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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 9

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 9 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 January 2021 / 3,548 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 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  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 9

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 9

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 9

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to January 13)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to January 12)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to January 11)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to January 9)

"Year to date" sales for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2021 versus 2020 and 2021 versus 2019 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 9

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 16,632 (-40.3%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 131,710 (40.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 18,768 (-93.0%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 105,553 (-60.4%)
  • 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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9 Comments
AFattyGamer (on 22 January 2021)

PS4 and Xbox One are respectfully legacy now as they should be. The main focus here being current 9th gen Switch, PS5, and Series X&S. Love it VGChartz.

*All that's missing now is to finally add Sony PS5 and Microsoft Series X to the Global Hardware Totals widget :)

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siebensus4 (on 22 January 2021)

The first paragraph needs to be updated (PS Vita...). :-)

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badskywalker siebensus4 (on 22 January 2021)

Yeah we haven't gotten any number for the Vita since 2019 right?

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SKMBlake (on 22 January 2021)

I don't like the layout of this

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Amnesia SKMBlake (on 22 January 2021)

Same, I have a little tough time to read it every time, but the least we should do would be to open a topic and make a proposition, not only criticize.

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SKMBlake Amnesia (on 22 January 2021)

Yeah, but we already talked about this and I've said with this the Switch would appear as a 100% market share console and that we should keep tje PS4 and Xbox One until they are discontinued at least, and that's what happened anyway.

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SvenTheTurkey SKMBlake (on 23 January 2021)

Isn't that what happened when the switch was introduced? The ps4 and xbone split the share. It just seems like the precedent was followed from the last time.

I think the problem is that the ps4 and xbone would hide the important data. People probably care more about 2020/2021 market share between gen 9 than all consoles. Especially given the fact that the "legacy" consoles might be discontinued in the near future. The 3ds already is discontinued.

The old charts still exist for the previous years. But how useful is it to compare switch sales to the less than 100,000 total of the "legacy" consoles?

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Real (on 23 January 2021)

You put PS4 and Xbox one on legecy already ?

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SvenTheTurkey Real (on 23 January 2021)

The new consoles are selling well and the "legacy" are at less than 100,000 total for the week globally. I don't think there's much of a point in dwelling on them. Certain models are already getting discontinued.

They aren't providing useful data compared to the gen 9. To put it in perspective, the series are almost outselling ps4, xbone, and 3ds combined. And it still has stock shortages.

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