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Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison – Gap Shrinks to 6 Million in October 2020

Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison – Gap Shrinks to 6 Million in October 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2020 / 4,361 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 US:

Gap change in latest month: 776,197 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,330,723 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,999,896 - Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 22,880,391

Xbox One Total Sales: 28,880,287

October 2020 is the 44th 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 776,197 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 6.33 million units. The Switch is currently 6.00 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 22.88 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 28.88 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 5.95 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 16.93 million units through 44 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments
siebensus4 (on 03 December 2020)

XBO had a 16M lead when Switch launched. Now it's 6M. Launch aligned Switch already won. I expect that Switch will outsell lifetime sales of XBO in the US during holidays next year, maybe even earlier.

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UnderwaterFunktown siebensus4 (on 03 December 2020)

The gap should shrink significantly this Holiday, Switch will have its strongest holiday yet and Xbone its weakest, so I expect the lines to cross in the first half of next year.

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javi741 (on 03 December 2020)

Americans love Xbox.

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Ayla javi741 (on 07 December 2020)

Good taste. We know what's good and what's not.

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