Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through September 12

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through September 12 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 September 2020 / 2,678 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and two handhelds (Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita) over comparable periods for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through September 12

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through September 12

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through September 12

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to September 16)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to September 15)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to September 14)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to September 12)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through September 12

"Year to date" sales for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2020 versus 2019 and 2020 versus 2018 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Up Year-on-Year 102,772 (5.0%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 7,0398,457 (90.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 746,325 (-69.0%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,021,309 (-12.4%)

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. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

kopstudent89 (on 18 September 2020)

So Switch has managed to sell in 8 months (without holidays) more than the Wii U did in its lifetime. OK


Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 September 2020)

Switch achieved that by end of July already, so really just 7 months.


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SKMBlake (on 19 September 2020)

I remember people who where saying "no way Xbox One cannot reach 50 million by the end of the generation" but here we are


Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 September 2020)

If Microsoft hadn't cut production so early, it still could have had a chance to do so. But now, chances are next to nil to reach 50M


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siebensus4 (on 19 September 2020)

62 % market share of Switch is close to PS4's peak. Definitely dominating the market. Switch should hold above 50 % even next year.


Norion (on 19 September 2020)

The percentage will probably keep increasing until November. What was the PS4's peak?


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KingJames (on 21 September 2020)

Switch launched during PS4s peak, so sales didn't reach what they couldve. 2020 is the year of NS growing its final major install base before next gen hypes up. Sales will dip but stay strong. Here's hoping a 2021/2022 9th gen Switch will release with no major problems. If Nintendo decided to extend NS family to the entire 9th gen timeframe, Switch could rival PS2 sales imo.