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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 5

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 5 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 December 2020 / 5,212 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the five current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) and two legacy platforms (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)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to December 9)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to December 8)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to December 7)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to December 5)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

"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.


  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,365,933 (-33.7%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 8,016,884 (52.0%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 938,632 (-67.8%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,392,707 (-34.7%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a

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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 18 December 2020)

So, next week, the Switch can beat the Wii's record year sales for for a home console. If not yet, then the week after that the Switch will beat it for sure.

Still remembering how many thought both he Wii and the Switch would flop hard...

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Random_Matt (on 18 December 2020)

We combining X and S, weird.

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icykai Random_Matt (on 18 December 2020)

It's the same console. Similar to Ps2 phat and slim. Ps3 base, slim and super slim. Ps4 base, slim and pro, Xone base, X and S. Switch and switch lite. Ps5 physical and digital. Gameboy and GBC. GBA and GBA SP. DS, DS lite, and DSi. 3DS and new 3DS. I think the psp had a slim model too not sure. What else is there?

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Chicho Random_Matt (on 18 December 2020)

yeah Psp And Psp Go> Even the old school consoles like Snes Nes Genesis etc got smaller versions heck even the 2600 got the Atari Jr.

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