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PS5 Sales Top 11 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 15-21

PS5 Sales Top 11 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 15-21 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2021 / 6,590 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 299,503 units sold for the week ending August 21, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 89.96 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 218,289 units to bring its lifetime sales to 11.03 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 134,811 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.80 million units.

It has taken the PS5 41 weeks to sell 11 million units, while it took the PS4 44 weeks to reach the same milestone. 

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 27,713 units, the Xbox One sold 11,867 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 492 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 57,913 units (-16.2%). The PlayStation 4 is down 100,398 (-78.4%), the Xbox One is down 11,325 units (-48.8%), and the 3DS is down 4,684 units (-90.5%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 25,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 31,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 11,00 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 299,503 (89,955,672)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 218,289 (11,027,315)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 134,811 (6,799,665)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 27,713 (116,384,642)
  5. Xbox One - 11,867 (50,344,783)
  6. 3DS - 492 (75,940,963)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 112,091
  2. PlayStation 5 - 82,317
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 70,847
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,115
  5. Xbox One - 8,945
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 98,656
  2. Switch - 77,297
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 43,923
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,916
  5. Xbox One - 2,331
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 100,070
  2. PlayStation 5 - 31,477
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 15,669
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,226
  5. Xbox One - 382
  6. 3DS - 492 (Japan only)
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,045
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,839
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,372
  4. PlayStation 4 - 456
  5. Xbox One - 209

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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14 Comments
AdvanceWebSolutions (on 01 September 2021)

Those are great numbers and you still can't find a PS5 anywhere. I'm still hoping they do some kind of showcase sooner rather than later for upcoming games, they've be radio silent for a long time now. They can't afford to get complacent XBOX Series X can probably gain some ground this holiday season with Halo & Forza.

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SvenTheTurkey AdvanceWebSolutions (on 02 September 2021)

Do they even have to say much while the stock is still limited? January would probably be a good time with more games coming soon/recently released. Plus it would be after the holidays when the demand might actually be a little lower.

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TheWalrusCaesar AdvanceWebSolutions (on 02 September 2021)

Sony must of seen this message lmao

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Kristof81 (on 02 September 2021)

Considering that I have more chances of finding a leprechaun at the end of a rainbow than a PS5 in stock, I wonder what is PS5s current software attach rate?

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mjk45 (on 01 September 2021)

What type of weekly numbers do we expect for the holiday period, especially the PS5 and Series X/S. usually manufacturing is boosted from around midyear so they have a stockpile of units for the Christmas/holiday sales but this time demand is so high there isn't any real headroom so any guesses to what those numbers may look like compared to now.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 02 September 2021)

what an absolute monster!
sad that it can't keep up with the demands!
it would've been a godzilla in sales!

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Tridrakious (on 01 September 2021)

Sony must feel like they don't really need to say anything about games right now, considering how they sell 200k+ every week with almost nothing major releasing.

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curl-6 (on 01 September 2021)

Healthy numbers all around, especially for this time of year

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zakr1995 (on 01 September 2021)

Xbox Series X and S sold 5.8k in Japan this week, those are very very good numbers for a brand most would consider pretty much dead over there.

What numbers was the 360 doing in Japan weekly?

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Mars2001 (on 01 September 2021)

Great numbers and i can not find oled switch model.Its out of stock.

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eddy7eddy Mars2001 (on 01 September 2021)

Yep, Can't find one too.

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Kakadu18 Mars2001 (on 02 September 2021)

It's not out yet lol.

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eddy7eddy Kakadu18 (on 02 September 2021)

Maybe lol we are referring lol to pre orders lol.

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