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Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020

Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 September 2020 / 3,288 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the lifetime US sales of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020

Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in August 2020

Switch Vs. Xbox One US:

Gap change in latest month: 458,699 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,532,212 - Switch

Total Lead: 7,291,029 - Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 21,428,833

Xbox One Total Sales: 28,719,862

August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the gap shrunk in favor of the Switch by 458,699 units when compared to the Xbox One. In the last 12 months, the Switch has caught up to the lifetime sales of the Xbox One in the US by 5.53 million units. The Switch is currently 7.29 million units behind the Xbox One in the US.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 21.43 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 28.72 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 4.77 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 16.66 million units through 42 months.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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javi741 (on 23 September 2020)

I see the Switch beating the Xbox One's lifetime U.S sales by about 12-15M when all said and done. 40-45M in the U.S seems likely for the Switch.

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Ryng javi741 (on 23 September 2020)

Switch will sell over 50 million imo

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AFattyGamer (on 23 September 2020)

It's always been crazy to me that Microsoft has always been the underdogs behind Nintendo and Sony when they have 10x Nintendo's and Sony's net worth combined. Microsoft Series X has the potential to change that. But yeah Nintendo Switch will continue to dominate Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PS4. That's not changing at all until November.

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Eagle367 AFattyGamer (on 23 September 2020)

That's not changing period. The switch will dominate for at least 2 more years

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AFattyGamer AFattyGamer (on 23 September 2020)

@Eagle367 Oh don't get me wrong friend. The Nintendo Switch will continue to dominate. However when November drops and the Nintendo Switch's actual competition the Sony PS5 and Microsoft Series X comes in... I don't see it happening. Sony PS5 pre orders are still breaking records and Microsoft has a 1 trillion net worth looking to acquire more studios. It'll mainly be Sony PS5 and Nintendo Switch battling it out so it'll very interesting come November :)

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