Switch Sells 750K, PS5 Sells 408K, and XS Sells 326K - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Nov 14-20 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 30 November 2021 / 9,170 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.
Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):
- Switch - 749,671 (95,459,805)
- PlayStation 5 - 408,165 (14,906,399)
- Xbox Series X|S - 326,410 (9,226,130)
- PlayStation 4 - 22,083 (116,675,986)
- Xbox One - 10,604 (50,478,677)
- 3DS - 311 (75,942,661)
- Switch - 289,483
- Xbox Series X|S - 194,430
- PlayStation 5 - 175,932
- PlayStation 4 - 9,865
- Xbox One - 8,560
- Switch - 205,212
- PlayStation 5 - 179,263
- Xbox Series X|S - 101,242
- PlayStation 4 - 10,813
- Xbox One - 1,811
- Switch - 225,942
- PlayStation 5 - 36,207
- Xbox Series X|S - 16,115
- PlayStation 4 - 986
- 3DS - 311 (Japan only)
- Xbox One - 155
- Switch - 29,034
- PlayStation 5 - 16,763
- Xbox Series X|S - 14,623
- PlayStation 4 - 419
- Xbox One - 78
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Nintendo sells 750 k Switches. Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 2,130 units (0.3%).
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.
I am one of the 749,671 people who bought a Switch, got myself a Switch Lite for Pokémon
Huge sales, but they could all be bigger if it weren't for the shortages.
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.
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.
Switch selling more than Series and PS5 together, that's incredible!
Playstation 5 sold 311k last week so it's sales are up 97k not down 97k.
Soon XSX/S will have a better Week than PS5 in Japan
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.
Do you think this alone explains the +4,5% on the stock ? I had not seen this kind of jump for a while.
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"
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.