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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 9

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 9 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 October 2021 / 2,040 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 9

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 9

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through October 9

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to October 13)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to October 12)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to October 10)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to October 9)

"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 9

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,630,809 (-69.9%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,240,656 (-7.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 351,855 (-90.9%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,985,432 (-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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4 Comments
Doctor_MG (on 19 October 2021)

Very curious to see second week numbers for OLED. Gave Switch the much needed boost to help close the gap, but it definitely needs to keep it up of it wants to compete with 2020.

PS5 is beating out Switch 2018, though I do think it'll fall behind as the holiday hits unless Sony has secured enough to manufacture more than they recently announced.

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SvenTheTurkey Doctor_MG (on 20 October 2021)

Yeah. It sold out everywhere, but are they going to have a big shipment for the next week? Idk. They must be stockpiling some for the holidays I would think. So that might cut into weekly sales until then.

Nintendo only predicted 25 and some change million for the year ending March 2022. So you would think they that will be somewhat accurate to extrapolate that to the calendar year.

Even with the OLED, I think the switch will be about 2 million units down from last year. Maybe due to saturation or supply. But I do think it'll fall a little short. Still an impressive year though.

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Jumpin (on 20 October 2021)

Overall, it looks like 2021 is the biggest year for the video game industry in quite some time.

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siebensus4 (on 20 October 2021)

Switch should be able to stay ahead 50 % market share this year.

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