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Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 17M, PS5 Sales Climb - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 18-24

Xbox Series X|S Sales Top 17M, PS5 Sales Climb - Worldwide Hardware Estimates for Sep 18-24 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 October 2022 / 11,207 Views

    The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 289,863 units sold for the week ending September 24, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 113.29 million units lifetime.

    The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 237,928 units to bring its lifetime sales to 23.64 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 172,694 units to bring their lifetime sales to 17.09 million units.

    PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2015 are down by over 59,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One are up by over 44,000 units. PS4 sold 297,138 units for the week ending September 26, 2015 and Xbox One sales were at 128,439 units.

    The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 2,240 units, and the Xbox One sold 178 units.

    Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up by 29,562 units (11.4%), while the PlayStation 5 is down by 36,564 (-13.3%) and the Xbox Series X|S is up 31,571 units (22.4%).

    The PlayStation 4 is down 23,784 units (-91.4%) year-over-year and the Xbox One is down 4,457 units (-96.2%).

    Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by nearly 65,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 17,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are flat week-on-week.

    2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 11.57 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 6.63 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.73 million units.

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

    Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

    1. Switch - 289,863 (113,290,609)
    2. PlayStation 5 - 237,928 (23,643,552)
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 172,694 (17,087,282)
    4. PlayStation 4 - 2,240 (117,004,007)
    5. Xbox One - 178 (50,534,689)
    Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
    1. PlayStation 5 - 94,767
    2. Switch - 93,394
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 86,792
    4. PlayStation 4 - 1,660
    5. Xbox One - 123
    Europe hardware estimates:
    1. PlayStation 5 - 75,867
    2. Switch - 65,360
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 53,010
    4. PlayStation 4 - 526
    5. Xbox One - 47
    Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 120,131
    2. PlayStation 5 - 57,878
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 26,696
    4. PlayStation 4 - 31
    5. Xbox One - 4
    Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
    1. Switch - 10,978
    2. PlayStation 5 - 9,416
    3. Xbox Series X|S - 6,196
    4. PlayStation 4 - 23
    5. Xbox One - 4

    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
    jvmkdg (on 03 October 2022)

    my prediction until the end of the year is
    20.5 million xbox
    29 million ps5
    switch 119 million

    • -10
    Mars2001 jvmkdg (on 03 October 2022)

    Switch is 115.5M util 30/9/2022
    Until the end of the year 125M for sure.

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    Kakadu18 Mars2001 (on 03 October 2022)

    Shipments maybe, but not sellthrough. These numbers here are for the second to last week in September. To be at 115.5mil at the end of September it would need to sell over 2mil in one week.

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    Kakadu18 jvmkdg (on 03 October 2022)

    The Switch going to sell way more than just 6mil in the holiday quarter. 123mil makes more sense.

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    Slownenberg jvmkdg (on 03 October 2022)

    Umm you do realize the holiday quarter is coming up, and these numbers are still one week left before holiday quarter even starts.

    So Switch will be over 113.5M when holiday quarter starts. And it should sell right around 10M holiday quarter. 123M would be a good guess. If it does quite well it'll be 124M. 122M would be if they had a mediocre holiday quarter. 121M would be if they somehow all of a sudden had a terrible quarter (not gonna happen). But you predict 119M....

    • -1
    SanAndreasX Slownenberg (on 05 October 2022)

    Don't you see that the Switch is headed straight for the cliff? It's been heading for the cliff since it passed the Gamecube in sales. Any day now...

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    aTokenYeti jvmkdg (on 03 October 2022)

    Your switch and Xbox predictions are an almost outlandish lowball

    • -1