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Switch Sales Top 106M, XS Outsells PS5 - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 20-26

Switch Sales Top 106M, XS Outsells PS5 - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 20-26 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 April 2022 / 8,636 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 353,540 units sold for the week ending March 27, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 106.21 million units lifetime.

The Xbox Series X|S sold 220,631 units to bring their lifetime sales to 13.66 million units. The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 211,765 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.66 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 106,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 136,000 units. PS4 sold 317,790 units for the week ending March 28, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 84,790 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 15,213 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,263 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 418,714 units (-54.2%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 99,708 (-32.0%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 93,222 units (73.2%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 47,862 (-75.9%) and the Xbox One is down 20,044 units (-94.1%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 1,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 43,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by nearly 9,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 353,540 (106,212,076)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 220,631 (13,658,441)
  3. PlayStation 5 - 211,765 (18,660,162)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,213 (116,736,056)
  5. Xbox One - 1,263 (50,520,634)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Xbox Series X|S - 161,721
  2. Switch - 141,190
  3. PlayStation 5 - 86,861
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,020
  5. Xbox One - 1,048
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 84,986
  2. PlayStation 5 - 60,581
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 47,093
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,743
  5. Xbox One - 195
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 114,890
  2. PlayStation 5 - 56,939
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 7,116
  4. PlayStation 4 - 247
  5. Xbox One - 12
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12.474
  2. PlayStation 5 - 7,384
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,701
  4. PlayStation 4 - 203
  5. Xbox One - 8

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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33 Comments
SanAndreasX (on 04 April 2022)

The Switch is now just under 10 million units behind the PS4. Amazing.

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gtotheunit91 SanAndreasX (on 04 April 2022)

At this rate, it'll pass the PS4 and Game Boy family by the end of this year guaranteed! Especially with how many games Nintendo is releasing in 2022 and that's without Breath of the Wild 2.

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SanAndreasX gtotheunit91 (on 04 April 2022)

It's going to come pretty close to the PS2 and the DS when everything is said and done.

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javi741 (on 04 April 2022)

It's crazy to see Xbox now outselling Playstation relatively often now. Of course its most likely due to a lack of stock which isn't really indicative of demand but I still believe we will see Xbox alot closer to PS sales this time around.

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Ps5fanboy javi741 (on 04 April 2022)
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Ucouldntbemorewrong javi741 (on 05 April 2022)

Well MS was smart to make the S. For every X or PS5. MS can make 3 S's. It's the only console out of PS5/Digital and XBSX that can be found in a retail store. It will bite MS in the ass with parity down the road compared to PS5/PS5 Digital running in parallel

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aTokenYeti (on 04 April 2022)

A number of stock watchers on twitter believe that the Series X in particular had a massive shipment to the US at the end of March, and anecdotally that sounds plausible. I saw the Series X available on Amazon for several hours the other day.

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trunkswd aTokenYeti (on 04 April 2022)

We are looking at 500K-600K for Xbox Series X|S in March. With 1 week to go we have it at 411K in the US for March.

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NextGen_Gamer aTokenYeti (on 04 April 2022)

I've definitely seen far more in-stock alerts for Xbox Series X recently than PS5. Hopefully that is a sign that the supple chain is improving for MS, and not just them stockpiling a little bit to have a burst of sales.

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Ps5fanboy NextGen_Gamer (on 04 April 2022)
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Trentonater NextGen_Gamer (on 05 April 2022)

If anything it could be an indication of the gap in demand between ps5 ans series x. we were never able to tell the difference in demad with both selling out instantly. But now series x stays in stock for more than 24 hours same as the series s always warming store shelves and graphics cards beign readily availible.

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scrapking Trentonater (on 05 April 2022)

I have a different theory. My theory is that Sony air-shipped more consoles to stores for the holidays than Microsoft did. Sony acknowledged doing heavy amounts of air-shipping of PS5 units into the UK over the holidays, whereas Microsoft offered no comment on the matter that I'm aware of. So if my guess is right, Microsoft has sea-shipped consoles hitting stores now that were produced around the same time that the air-shipped units had been produced for Sony.

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Mnementh scrapking (on 06 April 2022)

Good idea. If that is true then PS5 availability should go up a bit in the future, while Xbox Series stays the same.

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scrapking NextGen_Gamer (on 05 April 2022)

Which part of the supply chain? There's the manufacturing part of the supply chain, and the distribution side of the supply chain. My theory is that Microsoft stuck almost entirely to sea-shipping for the holidays, whereas Sony made more judicious use of air-shipping. That means that Microsoft and Sony had units being made at the same time, but that Sony got more of them into stores before Christmas and that Microsoft is getting more of them into stores now. Sony did acknowledge making extensive use of air-shipping, at least into the UK, over the holidays. So my guess is only a guess, but it's at least based in some actual news. :)

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NextGen_Gamer scrapking (on 06 April 2022)

That could be too. I was referring to the manufacturing side of the supply chain. Both Sony and MS are using TSMC's 7-nm line for their chips, and that manufacturing node is the single most contested, crowded process technology currently for TSMC. Hundreds of mobile SoCs and other chips are on it. So, if say Mediatek notices a drop in a certain 7-nm mobile chipset and lowers their orders (or something to that effect), you can be sure that AMD (current Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs) or Sony (PS5) or MS (Xbox Series) is going to try to fill it immediately.

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y2jarmyofficial (on 04 April 2022)

Nice job Xbox series! Keep it up I’m excited to see what redfall and star field with do to its sales=)

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SvenTheTurkey (on 04 April 2022)

Monster hunter rise was this week last year? Wow. I forgot how big of an effect that game had on the switch sales. More than an extra week of sales. Shame that Kirby couldn't have done the same, but I didn't expect it.

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smroadkill15 (on 04 April 2022)

I saw a couple of Series X's in stores for the first time ever while at Target today. Hopefully this is a sign things to come.

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SvenTheTurkey smroadkill15 (on 05 April 2022)

There are some stores around me that regularly have them. Probably like half an hour drive. Less populated area. I'm not looking for one but happen to check the stock from time to time. So yeah, might be easing up.

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Ps5fanboy (on 04 April 2022)
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