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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 16

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 16 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2021 / 3,380 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) 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 16

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 16

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through January 16

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to January 20)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to January 19)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to January 18)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to January 16)

"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 16

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 34,003 (-41.2%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 295,686 (48.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 33,355 (-92.3%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 174,506 (-55.7%)
  • 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
Doctor_MG (on 29 January 2021)

I'm going to be honest, I was not expecting year over year growth, let alone almost 50% growth. I know we are still really early in the year, but even if this growth is one third of this we are looking at around 31-32 million this year for the Switch.

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HigHurtenflurst Doctor_MG (on 29 January 2021)

Jan-Feb for Switch were good for 2020, but nothing compared to what it was selling in the middle of the year. I think it will remain ~50% up YOY till early March, but that lead should be eroded by the phenomenal March-May sales of 2020. After that, well if Switch is still selling 350-400k every week then with a good holiday it can match or beat 2020, but 32m might be pushing it.

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badskywalker HigHurtenflurst (on 29 January 2021)

I'm in agreeance, while the selection of games for the beginning of the year is good, and will offer a chance for the Switch to get ahead, and I even believe Japanese sales will be quite well for March and April, I don't know how the middle of the year will go, probably stagnant if not down a little should Nintendo not release any games. I do think that Nintendo is holding some of their cards for the holidays, but it would have to offset the losses in the middle of the year. Basically
Jan-Early March Up a good amount
March-May Down, balancing out the beginning of the year.
June-September Depends on what they release, probably down to just under
October-December Up, so long as they have 1 or 2 big holiday titles.

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Doctor_MG HigHurtenflurst (on 29 January 2021)

I agree. I am not expecting YoY growth for the whole year. I'm expecting it to be down over 15% if anything. Still, it's starting off strong and I'd love to be pleasantly surprised my sales prediction is wrong

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SvenTheTurkey Doctor_MG (on 29 January 2021)

My guess is it will end up balancing out. Definitely not down by more than 15%. Pandemic or not, I think this year will be about as good as last year. Botw2 is likely this year, and with Nintendo announcing games 2-3 months ahead of schedule, there's no telling what else they'll have to prop it up.

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Real SvenTheTurkey (on 31 January 2021)

Botw won't release this year

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Real Doctor_MG (on 30 January 2021)

Nice

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yo33331 (on 31 January 2021)

So for PS4 we have 3DS 2018 to compare ( as it is the closest one number ) and in 2018 3DS managed to do 3.5M
So if PS4 stays on par or higher than the 3DS numbers in 2018 on the table, it will do at least 3.5M

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