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Sales Drop Across the Board - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 2-8

Sales Drop Across the Board - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 2-8 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 January 2022 / 10,633 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 426,520 units sold for the week ending January 8, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 102.32 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 220,613 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.01 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 151,846 units to bring their lifetime sales to 11.93 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are up by over 20,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 64,000 units. PS4 sold 200,399 units for the week ending January 10, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 87,898 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,003 units, and the Xbox One sold 2,500 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 51,588 units (-10.8%), while the PlayStation 5 is up 70,318 (46.8%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 45,988 units (43.4%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 76,917 (-82.8%), the Xbox One is down 26,956 units (-91.5%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 118,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 191,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 126,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 426,520 (102,316,148)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 220,613 (18,006,678)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 151,846 (11,928,027)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,003 (116,558,250)
  5. Xbox One - 2,500 (50,501,490)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 116,623
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 93,110
  3. PlayStation 5 - 87,548
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,233
  5. Xbox One - 2,040
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 95,474
  2. Switch - 90,994
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 44,023
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,041
  5. Xbox One - 393
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 201,772
  2. PlayStation 5 - 30,259
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 8,833
  4. PlayStation 4 - 443
  5. Xbox One - 35
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 21,191
  2. PlayStation 5 - 12,693
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,581
  4. PlayStation 4 - 286
  5. Xbox One - 32

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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14 Comments
trunkswd (on 18 January 2022)

With NPD figures out earlier today we made some adjustments in the Americas. Switch adjusted down, while PS5 and Xbox Series were adjusted up. PS5 adjusted up more.

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Doctor_MG trunkswd (on 18 January 2022)

So, with this adjustment, the Switch didn't quite crack 25M units sold for 2021?

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trunkswd Doctor_MG (on 18 January 2022)

Not quite. Barring anymore adjustments when Nintendo releases their quarterly figures. We have it at 24.85m for 2021.

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Doctor_MG trunkswd (on 18 January 2022)

Well darn! Oh well, that's still a heck of a good number for sell through in a year.

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jvmkdg trunkswd (on 18 January 2022)

do you believe that the ps5 could reach 35 million units this year?

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trunkswd jvmkdg (on 18 January 2022)

I don't see why not. It all depends on the shortages.

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2zosteven (on 18 January 2022)

xbox was on a roll in Japan through the holidays, guess its all but over now. Who would have thought this far into switch lifecycle switch would be outselling PS5 and Xbox combined?

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siebensus4 (on 18 January 2022)

PS5 is up 70,318, PS4 is down 76,917. Oh my. Still no signs of Switch shortages which Furukawa mentioned. If Switch can hold (only) 10 % down YoY, Nintendo should be very happy.

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darthv72 (on 18 January 2022)

We can safely assume next week the Switch will have passed the PS1 with 102.6m. And did it in less than 5 years on the market. PS will be around 18.2m and XB will have cracked the 12m mark with something like 12.1m.

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aTokenYeti (on 18 January 2022)

Legitimately wondering if 2022 isn’t peak PS5. I wonder how many people still on the fence or just PlayStation CoD players in general as the looming reality of the Activision acquisition sets in

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trunkswd aTokenYeti (on 18 January 2022)

Even without shortages no way I'd see 2022 as the peak year for PS5. I'd expect 2023/2024 as the 2 best years for the console.

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DeEscapist (on 18 January 2022)

Since the annoucement revealed all the Xboxes has gone. The hype is real.

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jvmkdg (on 18 January 2022)

the ps5 will reach 20 million units by the launch of horizon forbiden west, i believe the ps5 will exceed 35 million units by the end of the year.

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