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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending November 16 - Pokemon Sword and Shield

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending November 16 - Pokemon Sword and Shield - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 November 2019 / 7,399 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 716,972 consoles sold for the week ending November 16, according to VGChartz estimates. Switch sales are up 63,917 (9.8%) year-over-year. The console sold 653,055 units during the launch of Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee a year ago.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 310,010 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 99,044 units, the 3DS with 13,025 units, and the PlayStation Vita with just 19 units.

This week saw the release of two major titles: Pokemon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Worldwide Hardware Estimates - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, NS, PS4, X1

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 716,972 (42,348,895)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 310,010 (102,159,474)
  3. Xbox One - 99,044 (43,882,106)
  4. 3DS - 13,025 (74,897,491)
  5. PS Vita - 19 (15,901,577)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 257,358
  2. PlayStation 4 - 107,612
  3. Xbox One - 67,177
  4. 3DS - 7,015
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 207,394
  2. PlayStation 4 - 152,436
  3. Xbox One - 24,911
  4. 3DS - 4,178
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 222,900
  2. PlayStation 4 - 39,362
  3. Xbox One - 2,064
  4. 3DS - 1,456
  5. PS Vita - 19
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 29,320
  2. PlayStation 4 - 10,600
  3. Xbox One - 4,892
  4. 3DS - 376

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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curl-6 (on 20 November 2019)

Loving how fast the charts are coming these days, good work guys!

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siebensus4 curl-6 (on 20 November 2019)

Yes, kudo to all who work on the hardware charts! I still remember those days when the hardware charts were 3 months behind...

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progstarmac curl-6 (on 22 November 2019)

Indeed, it requires lots of hours and sacrifices, we love gaming, and we apreciate your devotion.

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xMetroid (on 20 November 2019)

Damn thanks for the quick updates. Really impressive sales for Switch and actually PS4 too. Couple weeks from now and Switch will pass the XONE

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trunkswd xMetroid (on 20 November 2019)

It is nice to have the hardware figures up to date. Takes longer as we have less official figures so I take my time making sure the numbers are as accurate as possible. However, being this up to date does mean odds of adjustments are a lot higher.

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Mnementh (on 20 November 2019)

Switch is even leading in Europe, which is currently the strongest market for Sony and the weakest for Nintendo. Nice. The holidays should be going well for Switch this year, next year the star may be the next gen.

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trunkswd Mnementh (on 20 November 2019)

Roughly 1/4th of Switch sales in Europe were in the UK.

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Mnementh Mnementh (on 20 November 2019)

Ouch, the european market stays a difficult place for Nintendo. Dunno what's wrong.

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trunkswd Mnementh (on 20 November 2019)

It's similar to Microsoft's situation in Europe. Though not as extreme. Strong in the UK and decent in the rest of Europe. PlayStation is just too strong of a brand in a lot of mainland Europe.

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Mnementh Mnementh (on 20 November 2019)

Yeah, Sony did an excellent job to establish the PS-brand in europe.

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trunkswd Mnementh (on 20 November 2019)

Europe has a lot of brand loyalty for the PlayStation.

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farlaff (on 20 November 2019)

I knew Switch would overtake the X1, but I had not imagined it to be that fast. So close now.

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trunkswd farlaff (on 20 November 2019)

Looks like it will do the week of Black Friday, so in 2 weeks.

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trunkswd (on 20 November 2019)

Who here has been playing one or both of the two major releases for this week? Pokemon Sword and Shield and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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Dulfite trunkswd (on 20 November 2019)

I have!

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trunkswd trunkswd (on 20 November 2019)

I've been playing Pokemon Sword and enjoying it so far. I plan on getting Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order once it is on sale. I have too many games to play as it is. Control and DMC5 I haven't started yet and I am only partially through The Outer Worlds

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progstarmac trunkswd (on 22 November 2019)

Im enjoying pokemon sword a lot, in the next weeks I Will be playing pokemon shield and hollow knight. Maybe I Will start to do live transmissions.

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JWeinCom trunkswd (on 22 November 2019)

Only Pokemon. Star Wars looks better than I expected, but funds and time are limited.

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Bofferbrauer2 trunkswd (on 25 November 2019)

Not interested into either of those franchises.

Would it be possible to include a link to previous weeks at the end of the articles to quickly compare with other weeks? Could be quite helpful imo.

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