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PS5 Best-Seller With Nearly 600,000 Units Sold - Europe Hardware Estimates for August 2023

PS5 Best-Seller With Nearly 600,000 Units Sold - Europe Hardware Estimates for August 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 September 2023 / 7,570 Views

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in Europe with 597,557 units sold for August 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The PlayStation 5 has now sold an estimated 13.17 million units lifetime in Europe.

The Nintendo Switch sold an estimated 239,357 units to bring its lifetime sales to 33.11 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 125,952 units to bring their lifetime sales to 6.43 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 6,171 units to bring its lifetime sales to 45.86 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2016 are up by nearly 248,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by over 5,000 units. PS4 sold 349,963 units for the month of August 2016 and Xbox One sales were at 120,648 units.

PlayStation 5 sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 331,294 (124.4%). Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 13,048 units (-9.4%) and Nintendo Switch sales are down by 31,473 units (-11.6). The PlayStation 4 is up by 4,881 units (378.4%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 90,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are down by over 12,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are up by over 15,000 units.

2023 year-to-date, the PlayStation 5 has sold an estimated 3.70 million units, the Nintendo Switch has sold 2.31 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 1.02 million units.

VGChartz Europe Hardware Estimates - PS5, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch

Monthly Sales:

Europe hardware estimates for August 2023 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. PlayStation 5 - 597,557 (13,174,762)
  2. Switch - 239,357 (33,107,415)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 125,952 (6,432,194)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 6,171 (45,859,124)

Weekly Sales:

Europe August 5, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 157,366
  2. Switch - 59,179
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 29,294
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,491

Europe August 12, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 138,916
  2. Switch - 58,984
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 30,275
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,756

Europe August 19, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 142,912
  2. Switch - 58,923
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 31,569
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,513

Europe August 26, 2023 hardware estimates:

  1. PlayStation 5 - 158,363
  2. Switch - 62,271
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 34,814
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,411

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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Geralt99 (on 20 September 2023)

I've said this earlier and I'll say it again, the PS5's Holiday storm is coming and its going to be Massive.

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jvmkdg (on 20 September 2023)

It shouldn't take long for the ps5 to double sales relative to the xbox. Many considered this impossible a few months ago. My guess is that this will happen by December.

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NoLimitVito (on 21 September 2023)

Xbox getting demolished world wide sales

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loy310 (on 21 September 2023)

Wow, PS5 America outsells xb ww.

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Kyuu (on 20 September 2023)

Crazy PS5 numbers. Perhaps Europe would benefit the most from a pricecut due to the price hike.

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siebensus4 (on 20 September 2023)

The PS5 model with disc drive was discounted by 100 Euro, which means it has been sold for 399 Euro – the same price as the Digital Edition. That's 150 Euro cheaper than in August last year.

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kazuyamishima siebensus4 (on 20 September 2023)

It’s been sold for 449 euros, not 399.

It was 399 quids in the UK tho.

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Zeltaz13 (on 20 September 2023)

The last few months of the year are gonna be crazy for ps5 sales

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Brimac19 (on 21 September 2023)

And we still have Spiderman 2 and possibly the new PS5 design coming!!!

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Random_Matt (on 20 September 2023)

Xbox does not need a refresh. Best just make cloud boxes instead.

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Mars2001 (on 20 September 2023)
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