PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2021 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 03 July 2021 / 5,353 Views
The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.
This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and Switch.
The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.
PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:
Gap change in latest month: 28,451 - NS
Total Lead: 2,421,755 - PS5
PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 8,746,474
Switch Total Sales: 6,324,719
May 2021 is the seventh month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 28,451 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 2.42 million units.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 8.75 million units in seven months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 6.32 million units. Month seven for the PlayStation 5 is May 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is September 2017.
The Nintendo Switch did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month nine where it had sold 8.81 million units.
The Nintendo Switch crossed 10 million units sold in month 10, 20 million in month 19, and 30 million in month 23. The Nintendo Switch has sold 86.28 million units through May 2021.
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