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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 20 to 26 - Switch Sales Drop 100,000 Units Week-on-Week

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 20 to 26 - Switch Sales Drop 100,000 Units Week-on-Week - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 4,966 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 415,277 consoles sold for the week ending September 26, according to VGChartz estimates. Sales dropped nearly 100,000 units week-on-week as the previous week saw the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 148,550 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 30,381 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 9,059 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 52,443 units (-11.21%). The PlayStation 4 is down 76,435 units (-33.97%), the Xbox One is down 24,753 units (-44.90%), and the 3DS is down 5,252 units (-36.70%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 415,277 (65,302,877)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 148,550 (113,575,014)
  3. Xbox One - 30,381 (48,313,009)
  4. 3DS - 9,059 (75,805,655)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 176,811
  2. PlayStation 4 - 53,231
  3. Xbox One - 21,608
  4. 3DS - 3,302
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 123,321
  2. PlayStation 4 - 79,950
  3. Xbox One - 7,134
  4. 3DS - 1,592
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 99,525
  2. PlayStation 4 - 11,200
  3. 3DS - 4,041
  4. Xbox One - 364
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 15,620
  2. PlayStation 4 - 4,169
  3. Xbox One - 1,275
  4. 3DS - 124

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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 01 October 2020)

PS4 now hasn't sold more than Switch+XBO combined anymore with this update. That doesn't mean it's not doing great, PS4 is still doing pretty well for it's age.

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AFattyGamer (on 01 October 2020)

Congrats to Nintendo and the Nintendo Switch ;D! The Switch will keep on with the domination. I believe the Sony PS4 being at later parts of it's life now will be called a "legacy system" probably next year likely according to Sony as they gave that term to its PSVita when it too surpassed it's 5 year lifecycle. Sony PS4 is still selling well for being an old timer. However, Sony won't let Nintendo have all market share and glory. Sony PS5 is coming with a vengeance this November! 9th gen will erupt in chaos in 1 month :D!

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Sonmakodo AFattyGamer (on 01 October 2020)

How much longer do you think PS4 will remain in production. I don’t think it’ll hit 120 mill lifetime sold unless it stays in production for at least a few more years. It’s already in the process of slowing down dramatically and one next gen launches, regardless of how well PS5 does, it’ll slow down even more. Even moreso on top of that if the Switch Pro turns out to be real next year.

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AFattyGamer AFattyGamer (on 01 October 2020)

@Sonmakodo Well friend if I had to say, I think the Sony PS4 will be in production for another 4 years. Jim Ryan, head of Sony, has gone on record to state they'll support the PS4 for 3-4 more years when Sony was getting massive criticism for it's cross gen PS5 games. And yes sales are certainly slowing down for the PS4. It's successor the PS5 and the Switch will likely slow sales down further. But Sony will still support it. The PS4, as the technology becomes more and more cheaper for Sony to manufacture could experience some massive price drops these next 4 years. That with 3rd party devs still releasing their games on the PS4 along with the late adopters to 9th gen ... I say when the Sony PS4 retires in year 2024 the PS4 will have sold a 120+ million. Won't be easy but I think it's possible :D

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Original (on 01 October 2020)

Did the Nintendo switch just sold 410k again I believe it'll remain in 400k area from. Now on

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