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Xbox Series X|S Outsells PS5 Again - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 27-Apr 2

Xbox Series X|S Outsells PS5 Again - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Mar 27-Apr 2 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 April 2022 / 10,913 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 346,026 units sold for the week ending April 2, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 106.49 million units lifetime.

The Xbox Series X|S sold 232,758 units to bring their lifetime sales to 13.89 million units. The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 191,950 units to bring its lifetime sales to 18.80 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by nearly 65,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 149,000 units. PS4 sold 256,724 units for the week ending April, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 84,118 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 15,015 units, and the Xbox One sold 1,190 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 171,528 units (-33.1%), while the PlayStation 5 is down 52,319 (-21.4%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 117,024 units (101.1%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 45,064 (-75.0%) and the Xbox One is down 18,282 units (-94.2%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 2,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 12,000 units, and PlayStation 5 sales are down by nearly 5,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 346,026 (106,494,502)
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 232,758 (13,889,199)
  3. PlayStation 5 - 191,950 (18,796,082)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 15,015 (116,750,960)
  5. Xbox One - 1,190 (50,521,824)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Xbox Series X|S - 167,984
  2. Switch - 156,571
  3. PlayStation 5 - 85,290
  4. PlayStation 4 - 7,876
  5. Xbox One - 977
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 83,266
  2. PlayStation 5 - 50,273
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 46,962
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,703
  5. Xbox One - 195
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 93,950
  2. PlayStation 5 - 50,177
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 17,286
  4. PlayStation 4 - 235
  5. Xbox One - 11
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 12,239
  2. PlayStation 5 - 6,210
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,949
  4. PlayStation 4 - 201
  5. Xbox One - 7

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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36 Comments
aTokenYeti (on 11 April 2022)

Kind of crazy that Xbox is doing close to 2015 PS4 numbers right now on a week to week basis. It just continues to show that there is robust demand for all 3 manufacturers this time around instead of just one of them

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trunkswd aTokenYeti (on 11 April 2022)

There has been a huge influx of Xbox Series X consoles in the US for several weeks now. I hope Microsoft is able to keep up the amount of stock going forward and Sony is able to improve PS5 stock.

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aTokenYeti trunkswd (on 11 April 2022)

Correct me if I’m wrong but at the current sales rate Xbox will overtake PS5 in North America lifetime sometime in the next 2-3 weeks?

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trunkswd aTokenYeti (on 11 April 2022)

It will probably take a bit longer than that. Xbox Series X|S is 250K behind lifetime sales of the PS5 in the US. Of course, this depends on adjustments when NPD comes out on April 22.

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Mars2001 trunkswd (on 11 April 2022)

The key is new year estimates.Nintendo 22M and sony only 11.5-13M like this year OR NOT?

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jvmkdg aTokenYeti (on 11 April 2022)
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darthv72 (on 11 April 2022)

Last week the gap was over 5m between PS & XB. This week it is just under at 4.9m. Whatever MS are doing to keep units coming out is working.

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aTokenYeti darthv72 (on 11 April 2022)

Take this with a grain of salt, but there was a rumor spreading around last week that Microsoft bought out priority access to various parts and fab capacity. And because the Series S exists, Microsoft gets more consoles per dollar spent than Sony does.

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Exactly

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Ucouldntbemorewrong darthv72 (on 11 April 2022)

Easy... for every PS5 or PS5 digital or XBSX. MS is making the "S" 3 to 1. And they are in retail stores. While PS5/PS5D/XBSX are no where to be seen in retail.

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jvmkdg (on 11 April 2022)

Sony is destroying the PlayStation. Sony needs to know how Microsoft is making so many consoles and do the same. ps5 slim or ps5 s.

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SvenTheTurkey jvmkdg (on 11 April 2022)

Given how much money has laying around, they might have just paid out the nose for extra time in the factories. Or else they had this planned all along and Sony was being more conservative with their sales estimates. So then they never added extra capacity to their contracts.

But it's really anyone's guess at this point. I think it will become clearer as time goes on.

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gtotheunit91 jvmkdg (on 11 April 2022)

We don't know how many Series X's Microsoft withheld from store shelves to upgrade all of their Cloud Gaming servers to Series X hardware since it took quite a bit of 2021 to get everything upgraded. It was a worldwide endeavor and most likely took hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Series X's. We may just be getting all consoles now instead of a portion of what Microsoft is capable of manufacturing.

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Ucouldntbemorewrong jvmkdg (on 11 April 2022)

Easy... for every PS5 or PS5 digital or XBSX. MS is making the "S" 3 to 1. And they are in retail stores. While PS5/PS5D/XBSX are no where to be seen in retail.

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Brimac19 (on 14 April 2022)

I think until Sony can get their stock shortage issues fixed this trend will continue. I’ve seen quite a few XBS‘s on the shelves over the last couple of months and recently started seeing more XBX’s too. Never seen a PS5 in stores. MS has definitely paid to get more systems manufactured. The pandemic/chip shortage has really hurt Sony.

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Sonmakodo (on 13 April 2022)

I think Switch will win the March NPD but not by much. Xbox will be a very close second.

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Alistair (on 12 April 2022)

Wow. North America: Xbox outsells the Switch, outsells the PS5 2:1. Wow. Clearly a big container ship arrived.

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smroadkill15 (on 11 April 2022)

I saw a Series X, some Series S's, and plenty of Switches at a Target yesterday. Different Target than last time I saw some Series X's. Still haven't seen a PS5 in the wild. Xbox really is really getting way more consoles out in stores which is great to see!

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Ps5fanboy (on 11 April 2022)
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