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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - June 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2021 / 12,476 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 Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - June 2021

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 142,800 – PS5

Total Lead: 2,477,255 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 9,600,029

Switch Total Sales: 7,122,774

June 2021 is the eighth month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Switch by 142,800 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 2.48 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 9.60 million units in eighth months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 7.12 million units. Month eight for the PlayStation 5 is June 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is October 2017.

The Nintendo Switch did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 10 where it had sold 13.12 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 88.14 million units through June 2021.


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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6 Comments
Torpoleon (on 01 August 2021)

Considering how the PS5 is doing slightly better than the PS4, this graph should be more favorable to the PS5 than the Switch VS PS4 graph was for the PS4 pre-Animal Crossing. Will be interesting to see how things unfold.

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Podings (on 02 August 2021)

Well, they're selling them as fast as they can make them.
They'll stay ahead of the switch if they supply enough units.

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pikashoe (on 03 August 2021)

Looks like they'll have a similar back and forth as ps4 and switch, with the ps5 doing better than the ps4. It'll be interesting how things look once animal crossing hits.

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Slownenberg (on 01 August 2021)

PS5 should compete well until about month 33. Then it'll be fun watching Switch power away in the graph. When Animal Crossing hits (month 37) PS5 has no chance.

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Darwinianevolution (on 01 August 2021)

Both consoles had a considerable supply issue for their first year, I wonder if this trend is going to continue when the PS5's issues get solved, or if the gap will widen.

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Agente42 Darwinianevolution (on 04 August 2021)

switch have two, three years in some markets.

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