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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Grow - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 16-22

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Grow - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 16-22 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2022 / 8,514 Views

The PS5 numbers have been adjusted and updated to match Sony's 17.3 million shipment figures for December 31, 2021 and to match Sony's 2 million forecast for the current quarter ending March 31, 2022.


The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 315,998 units sold for the week ending January 22, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 102.97 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 158,160 units to bring its lifetime sales to 17.46 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 141,886 units to bring their lifetime sales to 12.21 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 2,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 66,000 units. PS4 sold 159,694 units for the week ending January 17, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 75,619 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,566 units, and the Xbox One sold 2,221 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 44,230 units (-12.3%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 27,124 (-14.6%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 46,926 units (49.4%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 64,176 (-79.5%), the Xbox One is down 22,505 units (-91.0%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 26,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 8,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 7,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 315,998 (102,967,333)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 158,160 (17,458,942)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 141,886 (12,207,303)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,566 (116,594,782)
  5. Xbox One - 2,221 (50,506,015)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 105,068
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 88,903
  3. PlayStation 5 - 69,918
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,204
  5. Xbox One - 1,818
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 77,239
  2. PlayStation 5 - 54,882
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 38,287
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,610
  5. Xbox One - 343
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 119,883
  2. PlayStation 5 - 28,184
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 9,572
  4. PlayStation 4 - 464
  5. Xbox One - 31
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,808
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,176
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,124
  4. PlayStation 4 - 288
  5. Xbox One - 29

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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17 Comments
siebensus4 (on 31 January 2022)

Pokémon Arceus should prevent Switch sales to drop below 300k next week, but it seems that Switch's baseline will be around 250k this year, which is still great for a 5 years old console.

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trunkswd siebensus4 (on 31 January 2022)

I'd expect a bit of a boost on Switch sales in the next hardware update.

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Slownenberg siebensus4 (on 01 February 2022)

It'll probably hold above 300k in general. Nintendo likely released fewer systems into the wild to have more available for Pokemon week so sales are artificially low here. Also there's several huge games coming this year. Additionally it would make sense for Switch to get it's first price drop this year as the Switch is getting into its last couple of years.
Low weeks may get down to 250k though.

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xMetroid siebensus4 (on 01 February 2022)

Arceus is massive online. I see so many viral tweets about it, i think there is a good chance it builds momentum for a few weeks. Then Kirby will help a little

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Kakadu18 (on 31 January 2022)

It seems the Switch was adjusted down again.

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jvmkdg (on 31 January 2022)

Wednesday Sony's financial report will be revealed. we will know precisely how many ps5 she has shipped by December 31st. we will also know the number of playstation plus users

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Kakadu18 jvmkdg (on 31 January 2022)

Cool

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mjk45 jvmkdg (on 01 February 2022)

Japanese time or US ?

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trunkswd (on 02 February 2022)

The PS5 numbers have been adjusted and updated to match Sony's 17.3 million shipment figures for December 31, 2021 and to match Sony's 2 million forecast for the current quarter ending March 31, 2022.

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darthv72 (on 31 January 2022)

"Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 44,230 units (-12.3%), while the PlayStation 5 is up 26,076 (14.1%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 46,926 units (49.4%)."

I wonder what caused such an uptick for the Series that week?

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2zosteven darthv72 (on 31 January 2022)

in stock!

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scrapking 2zosteven (on 31 January 2022)

And possibly an increase in Series S sales, units that were already in stock but that there was increased interest in thanks to the proposed Activision Blizzard deal.

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trunkswd darthv72 (on 31 January 2022)

Xbox Series had very low stock in the first few months of 2021. Microsoft has shifted their focus to Series S for now as it is easier to manufacture.

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NextGen_Gamer (on 31 January 2022)

Seems pretty wild that the Xbox One is still on these charts at all, after Microsoft confirmed they stopped manufacturing the Xbox One S back in December 2020. That means that somehow 13 months later there is still new stock being found in the back of warehouses lol

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Elputoxd NextGen_Gamer (on 01 February 2022)

Packaged, non-used 3DS consoles are sold every week in Japan nowadays lol

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NextGen_Gamer Elputoxd (on 02 February 2022)

Seriously that is just so crazy to me!

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DeEscapist (on 02 February 2022)

As I wrote in December PS5 is overestimated. Will it be always?

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