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Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - January 2021

Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - January 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 March 2021 / 2,123 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 in the US Sales Comparison - January 2021

Switch vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - January 2021

Switch Vs. Xbox One US:

Gap change in latest month: 331,798 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 7,701,305 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,614,736 - Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 26,721,697

Xbox One Total Sales: 29,336,433

January 2021 is the 47th 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 331,798 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 7.70 million units. The Switch is currently 2.61 million units behind the lifetime Xbox One sales in the US.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. To date the Switch has sold 26.72 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 29.34 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 9.39 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 17.33 million units through 47 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 03 March 2021)


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farlaff (on 03 March 2021)

Switch is a beast even in the market that should supposedly favor XBox

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