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Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 7 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 29-Sep 4

Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 7 Million - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 29-Sep 4 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 September 2021 / 9,118 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 301,405 units sold for the week ending September 4, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 90.55 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 203,654 units to bring its lifetime sales to 11.45 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 130,365 units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.06 million units.

It has taken the Xbox Series X|S 43 weeks to sell seven million units sold worldwide, while it took the Xbox One 52 weeks to reach the same milestone.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 30,256 units, the Xbox One sold 12,053 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 703 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 64,896 units (-17.7%). The PlayStation 4 is down 84,456 (-73.6%), the Xbox One is down 15,404 units (-56.1%), and the 3DS is down 3,900 units (-84.7%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 13,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up down by nearly 16,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales remain flat.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 301,405 (90,545,915)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 203,654 (11,450,152)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 130,365 (7,060,396)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 30,256 (116,443,273)
  5. Xbox One - 12,053 (50,368,309)
  6. 3DS - 703 (75,942,139)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 119,978
  2. PlayStation 5 - 78,617
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 69,641
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,410
  5. Xbox One - 9,161
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 85,140
  2. Switch - 80,123
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 43,461
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,440
  5. Xbox One - 2,308
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 90,101
  2. PlayStation 5 - 34,635
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,765
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,877
  5. Xbox One - 380
  6. 3DS - 703 (Japan only)
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,203
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,262
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,498
  4. PlayStation 4 - 529
  5. Xbox One - 204

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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2zosteven (on 16 September 2021)

Got me a switch. i would add to the PS5and series X sales if i could find one.

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siebensus4 (on 16 September 2021)

Nice to see an article of you, Will. I hope you're fine as the case may be.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 17 September 2021)

I have noticed that the Xbox Series S is always in stock, wonder what the figures would be if Microsoft only produced the Series X.

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NextGen_Gamer TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 17 September 2021)

I have yet to see a single Xbox Series S|X or PS5 at my local Walmart or GameStop. But I live in a small town, and those two places are literally the only two stores that sell video games. I do occasionally see the Switch at Walmart, and usually a few PS4 Slim consoles (which to me is still so weird that the MSRP is $299 on it).

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TheLegendaryBigBoss NextGen_Gamer (on 17 September 2021)

Fair enough, guess it depends on where you live. In the UK it's available to purchase on Amazon, Argos, Currys etc right now. They always have the Series S in stock.

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scrapking TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 18 September 2021)

There's some evidence that the Series S is somewhat easy to get outside North America. However, within Canada and the U.S., the Series S is still selling out pretty quickly after restock. I have never seen one in a store here, and they sell out within days of an online restock. So definitely not as in-demand as the Series X, but absolutely still in demand here.

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Manlytears (on 17 September 2021)

I do not understand why xbox is so far behind PS5.
I hear that both sell everything they can produce and I understand that Series X, having a bigger Die, must have a smaller production, but what about Series S?
Series S should have much faster and smoother production than Ps5, right? With that in mind, shouldn't Xbox have a production and sales closer to Ps5?

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NextGen_Gamer Manlytears (on 17 September 2021)

My guess is they are prioritizing the X over the S models at the production level. Even with the smaller die and less memory, the S is most likely losing a lot of money per unit. And the X is probably in the same situation as the PS5, breaking even or only losing a tiny bit (or even making a tiny bit of profit). There is a rumor that MS is considering moving pretty quickly to TSMC's N6 node. That is just a more optimized version of the N7 line, using EUV for more layers and having a bit more transistor density. It wouldn't let Microsoft make a slim Series X or S or anything, or even do a price drop of any kind, but it would allow them to get a few more consoles out per wafer & that is everything in today's market.

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Mars2001 (on 16 September 2021)

I wait to see 12 weeks switch oled preorders

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