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Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison – November 2020

Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison – November 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 January 2021 / 2,280 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: 1,200,135 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,939,945 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,799,761 - Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 24,234,784

Xbox One Total Sales: 29,034,545

November 2020 is the 45th 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 1.20 million 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 6.94 million units. The Switch is currently 4.80 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 24.23 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 29.03 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 7.20 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 17.03 million units through 45 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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Mnementh (on 12 January 2021)


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brute (on 12 January 2021)

We need a Switch vs X360 U.S comparison chart.

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Kristof81 (on 13 January 2021)

This gap will go down to around 3M in Dec

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SvenTheTurkey (on 12 January 2021)

The Xbox one really did do well in the US. If it sold the same worldwide, it would have been a 100 million unit seller. But I guess microsoft has always had that problem.

They should just cut a deal with sega. Buy exclusivity for sega games and brand the Xbox as a sega product in Japan. Even if they see through the marketing, the games might be enough.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 14 January 2021)

The cliff (TM)!

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