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Switch Dominates Cyber Monday Week - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 29-Dec 5

Switch Dominates Cyber Monday Week - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 29-Dec 5 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 December 2020 / 7,434 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 1,275,788 units sold for the week ending December 5, according to VGChartz estimates. The sales figures for this week include Cyber Monday.

The PlayStation 5 is in its fourth week available in North America, Oceania, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, and is in its third week in Europe and the rest of the world. The console sold an estimated 336,274 units to bring its lifetime sales to 3,368,098 units. 

The Xbox Series X|S is in its fourth week worldwide and is the fourth best-selling console. The consoles sold an estimated 160,896 units to bring their lifetime sales to 1,817,303 units.

It should be noted the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S continues to be supply-constrained in most markets, which will likely continue through early 2021.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 160,704 units, the Xbox One sold 91,009 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 4,559 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 92,065 units (7.8%). The PlayStation 4 is down 367,995 units (-69.6%), the Xbox One is down 275,355 units (-75.2%), and the 3DS is down 57,367 units (-92.6%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 1,275,788 (72,179,419)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 336,274 (3,368,098)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 160,896 (1,817,303)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 160,704 (114,360,654)
  5. Xbox One - 91,009 (48,791,477)
  6. 3DS - 4,559 (75,893,739)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 549,686
  2. PlayStation 5 - 119,910
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 98,802
  4. Xbox One - 71,396
  5. PlayStation 4 - 63,944
  6. 3DS - 2,481
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 350,474
  2. PlayStation 5 - 158,712
  3. PlayStation 4 - 86,695
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 52,058
  5. Xbox One - 17,064
  6. 3DS - 1,261
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 284,978
  2. PlayStation 5 - 26,421
  3. PlayStation 4 - 6,608
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 5,144
  5. 3DS - 699
  6. Xbox One - 359
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 42,133
  2. PlayStation 5 - 31,231
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,892
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,457
  5. Xbox One - 2,190
  6. 3DS - 118

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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21 Comments
SKMBlake (on 17 December 2020)

Come on Billy, we agreed the figures would be at least 1.5 million for the Switch, I have a bet to win

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Original SKMBlake (on 17 December 2020)

What do you mean ?

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Tridrakious (on 17 December 2020)

Sony selling 2 to 1 vs Xbox Series platforms.

I wonder if this is the baseline for how many PS5's they can get produced and shipped out on a weekly basis until demand slows down.

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siebensus4 (on 17 December 2020)

PS5 sold 336K, PS4 is down 367K compared to last year. Ouch.

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SvenTheTurkey siebensus4 (on 17 December 2020)

That's the trade-off. The ps5 thriving is accelerating the end of the ps4. It will still do alright this holiday though. But I think sales will really start to falter as ps5 becomes more easily available.

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MastermindPT siebensus4 (on 20 December 2020)

PS4 still sold the same numbers as the XBox X/S globaly

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Original (on 17 December 2020)

Did the Nintendo switch just sold 1.2 million in 7 days !!!!

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trunkswd Original (on 17 December 2020)

That is the holiday season for you.

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MastermindPT (on 19 December 2020)

LOL at MS, the PS4 selling the same numbers as the XBox X/S globaly

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holzi (on 19 December 2020)

The crazy thing is that Switch still is supply constrained in Europe. It's pretty easy to find Switch Lite Systems, they have dozens in every store I know, but the regular Switch is not easy to find right now. Even Ring Fit sold out in large parts of Europe again.

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holzi holzi (on 19 December 2020)

Another thing to note is that in my home country Series S seems to be outselling the PS5 due to larger supply.

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AFattyGamer (on 17 December 2020)

Sony is still nerfed by PS5 supply. Nintendo Switch still reigning supreme. Now the Sony PS4 ... The glorious old champion. Still selling almost as good as Microsoft's newly released 9th gen console. Wow. Good numbers all around.

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Jumpin (on 17 December 2020)

Wow! Sony manufactures fake demand even worse than Nintendo =)

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MastermindPT Jumpin (on 19 December 2020)

And MS will keep hiding the sales numbers this GEN as they did last GEN.

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INCITATUSBR (on 17 December 2020)

can Switch pass 3DS sales still in this year?

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Kakadu18 INCITATUSBR (on 17 December 2020)

yes.

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Original INCITATUSBR (on 17 December 2020)

Yess

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SvenTheTurkey INCITATUSBR (on 17 December 2020)

Can it? Yes. Will it? We'll see. I have a feeling it might not make it until January. 1.3 million every week would get the switch there just barely. Only 3 weeks left to be reported before the first few days of January.

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dmillos32 INCITATUSBR (on 17 December 2020)

The last three weeks last year for the NS were 1,369,224, 1,554,176, 926,543. If it manages to match those values then it would surpass the 3ds. I believe that it is highly probable that it will.

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