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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through June 19

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through June 19 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2021 / 4,623 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 June 19

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through June 19

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through June 19

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to June 23)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to June 22)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to June 20)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to June 19)

"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 June 19

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,400.639 (-76.2%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 219,869 (2.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 253,466 (-90.4%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 3,824,036 (-77.8%)
  • 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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12 Comments
SuperNintend0rk (on 02 July 2021)

I can't believe the Switch is still up year over year, even if only slightly. Hopefully it can stay ahead until the holidays!

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Greenfox SuperNintend0rk (on 02 July 2021)

Will probably succeed. Switch in 2021 is mirroring 2020, but from July to Dec 2020 Switch only had 3 big releases: Paper Mario (Jul), Mario 3D (Sep) and HWAC (Nov).

In contrast, this second half of 2021 is very busy, with one or more big releases per month. Therefore, sales peaks will be much more possible and constant than in 2020.

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SuperNintend0rk Greenfox (on 02 July 2021)

Yeah that seems pretty likely. At this rate, it probably won't be down until early next year.

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Greenfox SuperNintend0rk (on 03 July 2021)

I agree. Probably with Pokemon in January (or possible Zelda in March) will be the turning point for Switch.

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SuperNintend0rk Greenfox (on 03 July 2021)

Oh yeah I forgot about Pokemon in January. I highly doubt Zelda will release in March though. Given its vague 2022 release window, I'm pretty sure it will be a holiday title.

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Especially since they said "aiming for 2022". Kind of gives the impression of it falling into 2023, so it must be late 2022.

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Yeah exactly. I really hope it doesn't get pushed to 2023 but I know Nintendo won't release it until they feel that it's ready so a delay wouldn't be the end of the world.

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Greenfox SuperNintend0rk (on 04 July 2021)

I thought the same, but really in March 2022 there has to be a very big game. Otherwise the Pokemon date doesn't make sense, they would have preferred to put it in March, a much stronger month for sales.

If they have decided to put Pokemon in January, I think that's why:
1) In March there is a game that can sell as much or more than Pokemon, and that has preference.
2) This is a game similar to Pokemon, and with the same market, given that they need 2 months in between in order not to accidentally steal sales from each other.

With these characteristics, I can only think of Zelda (or maybe Splatoon, although it doesn't sell like Pokemon).

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SuperNintend0rk Greenfox (on 04 July 2021)

Pokemon is a strong enough franchise to sell millions in any month and January is becoming a major month for sales. For example, Capcom recently launched 3 big games in January (RE7, MHW, and RE2 Remake) and they all sold very well.

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Greenfox SuperNintend0rk (on 05 July 2021)

Of course, of course. I'm not saying Pokemon will sell badly in January, but it's obvious it would sell better in March.

The last few years Nintendo has reserved March for the big game of the first quarter of the year. MHR in 2021, ACNH in 2020, YCW in 2019.... In my opinion, what Nintendo won't do is keep March with games smaller than Arceus. If it doesn't take up March, then something more important is there.

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SuperNintend0rk Greenfox (on 05 July 2021)

I still don't think Zelda will launch until late 2022 but maybe the highly rumored Switch Pro will finally launch in March with one first party and several third party games that have enhancements.

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KratosLives (on 05 July 2021)

I'll buy a switch once zelda or bayonetta 3 releases. Loving my ps5 so far.

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