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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through November 20

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through November 20 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2021 / 5,567 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)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to November 24)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to November 23)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to November 21)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to November 20)

"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


  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,821,796 (-72.9%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – Up Year-on-Year 4,688,104 (+312.2%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,723,774 (-8.6%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 377,876 (-91.9%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 5,463,729 (-72.9%)
  • PlayStation 5 – Up Year-on-Year 8,011,042 (+319.8%)

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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2zosteven (on 01 December 2021)

all 3 manufactures must be really happy with these sales numbers.

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UteGuy (on 01 December 2021)

Amazing to me how well the PS4 continues to do.

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2zosteven UteGuy (on 01 December 2021)

the ps4 is still relatively easy to find. Once PS5 can meet demand im sure these numbers will drop drastically

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scrapking 2zosteven (on 01 December 2021)

The advantage of the PS4 is cost, I suppose. Right now, most games are cross-platform, so on a budget the PS4 is a fine option for now. Even if you could find a PS5, its price might be out of reach for you. But that should be a reason to get a second-hand PS4, not buy a new one. You'd think second-hand PS4s would be plentiful, since the PS5 is back-compat with it.

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scrapking UteGuy (on 01 December 2021)

Truly. You would think the fact that the PS5 is (nearly) fully back-compat with the PS4, and that many PS5 purchasers must be selling their PS4s second-hand, and that so many people already have a PS4 anyway, would be enough to depress PS4 sales to almost nothing.

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UteGuy XtremeBG (on 02 December 2021)

And I am sure with a price drop it would do even better... Just wasn't expecting it to still be selling millions at that price.

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refutableport (on 01 December 2021)
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