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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through August 21

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through August 21 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 September 2021 / 4,122 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 August 21

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through August 21

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through August 21

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to August 25)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to August 24)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to August 22)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to August 21)

"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 August 21

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,496,827 (-70.8%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 752,695 (-5.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 306,725 (-90.6%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,397,429 (-71.6%)
  • 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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4 Comments
Mars2001 (on 02 September 2021)

With holidays Septe-December and oled model for sure 26-27M total in this year 12 months period

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Greenfox Mars2001 (on 02 September 2021)

I don't think it will go below 25M (although it all depends on the success of the OLED model, which is very hard to predict). After all the whole Switch cycle is being hard to predict, I wouldn't be surprised if the games planned for 2022 boost sales.

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SKMBlake (on 03 September 2021)

I can't believe I saw a youtuber predicting 18 million sales for 2021 (the one with a Cookie monster pupet)

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Kakadu18 SKMBlake (on 03 September 2021)

Bruh. He probably doesn't follow the numbers closely anymore.
This would mean the smallest holiday season for the Switch ever.

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