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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 13

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 13 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 March 2021 / 2,114 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 17)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to March 16)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to March 14)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to March 13)

"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 350,117 (-57.0%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,367,255 (54.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 124,305 (-89.6%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,051,700 (-65.7%)
  • 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Genuine (on 26 March 2021)

Switch doing well compared to last year

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Slownenberg (on 26 March 2021)

Wow Switch is killing it. Switch might actually try to beat last year's sales when this year comes to an end!

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SvenTheTurkey Slownenberg (on 26 March 2021)

We'll know for sure once we get through the next couple months.

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