Worldwide Hardware Estimates for July 25 to August 1 - Switch Outsells NES

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for July 25 to August 1 - Switch Outsells NES - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 August 2020 / 3,373 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 357,773 consoles sold for the week ending August 1, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has sold 62.08 million units lifetime and has now outsold the NES, which sold 61.91 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 149,988 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 40,851 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 5,295 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 165,106 units (85.70%). The PlayStation 4 is down 28,281 units (-15.86%), the Xbox One is down 1,848 units (-4.33%), and the 3DS is down 13,562 units (-71.92%).

Switch Sales vs PS4 Sales vs Xbox One Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates - VGChartz

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 357,773 (62,078,875)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 149,988 (112,502,188)
  3. Xbox One - 40,851 (48,310,450)
  4. 3DS - 5,295 (75,760,978)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 119,087
  2. PlayStation 4 - 50,597
  3. Xbox One - 28,204
  4. 3DS - 3,006
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 98,241
  2. PlayStation 4 - 79,571
  3. Xbox One - 8,960
  4. 3DS - 1,350
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 127,741
  2. PlayStation 4 - 15,350
  3. 3DS - 851
  4. Xbox One - 519
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,704
  2. PlayStation 4 - 4,470
  3. Xbox One - 3,168
  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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments

PAOerfulone (on 06 August 2020)

And with this week's numbers, it's official! The Nintendo Switch has surpassed the Nintendo Entertainment System!


javi741 (on 06 August 2020)

Congrats Nintendo! Outselling the revolutionary NES in only 3.25 Years is insane and it's only been done by the Wii & DS, however Switch sales are continuing to accelerate and has yet to hit it's peak unlike the Wii, so the Switch is looking to potentially be a top 3 selling console of all-time. It's awesome to see Nintendo evolve from sort of a laughing stock of a company with the Wii U to the beloved king of gaming within a matter of a few years. The Switch has essentially blown everyone's expectations in every way and pretty much proven every doubt against the Switch wrong since launch. Next up is the 3DS, and by how well the Switch is selling right now it has the possibility to outsell it by the end of 2020, which would be insane that the Switch outsold the 75M selling 3DS in less than 4 years.


SanAndreasX (on 06 August 2020)

Next up: 3DS. Next full size console: 360.


eddy7eddy (on 06 August 2020)

And PS3 at once too.


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LatiosGames (on 07 August 2020)

just need 13 million more


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Sonmakodo (on 06 August 2020)

And we still got plenty of system sellers, movers and shakers on the way! Bravely Default II, No More Heroes 3, New Pokémon Snap, Bayonetta 3, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Shin Megami Tensei V, Breath of the Wild 2, Balan Wonderland, Doom Eternal, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory and so on. Switch is gonna end up hitting at least 120 million for sure.


SanAndreasX (on 06 August 2020)

Animal Crossing is doing fine at moving systems on its own. But I'm ready for the next batch of games


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OTBWY (on 06 August 2020)

Hell yeah, knew they'd do it. And what an amazing console too. Next up, 3DS :)


Original (on 06 August 2020)

Switch finally outsold PS4 in Europe 😁


YanisFromFrance (on 06 August 2020)

West Europe always prefered Nintendo


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Original (on 06 August 2020)

I hope switch sells a 100 million really do this is a time for Nintendo to stand tall


trunkswd (on 06 August 2020)

With Switch sales still going up 100 million is pretty much guaranteed.


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SanAndreasX (on 06 August 2020)

Hoping to see articles in the next couple of years saying that the Switch is nipping at the heels of the Wii and the PS1.


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Ninten78 (on 06 August 2020)

112 000 000!


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siebensus4 (on 07 August 2020)

Another week safe above 300k. This is the 21st week in a row (since March 14)!