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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 18

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 18 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2021 / 2,340 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 18

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 18

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through September 18

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to September 22)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to September 21)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to September 19)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to September 18)

"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 18

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,567,697 (-70.2%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,206,512 (-7.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 333,376 (-90.7%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,752,879 (-71.9%)
  • 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
Doctor_MG (on 30 September 2021)

This was the week of Super Mario 3D All Stars release for 2020. Three more weeks of data until we get the OLED numbers and see if Switch can make up the gap. I expect that the gap will be around 1.6-1.7M by that time.

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SvenTheTurkey Doctor_MG (on 30 September 2021)

3 weeks away. I'd say probably closer to 1.5 million units down.

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Greenfox SvenTheTurkey (on 01 October 2021)

Yes, I would even say less. I doubt that in each of the 3 weeks the difference in sales will be 1M, like in this one. Surely in the week of the OLED release, the gap will be 1.35, 1.4 at most. So there is still a chance to overtake 2020 again, as long as OLED is a success and Christmas sales are strong.

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SvenTheTurkey Greenfox (on 01 October 2021)

Although, in doctor_mg's favor, the Japanese sales for the next week are painting a different story. So I guess we'll see. Either way, I think the OLED will balance things out a bit. If not, I don't think the sales would have fallen so much since the announcement.

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SKMBlake (on 01 October 2021)

14 million before the start of the holiday period + launch of a new model, we're def going above 27 million by the end of the year

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