 May 2007
Nintendo 3DS 11,968,276 4 Aug 2013
GBA 10,206,948 31 Aug 2003
PS2 9,880,584 11 Aug 2002
Switch 8,671,609 11 Aug 2019
Wii 8,060,483 10 May 2009
PS1 6,816,329 11 May 1997
GBC 5,535,466 1 Apr 2001
PSP 5,401,573 20 May 2007
PS5 3,371,033 23 Apr 2023
Gamecube 3,218,719 22 Feb 2004
PS3 3,097,385 19 Apr 2009
PS4 2,953,717 31 Jul 2016
Vita 2,835,440 25 May 2014
N64 2,410,711 29 Nov 1998
Wii U 2,310,999 17 May 2015
Dreamcast 1,806,918 6 May 2001
Wonderswan 1,413,413 12 Aug 2001
Xbox 360 615,940 18 May 2008
Xbox 444,472 1 Aug 2004
Xbox Series 436,497 23 Apr 2023
NeoGeo Pocket 304,372 8 Apr 2001
Xbox One 75,528 12 Feb 2017

Console Sales After 321 Weeks Date
Nintendo DS 32,403,247 23 Jan 2011
Switch 28,813,507 23 Apr 2023
Nintendo 3DS 22,628,504 16 Apr 2017
PS2 19,320,371 23 Apr 2006
PS1 17,903,264 21 Jan 2001
PSP 16,471,600 30 Jan 2011
GBA 15,483,616 13 May 2007
Wii 12,670,166 20 Jan 2013
PS4 9,016,923 12 Apr 2020
PS3 8,744,333 30 Dec 2012
GBC* 5,842,246 29 Jun 2003*
Vita 5,672,493 4 Feb 2018
N64 4,511,703 11 Aug 2002
Gamecube* 4,008,743 1 Apr 2007*
Wii U* 3,303,559 30 Sep 2018*
Dreamcast* 1,918,837 31 Mar 2002*
Wonderswan* 1,764,488 4 Jan 2004*
Xbox 360 1,528,654 29 Jan 2012
Xbox* 472,992 25 Dec 2005*
NeoGeo Pocket* 311,315 30 Dec 2001*
Xbox One 114,802 25 Oct 2020

*denotes a system that had stopped selling by this week.



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Updated the data and charts in the OP to Famitsu Week 20.

Excellent past three weeks for the Switch reducing the gap to the DS before it inevitably overtakes sometime between Spring and Holiday 2024.

PS5 continues it's strong hardware sales and is now over 0.5m ahead of the PS4 aligned, and to think just 14 weeks ago it was behind. Over the 20 weeks this year PS5 has sold 169% more units than the PS4 in the equivalent weeks.

Xbox continues to flatline. It's promising start in Japan has taken a terrible turn.

Data

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Console Total Sales Week 324 Sales 52-Week Sales
Nintendo DS 32,486,940 27,304 2,681,556
Nintendo Switch 29,113,084 83,052 4,347,954
Nintendo 3DS 22,695,065 23,264 2,104,777

Console Total Sales Week 131 Sales 52-Week Sales
PlayStation 5 3,512,415 41,444 1,891,577
PlayStation 3 3,152,251 15,326 1,085,460
PlayStation 4 3,006,635 19,053 1,418,729

Console Total Sales Week 131 Sales 52-Week Sales
Xbox 360 621,436 2,059 220,116
Xbox Series 438,096 275 233,219
Xbox One 76,331 168 10,529



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What would start being interesting in an ideal world is $ sold, being a matrix of the untis x $, where possible. Reason I say this is because the DS for example cost between 100$ and 150$ while the Switch is between 200$ and 350$. Same idea for the other consoles.

At the very least some kind of changing average that we could cross with the sales volume to get a more apples to apples view. Because in the end, it's much easier to get a 100$ DS off the shelf than a 350$ Switch for example.