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Switch Sales Top 80 Million Units - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Feb 21-27

Switch Sales Top 80 Million Units - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Feb 21-27 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 March 2021 / 6,099 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 412,905 units sold for the week ending February 27, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 80.37 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 225,766 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5.87 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 107,519 units to bring their lifetime sales to 3.84 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 44,418 units, the Xbox One sold 20,305 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,371 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 167,684 units (68.4%). The PlayStation 4 is down 98,390 units (-68.9%), the Xbox One is down 37,274 units (-64.7%), and the 3DS is down 10,268 units (-88.2%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 412,905 (80,369,221)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 225,766 (5,865,794)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 107,519 (3,837,426)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 44,418 (115,107,617)
  5. Xbox One - 20,305 (49,907,620)
  6. 3DS - 1,371 (75,920,921)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 184,546
  2. PlayStation 5 - 78,562
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 63,213
  4. PlayStation 4 - 14,566
  5. Xbox One - 13,967
  6. 3DS - 369
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 94,017
  2. PlayStation 5 - 87,879
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,299
  4. PlayStation 4 - 22,413
  5. Xbox One - 4,900
  6. 3DS - 316
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 120,522
  2. PlayStation 5 - 53,344
  3. PlayStation 4 - 6,417
  4. Xbox Series X|S - 9,928
  5. Xbox One - 780
  6. 3DS - 859
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,820
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,981
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,079
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,022
  5. Xbox One - 658
  6. 3DS - 21

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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23 Comments
curl-6 (on 12 March 2021)

GBA and PSP be feeling that breath down their necks

  • +6
tripenfall curl-6 (on 14 March 2021)

Nintendo is doomed :)

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SanAndreasX curl-6 (on 14 March 2021)

I’ll be more impressed when the Switch blows past PS3/360.

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tripenfall SanAndreasX (on 16 March 2021)

Prepare to be impressed in the next few months..

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poroporo (on 12 March 2021)

Nice numbers all around. 80 million switches. 5.8M unicorns. Nintendo is doing exceptionally well considering limited parts supply.

  • +5
SanAndreasX (on 12 March 2021)

The Switch should pass the 7th gen HD twins before too much longer.

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SvenTheTurkey SanAndreasX (on 13 March 2021)

Very soon. 85 million or something?

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ireadtabloids (on 13 March 2021)

Next week the Switch will overtake the 3DS in Europe on the charts.

  • +3
icykai (on 12 March 2021)

What happened to Switch's japan sales. Are there shortages? Also, why is switch called "Nintendo switch" in europe? xD

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Chicho icykai (on 12 March 2021)

Cause Europe has more rules and regulations than anywhere else.

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Stuart23 icykai (on 13 March 2021)

Yeah they are having shortages. Most of march should also be a bit more quiet for the Switch despite remaining at 1st.

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Jumpin (on 12 March 2021)

Fabulous secret features were revealed to the public in late 2016. And since then, players held aloft their Switches and said... Now I'm playing with power! Cringer became the Mighty Battle Cat, and Switch became the most popular system in the universe.

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Original (on 12 March 2021)

From now on well see how Switch does compared to last years animal crossing hit

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SvenTheTurkey Original (on 12 March 2021)

My prediction is down in April year over year. Then about the same for the rest of the year.

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Stuart23 SvenTheTurkey (on 12 March 2021)

If the rumours about the 'Switch Pro' are real, it will be interesting to see how it will compete against thata season last year.

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Original Stuart23 (on 12 March 2021)

If a new switch model does get released this year that'll change it all

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SvenTheTurkey Original (on 12 March 2021)

If it's this calendar year, I'm expecting a quiet revision or something very modest.

Or else it's a 4k dlss dock.

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cinetici (on 13 March 2021)

why the xbox can´t supply as many consoles as sony since they are a bigger company?

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badskywalker cinetici (on 13 March 2021)

Bigger company doesn't mean more production lines for consoles.

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SvenTheTurkey cinetici (on 13 March 2021)

They're only able to produce as much as they made contracts for. The shortages made increased production unavailable.

No company can avoid the chip shortages. Doesn't matter what industry. If they have electronics in the product, they're probably affected.

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Alistair (on 13 March 2021)

What drives me nuts about this is that every Xbox that is available is sold out. Which means that if Xbox is selling less, they never put the resources in to building many of them. Kind of makes me anti-Xbox if Microsoft doesn't care about chasing marketshare.

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Amnesia Alistair (on 13 March 2021)

Maybe they underestimate how dumb can be people who can just not wait 2 months to buy their console.

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Elputoxd Alistair (on 13 March 2021)

Bruh in this same week in 2014 they sold 67k consoles, maybe they thought having 107k was enough. Maybe production is fucked. Miscalculations happen. I think that if Xbox had enough stock they could sell 140k or 150k consoles weekly.

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