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Switch Global Sales Jump, PS5 Europe Sales Up 50% - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 24-30

Switch Global Sales Jump, PS5 Europe Sales Up 50% - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Apr 24-30 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 May 2022 / 4,798 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 344,017 units sold for the week ending April 30, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 107.37 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 212,788 units to bring its lifetime sales to 19.47 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 139,856 units to bring their lifetime sales to 14.43 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are up by over 31,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by nearly 60,000 units. PS4 sold 181,770 units for the week ending May 2, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 80,133 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 13,242 units, and the Xbox One sold 779 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 111,058 units (-24.4%), while the PlayStation 5 is up by 37,395 (21.3%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 50,034 units (5.7%).

The PlayStation 4 is down 31,142 (-70.2%) and the Xbox One is down 16,420 units (-95.5%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 88,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up over 10,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by over 4,000 units.

2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 5.37 million units, the Xbox Series X|S has sold 2.64 million units, and the PlayStation 5 has sold 2.49 million units.

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

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 344,017 (107,367,298)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 212,788 (19,467,776)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 139,856 (14,428,785)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 13,242 (116,811,258)
  5. Xbox One - 779 (50,525,607)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 113,732
  2. Xbox Series X|S - 86,941
  3. PlayStation 5 - 66,082
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,209
  5. Xbox One - 627
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 88,682
  2. Switch - 70,130
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,907
  4. PlayStation 4 - 4,611
  5. Xbox One - 134
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 148,780
  2. PlayStation 5 - 47,772
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 17,328
  4. PlayStation 4 - 233
  5. Xbox One - 11
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 11,375
  2. PlayStation 5 - 10,252
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 4,680
  4. PlayStation 4 - 189
  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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8 Comments
SanAndreasX (on 13 May 2022)

Switch still in beast mode after over 5 years now.

  • +6
Amnesia SanAndreasX (on 13 May 2022)

And at full price...

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SvenTheTurkey (on 13 May 2022)

Switch sports had a bigger effect than I thought.

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trunkswd SvenTheTurkey (on 13 May 2022)

Switch Sports only caused a minor boost outside of Japan. The main boost in Switch sales was in Japan due to the holidays over there.

  • +3
SvenTheTurkey trunkswd (on 13 May 2022)

Well then I simultaneously stand corrected and also should have trusted my prediction.

I always forget about their holidays though.

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victor83fernandes (on 13 May 2022)

Next week the numbers will be on the xbox side, theres xbox series X available on amazon for 2 days already. And no ps5.

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Amnesia (on 14 May 2022)

I live in the deep country of Hungary, but still one of the main towns (100000 people), I was in the big electro shop of the commercial center, there was every model of the SERIES but no PS5.

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jvmkdg (on 13 May 2022)

switch will pass the ps4 until september. if the month of may is good for the ps5 it has a chance of reaching 20 million.

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