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Nintendo Switch Outsells Xbox One in the US

Nintendo Switch Outsells Xbox One in the US - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2021 / 3,686 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 lifetime US sales of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Nintendo Switch Outsells Xbox One in the US

Nintendo Switch Outsells Xbox One in the US

Switch Vs. Xbox One US:

Gap change in latest month: 486,484 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,445,811 - Switch

Total Lead: 302,331 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 29,905,942

Xbox One Total Sales: 29,603,611

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. In the last month the Switch outsold the Xbox One by 486,484 units and by 8.45 million units in the last 12 months.

The Switch in June 2021 outsold the lifetime sales of the Xbox One in the US and is ahead by 302,331 units and growing.

The Xbox One launched in the US in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. To date the Switch has sold 29.91 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 29.60 million units.

If you were to align the launches of the two consoles in the US the Switch would be ahead by 9.16 million units, as the Xbox One had sold 20.75 million units through 51 months.

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curl-6 (on 09 August 2021)

And thus the final stronghold of the Xbox One fell, and the Switch's victory was complete throughout the land

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Kakadu18 (on 09 August 2021)

It finally happened.

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2zosteven (on 09 August 2021)

Going to be a large gap and the end of the switch cycle.

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aiwass (on 09 August 2021)

With a four year lead lol

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NextGen_Gamer (on 09 August 2021)

I believe the first chart should say " Xbox Lead" at the end, not Switch, as it is trending downwards over time. Also - holy moly I can't believe this happened so soon.

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Kakadu18 NextGen_Gamer (on 09 August 2021)

The graph went below zero. That means negative lead for the XOne.

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NextGen_Gamer Kakadu18 (on 10 August 2021)

Right - but that is not how charts work lol. The orange line is the Xbox sales lead, slowly decreasing over time, until it reaches negative. So the chart itself is still showing the "Xbox Lead" even after it goes negative. Another proper title would then be Xbox Behind or something, since again the main line is the Xbox sales. The other way to present it is the opposite - a bar a the top, with a line for Switch sales going upwards over time, until they eventually overtake the Xbox sales. Presented that way, you would call it "Switch Lead" then.

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