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Amazon Prime Day Boosts Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for July 10-16

Amazon Prime Day Boosts Sales - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for July 10-16 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 July 2022 / 6,545 Views

    The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 305,483 units sold for the week ending July 16, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 110.41 million units lifetime.

    The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 216,272 units to bring its lifetime sales to 21.35 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 180,909 units to bring their lifetime sales to 15.79 million units.

    PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are up by nearly 18,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 95,000 units. PS4 sold 198,607 units for the week ending July 18, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 85,604 units.

    The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 8,508 units, and the Xbox One sold 484 units.

    Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 10,879 units (-3.4%), while the PlayStation 5 is up by 13,167 (6.5%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 57,189 units (46.2%).

    The PlayStation 4 is down 18,132 units (-68.1%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 10,548 units (-95.6%).

    Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 13,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by over 21,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 27,000 units.

    2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 8.53 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 4.27 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 4.37 million units.

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

    Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

    1. Switch - 305,483 (110,405,700)
    2. PlayStation 5 - 216,272 (21,347,766)
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 180,909 (15,786,234)
    4. PlayStation 4 - 8,508 (116,965,109)
    5. Xbox One - 484 (50,531,544)
    Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 121,286
    2. PlayStation 5 - 108,889
    3. Xbox Series X|S -105,191
    4. PlayStation 4 - 5,841
    5. Xbox One - 389
    Europe hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 85,037
    2. PlayStation 5 - 65,781
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 50,966
    4. PlayStation 4 - 2,462
    5. Xbox One - 78
    Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 86,696
    2. PlayStation 5 - 34,920
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 18,565
    4. PlayStation 4 - 121
    5. Xbox One - 8
    Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 12,464
    2. PlayStation 5 - 6,682
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,187
    4. PlayStation 4 - 84
    5. Xbox One - 9

    VGChartz Methodology: Hardware estimates are based on retail sampling and trends in individual countries, which are then extrapolated to represent the wider region. This typically allows us to produce figures that end up being within 10% of the actual totals.

    This data is regularly compared against official shipment figures released by the console manufacturers and figures estimated by regional trackers with greater market coverage than ourselves. We then update our own estimates to bring them into line with those figures. This can result in frequent changes often within a short space of time, but we feel it's important to prioritise accuracy over consistency.


    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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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    7 Comments
    Kakadu18 (on 25 July 2022)

    XBS at more than double of what XBO sold in the same week in 2015 is crazy. Great development.

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    siebensus4 (on 25 July 2022)

    Amazon Prime Day? Never heard of that, to be honest.

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    darthv72 (on 25 July 2022)

    I cant remember the last time (this year) the PS5 was over 200k for the week. Hopefully they are getting production ramped up as the holidays are quickly approaching. Series is doing great to right the wrongs of last gen. 95k up from the same time for the XBO... Gamepass and a cheaper entry point are doing wonders.

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    trunkswd darthv72 (on 25 July 2022)

    Barring adjustments when Sony releases its quarterly report on Friday, the PS5 has 2 weeks in April above 200K, and 1 week in January.

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    trunkswd (on 29 July 2022)

    I did a small adjustment for the PS5 following Sony's 21.7M shipped report. I updated the main weekly hardware article to reflect the change. PS5 went from 20.85M sold as of July 2 to 20.94M. Sales as of July 16 went from 21.25M to 21.35M. Sony did announce 20M sold at the end of May/beginning of June. So not many weeks could be adjusted and we have the data for the US, UK, most of mainland Europe, and Japan. 

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    pukem0n (on 26 July 2022)

    incredible numbers for Xbox in Asia. well, impressive in comparison to what they usually sell over there.

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    Tridrakious (on 26 July 2022)

    All platforms are healthy. A great thing to see especially ahead of the holiday season.

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