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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending April 4

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending April 4 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 April 2020 / 4,806 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 396,497 consoles sold for the week ending April 4, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 159,783 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 53,615 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 4,251 units. 

Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 199,301 units (101.07%). PS4 sales are down 40,527 units (-20.23%), the Xbox One is down 121 units (-0.23%) and the 3DS is down 24,656 units (-85.29%).

Worldwide Hardware Estimates

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 396,497 (53,733,752)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 159,783 (108,272,070)
  3. Xbox One - 53,615 (46,797,224)
  4. 3DS - 4,251 (75,155,319)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 132,523
  2. PlayStation 4 - 47,071
  3. Xbox One - 33,096
  4. 3DS - 1,487
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 82,605
  2. PlayStation 4 - 72,431
  3. Xbox One - 17,553
  4. 3DS - 1,389
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 174,336
  2. PlayStation 4 - 34,323
  3. 3DS - 1,287
  4. Xbox One - 827
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 7,033
  2. PlayStation 4 - 5,958
  3. Xbox One - 2,139
  4. 3DS - 88

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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Sonmakodo (on 08 April 2020)

It still says 53.4 instead of 53.7 on the front page

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Sonmakodo Sonmakodo (on 08 April 2020)

For Switch I mean

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trunkswd Sonmakodo (on 08 April 2020)

Looks like the graph didn't update at all with the latest figures. It should do it automatically, but didn't this week. I've let Talonman know. Thank you for pointing it out as I didn't notice.

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javi741 (on 08 April 2020)

I wonder if Animal Crossing could keep the Switch sales higher than usual long term instead of just the first few weeks away from release. Sometimes there are games that could make console sales higher YoY for longterm for months to years after it's release. I remember Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U not only had a successful console sales week when it released, but for months after Mario Kart 8 released we saw the Wii U sales double from usually 30,000 a week to 60,000. I wonder if Animal Crossing could increase Switch sales long term after it's release or it'll go back to usually soon. We have to wait and see

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trunkswd javi741 (on 08 April 2020)

At this point stock is the limiting factor in Switch sales as the standard Switch is sold out in a lot of places worldwide. Switch Lite is keeping sales for the console high. If Nintendo can get the console restocked than sales should remain fairly high.

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scottslater javi741 (on 10 April 2020)

With the current lifestyle that we have to live, I think Switch sales will be higher regardless of Animal Crossing. The Switch is the perfect device for our new "normal". The best couch co-op games, best family games, ability for someone to continue playing their single player experience while letting someone else use the TV, etc. I think the Switch will set sales records this year (even more so if anything happens to Series X/PS5 lauches).

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SKMBlake (on 09 April 2020)

You still did not upgraded the chart at home page

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siebensus4 (on 08 April 2020)

Another week for Switch in Europe.

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