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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 542,735 units sold for the week ended December 31, 2022, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has since sold for an estimated $121.00 million lifetime of the units.
The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 382,561 units to bring total sales to 30.63 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 211,634 units to bring its lifetime sales to 20.36 million units.
PS5 sales are down over 145,000 units compared to the same week for PS4 in 2015, while Xbox Series X|S sales are down nearly 20,000 units compared to the same week for Xbox One. The PS4 sold 527,627 units for the week ended January 2, 2016 and Xbox One sales were 231,148 units.
The PlayStation 4 sold well 4,609 units while the Xbox One sold 87 Units.
PlayStation 5 sales are up 53,497 (36.3%) compared to the same week a year ago, while Xbox Series X|S sales were essentially flat with an increase of just 48 units (0.02%). and Nintendo Switch sales decreased by 35,183 units (-6.1%).
PlayStation 4 is down 14,195 units (-75.5%) and Xbox One is down 1,516 units (-94.6%) year-on-year.
Looking at week-to-week sales, PlayStation 5 sales are down over 321,000 units, Xbox Series X|S sales are down almost 259,000 units, and Nintendo Switch sales are down over 378,000 units.
Since the start of 2022, the Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 19.59 million units, the PlayStation 5 has sold 13.64 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S has sold 9.29 million units.
This is the final week that VGChartz will be tracking Xbox One estimates. PlayStation 4 estimates continue into 2023.
Global hardware estimates (followed by lifetime sales):
- Switch – 542,735 (121.003.508)
- PlayStation 5 – 382,561 (30,626,671)
- Xbox Series X|S – 211,634 (20.361.136)
- PlayStation 4 – 4,609 (117.056.987)
- Xbox One – 87 (51,279,334)
Hardware estimates for the Americas (US, Canada, Latin America):
- Switch – 153,753
- PlayStation 5 – 147,872
- Xbox Series X|S – 119,842
- PlayStation 4 – 1,131
- Xbox One 50
Hardware estimates for Europe:
- Switch – 130,261
- PlayStation 5 – 99.109
- Xbox Series X|S – 63,459
- PlayStation 4 – 585
- Xbox One – 28
Hardware Estimates for Asia (Japan, Mainland Asia, Middle East):
- Switch – 240,476
- PlayStation 5 – 118,327
- Xbox Series X|S – 16,351
- PlayStation 4 – 2,831
- Xbox One 4
Hardware estimates for Oceania (Australia and New Zealand):
- Switch – 18,245
- PlayStation 5 – 17,253
- Xbox Series X|S – 11,982
- PlayStation 4 – 62
- Xbox One 5
VGChartz methodology: Hardware estimates are based on retail samples and trends in individual countries, which are then extrapolated to represent the larger region. This usually allows us to generate numbers that end up within 10% of actual totals.
This data is regularly compared to official console manufacturer shipment numbers and estimates from regional trackers with wider market coverage than us. We then update our own estimates to align with these numbers. This can often result in frequent changes over a short period of time, but we believe it is important to prioritize accuracy over consistency.
Note that our estimates are based on sell-through data (units sold to consumers). In almost all cases, the numbers published by console manufacturers are based on shipping (sell-in) dates, with a device being considered a sale once it has left the factory and entered the supply chain for delivery. Because of this, there is always a difference between the companies’ numbers (sell-in) and the VGChartz estimates (sell-through), even after we’ve made adjustments. The only exception is when a console has been discontinued and the remaining stock has finally sold out – then the numbers match.
A lifelong and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced at VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was hired as a junior analyst in 2010, worked his way up to senior analyst in 2012, and took over hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content himself Youtube channel and Twitch Channel. You can contact the author on twitter @TrunksWD.