Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending March 28

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending March 28 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 April 2020 / 3,557 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 568,044 consoles sold for the week ending March 28, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 138,350 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 48,897 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,755 units. 

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 344,280 units (153.86%). PS4 sales are down 73,807 units (-34.79%), the Xbox One is down 8,696 units (-15.10%) and the 3DS is down 27,408 units (-87.95%).

Worldwide Hardware Estimates

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 568,044 (53,362,255)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 138,350 (108,102,287)
  3. Xbox One - 48,897 (46,732,009)
  4. 3DS - 3,755 (75,151,068)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 152,297
  2. PlayStation 4 - 39,904
  3. Xbox One - 30,249
  4. 3DS - 1,380
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 99,898
  2. PlayStation 4 - 66,750
  3. Xbox One - 16,470
  4. 3DS - 1,307
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 305,457
  2. PlayStation 4 - 26,373
  3. Xbox One - 1,062
  4. 3DS - 988
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,392
  2. PlayStation 4 - 5,323
  3. Xbox One - 1,116
  4. 3DS - 80

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.


More Articles

12 Comments

SuperNintend0rk (on 01 April 2020)

I knew Animal Crossing would boost Switch sales but that's just insane!


trunkswd (on 01 April 2020)

Not bad for week two of the game. Though it did launch towards the end of the previous week, so less of a drop in hardware sales makes sense.


  • +3
SuperNintend0rk (on 01 April 2020)

I assumed this was for the release week and didn't even look at the date. Wow that's even more impressive!


  • +1
trunkswd (on 01 April 2020)

We got some new numbers out of the UK and I made some minor adjustments. I've updated this article to match the new figures.


javi741 (on 01 April 2020)

Switch sales are up nearly 40% in 2020! I don't expect the Switch to maintain 40% YoY growth for the rest of the year, but even a 25% growth YoY would be extremely impressive especially when the Switch already sold a strong 20 Million Consoles in 2019 alone. If Switch were to somehow maintain the 40% growth YoY for the rest of the year, the Switch would sell 28 Million in 2020 alone!


Chicho (on 01 April 2020)

if it stays up 25% yoy that would be 25 million, That would be very good for nintendo


  • +1
aris4me (on 01 April 2020)

Seriously... Switch is a killer! I really wonder how bigger the numbers would be with all that COVID problems and the shortages! They should find a way to cover the demand and keep growing!


Bofferbrauer2 (on 01 April 2020)

Switch entered Turbo Mode with Animal Crossing and ain't ready to leave yet.


javi741 (on 01 April 2020)

Is it possible that the Switch sales in the U.S were somewhat limited due to the shortages of the regular switch?


Chicho (on 01 April 2020)

probably shortages of all switches in some places


  • +1
Bofferbrauer2 (on 03 April 2020)

Switch entered Turbo Mode with Animal Crossing and ain't ready to leave yet.


Cerebralbore101 (on 01 April 2020)

Epic sales for Switch, but I expect the number to drop hard next week. Why? Switch is out of stock friggin everywhere!