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Switch Best-Seller, XS Sales Up YoY - Japan Hardware Estimates for April 2024

Switch Best-Seller, XS Sales Up YoY - Japan Hardware Estimates for April 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 May 2024 / 3,697 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Japan with 235,696 units sold for April 2024, according to VGChartz estimates. The Nintendo Switch has now sold an estimated 32.87 million units lifetime in Japan.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 91,811 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5.58 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 10,762 units to bring their lifetime sales to 0.59 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 345 units to bring its lifetime sales to 9.68 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same month for the PS4 in 2017 are up less than 1,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same month for the Xbox One are up by over 10,000 units. PS4 sold 91,473 units for the month of April 2017 and Xbox One sales were at 467 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same month a year ago are down by 45,258 units (-16.1%). PlayStation 5 sales are down by 89,103 (-49.25%) and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by 8,266 units (331.2%). The PlayStation 4 is down by 4,092 units (-92.2%) year-over-year.

Looking at sales month-on-month, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 63,000 units, the PlayStation 5 sales are down by over 47,000 units, and Xbox Series X|S sales are up by less than 1,000 units.

2024 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 1.03 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 0.61 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 0.04 million units.

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

Monthly Sales:

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

  1. Switch - 235,696 (32,865,049)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 91,811 (5,578,014)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 10,762 (585,647)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 345 (9,676,629)

Weekly Sales:

Japan April 13, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 71,286
  2. PlayStation 5 - 20,949
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,622
  4. PlayStation 4 - 44

Japan April 20, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 64,295
  2. PlayStation 5 - 21,308
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,797
  4. PlayStation 4 - 95

Japan April 27, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 59,068
  2. PlayStation 5 - 28,044
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2,872
  4. PlayStation 4 - 105

Japan May 4, 2024 hardware estimates:

  1. Switch - 41,047
  2. PlayStation 5 - 21,509
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 2471
  4. PlayStation 4 - 101

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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8 Comments
Shtinamin_ (on 13 May 2024)

The Golden Week sales were rather lower than expected. I heard there was a really good deal from a third party beforehand, which was why there were +70k weeks. Either way, glad to see the Switch pushing on strong.

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firebush03 (on 13 May 2024)

so I guess this is the last month before Switch is officially number one? (DS sits at around 32.99mil LTD.)

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trunkswd firebush03 (on 13 May 2024)

Correct. Unless Switch sales fall a lot in May.

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firebush03 trunkswd (on 13 May 2024)

insanity.

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CourageTCD (on 13 May 2024)

We're gonna lose one graph comparison next month with the victory of the Switch over the DS. I was wondering about a comparison between the Switch alone vs all the other non-handheld Nintendo consoles combined. Would that be interesting? In Japan, I mean

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Shtinamin_ CourageTCD (on 14 May 2024)

I like the idea but I’m gonna tweak it.

I’m just gonna count the major 2 competitors: PS2, PS4, PS1, PS3, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, XBOX at 58.17M in Japan. I may be a Nintendo fan but even that seems too high.

I’d settle for Wii+3DS Japan at 37.44M

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CourageTCD (on 13 May 2024)

Hmm, is there a chance of the Switch not reaching 140M by the end of May?

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Chicho CourageTCD (6 days ago)

Nintendo Shipped 141.32 Million Units as of March 31 2024. How many of those you think are still on store shelves? If you ask me i think 2 months is more than long enough.

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