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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending February 1

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending February 1 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 February 2020 / 2,629 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 267,418 consoles sold for the week ending February 1, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 156,055 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 42,901 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,128 units. 

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 24,332 units (+10.0%). PS4 sales are down 100,827 units (-39.3%), the Xbox One is down 18,897 units (-30.6%) and the 3DS is down 32,561 units (-91.2%).

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending February 1

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 267,418 (50,512,696)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 156,055 (106,989,259)
  3. Xbox One - 42,901 (46,357,702)
  4. 3DS - 3,128 (75,120,546)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 88,193
  2. PlayStation 4 - 43,714
  3. Xbox One - 27,554
  4. 3DS - 1,249
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 78,184
  2. Nintendo Switch - 69,403
  3. Xbox One - 12,522
  4. 3DS - 1,159
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 102,334
  2. PlayStation 4 - 28,001
  3. Xbox One - 1,182
  4. 3DS - 634
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 7,488
  2. PlayStation 4 - 6,156
  3. Xbox One - 1,643
  4. 3DS - 87

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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11 Comments

INCITATUSBR (on 05 February 2020)

why does PS4 remain so strong in Europe?


KingofTrolls (on 05 February 2020)

Most diversified line up I guess.


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JustcallmeRiff (on 05 February 2020)

PS4 and Switch are strong in Europe. The question is why is Xbox weak in Europe?


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JustcallmeRiff (on 05 February 2020)

PS4 and Switch are strong in Europe. The question is why is Xbox weak in Europe?


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Mnementh (on 05 February 2020)

Sony did early on a lot of targeted advertisement to europeans. It is in part Sony's merit, that europe is now so much a viable console gaming market, otherwise it might have gone PC gaming or something. With that the Playstation brand just got strong over time. Not many europeans grew up with NES, SNES or N64 in comparison to the US, but Playstation focused on the european market and this strength is the results of decades of work.


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Mnementh (on 05 February 2020)

@KingOfTrolls: Why should europeans care more about a diverse lineup than other people? And it isn't even true: many games that released in the US and/or japan never came to europe, so europe actually has a less diverse lineup. Also sales indicate that the care of european gamers contains a lot of FIFA.


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alan95 (on 05 February 2020)

In London and other parts in the UK, everyone just buys a PS4 and then the new FIFA, COD, and maybe GTA5. Games like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Bloodborne aren't what they are interested in. Also Europeans watch a lot of football and most games will have FIFA 20 and PS4 advertised around the stadium. PS is the default gaming brand here. @Mnementh is very true about targeted marketing here. I believe Spain, France, and Switzerland are big Nintendo fans, but they are smaller markets.


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javi741 (on 05 February 2020)

@Mnementh thank you for the answer, I've always wondered why PlayStation was always so Dominant in Europe and why Nintendo, even with the successes of the NES and SNES was never able to penetrate the Euro market until the Wii. I guess it shows that marketing towards a specific region is huge and I think it's a big reasons why PlayStation systems sell so we'll every generation


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OTBWY (on 05 February 2020)

why does Switch dominate so much in Asia?


alan95 (on 05 February 2020)

they love handhelds


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alan95 (on 05 February 2020)

they love handhelds


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