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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 4

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 4 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 December 2021 / 2,810 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 December 8)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to December 7)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to December 5)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to December 4)

"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 1,992,521 (-72.0%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – Up Year-on-Year 5,217,948 (+265.2%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 2,008,592 (-8.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 387,430 (-92.1%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 5,721,475 (-73.3%)
  • PlayStation 5 – Up Year-on-Year 8,136,377 (+258.4%)

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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AJNShelton (on 15 December 2021)

With 4 weeks left, I can totally see the Switch ending at 25+ million

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UteGuy (on 15 December 2021)

The Series S has been in stock on Amazon for like a week so the numbers are not really surprising for the US tbh. I just wish everything else could be in stock too lol.

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scrapking (on 15 December 2021)

I don't see Xbox Ones for sale anywhere, so no idea where these residual Xbox One S sales are coming from (and I live in North America, where the majority of them are supposedly being sold).

Though, when you think about it, the Xbox One S is now the best legacy purchase going. Before too long, neither it nor the PS4 will be getting much in the way of new content. BUT, the Xbox One S is also a UHD disc player, and it can also stream a growing selection of current-gen games via a Game Pass Ultimate subscription, meaning it will remain a relevant purchase much further into the future. So if you find one cheap enough, and movie discs are a thing you value, then I can see it being a relevant purchase for some (especially if you can't find a PS5 or Series X).

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