PS5 Launches in Europe to Record Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 15-21 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2020 / 17,710 Views
The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console with 1,001,572 consoles sold for the week ending November 21, according to VGChartz estimates.
The PS5 launched in Europe and the rest of the world during this week. The next-generation console sold 723,341 units in Europe in its launch week. This is bigger than the PS4, which sold 706,948 units in Europe in its launch week in 2013.
Microsoft's next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, in its second week saw sales fall to 252,262. This is to be expected as the console was sold out in its first week and second-week figures pretty much are the same as consoles shipped. The Xbox One sold 454,423 units in its second week, however, the console was not sold out after its first week, and week two included Black Friday.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are expected to be severely supply constrained through at least early 2021 as any consoles that become available have been quickly selling out.
The Nintendo Switch was the second best-selling console with sales of 827,941 consoles sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 123,614 units, the Xbox One sold 49,361 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 4,311 units.
Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 228,421 units (38.1%). The PlayStation 4 is down 305,458 units (-71.19%), the Xbox One is down 48,654 units (-49.64%), and the 3DS is down 22,704 units (-84.0%).
Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):
- PlayStation 5 - 1,001,572 (2,485,482)
- Switch - 827,941 (69,854,990)
- Xbox Series X|S - 252,262 (1,597,648)
- PlayStation 4 - 123,614 (114,019,854)
- Xbox One - 49,361 (48,598,031)
- 3DS - 4,311 (75,878,298)
- Switch - 326,651
- Xbox Series X|S - 150,908
- PlayStation 5 - 142,081
- Xbox One - 37,832
- PlayStation 4 - 37,001
- 3DS - 902
- PlayStation 5 - 723,341 - NEW
- Nintendo Switch - 238,815
- Xbox Series X|S - 82,073
- PlayStation 4 - 76,798
- Xbox One - 9,219
- 3DS - 2,572
- Switch - 228,755
- PlayStation 5 - 118,779
- Xbox Series X|S - 7,030
- PlayStation 4 - 6,703
- 3DS - 730
- Xbox One - 345
- Switch - 33,720
- PlayStation 5 - 17,371
- Xbox Series X|S - 12,251
- PlayStation 4 - 3,112
- Xbox One - 1,965
- 3DS - 107
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 email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.