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PS5 Sales Near 5M, Switch Remains Best-Seller - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 10-16

PS5 Sales Near 5M, Switch Remains Best-Seller - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 10-16 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2021 / 8,598 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 434,438 units sold for the week ending January 16, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 77.89 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 127,712 units to bring its lifetime sales to 4.95 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 76,525 units to bring their lifetime sales to 2.80 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 68,133 units, the Xbox One sold 23,812 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,361 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 153,976 units (54.9%). The PlayStation 4 is down 70,263 units (-50.8%), the Xbox One is down 17,371 units (-42.2%), and the 3DS is down 14,587 units (-91.5%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 434,438 (77,889,435)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 127,712 (4,945,236)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 76,525 (2,801,306)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 68,133 (114,970,127)
  5. Xbox One - 23,812 (49,535,612)
  6. 3DS - 1,361 (75,912,085)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 104,250
  2. PlayStation 5 - 68,343
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 54,177
  4. PlayStation 4 - 18,155
  5. Xbox One - 15,608
  6. 3DS - 387
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 91,866
  2. PlayStation 5 - 43,615
  3. PlayStation 4 - 39,047
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 18,340
  5. Xbox One - 6,516
  6. 3DS - 366
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 220,668
  2. PlayStation 5 - 11,330
  3. PlayStation 4 - 9,248
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 1,774
  5. Xbox One - 856
  6. 3DS - 582
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,654
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,424
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,234
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,683
  5. Xbox One - 832
  6. 3DS - 26

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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15 Comments
Real (on 28 January 2021)

Switch is up almost 55% from last year and new games haven't even started to release yet

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Maluigi (on 28 January 2021)

Team 2021 can be very confident. Switch is still going strong.

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Kakadu18 Maluigi (on 28 January 2021)

Lmao yes!

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Random_Matt (on 29 January 2021)

Europe given up on Xbox it seems.

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shikamaru317 (on 28 January 2021)

The Xbox Series and PS5 production numbers seem truly terrible now. Since we know they are selling every console they ship still, it basically means that they only managed to produce and ship 76k Xbox Series and 127k PS5's that week. If they can't get these shipment numbers up soon, we're looking at like May or June before you can walk into a retailer and find an Xbox Series or PS5 sitting on a shelf, at least here in the US.

Maybe this is just a delayed effect from the factory workers where the consoles are produced getting weeks off for Christmas and New Years, consoles produced in late December wouldn't reach the west for at least a week if they are being sent by cargo ships instead of by plane. But hopefully these numbers pick up soon, they were bad last week and even worse this week.

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Real shikamaru317 (on 28 January 2021)

I hope series x recovers from stock issues it's a great console for value

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kenjab shikamaru317 (on 28 January 2021)

It's a chip/superconductor shortage that will go until the 2nd half of the year: https://www.vgchartz.com/article/447157/ps5-and-xbox-series-xs-supply-issues-expected-to-run-through-first-half-of-2021/

That said, I've seen PS5 and XBS stock back online more often since last week, so hopefully numbers will begin to improve some with next week's numbers.

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SvenTheTurkey (on 28 January 2021)

Is 400,000 going to be the weekly baseline for switch this year? If so, that's 21,000,000 if you don't even count on the holidays.

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RolStoppable SvenTheTurkey (on 28 January 2021)

This week includes the final days of Japan's holiday season, so the numbers here don't constitute a global baseline yet. The following week for which we already have Famitsu sales data has Switch at 110k, so ~60k lower. A global baseline of 400k+ is too optimistic.

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OTBWY RolStoppable (on 28 January 2021)

3D world will help a little.

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Sonmakodo OTBWY (on 28 January 2021)

February, March and April should be BIG months for Switch. Super Mario 3D World + Bowsers Fury, Bravely Default II, Persona 5 Strikers, Monster Hunter Rise and New Pokémon Snap combined with Mario Edition Switch and Monster Hunter Rise Edition Switch units are gonna do more than “a little “ as long as Nintendo has the supply.

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TheBraveGallade RolStoppable (on 28 January 2021)

so a global baseline of around 350k-300k.
OFC the baseline might jump a LOT when MHR realeses.

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SvenTheTurkey RolStoppable (on 28 January 2021)

Yeah I saw the next week for Japan a little after. That makes sense. I had thought they were out of their holiday already. So probably around 300k is about right when there aren't any big games releasing.

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xMetroid (on 28 January 2021)

Kinda weird to see US and EU for Switch so close

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