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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 2

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 2 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2021 / 2,737 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)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 2

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 2

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 2

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to January 6)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to January 5)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to January 4)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to January 2)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 2

"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 – Down Year-on-Year 1,954,737 (-38.2%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 8,510,781 (43.1%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 1,113,389 (-70.7%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 5,749,240 (-39.6%)
  • 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
OTBWY (on 16 January 2021)

Looking at the 2020 totals. It's just crazy how the Switch skyrocketed. It was of course a done deal that it would outsell aging system but still, that leap is incredibly impressive.

  • +6
Bofferbrauer2 (on 16 January 2021)

28M for the Switch in 2020... and maybe more depending if there will be some adjustments after Nintendo releases their quarterly report.

  • +4
Real Bofferbrauer2 (on 17 January 2021)

Yes I'm sure

  • 0
h2ohno (on 17 January 2021)

Wait. 28 MILLION for the Switch this year? I don't think the Wii ever managed that.

  • +1
Real (on 17 January 2021)

Ohh Switch is at 28.2 million huh I thought it'd do 29 million for sure hope this year it does

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AFattyGamer (on 16 January 2021)

Come on Sony. I need to see 5 milli on the dilly already!

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