PlayStation 4: Updated sales and market share
Total sale of consoles (updated December 2019): 103.7 million
Market share: 54%
Release date: November 29, 2013 (Europe)
Available models: PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro
As of November 2019 and according to official data, PlayStation 4 already has exceeded 102 million units sold throughout the world, which places it in a kingdom that only privileged people can access. PS4 does not scale on the top selling best consoles of all time, but it has already surpassed great successes like Wii (101 million) to be placed in the top 5 of best-selling consoles. It is the third Sony console that manages to exceed 100 million units, after PlayStation 2 and PlayStation.
PS4 is the desktop console that has more quickly reached 100 million consoles (surpassing Wii and PS2). Its life cycle in the market, about six years, is still a success and its relay is expected by the end of 2020
Xbox One: Updated sales and market share
Total sale of consoles (updated July 2019): 44.9 million
Market share: 2. 3%
Release date: November 22, 2013
Available models: Xbox One S, Xbox One X
Although Microsoft’s official Xbox One sales data has not been shared for some years, we do know approximate figures, thanks to portals like VGChartz. According to the website, after almost six years of life cycle and three models in the market (Xbox One, S and X), Xbox One has sold 43.6 million consoles.
Microsoft console It is approximately halfway of the company's most successful hardware sales, Xbox 360 (85.80 million) and well above the first system with which they premiered in the video game industry back in 2002, Xbox (24.65 million).
Microsoft has failed to compete from you to you with PS4, which has been intractable in sales since its launch. Although far from the tremendous success of Xbox 360, Xbox One has managed to place in the top 15 best-selling consoles of all time. In 2020 -when everything indicates Nintendo Switch will have managed to overcome it in sales- will take over Project Scarlett, the code name of the new Microsoft console.
Nintendo Switch: Updated sales and market share
Total sale of consoles (updated December 2019): 44.6 million
Market share: 2. 3%
Release date: March 3, 2017
Available models: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite
According to the latest official data (November 2019), Nintendo Switch has managed to sell 41.6 million units
In September 2019 it reached the market Nintendo Switch Lite, the exclusively portable revision of the console, more affordable, which added to the arrival of the new generation of Pokémon at the end of the year, project sales are expected considerably. Switch Lite has already sold 1.95 million units separately from the total.
Given the pace of sales of Nintendo Switch, which is in the middle of its cycle, it is not unreasonable to think that can exceed total Xbox One sales (43.6 million) in a matter of months. More considering that there are still titles to arrive like Pokémon Sword and Shield, Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.
At the beginning of December 2019 it has been announced that Nintendo Switch has already exceeded one million consoles sold in Spain; During this same month the system will officially land in China. On the other hand, the Nintendo console has managed to sell 830,000 units during Black Friday 2019 in the United States.