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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through October 3

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through October 3 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 October 2020 / 2,786 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 October 3

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through October 3

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through October 3

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to October)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to October 6)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to October 5)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to October 3)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through October 3

"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 12,214 (0.5%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 7,406,806 (77.4%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 759,707 (-67.8%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,247,793 (-14.1%)

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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9 Comments
Eagle367 (on 09 October 2020)

Let's go to 30 mil and break some records

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SKMBlake Eagle367 (on 09 October 2020)

Ikr, I mean, 17 millions before the begining of Q3 (which usually means 10 million units sold), it's just huge

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SKMBlake (on 09 October 2020)

PS4 finally under 50% market share

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AFattyGamer (on 09 October 2020)

Sony PS4 rest easy old champion. You've fought well since 2013 but ... The Nintendo Switch has taken this impressive lead ;). However Sony won't let this go unanswered. Sony PS5 is about to break all records in 1 more month ;")

  • +1
xMetroid (on 09 October 2020)

Switch should be able to do 10-12 millions next quarter. Putting it to around 27-29 millions sold this year. Incredible.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 09 October 2020)

And with that, PS4 sales fell below 50%. I expect it to drop to ~45% by the end of the year

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RolStoppable Bofferbrauer2 (on 09 October 2020)

If 116m PS4s sold by the end of 2020 were to be 45% and the Xbox One got to 50m, then Switch would need to hit 91m minimum. That's about 25m sold in the next three months.

So I have to assume that you include five consoles (so the PS5 and XSX|S as well) for this temporary snapshot of the console landscape. Allows to divide the required 25m across Switch, PS5 and XSX|S which could add up.

Of course sooner or later the PS4 and XB1 will have to be removed due to their age. At that point Switch will claim dominant LTD market share.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 09 October 2020)

Looks like I miscalculated in my head, and 47.6% is seemingly what I was actually aiming for. (77.7M Switch by end of the year)

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