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Switch Sells 407K, PS5 Sells 193K, XS Sells 106K - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 16-22

Switch Sells 407K, PS5 Sells 193K, XS Sells 106K - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 16-22 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 June 2021 / 4,937 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 407,230 units sold for the week ending May 22, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 86.10 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 193,279 units to bring its lifetime sales to 8.64 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 106,143 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.12 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 31,406 units, the Xbox One sold 14,509 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 566 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 36,472 units (9.8%). The PlayStation 4 is down 125,889 (-80.0%), the Xbox One is down 59,691 units (-80.5%), and the 3DS is down 8,579 units (-3.8%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 407,230 (86,097,425)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 193,279 (8,641,612)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 106,143 (5,117,234)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 31,406 (115,614,825)
  5. Xbox One - 14,509 (50,111,579)
  6. 3DS - 566 (75,933,980)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 158,236
  2. PlayStation 5 - 78,856
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 63,870
  4. PlayStation 4 - 10,821
  5. Xbox One - 10,172
  6. 3DS - 89
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Nintendo Switch - 94,931
  2. PlayStation 5 - 76,412
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,343
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,431
  5. Xbox One - 3,453
  6. 3DS - 97
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 137,203
  2. PlayStation 5 - 32,662
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 8,468
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,303
  5. Xbox One - 483
  6. 3DS - 371
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 16,860
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,349
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,462
  4. PlayStation 4 - 851
  5. Xbox One - 401
  6. 3DS - 9

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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7 Comments
INCITATUSBR (on 03 June 2021)

NS outsold X360 then, right?

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trunkswd INCITATUSBR (on 03 June 2021)

Correct. I'll have an article on that milestone up in the next hour or 2.

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Scoopz trunkswd (on 03 June 2021)

Niiice. Those milestones are the most exciting part of all of this :)

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 03 June 2021)

400k... and that's a slow week for the Switch

  • +6
siebensus4 (on 03 June 2021)

400k bottom is stunning...

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Kakadu18 (on 03 June 2021)

86 million Switches. It ceeps selling like hotcakes. Insane.

  • +4
scottslater (on 04 June 2021)

We still going with the narrative that Switch is only selling well because of the Pandemic?

  • +1