Worldwide Hardware Estimates for August 1 to 8 - Switch Continues Dominance

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for August 1 to 8 - Switch Continues Dominance - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 August 2020 / 3,317 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 429,779 consoles sold for the week ending August 8, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 147,455 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 35,654 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 5,047 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 250,261 units (139.41%). The PlayStation 4 is down 36,706 units (-19.93%), the Xbox One is up 2,691 units (8.16%), and the 3DS is down 13,120 units (-72.22%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 429,779 (62,508,654)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 147,455 (112,649,643)
  3. Xbox One - 35,654 (48,346,104)
  4. 3DS - 5,047 (75,766,025)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 116,778
  2. PlayStation 4 - 48,162
  3. Xbox One - 23,882
  4. 3DS - 2,717
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 93,668
  2. PlayStation 4 - 79,191
  3. Xbox One - 8,578
  4. 3DS - 1,302
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 209,047
  2. PlayStation 4 - 15,939
  3. 3DS - 941
  4. Xbox One - 524
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,286
  2. PlayStation 4 - 4,163
  3. Xbox One - 2,670
  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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9 Comments

Maluigi (on 13 August 2020)

Switch ahead in Europe. :)


Eagle367 (on 13 August 2020)

I think it's time for switch to be above the PS4 for every week everywhere. And I think the switch will be ahead of the ps5 and XboxSeX next year as well;


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OTBWY (on 13 August 2020)

Switch has finally overtaken PS4 in Europe.


SanAndreasX (on 13 August 2020)

Switch is a beast. And it's been a long time since a home system has sold that well in Japan.


Original (on 13 August 2020)

Switch sold the most in Europe awsome


Original (on 14 August 2020)

Did Nintendo switch just sold 430k in seven days !!!


xMetroid (on 14 August 2020)

During the summer without any release in a month? Yes, it's crazy lmao


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YanisFromFrance (on 13 August 2020)

Nintendo is just very powerful in Western Europe morte than PlayStation , and PlayStation is more powerful in east


YanisFromFrance (on 13 August 2020)

more* sorry my french it's because of my keyboard


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