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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Are Nearly Tied - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 6-12

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Sales Are Nearly Tied - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 6-12 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 March 2022 / 9,198 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 359,682 units sold for the week ending March 12, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 105.59 million units lifetime.

The Xbox Series X|S sold 140,629 units to bring their lifetime sales to 13.23 million units. The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 139,324 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.32 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 97,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 57,000 units. PS4 sold 236,449 units for the week ending March 14, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 82,439 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 16,468 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,412 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 59,442 units (-14.2%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 124,077 (-47.1%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 19,440 units (16.0%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 52,618 (-76.2%) and the Xbox One is down 20,952 units (-93.7%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 5,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are flat week-on-week, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down by less than 1,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 359,682 (105,589,586)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 140,629 (13,228,574)
  3. PlayStation 5 - 139,324 (18,322,098)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 16,468 (116,705,584)
  5. Xbox One - 1,412 (50,518,009)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 126,914
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 86,472
  3. PlayStation 5 - 71,976
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,637
  5. Xbox One - 1,186
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 87,043
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 38,736
  3. PlayStation 5 - 32,864
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,299
  5. Xbox One - 200
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 133,264
  2. PlayStation 5 - 29,322
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,809
  4. PlayStation 4 - 283
  5. Xbox One - 15
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,461
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,162
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,612
  4. PlayStation 4 - 249
  5. Xbox One - 11

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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siebensus4 (on 21 March 2022)

Switch outsold Xbox Series and PS5 combined again by a big margin. As long as this situation continues there's no need for Nintendo to talk about a successor, even if Switch is in its 6th year.

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smroadkill15 siebensus4 (on 21 March 2022)

This doesn't mean the Switch is in more demand than Xbox Series and PS5 combined. If all consoles were readily available this wouldn't be the case and sales for all 3 platforms would be much closer. Undoubtedly Xbox Series and Ps5 combined sales would eclipse Switch sales.

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SuperJortendo smroadkill15 (on 21 March 2022)

While almost definitely true, it doesn't change the fact that it's still selling better than the other two combined. It also shows the how possibly difficult it may be for Nintendo to produce enough of the switch successor anytime soon. So yeah I don't see why they would.

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smroadkill15 SuperJortendo (on 22 March 2022)

Of course, the Switch is selling fantastic, but the comment comes off as if the Switch is doing that without any asterisk applied which isn't true. I didn't say anything about a Switch successor.

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Well a high end chip shortage would do that. Nin would probably not use that high end of a chip for next Console, so they would not experience as much slow down as PS5 XBSX is.

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I agree. Still though they could take advantage of the shortages Sony/ Microsoft are experiencing to keep the current switch on the market for longer than originally intended and then release the switch successor when the others are able to start ramping up production in (totally uninformed guess ) 2024/25.

I could honestly see this approach backfiring if the software isn't there now that I think about it, but that's a different discussion.

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Ninhut (on 21 March 2022)

oh xbox lies ahead ps5 very nice to see

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javi741 (on 21 March 2022)

The Switch I've just realized has outsold the PS4'S lifetime sales in North America. Only a matter of time til it does the same globally

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Ninhut javi741 (on 21 March 2022)

this year the switch will 100% overtake the ps4

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Ps5fanboy (on 24 March 2022)

Xbox is mostly making series s consoles. Which I heard takes up half the silicon. However Sony still outsells it every time. sony I guess is getting double the silicon then Microsoft according to this website.

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Yassgragra (on 21 March 2022)

Is there a breakdown of sales for Series S:X? I’m assuming S has sold more as it’s supposedly easier to manufacture.

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Arfen (on 21 March 2022)

Seeing main page numbers seems that Switch is adjusted down again

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Livewitharya (on 21 March 2022)


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jvmkdg (on 21 March 2022)
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