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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 10

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 10 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2021 / 4,418 Views

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. 

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 10PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 10

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Global:

  1. PS5: 4,945,236
  2. Switch: 3,214,828
  3. XSX|S: 2,801,306

Through the first 10 weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S by a fair margin. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.73 million units and is 2.14 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.41 million units.

The PS5 has sold 4.95 million in 10 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 3.21 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 2.80 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 10 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.6 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 23.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 10

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch US:

  1. PS5: 2,067,516
  2. XSX|S: 1,607,922
  3. Switch: 1,231,440

Through the first 10 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.46 million units and is 0.84 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.38 million units.

The PS5 has sold 2.07 million in 10 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 1.61 million units and the Switch 1.23 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 10 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 42.1 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 32.8 percent, and the Switch at 25.1 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 28 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 19.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 10

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Europe (9 weeks):

  1. PS5: 1,731,382
  2. Switch: 862,378
  3. XSX|S: 726,896

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After nine weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 0.87 million units and is 1.00 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.14 million units.

The PS5 has sold 1.73 million in nine weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 0.86 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 0.73 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through eight weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 52.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 26.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 21.9 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 31.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 10

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 822,437
  2. PS5: 286,592
  3. XSX|S: 32,682

Through the first 10 weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 535,845 units and is 789,755 units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 253,910 units.

The Switch has sold 822,437 units in 10 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 286,592 units, and the Xbox Series X|S 32,682 units.

Looking at the marketshare through 10 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 72.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 25.1 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.9 percent.


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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3 Comments
Tridrakious (on 30 January 2021)

I wonder how this would play out if Microsoft and Sony could get the parts to make enough of their new systems.

  • +1
slab_of_bacon Tridrakious (on 31 January 2021)

Don't forget to cross factor the scarcity demand coefficient.

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narfwack (on 01 February 2021)

Considering what month these are released in gives this more perspective, but hey...

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