PS5 Sales Increase During Horizon Launch Week - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Feb 13-19 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2022 / 7,876 Views
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 357,206 units sold for the week ending February 19, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 104.53 million units lifetime.
The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 189,722 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.09 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 139,116 units to bring their lifetime sales to 12.81 million units.
PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 86,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 31,000 units. PS4 sold 275,539 units for the week ending February 21, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 108,070 units.
The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,875 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,699 units.
Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 70,347 units (-16.5%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 33,246 (-14.9%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 30,902 units (28.6%).
The PlayStation 4 is down 55,638 (-76.7%), the Xbox One is down 22,959 units (-93.1%).
Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 19,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 48,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by nearly 2,000 units.
Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):
- Switch - 357,206 (104,527,151)
- PlayStation 5 - 189,722 (18,092,584)
- Xbox Series X|S - 139,116 (12,811,715)
- PlayStation 4 - 16,875 (116,658,745)
- Xbox One - 1,699 (50,513,611)
- Switch - 125,956
- PlayStation 5 - 93,796
- Xbox Series X|S - 89,065
- PlayStation 4 - 9,186
- Xbox One - 1,429
- Switch - 81,542
- PlayStation 5 - 54,761
- Xbox Series X|S - 33,514
- PlayStation 4 - 7,059
- Xbox One - 233
- Switch - 138,229
- PlayStation 5 - 35,459
- Xbox Series X|S - 11,743
- PlayStation 4 - 339
- Xbox One - 20
- Switch - 11,479
- PlayStation 5 - 5706
- Xbox Series X|S - 4794
- PlayStation 4 - 291
- Xbox One - 17
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Switch closing the gap with PS4...
The Switch will definitely pass both the PS4 and Game Boy family by the end of 2022. Especially with the insane amount of software Nintendo is releasing this year alone.
PS5 is down 14 % YoY despite a launch of a AAA game. Oh my... that's not good for a console's second year. I hope they have more consoles available for the GT7 launch.
True, but we know the reason. Chip shortage is a legitimate issue that is affecting every industry right now. Not really fair to hold it against PS
PS5 will continue to sell out, big title releases at this time have nothing to do with PS5 console sales at this time
We may never fully know what the "true" sales of the PS5 and Series platforms will be. They are spending the first 2 years being supply constrained and by the time the supply catches up with demand, which might happen in the 4th year of these systems, they will be old news. Sony and Microsoft will be moving game development to the next systems by then I'm sure.
do you think there will be a PS6/Xseries2?
I think there will at least be another PlayStation, I believe that Microsoft will likely go the route of moving Xbox entirely to a digital service based structure after the Series systems.
I can’t wait for the chip shortage to finally end and we can see PS5’s actual sales power.
the switch surpassed the ps2 in 2 years. the ps5 has the potential to sell more than the ps4 the problem is the limited stock, amd said that the stock would improve throughout the year let's wait.
The PS5’s chances of outselling the PS4 are shrinking every day the chip shortage continues. The PS5 will be between 7-8 million units behind the PS4 launch aligned by the end of 2022. That will be a very difficult deficit to overcome in the long term. The PS4 also had the benefit of microsoft’s first party collapse and the Switch not launching until 2017.
Yeah and because of that, this generation is probably going to last quite a while longer than usual.
I think the software will be the key determining factor in that. If Sony can make more PS5 units than PS4 in the long term, PS5 will sell more no question. Games like Spider Man 2 and Wolverine will see to that.
The switch would have to sell 25 million per year both years. I don't see that happening. Can it pass the PS2? Maybe. But it will take until the end of 2024.
I mean, have you seen the amount of top tier titles that Nintendo is releasing just in 2022 alone? And with Nintendo‘s president publicly saying that the Switch is only half way through its lifecycle, I think it’s a safe bet it’ll pass the PS2. Most likely one more hardware revision as well will happen to keep hardware sales going a little longer.
I have a switch. I love the switch. I'm very excited about this year. But to expect 25 million per year for 2022 and 2023 is foolish. The sales are down 15 and 20 percent on a weekly basis from last year. Even if it's shortages, the switch is already down 300k from last year? That's only going to grow.
I never said the sales are going to fall off a cliff. I said it's impossible for the switch to pass the PS2 by the end of 2023. I would be pleasantly surprised if I was wrong.
"I never said the sales are going to fall off a cliff."
Wait a second.... :-P
Slow decline. Maybe 40 million combined for 2022+2023. 45 million tops. But still not enough to pass the PS2 by the end of 2023.
Nope, too late. You're a new rick alt in my head cannon. :-D
Um. Ok. I don't know who that is. Like as in Rick and Morty? 150-160 million lifetime. But I don't know where it's going to fall.
how many units do you think the ps5 will sell this year? Is there any chance of over 30 million?
Selling 30 million consoles in the year 2022 alone? 0 chance
But I think you meant passing 30 million consoles sold life to date by the end of 2022. That is technically possible but highly unlikely at this point. Per Sony’s own projections for 2022 they expect to ship 11.5 million consoles. At the end of 2021 they were at around 17 million lifetime shipped. So if Sony’s projections are accurate there will be just shy of 29 million PS5s shipped life to date by the end of 2022.
17.3 million. and last year Sony shipped 12.8 million units. so yes it is possible for the ps5 to reach 30 million by the end of the year
Sony expects to ship 11.5 for fiscal year 2021, not calendar year 2022
If Sony's estimate is correct, PS5 should be at 19.3M as of March 31st, 2022. At that point they need 10.7M in 9 months to hit 30M. In 2021, 9.5M PS5 units were shipped in those three quarters. Currently, PS5 is lagging behind it's 2021 numbers. If this trajectory continues then it wont reach 30M. However, if it improves then I could see it hitting 30M total units sold by the end of 2022.
Sony most likely sold every single PS5 they could manufacture. The chip shortage is still hurting big time. No light at the end of the tunnel till the end of this year at the earliest.