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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 11

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 11 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 September 2021 / 1,875 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 11

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 11

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 11

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to September 15)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to September 14)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to September 12)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to September 11)

"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 11

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,546,097 (-70.3%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 982,760 (-6.6%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 318,745 (-90.5%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,664,192 (-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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3 Comments
Doctor_MG (on 23 September 2021)

Switch only being down 980k right now is good news. With the OLED model coming in October the Switch should jump back up and even it out or even exceed the 2020 Switch numbers. At that point it's pretty much holiday vs holiday and I can see Switch 2021 holiday taking it due to higher potential production and better holiday games (Pokemon is a biggie).

We will see, but I think Switch still has the potential to cross the 29M mark this calendar year.

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xMetroid Doctor_MG (on 23 September 2021)

Last year holiday sales number were pretty low for the Switch compared to how it performed during the rest of the year. I feel like it can easily do a million more than last year with a new model, better deals and better games.

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Alistair Doctor_MG (on 24 September 2021)

personally don't know why you'd want the OLED switch, it is too expensive, in Canada I can buy the PS5 for LESS MONEY than the Switch OLED with a controller, so in a fair comparison the PS5 is actually cheaper... OLED Switch needs a price cut to sell well

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