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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 20

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 20 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2021 / 4,507 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 20

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 20

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through March 20

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to March 24)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to March 23)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to March 21)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to March 20)

"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 20

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 434,115 (-64.8%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 808,350 (21.1%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 133,993 (-89.3%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,253,003 (-68.1%)
  • 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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7 Comments
Genuine (on 03 April 2021)

Yep switch selling better than last year

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Alistair Genuine (on 03 April 2021)

pandemic wasn't in full swing until april, it sold better at the beginning of the year, will be interesting to see the next 6 months

the main issue for Nintendos competitors is they are not in stock

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Darwinianevolution Alistair (on 03 April 2021)

I do wonder how much that's going to affect the software development. With the PS5 and the XBox X unable to sell to their full potential while the Switch is selling like hotcakes, the Switch is going to be the biggest platform of the console market for years to come. I wonder it that'll mean more 3rd parties will focus on Switch development of if they'll go for PS4/XBOne development to take advantage of the new hardware's BC.

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Alistair Darwinianevolution (on 05 April 2021)

I don't think Sony or Microsoft are too worried about it considering the Switch is in its 5th year. If the Nintendo Switch was 3x more powerful and this was the 2nd or 3rd year the threat would be much greater.

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Etifilio (on 03 April 2021)

Xbox SX is selling very well if we assume that there is no major exclusive game for it since it's release

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