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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 56

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 56 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 December 2021 / 3,826 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 56

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

  1. PS5: 15,675,204
  2. Switch: 15,656,977
  3. XSX|S: 10,222,138

Through the first 56 weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by just 18,227 units units and is 5.45 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.44 million units.

The PS5 has sold 15.68 million in 56 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 15.66 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 10.22 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 56 weeks, the PS5 and Switch are tied. The PS5 has a 37.7 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 37.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.6 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 56

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

  1. Switch: 5,639,578
  2. PS5: 5,467,858
  3. XSX|S: 4,780,037

Through the first 56 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 0.17 million units and is 0.86 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.69 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.64 million in 56 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 5.47 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.78 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 56 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The Switch has a 35.5 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 34.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 30.1 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 56

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (55 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,172,718
  2. Switch: 3,979,568
  3. XSX|S: 3,129,228

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 55 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.19 million units and is 3.04 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.85 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.17 million in 55 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 3.98 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.13 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 55 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 46.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 23.6 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 56

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

  1. Switch: 3,971,793
  2. PS5: 1,192,156
  3. XSX|S: 125,338

Through the first 56 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 2.78 million units and is 3.85 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.07 million units.

The Switch has sold 3.97 million units in 56 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.19 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.13 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 56 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 75.1 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 22.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.4 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
scrapking (on 17 December 2021)

Looks to be a log-jam in the US.

I wonder if Xbox Series sales will be able to overtake Switch sales in the EU, when aligned from launch?

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