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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Rise - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 23-29

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Rise - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 23-29 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 June 2021 / 4,827 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 367,385 units sold for the week ending May 29, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 86.33 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 256,156 units to bring its lifetime sales to 8.80 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 119,049 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.22 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 32,808 units, the Xbox One sold 14,564 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 612 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 49,806 units (11.9%). The PlayStation 4 is down 126,114 (-79.4%), the Xbox One is down 57,026 units (-79.7%), and the 3DS is down 7,402 units (-92.4%).

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 367,385 (86,325,310)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 256,156 (8,803,268)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 119,049 (5,218,783)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 32,808 (115,647,633)
  5. Xbox One - 14,564 (50,126,143)
  6. 3DS - 612 (75,934,592)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 147,669
  2. PlayStation 5 - 80,737
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 67,780
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,213
  5. Xbox One - 10,369
  6. 3DS - 85
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 106,177
  2. Switch - 93,523
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 37,242
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,176
  5. Xbox One - 3,317
  6. 3DS - 90
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 108,780
  2. PlayStation 5 - 62,853
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 9,760
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,595
  5. Xbox One - 520
  6. 3DS - 428
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 17,413
  2. PlayStation 5 - 6,389
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,267
  4. PlayStation 4 - 824
  5. Xbox One - 358
  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
Signalstar (on 10 June 2021)

Switch 86 million this week. PS5 9 million next week.

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Juanita (on 10 June 2021)

The PS5 roxx.

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Tridrakious (on 10 June 2021)

This is incredible. Just continuing to show a very healthy games industry.

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SvenTheTurkey Tridrakious (on 10 June 2021)

I'm not trying to say the industry is unhealthy, but, given the unusual circumstances in the world for over a year now, it could be a temporary boost.

However, even if the increased demand is temporary, it should translate into at least some permanent increases in dedicated hardware.

What I'm saying is that the effect of the pandemic is still being felt by the consumer electronics industry as a whole. But we won't know the long lasting effects on sales for another year or two.

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Tridrakious SvenTheTurkey (on 10 June 2021)

There is definitely a temporary boost going on, people trying to find the next thing to help tide them over until it's safer to be outside with large groups of other people.

However, like you said there will be some residual effects felt from this. I for one became a "hardcore" gamer back in the 90's because an injury I got from racing bikes. I couldn't walk or go to school. My time indoors was spent playing games while I recovered, of course after I recovered... I didn't stop playing games, I just worked around them.

This will have a similar development for people.

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SvenTheTurkey Tridrakious (on 10 June 2021)

Exactly. I just feel like we're in a bit of a boom right now. I don't think there will be a dramatic burst, but there will be a little bit of a fall off in the next couple years when the mainstream audience interest declines.

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Juanita (on 17 June 2021)

106000 PS5 only in europe
119000 xsx/s worldwide

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