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PS5 Sales Top 19M, NS and XS Sales Remain Flat - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 17-23

PS5 Sales Top 19M, NS and XS Sales Remain Flat - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 17-23 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2022 / 6,754 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 271,271 units sold for the week ending April 23, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 107.19 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 173,221 units to bring its lifetime sales to 19.06 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 151,061 units to bring their lifetime sales to 14.32 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 22,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 69,000 units. PS4 sold 195,318 units for the week ending April 25, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 82,518 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 14,107 units, and the Xbox One sold 899 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 124,209 units (-31.4%), while the PlayStation 5 is up by 11,521 (7.1%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 66,411 units (78.5%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 31,935 (-69.4%) and the Xbox One is down 17,292 units (-95.1%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 6,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are flat week-on-week, and PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 15,000 units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 271,271 (107,193,888)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 173,221 (19,055,638)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 151,061 (14,317,769)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 14,107 (116,798,011)
  5. Xbox One - 899 (50,524,816)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 109,379
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 93,667
  3. PlayStation 5 - 85,413
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,638
  5. Xbox One - 746
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 73,312
  2. PlayStation 5 - 49,678
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 37,693
  4. PlayStation 4 - 5,044
  5. Xbox One - 135
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 77,689
  2. PlayStation 5 - 33,534
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,555
  4. PlayStation 4 - 215
  5. Xbox One - 11
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 10,891
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 5,146
  3. PlayStation 5 - 4,596
  4. PlayStation 4 - 210
  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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12 Comments
2zosteven (on 02 May 2022)

look at Xbox in Japan :)

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DeEscapist (on 02 May 2022)

How PS is up 15k when it was 181k last week?

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Kakadu18 DeEscapist (on 02 May 2022)

Adjustments.

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trunkswd Kakadu18 (on 02 May 2022)

As Kakadu18 said, adjustments were made as we got more data since the last update.

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yo33331 Kakadu18 (on 02 May 2022)

yep .. those ones are happening 3-4 days apart ... every time .. every week .. I don't know maybe it's better if the numbers are coming a little bit later but are more accurate without need of adjustments every 3-4 days .. and half of the cases they include numbers from every week in the year .. not only the last few weeks ..

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trunkswd yo33331 (on 02 May 2022)

The issue is if I waited for all the information we would be 3 or 4 months behind. But yeah some data we only get once per month, which can be spread out over a few weeks.

Next week, May 10, we get Nintendo and Sony quarterly earnings. I will wait until they post their earnings before doing the next hardware update.

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trunkswd trunkswd (on 02 May 2022)

Usually I don't need to do so many adjustments, but a lot of data has come out in the last 2 or 3 weeks that has warranted more adjustments than usual. I'd rather make adjustments as the data comes in for each country/region than to wait for all the data to come in.

I am hoping the latest adjustments will make us much closer to Sony's and Nintendo's earnings report.

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jvmkdg (on 02 May 2022)

Can someone from vg chartz answer me if sony confirms that they sent 2 million units in their tax report. until what day would this number be taken to final consumers? I'm asking because on the 10th the sony report comes out.

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trunkswd jvmkdg (on 02 May 2022)

Sony will reveal their shipment figures in their earnings report on May 10.

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darthv72 (on 02 May 2022)

If both Sony and MS can keep these numbers up, they will both hit 20m and 15m respectfully by June.

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aTokenYeti darthv72 (on 02 May 2022)

When Sony does their end of financial year report on May 10th we will have a better idea of their current sales numbers. By all accounts they had a (by their standards) abysmal quarter and I would not be surprised if their sales have to get adjusted down slightly at VGcharts again

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trunkswd aTokenYeti (on 02 May 2022)

Entirely possible we've overestimated PS5 sales. Likewise, possible we underestimated PS5 sales. Right now our estimates have PS5 sell-through at 1.63M for Q1 2022.

As a reminder Sony was using air freight to PS5 consoles to retailers faster in Q4 2021, while they didn't do that in Q1 2022. So an increase in the gap between shipped vs sold is to be expected. We only have a gap of about 300K between shipped vs sold at the end of 2021.

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