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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 3

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 3 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 April 2021 / 1,852 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 April 3

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 3

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 3

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to April 7)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to April 6)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to April 4)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to April 3)

"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 April 3

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 579,978 (-68.0%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 673,407 (12.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 153,424 (-89.0%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,646,782 (-71.0%)
  • 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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5 Comments
icykai (on 17 April 2021)

Somehow, the switch is keeping ~700k lead from it's 2020. what a platform

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Amnesia icykai (on 17 April 2021)

Fiscal year has started 17 days ago, the switch is in decline for this new fiscal year.

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icykai Amnesia (on 17 April 2021)

By how much?

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Kaio_felipe Amnesia (on 17 April 2021)

Not really. The fiscal year ends on March 31; even if we consider only until the week ended on March 27, Switch did in fact sell about 700k units more than last year (this considering the VGChartz numbers, but we will have another parameter soon when Nintendo releases the quarterly balance of units shipped).

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SKMBlake Amnesia (on 17 April 2021)

That's the oddest metric ever used to downplay Switch's success

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