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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 2

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 2 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 October 2021 / 3,035 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 October 2

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 2

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 2

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to October 6)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to October 5)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to October 3)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to October 2)

"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 October 2

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,610,418 (-70.0%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,540,564 (-9.6%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 348,037 (-90.9%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,931,418 (-72.0%)
  • 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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8 Comments
Greenfox (on 14 October 2021)

Extrapolating OLED sales in the UK to the whole world, with the following week being the 14th best in the console's history, we would be talking about over 1M sales in just one week.
This will probably not be the case, with the UK being a nice exception, but, if the estimation were more or less close, this 1.5M difference could disappear in a matter of weeks.

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AJNShelton Greenfox (on 14 October 2021)

Yeah but the UK is the weakest market for the Switch, so I can imagine the sales WW being at +1m

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Greenfox AJNShelton (on 14 October 2021)

Actually, looking at the sales in Japan, it's even more confirmed what we are saying. In just one week, Switch sales in Japan have multiplied by 5 times. I didn't expect this kind of exaggerated interest.

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xMetroid (on 13 October 2021)

So Switch has 1.5 millions to catch up for the rest of the year. It's not too bad considering it got a new model and demand seems to be higher than anticipated for it. With that and the strong lineup for the rest of the year i think it can match last year's number. Which would put the Switch has a beast with 2 years over 25 million units sold.

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eddy7eddy (on 13 October 2021)

So at the end Switch will need to sell 1.5+ millions to compensate last Year momentum with Oled sales plus Regular and Lite models.

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Doctor_MG (on 14 October 2021)

I think Switch will end up making almost a third of the gap between 2020 and 2021 next week, then there will just be a 1M difference between the two, which is definitely still achievable especially with a better software lineup this holiday compared to last.

We are going to see how this goes!

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Zippy6 Doctor_MG (on 14 October 2021)

For the next week in 2020 Switch sold 531k, so making up a third the Switch would need to sell 1.04m next week. way too high. People are only thinking "OLED so sales will boost and it'll catch!" without remembering what a great holiday switch had last year. Switch sales might get up to 750k next week but don't see it doing better then that. Catching up to 2020 will be a tough battle.

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Doctor_MG Zippy6 (on 14 October 2021)

Hmmm for some reason id thought Switch sold just a little over 300k next week in 2020

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