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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for April 5 to 11 - Final Fantasy VII Remake, Switch Shortages

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for April 5 to 11 - Final Fantasy VII Remake, Switch Shortages - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 April 2020 / 6,023 Views

The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console worldwide with 325,988 consoles sold for the week ending April 11, according to VGChartz estimates. The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake helped to double the sales of the console week-on-week.

The Nintendo Switch hit with severe shortages was the second best-selling console with sales of 147,832 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 47,191 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 4,431 units. 

PS4 sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 122,529 units (60.22%). Switch sales are down 62,203 units (-29.62%), the Xbox One is down 2,020 units (-4.10%) and the 3DS is down 21,371 units (-82.83%).

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for April 5 to 11 - VGChartz

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 4 - 325,988 (108,600,058)
  2. Switch - 147,832 (53,876,584)
  3. Xbox One - 47,191 (46,844,415)
  4. 3DS - 4,431 (75,159,750)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 92,987
  2. Switch - 60,234
  3. Xbox One - 28,920
  4. 3DS - 1,431
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 115,053
  2. Nintendo Switch - 44,827
  3. Xbox One - 15,322
  4. 3DS - 1,374
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 104,992
  2. Switch - 38,651
  3. 3DS - 1,542
  4. Xbox One - 814
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 12,956
  2. Switch - 4,120
  3. Xbox One - 2,135
  4. 3DS - 84

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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9 Comments
UnderwaterFunktown (on 16 April 2020)

Kinda looks like Switch and PS4 switched sales numbers this week.

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heavenmercenary01 (on 16 April 2020)

switch lite dealt with the shortages during the pandemic crisis these previous weeks, but didn't stand a long time untill it went its self in shortages. Seriously, it's quite believable that there's no more physical copies of the switch in Europe, and people are selling it at 800-900 euros. The hardware sales for this week are logic.

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YanisFromFrance (on 16 April 2020)

I live in France and the Nintendo Switch is out of stock

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JSG87 (on 17 April 2020)

Amazon has lites in stock again in the UK but no OG switches sadly.

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YanisFromFrance (on 16 April 2020)

I live in France and the Nintendo Switch is out of stock

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YanisFromFrance (on 16 April 2020)

I live in France and the Nintendo Switch is out of stock

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javi741 (on 16 April 2020)

Wow the shortages hit far harder and faster than I thought for the Switch, and it might hit even harder since Nintendo isn't shipping more consoles to Japan in the future. This might create artificial demand since humans have a tendency to suddenly want stuff they can't have, but this could definitely affect Switch sales short term for the time being.

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trunkswd javi741 (on 16 April 2020)

It was only a matter of time before shortages started to happen worldwide as the console is sold out in most places and hard to find.

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Eagle367 javi741 (on 16 April 2020)

Actually Ninty has started restocking switches in Japan as well

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