Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Oct 4 to Oct 10 - Lifetime Switch Sales Top 66 Million

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Oct 4 to Oct 10 - Lifetime Switch Sales Top 66 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 October 2020 / 3,292 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 423,806 consoles sold for the week ending October 10, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 127,449 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 30,083 units and the Nintendo 3DS with 3,120 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 145,742 units (52.41%). The PlayStation 4 is down 69,466 units (-35.28%), the Xbox One is down 23,433 units (-43.79%), and the 3DS is down 11,195 units (-78.20%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 423,806 (66,137,717)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 127,449 (113,831,200)
  3. Xbox One - 30,083 (48,369,786)
  4. 3DS - 3,120 (75,813,181)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 151,873
  2. PlayStation 4 - 42,103
  3. Xbox One - 21,515
  4. 3DS - 1,096
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 111,556
  2. PlayStation 4 - 69,669
  3. Xbox One - 7,099
  4. 3DS - 868
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 145,185
  2. PlayStation 4 - 12,140
  3. 3DS - 1,070
  4. Xbox One - 345
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 15,192
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3,537
  3. Xbox One - 1,124
  4. 3DS - 86

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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16 Comments

YanisFromFrance (on 15 October 2020)

The Nintendo will oubviously outsell the PS4 and the PS5


JWeinCom (on 18 October 2020)

Way too early to make any prediction on the PS5.


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Original (on 15 October 2020)

Oh and did the Nintendo switch reach 66 million I'm sure it'll do 70+ million this year


Bofferbrauer2 (on 15 October 2020)

Try 75M+.

At current speed the Switch would reach 70M+ even without the boost from the holiday season.


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Original (on 16 October 2020)

@Bofferbrauer2 agreed


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Original (on 15 October 2020)

Switch is keeping that 400k mark really well. But it's still suffering from stock issues


AFattyGamer (on 15 October 2020)

Hold up hold up ... Nintendo Switch keeping up the 400k is impressive but Sony PS4 is still keeping over 100k sales?! Don't doubt Sony. Sony PS5 is right around the corner in a few more weeks and the PS4 still has yet to feign down to 50k globally yet. I'm warning y'all don't sleep on Sony these next 4 weeks. It's about to get crazy.


Sonmakodo (on 15 October 2020)

The only reason why it's still above 100k is because of Europe. It's doing abysmal in Japan at this point and it's assuringly reaching that point in NA and the rest of the world. Once Europe moves on completely than its over. It'll end above 115 mill lifetime probably but it won't reach 120.


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YanisFromFrance (on 15 October 2020)

Yeah I think the Nintendo Switch will reach 120-130 millions and the PS5 will reach 115


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AFattyGamer (on 15 October 2020)

Don't sleep on Sony y'all ... Don't poke the sleeping giant ^>^


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Original (on 15 October 2020)

The only reason PS4 is keeping 100k cuz every new Sony games is also releasing on it even demon souls re ( a lot leaks suggest)


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Bofferbrauer2 (on 15 October 2020)

I'd say you're the one poking the sleeping giant here AFattyGamer by downplaying Nintendo...


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Sogreblute (on 15 October 2020)

Sure it's still doing 100K a week, but that's mainly due to two things.
1. Europe. It's still doing well over there, but it has dropped a lot in NA and Japan. It's only a matter of time until Europe drops too.
2. Games. A lot of the most popular games (or most anticipated games) are still coming to PS4, even Sony titles. COD, FIFA, Miles Morales, Horizon 2, etc. With that some people will just pick up a cheaper PS4 to play those games.


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AFattyGamer (on 15 October 2020)

Everything is excuses with Sony's success I see ... Ok fellas. I see how it is.


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heavenmercenary01 (on 16 October 2020)

No one is denying Sony's dominance in home consoles' market. It has shown its toughness and supremacy through all the passing generations, starting from the PS1 to the latest PS4, and we are pretty sure that PS5 will do as well as its predecessors.
What comments above are mentionning, are not excuses but facts in reality.
The thing that bothers me the most, is that every Nintendo success needs to be minimized by everyone, as Nintendo consoles has to be looked down on considering them as sub-consoles, thus leading to an overrated system with undeserved success, generating all that hate around the switch.
The switch is very popular despite all the lazyness of its manufacturer and i hope it continues to sell like hot cakes.
I hope also that the PS5 does well. I hope that both sytems grow without affecting/harming each other which is feasible.
No one did expect the sales of the switch this year. That same exact way, no one can assume that next gen will affect it.
So let's hope for a better future for the gaming industry and stop that pointless rivalry, afterall, we concretely have nothing to win (nor to lose) if one party won through a generation or lost.


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JWeinCom (on 18 October 2020)

Week ending October 12,2013, PS3 sold 129K and XBox 360 sold 85K. About a month before the Switch game out the 3DS which was at just about its 7th birthday like the PS4 is now was at 93K. A month before the 3DS, the DS was still at around 200K. PSP was over 100K a week before the Vita came out.

You're claiming its impressive that PS4 sales haven't dropped below 50K yet, but since the XBox 360 launch, only three systems actually did drop below 50K before their successor, the Wii, Wii U, and XBox One.

So... the PS4 is doing a bit above average, but nothing terribly impressive. Nobody needs to make excuses, you just presented an incredibly unimpressive feat as though it were something special.


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