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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through February 27

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through February 27 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 March 2021 / 3,046 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)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to March 3)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to March 2)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to February 29)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to February 27)

"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


  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 194,928 (-52.0%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,185,639 (55.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 102,472 (-89.8%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 712,435 (-60.5%)
  • 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Original (on 13 March 2021)

Ohh man switch is way ahead of last year this is going too well hope nothing bad happens

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Amnesia Original (on 14 March 2021)

FY21 (which ends in two weeks) will be the top year for the Switch. A year ago Animal Crossing came out, so when the new fiscal year starts in just 2 weeks, the Switch should permanently fall behind last year. This week is probably the last time the Switch does better than a year ago. In a consistent way I mean.

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Alistair (on 15 March 2021)

It's fair to argue that the Switch is the legacy console 2017-2020 also though. Not sure it is useful to compare the PS4 and Xbox One vs the 3DS... kind of overestimates the Xbox's share of sales for example.

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Original (on 13 March 2021)

Oh and it's awesome to see Switch the leader of new global chart's with almost 90%

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