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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 / 16,175 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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29 Comments
PAOerfulone (on 26 December 2019)

NS should pass the SNES with the next update.

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SwitchUP (on 26 December 2019)

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

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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.

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Slownenberg Mr Puggsly (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 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

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Nu-13 (on 01 January 2020)

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

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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?

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kazuyamishima kazuyamishima (on 26 December 2019)

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

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scottslater kazuyamishima (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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Slownenberg XtremeBG (on 26 December 2019)

For PS4 i think you mean 14 million and 106.

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Nu-13 XtremeBG (on 27 December 2019)

This was the strongest week of the year. Next one will see a big drop.

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Slownenberg XtremeBG (on 27 December 2019)

yeah um no PS4 isn't gonna magically sell 2.5x more on week 52 than it did this week which was the biggest december week of the year. With your logic Switch should sell 4 million in the final week. Next week only has like 3 holiday shopping days. It will still be a big week but certainly smaller than week 51. I expect Switch to maybe hit 1 million and PS4 to probably do like 400k, so like i said, it should hit 14 million for the year and miiiiiight hit 106 million.

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Nu-13 XtremeBG (on 27 December 2019)

Now you're just ignoring history. Week 51 is bigger than week 52. By the way, next week won't include dec 21st and dec 25 isn't part of the big selling days. Having 3 of the strongest days in the year followed by 4 big but much lower days always results in less sales than a full week aproaching christmas (week 51).

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Nu-13 XtremeBG (on 27 December 2019)

It has 0% chance of getting close to either and that's before adjustments.

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Slownenberg XtremeBG (on 27 December 2019)

As Nu-13 said, it has zero chance to hit the numbers you're throwing around. Week 52 will be smaller than week 51. We just saw the biggest week of the year outside of BF week. Week 52 will be bigger but smaller. PS4 will be lucky to do 500k this week. 1.5 million is completely absurd. If your logic made any sense we'd be on the verge of seeing by far the greatest video game sales week in history by the Switch.

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Slownenberg XtremeBG (on 27 December 2019)

*meant to say "big but smaller"

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Nu-13 XtremeBG (on 27 December 2019)

The ps4 was also 1m overtracked in the past. But we're talking about the numbers we have right now and chances are that next week numbers will be 50-60% of this one.

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Slownenberg XtremeBG (on 28 December 2019)

Also just noticed you only said Switch to 50 million. So you think PS4 is gonna go from 600k to 1.5 million while Switch goes from 1.5m to 1.2m. So your post makes sense when dealing with the Switch - that week 52 will be smaller than week 51. But for some reason with the PS4 you think sales are gonna shoot up several hundred percent instead of going down as they naturally will.

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Nu-13 XtremeBG (on 28 December 2019)

Why do you insist in ignoring history? It is impossible.

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