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Switch and Xbox Series Sales Up YoY - Japan Hardware Estimates for March 2024

Switch and Xbox Series Sales Up YoY - Japan Hardware Estimates for March 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 April 2024 / 5,581 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Japan with 299,181 units sold for March 2024, according to VGChartz estimates. The Nintendo Switch has now sold an estimated 32.63 million units lifetime in Japan.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 139,245 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5.49 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 10,119 units to bring their lifetime sales to 0.57 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 3,465 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.68 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2017 are down by nearly 28,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by over 9,000 units. PS4 sold 166,893 units for the month of March 2017 and Xbox One sales were at 749 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same month a year ago are up by 11,955  units (4.2%). PlayStation 5 sales are down by 118,193 (-45.9%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by 4,656 units (85.2%). The PlayStation 4 is down by 3,997 units (-53.6%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, Nintendo Switch sales are up by nearly 88,000 units, the PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 21,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are down by less than 1,000 units.

2024 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 0.79 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 0.52 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 0.03 million units.

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

Monthly Sales:

Japan hardware estimates for March 2024 (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 299,181 (32,629,353)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 139,245 (5,486,203)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,119 (574,885)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,465 (9,676,284)

Weekly Sales:

Japan March 9, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 65,931
  2. PlayStation 5 - 39,078
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 3,752
  4. PlayStation 4 - 1,823

Japan March 16, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 42,904
  2. PlayStation 5 - 26,528
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 1,503
  4. PlayStation 4 - 595

Japan March 23, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 60,839
  2. PlayStation 5 - 27,797
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 1,364
  4. PlayStation 4 - 254

Japan March 30, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 57,546
  2. PlayStation 5 - 20,854
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 1,381
  4. PlayStation 4 - 683

Japan April 6, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 71,961
  2. PlayStation 5 - 24,988
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,119
  4. PlayStation 4 - 110

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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4 Comments
Shtinamin_ (on 11 April 2024)

Average units per month in Japan.
Jan:
Switch 56,664
PS5 44,008
Xbox Series 2,175

Feb:
Switch 52,852
PS5 40,142
Xbox Series 2,559

Mar:
Switch 59,837
PS5 27,849
Xbox Series 2024

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trunkswd (on 11 April 2024)

March 2024 includes the dates from March 3 to April 6. VGChartz follows the same weeks for each month as Circana (NPD), which is why the 5th week of March has 6 days in April.

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xXMatapuercas3000Xx (on 13 April 2024)

Nintendo Switch just outsold GameBoy in Japan

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INCITATUSBR (on 14 April 2024)

one more month and NSwitch will become the best-selling console in Japan ever

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