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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 / 15,424 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.

  • +7
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

  • +2
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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yo33331 kazuyamishima (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 kazuyamishima (on 26 December 2019)

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

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yo33331 kazuyamishima (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 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 yo33331 (on 26 December 2019)

For PS4 i think you mean 14 million and 106.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 26 December 2019)

no, this week is the strongest and with 3 days after it left, PS4 has a chance to sold around 1 - 1.5M.
now PS4 is 13.7, you can't tell me that it will sell only 300k units in the strongest week of the year (or equivalent to black friday week), besides just the 3 days will be at least 100k more, so it will do around 1M to 1.5M and the last 3 days should help to get close to 1.5M. and 107M for the year.

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Nu-13 yo33331 (on 27 December 2019)

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

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Slownenberg yo33331 (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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yo33331 yo33331 (on 27 December 2019)

I am not saying that it will definitely sell 2.5x more, just saying that it will be the strongest weekend because 21,22,23,24,25 are the strongest days of the year maybe after only black friday. So this next week PS4 can reach around 1M or something also I am taking into account the last 3 days too, that won't be in the week ending 28 which will also do some numbers. Also it will hit 14M 100% and will probably come close to 15M and close to 107M but well beyong 106M and 14M for the year

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Nu-13 yo33331 (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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yo33331 yo33331 (on 27 December 2019)

22, 23 and 24 combined are equal if not bigger sales days than the whole 51 week this year.
The history also shows one strong week but the previous years week 52 are days after 22 and 23rd now the week 52 includes them. Maybe it will not be 15.0 M total but it will be close, and the chance is preety big to pass 14.5M for the year with the 10 days left from now.

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Nu-13 yo33331 (on 27 December 2019)

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

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 27 December 2019)

exactly, this is without the adjustments.. remeber the last adjustments ? PS4 was 1M behind the official real numbers that sony showed ;) vgchartz showed 5.5M for the year and after sony said what was sold for the 3 months it was quickly corrected to 6.6M, so even bigger chance of PS4 reaching 15m in total for the year but even if would not reach them, still will be much better than only 14.0M ;)

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Slownenberg yo33331 (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 yo33331 (on 27 December 2019)

*meant to say "big but smaller"

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Nu-13 yo33331 (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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yo33331 yo33331 (on 28 December 2019)

we will see :) after this one week and after the adjustments

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Slownenberg yo33331 (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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yo33331 yo33331 (on 28 December 2019)

It's not neccessary both to have the same ups and down. All year PS4 and switch were neck in neck, only after october switch begin to make difference. And I said 50 roughly, it may finish 51 who knows. switch may do something like 2M and PS4 1M in the last week. not impossible

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Nu-13 yo33331 (on 28 December 2019)

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

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