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PS5 Sales Top 8 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 25-May 1

PS5 Sales Top 8 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 25-May 1 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 May 2021 / 5,340 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 494,775 units sold for the week ending May 1, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 84.88 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 177,093 units to bring its lifetime sales to 8.04 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 81,822 units to bring their lifetime sales to 4.81 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 34,484 units, the Xbox One sold 15,199 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 804 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 50,113 units (11.3%). The PlayStation 4 is down 205,513 (-85.6%), the Xbox One is down 88,503 units (-85.3%), and the 3DS is down 11,217 units (-93.3%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 494,775 (84,880,177)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 177,093 (8,039,717)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 81,822 (4,814,160)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 34,484 (115,517,965)
  5. Xbox One - 15,199 (50,067,139)
  6. 3DS - 804 (75,931,989)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 186,080
  2. PlayStation 5 - 69,784
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 50,097
  4. PlayStation 4 - 12,156
  5. Xbox One - 10,737
  6. 3DS - 121
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 92,256
  2. PlayStation 5 - 55,867
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 21,832
  4. PlayStation 4 - 17,479
  5. Xbox One - 3,399
  6. 3DS - 137
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 199,313
  2. PlayStation 5 - 46,970
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,725
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,938
  5. Xbox One - 588
  6. 3DS - 534
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,126
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,472
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,168
  4. PlayStation 4 - 911
  5. Xbox One - 475
  6. 3DS - 12

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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19 Comments
javi741 (on 13 May 2021)

500k wtf!!! After remembering the 30k weekly the Wii U was doing id never thought that a Nintendo console could get back to 500k on a standard week. But here we are

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bamf (on 13 May 2021)

The sales are showing that consoles are here to stay and will prove that in the future generations, we will still be wanting console gaming and not this streaming crap.
Amazing how with chip shortages, the ps5 still is selling like it is. Switch sales are also showing that gamers have been deprived of a hand held console

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Trentonater bamf (on 13 May 2021)

The issue with semiconductor shortages isn't that there are fewer electronics being made. Production has increased across the board but factories are at 100% capacity thanks to demand. THe demand is so high that at the moment there is no way for production to increase even more to match.

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aris4me (on 13 May 2021)

Wow switch almost 500!

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SanAndreasX (on 14 May 2021)

So is Switch going to pass 360 by the end of the month?

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Kakadu18 SanAndreasX (on 14 May 2021)

Yes.

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Legit (on 13 May 2021)

Switch almost did 500k so surprised you know guess people still care about the little tablet good for Nintendo

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Greenfox (on 14 May 2021)

Switch sales on March 31 reach 84,59. In May 1 only 84,88? Less than 500k in just one month? There are any error?

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dmillos Greenfox (on 14 May 2021)

Hi @Greenfox, I think the 84,59M you are refering to is the Total shipped units that Nintendo announced. 84,88M is the VGChartz estimate of how many units have been bought by consumers. Therefore by march 31, VGChartz estimated that out of the 84,59M units shipped, 82,5M had been sold to consumers. This means that VGChartz estimates that in the past 5 weeks the Switch has sold to consumers about 2,4M units. This 2M gap between shipped and sold is a healthy estimate of how many consoles are currently in transition from factories to the different stores worldwide.

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Greenfox dmillos (on 14 May 2021)

Great, thanks for the reply!

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siebensus4 (on 13 May 2021)

Another week where PS4 is down more units YoY than PS5 has sold.

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SKMBlake (on 13 May 2021)

I guess the PS5 total will quickly become x2 as the Xbox

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Alistair SKMBlake (on 14 May 2021)

and what is so ridiculous is the xbox is out of stock, so that means microsoft is manufacturing half as many, which is inexcusable, they just don't care to sell the most anymore... i hope they get their manufacturing improved and introduce a $400 digital only Series X and lower the price on the S this fall

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Trentonater Alistair (on 14 May 2021)

Microsoft didn't expect much demand. Going off of previous Xboxes. Sony's market reseach indicated to them that interest in the PS5 was much higher than any previous sony console so they increased production. The impact of covid meant that even that was nowhere close to matching the demand.

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SKMBlake Trentonater (on 15 May 2021)

Yeah but we also have Series S collecting dust on shelves

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lmcl05405 (on 15 May 2021)

The Nintendo switch must have a different categorie for the Switch lite (Handheld). big part of Nintendo sales are Nintendo Switch lite, so it's not fair compare the PS4/Xbox one sales vs Nintendo Switch sales.

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scottslater lmcl05405 (on 19 May 2021)

I guess we need to break up the PS4/PS4 Pro and PS5/PS5DE and Xbox One/Xbox One X and Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S as well as it's not fair to compare HD gaming to 4k gaming or digital only vs having a drive.

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Juanita (on 14 May 2021)

Its switch + switch lite, switch lite is only a handheld...

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Kakadu18 Juanita (on 14 May 2021)

So?

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