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Switch Sells 750K, PS5 Sells 408K, and XS Sells 326K - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 14-20

Switch Sells 750K, PS5 Sells 408K, and XS Sells 326K - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 14-20 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 November 2021 / 9,469 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 749,671 units sold for the week ending November 20, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 95.46 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 408,165 units to bring its lifetime sales to 14.91 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 326,410 units to bring their lifetime sales to 9.23 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are down by nearly 90,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are down by nearly 54,000 units. PS4 sold 498,091 units for the week ending November 22, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 380,370 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 22,083 units, the Xbox One sold 10,604 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 311 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 2,130 units (0.3%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 632,253 (-60.8%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 110,538 units (51.2%). It should be noted this week last year the PS5 launched in Europe.

The PlayStation 4 is down 91,531 (-80.6%), the Xbox One is down 41,757 units (-79.8%), and the 3DS is down 5,000 units (-94.1%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 221,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 97,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 80,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 749,671 (95,459,805)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 408,165 (14,906,399)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 326,410 (9,226,130)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 22,083 (116,675,986)
  5. Xbox One - 10,604 (50,478,677)
  6. 3DS - 311 (75,942,661)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 289,483
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 194,430
  3. PlayStation 5 - 175,932
  4. PlayStation 4 - 9,865
  5. Xbox One - 8,560
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 205,212
  2. PlayStation 5 - 179,263
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 101,242
  4. PlayStation 4 - 10,813
  5. Xbox One - 1,811
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 225,942
  2. PlayStation 5 - 36,207
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 16,115
  4. PlayStation 4 - 986
  5. 3DS - 311 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 155
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 29,034
  2. PlayStation 5 - 16,763
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,623
  4. PlayStation 4 - 419
  5. Xbox One - 78

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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CourageTCD (on 29 November 2021)

Nintendo sells 750 k Switches. Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 2,130 units (0.3%).
Ohhh yeaaahh

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SvenTheTurkey CourageTCD (on 01 December 2021)

Every week I look at the switch sales, think about how incredibly well it's selling, and wonder how much it's down compared to last year. This week was a pleasant surprise.

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AJNShelton (on 29 November 2021)

I am one of the 749,671 people who bought a Switch, got myself a Switch Lite for Pokémon

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smroadkill15 (on 29 November 2021)

It's a bummer these consoles are not able to reach their maximum sales potential.

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Kakadu18 (on 29 November 2021)

Huge sales, but they could all be bigger if it weren't for the shortages.

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2zosteven Kakadu18 (on 29 November 2021)

the reason for the shortages is the same reason for hi demand?

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Kakadu18 2zosteven (on 29 November 2021)


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ireadtabloids Kakadu18 (on 29 November 2021)

Yeah, I don’t see the pandemic effect having a major lift on sales at this point in time. If anything its limiting them slightly.
The xbox series s is the only console I can think of that majorly benefits due to other console shortages encouraging people who wouldn’t have seriously considered it to buy Series S instead of the other consoles.

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SvenTheTurkey ireadtabloids (on 01 December 2021)

There's a little bit of a snowball effect though. Last year drove up demand. A lot of people wanted one but couldn't get it so then it leaves people with pent up demand.

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Kakadu18 2zosteven (on 29 November 2021)

Oh now I get what you mean. I don't see the pandemic having that much of an effect on demand as it had last year.

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sboy11es (on 29 November 2021)

Switch selling more than Series and PS5 together, that's incredible!

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Uloveme sboy11es (on 29 November 2021)

Haha angry Playstation fanboys are downvoting all pro Nintendo comments

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sboy11es Uloveme (on 29 November 2021)


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2zosteven Uloveme (on 30 November 2021)

i love my PS4, but im not a Sony shareholder, i could care less who sales more systems. like a nascar race here, Ford sucks, Chevy sucks, Ford sucks, Chevy sucks.

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ShadowLink93 (on 29 November 2021)

Playstation 5 sold 311k last week so it's sales are up 97k not down 97k.

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Nickush (on 29 November 2021)

Soon XSX/S will have a better Week than PS5 in Japan

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2zosteven Nickush (on 29 November 2021)

i dont see that happening, but its closer than we all could have thought.

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UteGuy (on 29 November 2021)

As a PlayStation gamer I am in awe of Nintendo right now. They are killin' it. Good for them. Glad to see Sony get some stock up though.

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Amnesia (on 29 November 2021)

Do you think this alone explains the +4,5% on the stock ? I had not seen this kind of jump for a while.

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Kakadu18 Amnesia (on 29 November 2021)

Please elaborate.

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scrapking Kakadu18 (on 29 November 2021)

Nintendo's stock is up 4.5% on the stock market today.

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Kakadu18 scrapking (on 29 November 2021)

That's interesting.

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Salnax Amnesia (on 29 November 2021)

I suspect part of it is that people were expecting a larger sales drop YoY due to the Switch OLED being underwhelming. Sales are down, but only by about 10% or so.

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Kneetos Salnax (on 29 November 2021)

The switch OLED is only considered underwhelming because so many sites and "credible" sources spread the news that we were getting some sort of massive upgrade.

If people were told to expect the new switch as a minor upgrade, or just a new model like how the ps4 slim was to the origional ps4 then I don't think people would have gotten as upset as they did, and on top of that it's not like nintendo themselves hyped it up, they just dropped a trailer out of nowhere for it, no hype, no buildup, just "here you go"

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ireadtabloids Kneetos (on 29 November 2021)

There’s also been Switch OLED shortages. They haven’t been able to meet demand. So perhaps slightly underwhelming, but demand exceeding supply suggests it hasn’t been a bad move either.

It’s probably just a boost to a more positive investor outlook after a couple of good November stories after a shortage of OLED models meant they didn’t have the sales impact investors were hoping for in October.

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