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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 4

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 4 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 September 2021 / 3,683 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 September 4

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 4

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 4

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to September 8)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to September 7)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to September 5)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to September 4)

"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 September 4

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,524,510 (-71.8%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 900,652 (-6.3%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 315,165 (-90.6%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,581,043 (-71.8%)
  • 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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5 Comments
SvenTheTurkey (on 18 September 2021)

Looks like Nintendo's forecast might actually be more accurate than a lot of people thought. It all hinges on the OLED now.

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SKMBlake SvenTheTurkey (on 19 September 2021)

What As their latest forecast ? 25 million ?

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Greenfox SKMBlake (on 19 September 2021)

Yes, although this was calculated from March to March, not throughout 2021, so it's hard to know if they stay above or below the forecast (actually, if 2021 is still close to 2020 it's thanks to the first quarter. Calculating from March onwards, the difference would be larger).

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SvenTheTurkey Greenfox (on 19 September 2021)

That's true. It's not a 1:1 comparison. But I'm just using it as a rough idea as to what we could expect for the calendar year. I think they'll still land around 26-27 million for the calendar year. But I had previously expected almost a duplicate of 2020.

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Greenfox SvenTheTurkey (on 19 September 2021)

Yes, I agree. We'll see if the NS OLED is successful enough to get this 27M.

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