Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending December 21

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending December 21 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2020 / 14,043 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 1,529,976 consoles sold for the week ending December 21, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 667,111 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 301,552 units, the 3DS with 17,718 units, and the PlayStation Vita with just 36 units.

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 59,221 units. PS4 sales are down 128,741 units and the Xbox One is down 97,077 units. The 3DS is down 182,366 units and the PS Vita is down 4,512 units.

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending November 23 - Week Before Black Friday

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 1,529,976 (48,837,857)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 667,111 (105,460,677)
  3. Xbox One - 301,552 (45,829,002)
  4. 3DS - 17,718 (74,986,796)
  5. PS Vita - 36 (15,901,746)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 623,271
  2. Xbox One - 227,663
  3. PlayStation 4 - 218,268
  4. 3DS - 8,562
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 441,590
  2. PlayStation 4 - 263,193
  3. Xbox One - 63,741
  4. 3DS - 5,487
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 410,176
  2. PlayStation 4 - 165,413
  3. Xbox One - 4,051
  4. 3DS - 3,397
  5. PS Vita - 36
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 54,939
  2. PlayStation 4 - 20,237
  3. Xbox One - 6,097
  4. 3DS - 272

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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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12 Comments

PAOerfulone (on 26 December 2019)

NS should pass the SNES with the next update.


SwitchUP (on 26 December 2019)

Looks like 50 million should be in the bag for switch.


Mr Puggsly (on 27 December 2019)

Looks like X1 can still achieve 50 million. Will need less than 4 million sales after holidays. MS also has several games coming, Halo Infinite most notably.


Slownenberg (on 27 December 2019)

It'll be close. It might just barely hit 49 million next year, though wouldn't be surprised if its more like 48.5. Then it'll have to do another million or more in 2021. It should end up probably high 49 million or low 50 million when it is all over.


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Mr Puggsly (on 27 December 2019)

I am going with trends.


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Eagle367 (on 27 December 2019)

With best week, switch should outsell the best year of the PS4 and cords SNES whiile it's at it


Nu-13 (on 01 January 2020)

And to the surprise of nobody, week 52 numbers were significantly lower.


kazuyamishima (on 26 December 2019)

So Ps4 with a $50 price cut and Christmas getting closer, only saw an increase of 20K from previous week?


yo33331 (on 26 December 2019)

PS4 didn't have official MSRP price cut since 2016 .. if it had it would be at least 1.5-2M more for the year.


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kazuyamishima (on 26 December 2019)

Ps4 had a temporary price cut of $50 that started December 15th


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yo33331 (on 26 December 2019)

no it hadn't because this is not officialy MSRP price cut from sony, every year around november and december consoles get unofficial pricecuts through different gamestores and sites for better sales, this is not counted as a price cut. pricecut is when sony officially announce pricecut, which after this is permanent. Pricecuts for december or november are nothing, because every time every single year every console can be found for about 50$ less (sometimes even 100$ less) in those 2 months because of the christmas season.


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scottslater (on 31 December 2019)

lol, a price cut is a price cut regardless if it's "official"... and that temporary price cut you said that are nothing, well, Nintendo hasn't done price cuts...


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