Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 27 to Oct 3 - Switch Sales Remain Above 400,000 Units

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 27 to Oct 3 - Switch Sales Remain Above 400,000 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 October 2020 / 2,815 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 411,034 consoles sold for the week ending October 3, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 128,737 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 26,694 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 4,406 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 94,944 units (30.04%). The PlayStation 4 is down 64,898 units (-33.52%), the Xbox One is down 21,136 units (-44.19%), and the 3DS is down 10,173 units (-69.78%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 411,034 (65,713,911)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 128,737 (113,703,751)
  3. Xbox One - 26,694 (48,339,703)
  4. 3DS - 4,406 (75,810,061)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 166,446
  2. PlayStation 4 - 41,354
  3. Xbox One - 18,819
  4. 3DS - 1,398
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 111,013
  2. PlayStation 4 - 69,574
  3. Xbox One - 6,526
  4. 3DS - 1,317
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 119,914
  2. PlayStation 4 - 14,043
  3. 3DS - 1,594
  4. Xbox One - 321
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,661
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,766
  3. Xbox One - 1,028
  4. 3DS - 97

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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14 Comments

aris4me (on 08 October 2020)

Nintendo shows always the way :) 30 million is completely doable!


Slownenberg (on 08 October 2020)

Wow. 3 months to go and Switch is at 17 million for the year. 29 million or even 30 million seem to be in the cards this year.


SanAndreasX (on 08 October 2020)

In other news, the PS4 has dipped slightly below 50% total marketshare for the PS4, Switch, and X1. Not many would have seen that coming just a couple of years ago.


Rob5VGC (on 08 October 2020)

Thats fine. Its still over 50% when compared to Wii U and Xbox One.


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Jumpin (on 08 October 2020)

This is based on VGC's lifetime comparison, and they replaced Wii U with the Switch all the way back in early 2017.


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Original (on 08 October 2020)

I knew Switch will keep that 400k from now on


Bofferbrauer2 (on 08 October 2020)

Another week, another 400k+


Sonmakodo (on 08 October 2020)

The quarter probably ended with 66+ million sold. I can see Q3 and the year itself ending with 75+ mill easily thanks to Super Mario 3D All Stars, Mario Kart Live Home Curcuit, Steve in Smash, the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon and most importantly Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity. Supporting titles from third parties, especially Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory and Immortals Fenyx Rising will help.


holzi (on 09 October 2020)

Without any games of note, the Switch just sold 400K again. It's pretty clear that the only thing between Nintendo and 75 Million consoles sold by the end of this year is stock limitations. And 75 Million after less than 4 years is incredibly impressive. Looks like the Switch will be the most successful home console ever for Nintendo, beating the Wii by probably a huge margin.


garretslarrity (on 08 October 2020)

.....Did something come out that week? Or is it selling like that just because?


Eagle367 (on 09 October 2020)

Just because


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Chicho (on 09 October 2020)

a restock came out


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AFattyGamer (on 08 October 2020)

Nintendo Switch will dominate all of October ;) November and December is what I'm most curious to see


Sonmakodo (on 08 October 2020)

The quarter probably ended with 66+ million sold. I can see Q3 and the year itself ending with 75+ mill easily thanks to Super Mario 3D All Stars, Mario Kart Live Home Curcuit, Steve in Smash, the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon and most importantly Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity. Supporting titles from third parties, especially Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory and Immortals Fenyx Rising will help.