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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 50

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 50 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 November 2021 / 4,254 Views

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. 

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 50

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Global:

  1. Switch: 14,480,025
  2. PS5: 13,595,514
  3. XSX|S: 8,248,595

Through the first 50 weeks available worldwide the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.88 million units and is 6.23 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.35 million units.

The Switch has sold 14.48 million in 50 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 13.60 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 8.25 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 50 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 39.9 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 37.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.7 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 50

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch US:

  1. Switch: 5,251,138
  2. PS5: 4,852,858
  3. XSX|S: 3,754,588

Through the first 50 weeks available in the US the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.40 million units and is 1.50 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.10 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.25 million in 50 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 4.85 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.75 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 50 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 37.9 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 35.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.1 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 50

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (49 weeks):

  1. PS5: 5,156,365
  2. Switch: 3,677,739
  3. XSX|S: 2,586,839

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 49 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.48 million units and is 2.57 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.09 million units.

The PS5 has sold 5,16 million in 49 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 3.68 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 2.59 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 49 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.7 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 50

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 3,706,502
  2. PS5: 1,137,835
  3. XSX|S: 112,606

Through the first 50 weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 2.57 million units and is 3.59 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.03 million units.

The Switch has sold 3.71 million units in 50 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.14 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.11 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 50 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.8 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 22.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.3 percent.


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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1 Comments
ireadtabloids (on 03 November 2021)

I’m looking forward to your coverage of Nintendo’s sales data up until September 30th. I think the numbers come out in a few hours. Hopefully any adjustments you have to make to Switch numbers are small and few.

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