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PS5 Nearly Outsells Switch - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 26-Oct 2

PS5 Nearly Outsells Switch - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 26-Oct 2 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 October 2021 / 6,154 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 251,858 units sold for the week ending October 2, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 91.62 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 240,772 units to bring its lifetime sales to 12.44 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 155,172 units to bring their lifetime sales to 7.61 million units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 29,413 units, the Xbox One sold 11,784 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 403 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down 151,276 units (-37.5%). The PlayStation 4 is down 90,624 (-75.5%), the Xbox One is down 20,410 units (-63.4%), and the 3DS is down 5,003 units (-92.6%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 21,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 6,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 8,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 251,858 (91,617,736)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 240,772 (12,441,653)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 155,172 (7,611,536)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 29,413 (116,562,986)
  5. Xbox One - 11,784 (50,417,627)
  6. 3DS - 403 (75,944,263)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 102,477
  2. Switch - 94,826
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 78,406
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,970
  5. Xbox One - 8,741
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 99,170
  2. Switch - 78,428
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 55,890
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,516
  5. Xbox One - 2,421
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 68,179
  2. PlayStation 5 - 31,277
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 15,285
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,464
  5. Xbox One - 435
  6. 3DS - 403 (Japan only)
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,425
  2. PlayStation 5 - 7,848
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,591
  4. PlayStation 4 - 463
  5. Xbox One - 187

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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18 Comments
Bofferbrauer2 (on 13 October 2021)

PS5 missed the last opportunity to pass the Switch this year. Time for the OLED steamroller now...

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Kristof81 Bofferbrauer2 (on 13 October 2021)

Yup. This is it for this year. Unless this week's NS numbers will be adjusted down at some point.

  • +9
SvenTheTurkey Kristof81 (on 13 October 2021)

Yeah. 10k isn't much. Especially if the ps5 goes up and the switch goes down.

  • +6
S.Peelman (on 13 October 2021)

OLED comes right on time.

  • +10
2zosteven (on 13 October 2021)

Xbox Series doing well in japan. about 1/3 of PS5.

  • +5
Chicho (on 12 October 2021)

This was the week to do it.

  • +5
siebensus4 (on 13 October 2021)

Switch should be the most sold console in the US for the.... 35th month in a row or so, although it has falled behind PS5 this week.

  • +1
SvenTheTurkey siebensus4 (on 13 October 2021)

Yeah, but the loss this week will be completely erased next week.

  • +1
Tridrakious (6 days ago)

I'm also really curious to see what the more expensive OLED does for Switch numbers, are there any estimates of demand?

  • 0
Tridrakious (6 days ago)

Asian market (mostly Japan), the only reason Switch held off PS5 for the week. If only Sony cared more about that market, they could have taken a week in 2021 from Nintendo.

Awesome job Nintendo and the Switch for pushing all markets. And this should mean the system takes all 52 weeks of the year.

  • 0
yo33331 (on 13 October 2021)

It's not sure if it missed it.
Almost every week this year has been adjusted down for the switch after 1-2 weeks pass so this week might get adjusted down too and PS5 may have surpassed it actually.

  • 0
Mars2001 yo33331 (on 13 October 2021)

In this week not incuding oled model.Look tommorow in Japan for most details.

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eddy7eddy Mars2001 (on 13 October 2021)

?

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eddy7eddy yo33331 (on 13 October 2021)

Aren't they adjusted less frequently?

  • 0
Bofferbrauer2 eddy7eddy (on 13 October 2021)

Yeah, normally they are adjusted after some concrete sales information comes in. Normally, those come with the quarterly reports, but sometimes there are others in between that can add a need for adjustments, like when a company celebrates some sales mark.

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eddy7eddy Bofferbrauer2 (on 13 October 2021)

Okay thanks!

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