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PS5 Sales Top 5 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 24-30

PS5 Sales Top 5 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 24-30 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 February 2021 / 6,052 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 363,437 units sold for the week ending January 30, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 78.63 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 169,958 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5.01 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 98,020 units to bring their lifetime sales to 3.41 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 57,255 units, the Xbox One sold 19,981 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,318 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 108,719 units (42.7%). The PlayStation 4 is down 78,000 units (-57.7%), the Xbox One is down 21,320 units (-51.6%), and the 3DS is down 12,947 units (-90.8%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 363,437 (78,631,440)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 169,958 (5,005,078)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 98,020 (3,413,931)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 57,255 (114,934,524)
  5. Xbox One - 19,981 (49,631,052)
  6. 3DS - 1,318 (75,914,618)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 102,186
  2. PlayStation 5 - 69,958
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 57,696
  4. PlayStation 4 - 14,884
  5. Xbox One - 12,259
  6. 3DS - 338
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 85,980
  2. PlayStation 5 - 58,153
  3. PlayStation 4 - 32,375
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 27,428
  5. Xbox One - 6,010
  6. 3DS - 352
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 162,113
  2. PlayStation 5 - 35,521
  3. PlayStation 4 - 8,274
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 4,257
  5. Xbox One - 885
  6. 3DS - 602
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,158
  2. PlayStation 5 - 6,326
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,356
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,722
  5. Xbox One - 827
  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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10 Comments
INCITATUSBR (on 12 February 2021)

all the NS needed to do was to sell the same units as last year... but it is selling up ~40% each week.. wondering if it will be the best NS year...

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Amnesia INCITATUSBR (on 12 February 2021)

Don't forget the current fiscal year is not over, numbers need to be compared from the next first week of April 2021.

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SvenTheTurkey Amnesia (on 12 February 2021)

Well it's all arbitrary. Nintendo counts fiscal years. Vgchartz counts calendar years. As long as you aren't comparing one to the other, you can use either.

So like vgchartz already has the 2020 data. Nintendo doesn't. But as long as you're only using vgchartz data or only Nintendo's, you can still say which year is better or worse.

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Jumpin SvenTheTurkey (on 13 February 2021)

VG Chartz starting their year in January?
They’re sheep! Mere sheep!

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xMetroid Amnesia (on 12 February 2021)

Many have preferred counting calendar years since forever. It just makes more sense then how fiscal years are counted. This FY will be the biggest yea but 2021 could be bigger than 2020.

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siebensus4 (on 12 February 2021)

Just to put this in relation: PS4 and 3DS were both successful consoles with an average sale of 150k per week. Switch currently more than doubles this.

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HigHurtenflurst siebensus4 (on 12 February 2021)

PS4 averaged more than 150k per week in it's first year, in it's 4th (best) year it sustained 250k in non-holiday weeks.
But yes, Switch is beastly atm... only 1 week below 350k since March

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SKMBlake (on 12 February 2021)

I guess Xbox One will never reach 50 million.

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trunkswd SKMBlake (on 12 February 2021)

Xbox One will most likely cross 50 million. At its current rate of sales it would hit 50 million in just under 20 weeks.

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SKMBlake trunkswd (on 12 February 2021)

Yeah but if the sales keep slowing down, due mostly by tje fact that more Series S/X are available and the One S is being discontinued before june

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