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PS5 Launches in Europe to Record Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 15-21

PS5 Launches in Europe to Record Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 15-21 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2020 / 14,399 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%).

PS5 Sales, Xbox Series X and S Sales, Switch Sales

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 1,001,572 (2,485,482)
  2. Switch - 827,941 (69,854,990)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 252,262 (1,597,648)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 123,614 (114,019,854)
  5. Xbox One - 49,361 (48,598,031)
  6. 3DS - 4,311 (75,878,298)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 326,651
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 150,908
  3. PlayStation 5 - 142,081
  4. Xbox One - 37,832
  5. PlayStation 4 - 37,001
  6. 3DS - 902
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 723,341 - NEW
  2. Nintendo Switch - 238,815
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 82,073
  4. PlayStation 4 - 76,798
  5. Xbox One - 9,219
  6. 3DS - 2,572
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 228,755
  2. PlayStation 5 - 118,779
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 7,030
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,703
  5. 3DS - 730
  6. Xbox One - 345
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 33,720
  2. PlayStation 5 - 17,371
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,251
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,112
  5. Xbox One - 1,965
  6. 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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16 Comments
Dahum (on 30 November 2020)

Powerful beginning for the PS5 worldwide being over a million 2 weeks in a row with its staggered launch!

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Random_Matt (on 30 November 2020)

Damn, bloodbath.

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SvenTheTurkey Random_Matt (on 30 November 2020)
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SvenTheTurkey Random_Matt (on 01 December 2020)

Not really sure why everyone hated my comment. There's a list of numbers. Not just two.

Current gen vs last? Comparing the two sold out consoles? I don't know what the bloodbath is.

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fauzman (on 01 December 2020)

The PS5 is doing amazingly well but I am also very surprised that the Switch is beating it out in the US, Asia and Oceania. I also note that the X series is doing tfairly badly in Europe with sales barely above PS4.

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SuperNintend0rk fauzman (on 01 December 2020)

It's because of low stock. PS5 and Xbox Series would be the top 2 sellers if they had enough stock.

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AFattyGamer (on 30 November 2020)

Sony to the competition: "Y'all must've forgot who I was."

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SvenTheTurkey AFattyGamer (on 01 December 2020)

Xbox and ps are both sold out. We'll never know how much better the Xbox could have done.

But it's a launch during the holiday season. I think everyone expected high sales.

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siebensus4 (on 30 November 2020)

This should be enough for Switch to outsell 3DS lifetime sales this year.

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MastermindPT (on 05 December 2020)

Here in Europe (I´m from Portugal), you can still find Xbox X on shelves, not the same with PS5, they don't even get to the shelves, they go strait from the new stock on the wereouse to the hands of the customers. I'm sure history will repeat it self on this gen PS5 will sell 3:1 against the Xbox X on life time sales-

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Tridrakious (on 01 December 2020)

So based on these estimates, the PS5 moved over 2.5 million units in 2 weeks.

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Ashadelo (on 02 December 2020)

2.5 million in two weeks? cant wait for the readjustments

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shikamaru317 (on 30 November 2020)

Hopefully MS purposefully held back some stock for week 3, black friday week. If they didn't, and they were really only able to ship 250k this week, then they need to ramp up production asap.

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Manlytears (on 30 November 2020)

Are Series X/S numbers correct?? I mean, are xbox hardware productions so low? Cause i'm sure they can sell as much as they can produce, Phil Spencer also confirms this.

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HigHurtenflurst Manlytears (on 30 November 2020)

Well it is an estimate, but if they truly sold 100% of the launch stock, 250k in a week is not a small production number, it would amount to 13mil produced in 1 year. Add that to the 1mil+ launch stockpile would mean first year shipments of over 14mil.

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