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Switch Sells 468K, PS5 Sells 188K, XS Sells 88K - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 18-24

Switch Sells 468K, PS5 Sells 188K, XS Sells 88K - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 18-24 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 May 2021 / 5,812 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 468,130 units sold for the week ending April 24, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 84.41 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 187,660 units to bring its lifetime sales to 7.94 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 88,270 units to bring their lifetime sales to 4.75 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 38,784 units, the Xbox One sold 16,774 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 899 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 76,605 units (-14.1%). The PlayStation 4 is down 256,596 (-86.9%), the Xbox One is down 109,586 units (-86.7%), and the 3DS is down 11,212 units (-92.6%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 468,130 (84,411,652)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 187,660 (7,944,584)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 88,270 (4,750,658)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 38,784 (115,483,223)
  5. Xbox One - 16,774 (50,052,823)
  6. 3DS - 899 (75,931,185)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 201,057
  2. PlayStation 5 - 78,345
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 53,110
  4. PlayStation 4 - 14,299
  5. Xbox One - 11,647
  6. 3DS - 143
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 106,712
  2. PlayStation 5 - 67,415
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 25,182
  4. PlayStation 4 - 20,143
  5. Xbox One - 4,029
  6. 3DS - 176
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 141,384
  2. PlayStation 5 - 36,961
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,762
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,395
  5. Xbox One - 609
  6. 3DS - 565
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 18,977
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,939
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,216
  4. PlayStation 4 - 947
  5. Xbox One - 489
  6. 3DS - 15

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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13 Comments
Legit (on 06 May 2021)

Switch is 4 years and 2 months old and still doing this kinds of numbers everyweek without any high end revision damn

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trunkswd Legit (on 06 May 2021)

And it has yet to receive a price cut.

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super_etecoon trunkswd (on 06 May 2021)

I’m curious to know if this is the longest a console has gone without an initial price cut. Pretty sure it is.

  • +1

Good question. Hard to say. There's nothing else that comes to mind. But I couldn't say for sure.

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Kakadu18 super_etecoon (on 06 May 2021)

I'm pretty sure it is. No console ever sold 80mil units without a price cut.

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trunkswd Kakadu18 (on 06 May 2021)

Even if it gets a price cut I am betting it will be to $250 for OG Switch and $179 for Switch Lite.

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SvenTheTurkey trunkswd (on 06 May 2021)

At this point I wonder if it ever will. The Wii u did have a price cut once, but they rode that 300 dollar price tag til the end.

The calculus might end up being that a price cut won't increase sales enough to increase the total profit. So why bother?

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2zosteven trunkswd (on 06 May 2021)

And shortages.

  • -1
golfgt170 (on 06 May 2021)

seeing the numbers on ps5/Series X, makes me wonder if November 2020 was an appropriate time to release the new machines. Having to "feed" the masses with a meagre 300k (both ps/xbox) per week globally, is bad...

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SvenTheTurkey golfgt170 (on 06 May 2021)

Well it's hard to predict perfectly what will be going on with the tech and market. I agree, but I think they were just too far along to change course. Especially since neither sony nor microsoft wanted the other to launch first.

But as soon as they announced the systems, they were locked in. The gen 8 sales started to falter once the new systems were on the horizon.

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CheddarPlease (on 06 May 2021)

Damn, looks like the March bump for the PS5 has worn off. I wonder if it's because of increased shortages this month?

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trunkswd CheddarPlease (on 06 May 2021)

There were more shortages in Europe in April than in March.

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AFattyGamer (on 06 May 2021)

Do that redesign Sony ... I ain't feelin' numbers below 200k man. I know they felt that 10% stock drop these last few days cause I did :/

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