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Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 October 2021 / 1,694 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 Xbox Series X|S and Switch.

The Xbox Series X|S 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.

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 2021

XSX|S Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 3,793,801 - NS

Total Lead: 6,186,237 - NS

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,930,031

Switch Total Sales: 13,116,268

August 2021 is the 10th month the Xbox Series X|S 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 Xbox Series X|S by 3.79 million units. The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead by 6.19 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 6.93 million units in nine months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 13.12 million units. Month 10 for the Xbox Series X|S is August 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is December 2017.

The Nintendo Switch crossed million units sold in month 19, 30 million in month 23, and 40 million in month 33. The Nintendo Switch has sold 90.24 million units through August 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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scrapking (on 22 September 2021)

The Switch is ahead, and is likely going to stay ahead. Despite this shaping up to be the Xbox's most successful generation yet, it's not likely to hit Switch numbers (at least not as quickly as the Switch hit those numbers).

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Alistair scrapking (on 24 September 2021)

shows the advantage of the Switch being made of such cheap parts, they really increased production easily in a way Microsoft is not capable of doing apparently... it has been out of stock for 12 months and still production is not enough...

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scrapking Alistair (on 24 September 2021)

The Switch didn't have a global pandemic or a global semiconductor shortage to contend with as its supply ramped up, so I'm not sure it's a fair comparison.

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Alistair scrapking (on 25 September 2021)


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