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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 17

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 17 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2021 / 2,022 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 17

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 17

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through April 17

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to April 14)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to April 13)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to April 11)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to April 10)

"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 17

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 817,289 (-72.6%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 599,323 (9.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 174,835 (-89.3%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 2,319,901 (-74.3%)
  • 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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11 Comments
SKMBlake (on 30 April 2021)

PS5 / Xbox is over 2:1 now

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SvenTheTurkey (on 30 April 2021)

The switch had a pretty big buffer going into this year, but I think it might be temporarily down year over year soon. I haven't actually rechecked the sales, but I remember the switch being sold out last year around this time.

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I don't see that Switch will be down YoY soon. Switch had heavy supply issues last year. Weekly sales are expected to be about the same (350-400k).

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lombrico (on 30 April 2021)

Switch with Switch Lite inside makes any table and chart illegible, Switch and Switch Lite should be separated

  • -8
Jumpin lombrico (on 30 April 2021)

Errr... what? VGC has never divided platform totals by SKU. You're making no sense.

  • +4
Chicho lombrico (on 30 April 2021)

if they did that then they would have to separate Series X from Series S and Ps5 from Ps5 Digital

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billyboy Chicho (on 30 April 2021)

Not to mention how many SKUs we had for the PS and Xbox families just for different hard drive specs. Heck even the Wii U had multiple specs at launch.

  • +4
Ninhut lombrico (on 30 April 2021)

Then you would have to separate xss and xsx and also ps5 and ps5 digitally

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eddy7eddy lombrico (on 30 April 2021)

I know Right! so we can have Switch VS Switch Lite VS PS5 Disc VS PS5 Digital Edition VS Xbox Series X VS Xbox Series S, makes more sense!
We can even separate Switch Tegra Vs Switch Mariko.

  • +8
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lombrico lombrico (on 03 May 2021)

Are you serious?
Who defines Switch a hybrid console, must agree with the fact that they are two different consoles, two kinds of product categories lead to two different products (console).
For me they are simply two portable consoles, but it is clear that with Switch Nintendo tries to stay in the home sphere, and Lite cannot do it despite being 99% identical.

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