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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 6

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 6 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 March 2021 / 1,876 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 March 6

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 6

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 6

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to March 10)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to March 9)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to March 7)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to March 6)

"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 March 6

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 264,134 (-57.0%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,324,092 (54.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 113,045 (-89.6%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 859,765 (-62.9%)
  • 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
SKMBlake (on 19 March 2021)

Switch at almost 4 million even tho the year bearly began. I mean, almost 1/4 of Wii U's total sales in 2.5 months is insane, and there were barely any new games out yet. I can't imagine how the sales will skyrocket if a revision is being released by october-november

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Amnesia SKMBlake (on 19 March 2021)

Every new game booster are behind. Only a price cut or a new SKU and I am not even certain of that. I only see 3 games which can bring a bit of new players : Pikmin 4, F-ZERO and Metroid P4.

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SKMBlake Amnesia (on 19 March 2021)

Wat ?

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xMetroid Amnesia (on 19 March 2021)

I don't agree, MH will bring a huge boost and even Botw 2 will. Yes it's a sequel but a lot of people played the first game and sold their Switch in between the 2 releases. MP4 could also bring a new crowd as well.

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SvenTheTurkey xMetroid (on 19 March 2021)

Right. At the rate it's selling at, new releases certainly have a diminished effect, but it will be noticable. Monster hunter will have the most noticable effect in Japan due to the popularity there and somewhat lower switch sales in recent weeks.

At this point, the big releases will have a sort of smaller impact but have the benefit of keeping the switch in the spotlight. Nintendo doesn't need isolated huge weeks. They just need to buoy the switch enough to keep it at or above current sales.

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won't it reach saturation in Japan soon? I mean how many people do they have left to sell to?

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SKMBlake Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 20 March 2021)

About 100 million

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SvenTheTurkey SKMBlake (on 20 March 2021)

I'd say realistically 40 million. But either way, they not even close.

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MastermindPT (on 21 March 2021)

PS5 is a BEAST, its already selling 2:1 vs XBox X, maybe even a better start than PS4 that sold 2.3x more than XBox One in the end, and PS5 it's still availability constraint because of Covid 19.

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