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Switch and PS5 Sales Drop, XS Sales are Flat - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 30-Feb 5

Switch and PS5 Sales Drop, XS Sales are Flat - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Jan 30-Feb 5 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 February 2022 / 5,774 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 347,526 units sold for the week ending February 5, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 103.79 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 156,411 units to bring its lifetime sales to 17.80 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 146,437 units to bring their lifetime sales to 12.53 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 37,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 41,000 units. PS4 sold 193,058 units for the week ending February 7, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 105,423 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,756 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,967 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 18,926 units (5.2%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 25,444 (-14.0%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 38,720 units (36.0%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 59,847 (-78.1%), the Xbox One is down 24,579 units (-92.6%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 10,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 13,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are flat.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 347,526 (103,793,146)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 156,411 (17,803,598)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 146,437 (12,529,743)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,756 (116,625,894)
  5. Xbox One - 1,967 (50,510,082)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 116,826
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 92,466
  3. PlayStation 5 - 61,861
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,756
  5. Xbox One - 1,642
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 80,717
  2. PlayStation 5 - 46,507
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 36,380
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,336
  5. Xbox One - 276
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 136,806
  2. PlayStation 5 - 26,413
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,517
  4. PlayStation 4 - 383
  5. Xbox One - 26
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,177
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5261
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 5,074
  4. PlayStation 4 - 281
  5. Xbox One - 23

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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Ninhut (on 14 February 2022)

I'm sure switch will hit 160 million

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Greenfox Ninhut (on 14 February 2022)

I was very sceptical about this. But after the announcement of Switch Sports I also think Switch will be the best selling console ever.

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Kakadu18 Greenfox (on 14 February 2022)

Haha, some people coming in here to downvote but didn't even post in the thread about this very topic.

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Greenfox Kakadu18 (on 15 February 2022)

What? You mean me? I literally agree with him xd

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Kakadu18 Greenfox (on 15 February 2022)

No, I meant the people who downvoted you and him. He was at -3 and you were at -5. Not anymore though.

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Greenfox Kakadu18 (on 15 February 2022)

Wow, I didn't see it. Thanks for reporting it.

I don't understand people who downvote an opinion without toxicity or malice, just because they don't agree.... I don't conceive the dislike like this.

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sboy11es Greenfox (on 15 February 2022)

That game it's going to be the new evergreen for Nintendo. If they do a big marketing for the game, it will surely pass the 20 million sales

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Greenfox sboy11es (on 15 February 2022)

Yeah. I even think it will surpass 30M without any problems.

I think, even though it's a very "casual" game, we were all particularly pleased when it was announced. This game will revitalize NS sales like no other...

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DeEscapist (on 14 February 2022)

What happened to the sales graph on main Site? Its frozen since few weeks...

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trunkswd DeEscapist (on 14 February 2022)

The page the graph takes its data from ( requires a recoding as whenever we adjust our figures down it doesn't that take into account. So the graph numbers are off and it can take several weeks of data for those numbers to be correct.

Our part time coders are too busy with their full time jobs to work on a fix right now.

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DeEscapist trunkswd (on 15 February 2022)

Thanks for your reply.

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2zosteven (on 15 February 2022)

great week for xbox in Japan

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aTokenYeti (on 14 February 2022)

Might be several months before clear production patterns start to emerge, but given that PS5 outsold both Xbox and switch in the January NPD to everyone’s surprise, I wonder if there is an under tracking for PlayStation in North America or if that was a one off error based on PS5 having higher than expected supply in the beginning weeks of January

I can’t speak for everyone else, but my predictions have been off in several different directions over the last 2 months

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trunkswd aTokenYeti (on 14 February 2022)

The Target drop in the beginning of January was far bigger than we estimated. So far there has been very little PS5 and Series X shipments in the US in the first week of February from what we saw. Series S remain readily available.

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