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Switch Tops 97M, PS5 15M, XS 10M - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Black Friday Week

Switch Tops 97M, PS5 15M, XS 10M - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Black Friday Week - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 December 2021 / 14,712 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 1,614,507 units sold for the week ending November 27, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 97.12 million units lifetime.

The Xbox Series X|S managed to outsell the PS5 for the very first time since the two consoles launched in November 2020.

The Xbox Series X|S sold 862,857 units to bring their lifetime sales to 10.09 million units. The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 801,603 units to bring its lifetime sales to 15.75 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are down by over 154,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are down by nearly 29,000 units. PS4 sold 956,032 units for the week ending November 29, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 891,645 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 27,559 units, the Xbox One sold 13,920 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 348 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 66,234 units (-3.9%), while the PlayStation 5 is up 490,107 (157.3%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 651,583 units (308.4%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 141,537 (-83.7%), the Xbox One is down 90,517 units (-86.7%), and the 3DS is down 4,534 units (-92.9%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 855,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 373,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 536,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 1,614,507 (97,116,312)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 862,857 (10,088,987)
  3. PlayStation 5 - 801,603 (15,748,002)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 27,559 (116,703,545)
  5. Xbox One - 13,920 (50,492,597)
  6. 3DS - 348 (75,943,009)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 917,179
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 645,486
  3. PlayStation 5 - 461,492
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,997
  5. Xbox One - 11,546
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 455,122
  2. PlayStation 5 - 263,882
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 179,437
  4. PlayStation 4 - 12,277
  5. Xbox One - 2,131
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 189,707
  2. PlayStation 5 - 47,417
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 11,761
  4. PlayStation 4 - 804
  5. 3DS - 348 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 159
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 52,499
  2. PlayStation 5 - 28,812
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 26,173
  4. PlayStation 4 - 481
  5. Xbox One - 84

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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Nickush (on 06 December 2021)

Congrats on Xbox!

Would like to see the Pokémon sales globally

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h2ohno (on 06 December 2021)

The gap between Switch and PS4 is now under 20 million.

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2zosteven h2ohno (on 06 December 2021)

holiday season next year this is over!

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Legit h2ohno (on 06 December 2021)

Switch might outsell PS4 by mid 2022

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SvenTheTurkey Legit (on 07 December 2021)

Maybe. Probably it would be closer to the 3/4 mark though.

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Kakadu18 Legit (on 07 December 2021)

I think by October maybe.

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siebensus4 (on 06 December 2021)

I wonder if Microsoft can hold this position above Sony for the next few weeks.

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zakr1995 (on 06 December 2021)

Very very good sales for Xbox, looks like the Series S is offering them more supply, as its easier to make, working a treat for them!

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xMetroid (on 06 December 2021)

I never see Switch OLED in stock i feel like the demand is way higher than how much they can produce. Kinda silly Nintendo is still able to get off with the same shitty deal they had like 4 years in a row.

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2zosteven xMetroid (on 06 December 2021)

agreed, mario kart digital again.

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Zippy6 xMetroid (on 06 December 2021)

There were actually some good deals in the UK. Amazon had Switch + Mario Kart 8 + Rayman Legends + 3 months for £266 (RRP is £260), so a bit better then just the Mario Kart 8 + NSO for £260 imo.

But yeah it's silly that they've done the exact same black friday deal for the same price for 4 years, all-be-it with 3 months NSO thrown in this year.

UK seems to be the one place that gets enough OLED lol. It's instock on Amazon UK right now.

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Agente42 Zippy6 (on 06 December 2021)

The neon. The white model only third party seller and above the price.

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Zippy6 Agente42 (on 06 December 2021)

I mean it's an OLED. We getting picky about the colour now?

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Agente42 Zippy6 (on 06 December 2021)

No, only explain the situation.

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SvenTheTurkey xMetroid (on 07 December 2021)

They aren't really getting off with the deal. The deal works. So why sell it for less? These companies aren't charities. I mean it would be like saying why is Sony getting away with selling the ps5 for 500 dollars? That's the price people are willing to pay.

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Greenfox xMetroid (on 07 December 2021)

In Spain I haven't found a single OLED in shops. Either the supply has been too small, or the demand has exceeded everyone's predictions.

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Legit (on 06 December 2021)

??? Xbox freaking kicked Sony this made me so happy

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2zosteven Legit (on 06 December 2021)


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Kristof81 2zosteven (on 07 December 2021)

A glimpse of a healthy competition. Good news for both PS5 and XBS owners.

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2zosteven Kristof81 (on 07 December 2021)

fair enough

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Tridrakious (on 07 December 2021)

Damn, congrats Xbox. Got more systems to market. Let's make this a real competition!

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Tridrakious Tridrakious (on 07 December 2021)

Not excluding Switch. It just seems like Sony doesn't care what Nintendo does. But they pay super close attention to Xbox movement.

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CourageTCD (on 06 December 2021)

2020 Switch is unbeatable

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aTokenYeti (on 06 December 2021)

How many units have the consoles now sold in just 2021? I also wonder how this compares to the Black Friday sales to some past years. Seems like a good number for everyone

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aTokenYeti trunkswd (on 06 December 2021)

Oh, oops. Sorry I’m still new here, still learning the content schedule

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2zosteven (on 06 December 2021)

terrible sales for Xbox in Japan, great numbers overall. we do not need to hear about shortages and availability of these systems again.

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Arfen (on 11 December 2021)

Why in the article you put 1,614,507 unit sales for switch but in the main page the number is above 1,750,000?

An adjustment? That means YoY gap is a little bit lower ?

I did not see any mention about that

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Legit Arfen (on 11 December 2021)

True me neither

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scrapking (on 08 December 2021)

"The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 27,559 units, the Xbox One sold 13,920 units"

For the first time in 2021, I can actually imagine why some of those 13,920 people bought an Xbox One. Those new 76 back-compat games weren't just back-compat for Xbox Series consoles, they're also back-compat for Xbox One (which, 8 years after the Xbox One release, is damn impressive). So if you've got a bunch of those back-compat games on disc, and can't find or afford a Series X, buying an Xbox One right now might make sense.

Also starting only recently, you can sign up for Game Pass Ultimate and stream games to the Xbox One, including future games that are Xbox Series-specific.

If you have good latency with a Microsoft server farm, the Series X version of (for example) Halo Infinite campaign streamed at 1080p@60 might be a better experience than the Xbox One version of the game at 30 FPS.

I'd prefer a Series S over a One S, but the One S might make more sense if you've been tempted to upgrade due to the recent spate of back-compat titles (and you own them only on disc).

TLDR; back-compat and game streaming to Xbox One together makes buying an Xbox One in 2021 actually make sense for some people.

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lieronthesofa (on 07 December 2021)
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