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Switch Sales Remain Above 300,000, PS5 Outsells XS - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 28-Sep 3

Switch Sales Remain Above 300,000, PS5 Outsells XS - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Aug 28-Sep 3 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 September 2022 / 8,120 Views

    The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 317,239 units sold for the week ending September 3, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 112.37 million units lifetime.

    The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 236,737 units to bring its lifetime sales to 22.95 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 182,308 units to bring their lifetime sales to 16.83 million units.

    PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 76,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 73,000 units. PS4 sold 313,140 units for the week ending September 5, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 109,179 units.

    The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 2,994 units, and the Xbox One sold 267 units.

    Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 33,654 units (11.9%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 10,917 (-4.4%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 52,743 units (40.7%).

    The PlayStation 4 is down 24,975 units (-89.3%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 4,300 units (-94.2%).

    Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 29,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are are up by over 1,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 6,000 units.

    2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 10.56 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 5.97 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.27 million units.

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

    Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

    1. Switch - 317,239 (112,370,009)
    2. PlayStation 5 - 236,737 (22,952,424)
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 182,308 (16,827,686)
    4. PlayStation 4 - 2,994 (116,996,724)
    5. Xbox One - 267 (50,534,093)
    Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 106,011
    2. PlayStation 5 - 100,351
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 98,765
    4. PlayStation 4 - 2,203
    5. Xbox One - 191
    Europe hardware estimates:
    1. PlayStation 5 - 83,603
    2. Switch - 73,654
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 55,319
    4. PlayStation 4 - 720
    5. Xbox One - 66
    Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 126,547
    2. PlayStation 5 - 44,355
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 22,009
    4. PlayStation 4 - 40
    5. Xbox One - 5
    Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 11,027
    2. PlayStation 5 - 8,428
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,215
    4. PlayStation 4 - 31
    5. Xbox One - 5

    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.

    Note that our estimates are based on sell-through data (units sold to consumers). In almost all cases the figures released by console manufacturers are based on shipment data (sell-in), where as soon as a device has left the factory and entered the supply chain for delivery it is considered a sale. This is why there is always a difference between the companies’ figures (sell-in) and VGChartz estimates (sell-through), even after we’ve made adjustments. The one exception to that is when a console has been discontinued and the remaining stock has finally sold out – at that point the figures will match.


    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
    Mars2001 (on 12 September 2022)

    One week before the storm.Before Splatoon 3 and Direct.Happy Switch Holidays.

    • +8
    SanAndreasX Mars2001 (on 12 September 2022)

    The Japanese sales for Splatoon 3 were absolutely insane. If that's any indication of how WW sales are going to go, Nintendo is going to have a fantastic week.

    • +3
    siebensus4 (on 12 September 2022)

    Another week in which Xbox Series gains almost all units against PS5 which Xbox One has lost against PS4.

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    pukem0n siebensus4 (on 12 September 2022)

    incredible to see that last gen PS outsold Xbox by 2.3:1 and now only by 1.4:1
    what a turn around for Microsoft. US is even. Europe is closer than ever, and even Asia is buying Series consoles somehow.

    • +5
    2zosteven pukem0n (on 12 September 2022)

    Let's see if Starfield can narrow the gap some more.

    • +7
    Bofferbrauer2 2zosteven (on 13 September 2022)

    And how the price increase outside of North America will influence PS5 sales

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    NextGen_Gamer siebensus4 (on 13 September 2022)

    As a PlayStation guy, the better the Xbox sales get, the better for everyone. I know all too well that a complacent Sony is a really bad Sony (see: PS3 pricing and era, versus turnaround for PS4 when Sony had to actually try and do the right thing again). I feel like we were already beginning to see the signs of that overconfident Sony, with raising the price of the PS5 in most places around the world...

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