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Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 5 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 9-15

Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 5 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 9-15 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2021 / 5,778 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 423,648 units sold for the week ending May 15, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 85.70 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 223,822 units to bring its lifetime sales to 8.44 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 94,691 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.00 million units.

It has taken the Xbox Series X|S 27 weeks to sell five million units worldwide. This is faster than the Xbox One and Xbox 360, which took 37 weeks and 49 weeks, respectively, to sell five million units worldwide. 

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 32,434 units, the Xbox One sold 14,819 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 700 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 39,988 units (10.4%). The PlayStation 4 is down 141,741 (-81.4%), the Xbox One is down 57,133 units (-79.4%), and the 3DS is down 7,901 units (-91.9%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 423,648 (85,697,195)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 223,822 (8,438,333)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 94,691 (5,004,091)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 32,434 (115,583,419)
  5. Xbox One - 14,819 (50,097,070)
  6. 3DS - 700 (75,933,414)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 173,984
  2. PlayStation 5 - 72,105
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 56,253
  4. PlayStation 4 - 10,948
  5. Xbox One - 10,352
  6. 3DS - 96
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 101,541
  2. PlayStation 5 - 72,206
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 26,524
  4. PlayStation 4 - 17,342
  5. Xbox One - 3,529
  6. 3DS - 108
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 130,229
  2. PlayStation 5 - 74,874
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 8,698
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,272
  5. Xbox One - 511
  6. 3DS - 486
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,894
  2. PlayStation 5 - 4,637
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,216
  4. PlayStation 4 - 872
  5. Xbox One - 427
  6. 3DS - 10

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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12 Comments
SvenTheTurkey (on 27 May 2021)

The switch is definitely blowing away my expectations. Really scratching my head about Nintendo's 25 million forecast.

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Kakadu18 SvenTheTurkey (on 27 May 2021)

Lowballing to impress investors when they easily surpass their forecast.
They don't want to adjust their forecasts down again, like in 2018.

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SuperNintend0rk Kakadu18 (on 27 May 2021)

That's definitely a possibility. Or maybe there's a bit of uncertainty over some part(s) required for the rumored Pro model so they're lowballing it just to be on the safe side.

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A shortage of parts doesn't line up either. Earlier this year the president claimed they had enough supply for 30 million switches.

Any revision would have to be included in that number or on top of it.

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Yeah I do remember him saying that. Well maybe there's uncertainly over how quickly they can manufacture the Pro initially. I can't think of any other reasons...

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Yeah. It's a strange situation one way or another. I guess we'll find out later this year.

I know the rumors keep saying a new revision this year, but I'm still betting on early next year.

An announcement in this year would lead to decreased sales in the later part of the year, holidays, and post holidays. If it were a late March or early April launch, you have little to no sales in the current fiscal year for the revision. Hence the decline in sales for the current year.

But I guess I'm just spitballing. I don't know anything more than anyone else.

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I feel the same way. Nintendo must know something that we don't.

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SvenTheTurkey Kakadu18 (on 28 May 2021)

Yeah, but they can't knowingly be lying to investors either way. It would be considered an attempt at manipulating stock prices.

It's true that adjusting down is a bad look, but they're basically required to give a pretty good guess.

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Alistair SvenTheTurkey (on 28 May 2021)

It is only up 4 percent over last year, why not be cautious? 4 percent isn't the 20 percent required for 30 million.

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SKMBlake (on 27 May 2021)

I guess it's something

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trunkswd Etifilio (on 27 May 2021)

We will know the holiday 2021 lineup soon enough, but rumors point to Forza Horizon 5 coming out this year as second big AAA first-party release alongside Halo Infinite.

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