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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Rise With Extra Shipments - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 17-23

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Rise With Extra Shipments - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 17-23 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 February 2021 / 6,498 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 355,568 units sold for the week ending January 23, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 78.25 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 184,884 units to bring its lifetime sales to 4.83 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 89,860 units to bring their lifetime sales to 3.28 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 67,142 units, the Xbox One sold 22,459 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,215 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 107,050 units (43.1%). The PlayStation 4 is down 68,282 units (-50.4%), the Xbox One is down 17,569 units (-43.9%), and the 3DS is down 13,235 units (-91.6%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 355,568 (78,245,003)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 184,884 (4,833,120)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 89,860 (3,276,211)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 67,142 (114,877,269)
  5. Xbox One - 22,459 (49,558,071)
  6. 3DS - 1,215 (75,913,300)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 98,745
  2. PlayStation 5 - 78,672
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 58,648
  4. PlayStation 4 - 17,268
  5. Xbox One - 14,403
  6. 3DS - 358
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 87,983
  2. PlayStation 5 - 75,277
  3. PlayStation 4 - 39,306
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 25,264
  5. Xbox One - 6,375
  6. 3DS - 353
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 155,293
  2. PlayStation 5 - 23,640
  3. PlayStation 4 - 8,879
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 3,053
  5. Xbox One - 888
  6. 3DS - 481
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,547
  2. PlayStation 5 - 7,295
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,895
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,689
  5. Xbox One - 793
  6. 3DS - 23

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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9 Comments
trunkswd (on 03 February 2021)

We got some new information about the Xbox Series X|S sales and have adjusted lifetime sales up.

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Maluigi (on 03 February 2021)

It is interesting that the XBO is not as much down as the PS4.

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Chicho Maluigi (on 03 February 2021)

The difference in percentage is 6.5 so is not a big difference.

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Maluigi Chicho (on 03 February 2021)

But the difference was there since the launch of the new consoles.

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SvenTheTurkey Maluigi (on 03 February 2021)

What are you suggesting the reason is? Or just pointing out the anomaly?

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Maluigi SvenTheTurkey (on 04 February 2021)

I don’t know the reason yet. So I‘m just pointing out the anomaly, yes.

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mjk45 Maluigi (on 04 February 2021)

It is most likely due to Sony freeing up space for PS5 by using PS4's Japanese plants and certain SKUs being discontinued adds to that theory,

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siebensus4 (on 04 February 2021)

Switch should stay above 300k worldwide for the next weeks. 3D World and Bravely Default II are coming soon and Monster Hunter will push hardware sales way above 500k for a short time.

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Real (on 03 February 2021)

Guess it's going to back to normal again

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