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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending January 18

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending January 18 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 January 2020 / 4,488 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 311,162 consoles sold for the week ending January 18, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 156,296 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 46,683 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,613 units. 

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 67,532 units. PS4 sales are down 71,537 units, the Xbox One is down 12,673 units and the 3DS is down 35,628  units.

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending January 18

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 311,162 (51,054,890)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 156,296 (106,547,980)
  3. Xbox One - 46,683 (46,146,173)
  4. 3DS - 3,613 (75,013,555)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 94,798
  2. PlayStation 4 - 42,145
  3. Xbox One - 30,057
  4. 3DS - 1,433
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 79,419
  2. Nintendo Switch - 75,684
  3. Xbox One - 13,702
  4. 3DS - 1,267
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 132,930
  2. PlayStation 4 - 27,865
  3. Xbox One - 1,194
  4. 3DS - 821
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 7,750
  2. PlayStation 4 - 6,867
  3. Xbox One - 1,730
  4. 3DS - 92

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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Marth (on 22 January 2020)

3DS is dead. Will probably be discontinued next FY.
PS4 really hurting in Japan
XBO hurting everywhere.

Switch soaring to new heights. 2020 should become its best year.

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siebensus4 (on 22 January 2020)

Wow, with a 300K weekly baseline Nintendo should reach that 20M within the fiscal year ending March. Maybe they already have their 18M forecast.

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javi741 (on 22 January 2020)

The Switch's sales this week is up 21% from the same week last year, this is showing that the Switch momentum is far from slowing down and the Switch still not at it's peak yet. This is amazing for a system that's nearly 3 years old to still be growing in sales year after year when the Switch hasn't even had it's first real price cut yet. At this rate I believe the Switch will outsell the Wii.

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HylianSwordsman (on 22 January 2020)

Wow, PS4 is already lower in the 3rd week of the year than it got in any week last year. Xbox got to 37k last year, so it still has a ways to fall before it reaches new lows. Meanwhile Switch had only 2 weeks with 300k+ before the holiday season last year, but it's already past that this year. It reached its new baseline by this week last year and kept it until the spring doldrums, but this spring Switch has Animal Crossing, so it might not have that same lull period. If 300k is its new baseline, this year won't just be over last, it'll be a pretty big jump, potentially on the order of 5+ million, a 20% jump. That'd be 26 million units, it would pass the 3DS by the end of the year.

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Eagle367 (on 22 January 2020)

It's crazy to think that the switch only recently crossed Xbone in sales and that PS4 still outsells switch in europe

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javi741 (on 22 January 2020)

I find it interesting though how the 6 year old PS4 outsold the hot switch in Europe, Europe might be the region that keeps the PS4's lifetime sales above the Switch when all said and done.

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