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XS Outsells PS5, Switch Comfortably in 1st - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 13-19

XS Outsells PS5, Switch Comfortably in 1st - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 13-19 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 March 2022 / 11,038 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 361,213 units sold for the week ending March 19, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 105.95 million units lifetime.

The Xbox Series X|S sold 219,136 units to bring their lifetime sales to 13.43 million units. The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 188,535 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.50 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 122,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 129,000 units. PS4 sold 310,164 units for the week ending March 21, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 90,160 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 15,879 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,364 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 109,465 units (-23.3%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 101,076 (-34.9%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 95,652 units (77.5%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 51,561 (-76.5%) and the Xbox One is down 21,147 units (-93.9%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 2,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 49,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 89,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 361,213 (105,950,799)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 219,136 (13,427,710)
  3. PlayStation 5 - 188,535 (18,498,633)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,879 (116,721,463)
  5. Xbox One - 1,364 (50,519,373)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Xbox Series X|S - 156,008
  2. Switch - 138,733
  3. PlayStation 5 - 102,539
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,339
  5. Xbox One - 1,129
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 89,474
  2. PlayStation 5 - 48,891
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 45,343
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,062
  5. Xbox One - 212
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 120,143
  2. PlayStation 5 - 31,176
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 12,951
  4. PlayStation 4 - 257
  5. Xbox One - 14
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,863
  2. PlayStation 5 - 5,929
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,834
  4. PlayStation 4 - 221
  5. Xbox One - 9

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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DeEscapist (on 29 March 2022)

Another great week for Xbox. Congrats!

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aTokenYeti (on 28 March 2022)

Nintendo seems like the only company that can adequately supply every major market. MS and Sony focusing heavily on the US

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zakr1995 (on 28 March 2022)

PlayStation 5 down 122k compared to PS4, Xbox Series X|S is up 129k compared to Xbox One

Talk about a momentum swing from last gen

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aTokenYeti zakr1995 (on 28 March 2022)

The pandemic supply crunch will likely be looked back on as one of the major factors that revived the Xbox brand globally. This type of market share swing is not unusual (think GameCube-Wii-WiiU-Switch, all of which were much more drastic swings) but it’s always noteworthy when it happens

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Slownenberg (on 28 March 2022)

Woah what led to the huge Xbox numbers in the Americas? It actually outsold Swith! Thats crazy. Was there some big release or just a huge influx of product eating up a good amount of the pent up demand caused by shortages?

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Ps5fanboy (on 28 March 2022)

Why are the numbers on the homepage ps5 18.9 series x 13.1 but on this report they are 18.4 x 13.4

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Elputoxd Ps5fanboy (on 30 March 2022)

Because the numbers on the home page are wrong but they can't fix them because their coders are busy. They have explained it multiple times.

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darthv72 (on 28 March 2022)

Im actually surprised the XBO is still selling. They gotta be running out of stock at some point since they havent made any since last year. As for the Series S, I can see many prob double dipped and got the S to start and now have added the X for full powered play. I know i did, and now i use my S on the go with the xScreen.

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victor83fernandes (on 30 March 2022)

Logically. The series x has been in stock in several shops including Amazon in Europe. Series s was always in stock.
Is Microsoft just getting more stock or people are not buying it? Go check now series x is permanently in stock on Amazon uk

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Ps5fanboy (on 28 March 2022)

Is this site changing sides, was a better site when you made ps5 win every week,

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ironmanDX Ps5fanboy (on 28 March 2022)


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jvmkdg (on 28 March 2022)

sorry but I don't agree with this data in Brazil there was a lot of ps5 still in stock that you probably didn't put there.

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Livewitharya jvmkdg (on 28 March 2022)

Estimates for Mar 13-19.

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farlaff jvmkdg (on 28 March 2022)

Yeah, but the prices, when low here, are about 950US$. If I were Sony I would like to sell a lot around here too...

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Chicho farlaff (on 28 March 2022)

Prices in Brazil are high because they have high import duties.That extra money goes to the Brazilian government not the manufacturers.

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farlaff Chicho (on 28 March 2022)

That is partially true. You see, even if you take the base price of $399, doubling it (100% in taxes) makes it go to $798 dollars, and that's is not the full story. No, the products are not charged like that, because they want to also take a nice profit over those horribly priced sales.

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Livewitharya farlaff (on 28 March 2022)

Mostly because 3rd party importer sell Xbox there. Wherever Microsoft sell directly, they can take on some loss. Wherever any other importer sell, they will include their margin + import duties + transportation costs. Hence the price.

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shonii33 (on 29 March 2022)

" The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 188,535 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.50 million units." on the main page they took it to 19.03 because if XD .. it is becoming more and more noticeable that they are not interested in xbox

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jvmkdg trunkswd (on 28 March 2022)

there was a big increase in ps5 in latin america this week in brazil ps5 is freely available that used to run out in 2 minutes now it lasts for days.

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CourageTCD jvmkdg (on 28 March 2022)

Vc é brasileiro tb?

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