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Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 4 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 7-13

Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 4 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 7-13 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2021 / 8,618 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 425,124 units sold for the week ending March 13, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 81.22 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 222,001 units to bring its lifetime sales to 6.40 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 95,989 units to bring their lifetime sales to 4.04 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 40,376 units, the Xbox One sold 18,774 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,567 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 43,733 units (11.5%). The PlayStation 4 is down 191,935 units (-82.6%), the Xbox One is down 85,983 units (-82.1%), and the 3DS is down 11,260 units (-87.9%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 425,124 (81,217,962)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 222,001 (6,296,634)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 95,989 (4,040,062)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 40,376 (115,191,359)
  5. Xbox One - 18,774 (49,945,628)
  6. 3DS - 1,567 (75,923,941)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 194,715
  2. PlayStation 5 - 81,641
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 54,586
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,306
  5. Xbox One - 12,733
  6. 3DS - 353
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 107,508
  2. PlayStation 5 - 81,686
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 29,544
  4. PlayStation 4 - 20,917
  5. Xbox One - 4,708
  6. 3DS - 308
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 107,151
  2. PlayStation 5 - 53,758
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 8,017
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,299
  5. 3DS - 884
  6. Xbox One - 750
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 15,750
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,916
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,842
  4. PlayStation 4 - 854
  5. Xbox One - 583
  6. 3DS - 22

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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27 Comments
SKMBlake (on 25 March 2021)

Congrats to Switch's #10 all time spot ! Next week #9

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SvenTheTurkey SKMBlake (on 25 March 2021)

Yeah. But didn't it pass the psp a couple weeks ago? Should be able to pass the gba next week though.

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badskywalker SvenTheTurkey (on 25 March 2021)

On the site PSP sales are 81.09 million, and there aren't any exact shipments for it elsewhere, the range is 80-82 million if I remember correctly

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Kakadu18 badskywalker (on 25 March 2021)

Yeah, it's slightly behind the GBA afaik.

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SvenTheTurkey badskywalker (on 25 March 2021)

Gotcha. I thought it was 80 rather than 81. Misremembered.

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SanAndreasX (on 25 March 2021)

Switch is gunning for 360 and PS3 now.

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SvenTheTurkey SanAndreasX (on 25 March 2021)

Between the end of summer and the holidays.

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badskywalker SvenTheTurkey (on 25 March 2021)

Eh, I'd say late summer at worst at this point, if the Switch Averages 350K units per week it would wind up being about 18 weeks or so. 18 weeks is about 4 months, which would be July.

87.41 (PS3) - 81.22 (NS) = 6.19
6.19/.35 = 17.68
18 weeks from today would be July 29, but this is 18 weeks from March 13 which would July 17

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SKMBlake badskywalker (on 26 March 2021)

The Switch sells +400k every week before Monster Hunter, so I don't know why it should have an average of 350k per week

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badskywalker SKMBlake (on 26 March 2021)

I don't expect it to, I chose a lower number to show how it is unlikely to take till the end of summer, and that even if we lowball the switch it would only take till mid-summer

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SvenTheTurkey badskywalker (on 27 March 2021)

For some reason I thought they were closer to 90m. And I might as well have said October the way I phrased it. Lol. I was actually thinking more like September. But you're probably right.

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Genuine (on 25 March 2021)

Monster Switch

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SvenTheTurkey Genuine (on 25 March 2021)

Nah. That's what you should call it the week ending on the 27th.

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Ninhut (on 26 March 2021)

I think that the switch is currently at 84.1 million because on 12/30/2020 ed were already 79.89 million and this year 4.2 million

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Kakadu18 Ninhut (on 26 March 2021)

VGC's estimates are sold through, the number from Nintendo is shipped units.

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JoshuaZC Kakadu18 (on 27 March 2021)

Yes, that's true. Actually, in my opinion, VGC may have overestimated the sales of the switch, since Nintendo has their own sellthrough estimates at only (more than) 74 million as of the 4th week of December 2020. Well, we don't know how much more than 74m, but at least that means no more than 75m. Therefore, based on this, plus the 4.2m estimate this year, the sellthrough of NS now should be around 79m, which has not surpassed the 80m milestone.

PS: You can find this data in the nintendo jp official IR page, there is a file "Financial Results Explanatory Material" released at Feb. 1, 2021.

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Kakadu18 JoshuaZC (on 28 March 2021)

Their estimates have always been inacurate, just like their forecasts are usually lowballing the Switch. They were expecting to sell 19 million units in the fiscal year that ends on March 31st 2021.

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Juanita (on 25 March 2021)

222000 PS5
95000 xsx/s

WTF!

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eddy7eddy Juanita (on 25 March 2021)

Supposedly XSX is harder to produce.

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SvenTheTurkey eddy7eddy (on 25 March 2021)

I think they just didn't buy enough manufacturing. Or rather not as much. When they were planning the production, they probably didn't anticipate the production line being all booked up. Normally both companies could have ramped up production by now. There's just no time in the factories available.

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Juanita eddy7eddy (on 25 March 2021)

Sure xD

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eddy7eddy Juanita (on 26 March 2021)

Yep, is mainly because PS5 doesn't have full RDNA 2 integration and Xbox Series X|S Do.

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Juanita eddy7eddy (on 26 March 2021)

The PS5 use rdna2.

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TRU3_100 eddy7eddy (on 26 March 2021)

Its funny how full RDNA 2 keeps being used as the excuse when its really the problem

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eddy7eddy TRU3_100 (on 27 March 2021)

Could be the same right? Their excuse and problem haha.

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siebensus4 Juanita (on 26 March 2021)

Both consoles sell the same like their particular predecessors. It seems that Microsoft missed the chance to do a better start this gen.

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MastermindPT siebensus4 (on 28 March 2021)

Yes, it will be the same as last GEN, PS5 will sell at least 2x more than XBoxX. Here in Europe you can easily find XBoxX on shelves, and not a single PS5, they are selling like hot bread, the stock disapeares in seconds, and they never get to the shelves.

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