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Forza Horizon 5 Boosts Xbox Series X|S Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 7-13

Forza Horizon 5 Boosts Xbox Series X|S Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 7-13 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 November 2021 / 9,931 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 528,732 units sold for the week ending November 13, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 94.71 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 311,168 units to bring its lifetime sales to 14.50 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 246,558 units to bring their lifetime sales to 8.90 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are down by nearly 79,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are down by nearly 80,000 units. PS4 sold 389,953 units for the week ending November 15, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 326,118 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 25,098 units, the Xbox One sold 10,538 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 327 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 89,144 units (-14.4%). The PlayStation 4 is down 83,203 (-76.8%), the Xbox One is down 36,750 units (-77.7%), and the 3DS is down 2,871 units (-89.8%).

This week last year the PlayStation 5 launched in North America, Japan, Oceania, and some other smaller markets, while the Xbox Series X|S launched worldwide. PS5 sales year-over-year are down 1.15 million (-78.8%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are down 1.04 million (-80.8%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 50,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 7,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 21,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 528,732 (94,710,234)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 311,168 (14,498,234)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 246,558 (8,899,720)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 25,098 (116,653,889)
  5. Xbox One - 10,538 (50,468,073)
  6. 3DS - 327 (75,942,350)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 218,246
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 128,377
  3. PlayStation 5 - 120,663
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,776
  5. Xbox One - 8,296
Europe hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 155,243
  2. PlayStation 5 - 138,906
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 90,830
  4. PlayStation 4 - 12,201
  5. Xbox One - 1,912
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 137,206
  2. PlayStation 5 - 37,727
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,508
  4. PlayStation 4 - 2,597
  5. 3DS - 327 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 240
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 18,037
  2. PlayStation 5 - 13,872
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,843
  4. PlayStation 4 - 524
  5. Xbox One - 90

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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zakr1995 (on 22 November 2021)

The supply constraint is really causing problems for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

This is the second week they have both sold less than their previous gen consoles, relative to their release

Very strong numbers for Xbox in Europe though, think Forza is doing well around the globe

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Legit (on 23 November 2021)

Switch will be huge next month

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UteGuy (on 22 November 2021)

It would appear that the PS5 is taking a big hit in Japan due to supply.

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Trentonater UteGuy (on 22 November 2021)

I would say its simply a matter of redirecting supply toward europe and NA as demand increases further. While letting japan get more during other seasons.

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scrapking UteGuy (on 22 November 2021)

Is it that they don't have enough supply to ship to Japan? Or is it a recognition that there's not as much demand in Japan, so they're choosing to send supply to Europe and elsewhere?"

I continue to believe that the PS5's unusually large size holds it back in Asia in general, and Japan in particular, where so many living spaces are very small. Conversely, I believe that's a part of why the Series S is the fastest-selling Xbox in Asia in a very long time.

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kazuyamishima scrapking (on 22 November 2021)

Some analysts suggested a few weeks ago that the demand for the Ps5 in Japan is about 60x of what they can supply, the stock is not there. They are selling all the consoles they can and the system (digital and disc version) is still sold out worldwide.

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scrapking kazuyamishima (on 22 November 2021)

Demand is always high early, for almost every console, in almost every territory. I don't know how we'd put an estimate on how much larger demand is than supply in any specific territory, though, let alone something as specific as 60x.

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kazuyamishima scrapking (on 22 November 2021)

It’s called express of interest, you go to a store, ask for a Ps5, they tell you they don’t have but tell you to put your details in a huge waiting list they have for all the people wanting a PS5.

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scrapking kazuyamishima (on 24 November 2021)

And you are aware of specific market research that suggests 60x more people are putting pre-orders down on it than currently getting units?

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Doctor_MG kazuyamishima (on 22 November 2021)

I'm not sure about 60x. That seems incredibly high. Maybe of those who are planning on buying a PS5 at some point, but I don't think it's about those that would buy a PS5 right now if there was stock available. Otherwise, if the stock was there, PS5 would be selling hundreds of thousands of units weekly in Japan, which just seems unlikely to me.

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kazuyamishima Doctor_MG (on 23 November 2021)

60x was just a metric, but in reality the Ps5 could be easily selling 50k+ weekly around this time of the year.

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Doctor_MG kazuyamishima (on 23 November 2021)

Well, I'll absolutely agree that PS5 would be pulling bigger numbers if not for the stock issue, but the PS4 wasn't doing 50k+ at this time in Japan. Typically that happens in December, which hopefully Sony has the stock for that this year.

I think PS5 would be in the 25k+ range right now if stock weren't an issue.

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siebensus4 (on 22 November 2021)

I don't know if you can talk of a boost if sales are higher only 10 % week-on-week. Well, a small boost maybe :D

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zakr1995 siebensus4 (on 22 November 2021)

Its hard to boost when they don't have the supply

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