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Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 November 2021 / 1,838 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Switch.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2021

XSX|S Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 57,606 - XS

Total Lead: 6,453,305 - NS

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 8,427,936

Switch Total Sales: 14,881,241

October 2021 is the 12th month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Switch by 57,606 units. The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead by 6.45 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 8.43 million units in nine months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 14.88 million units. Month 12 for the Xbox Series X|S is October 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is February 2018.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 20 million units sold in month 19, 30 million in month 23, and 40 million in month 33. The Nintendo Switch has sold 93.70 million units through October 2021.


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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2 Comments
SKMBlake (on 28 November 2021)

Stop, it's already dead

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scrapking SKMBlake (on 29 November 2021)

It's the fastest start for an Xbox system yet, and it's supply constrained in a way that the Switch wasn't this far into its life cycle. The Series X|S would likely have sold millions more if not for the chip shortage.

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