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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 11

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 11 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 December 2021 / 4,156 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)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 11

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 11

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 11

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to December 15)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to December 14)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to December 12)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to December 11)

"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

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through December 11

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 2,072,877 (-72.5%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – Up Year-on-Year 5,346,099 (+237.8%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 2,165,567 (-8.8%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 391,972 (-92.1%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 5,845,741 (-73.5%)
  • PlayStation 5 – Up Year-on-Year 8,213,535 (+234.7%)

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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11 Comments
INCITATUSBR (on 21 December 2021)

does VGCharts have enough data to make a sales comparison between Switch and GameBoy? I think GameBoy is the currrent realistic console to be surpassed in terms of sales by the Nintendo Switch.

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Kakadu18 INCITATUSBR (on 21 December 2021)

It will pass the Gameboy likely next year.

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eddy7eddy INCITATUSBR (on 22 December 2021)

At this point, i can only see Switch VS PS2/DS as the most logical comparison.
And here you're only going to see a sales comparison between Switch and DS.

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darthv72 (on 21 December 2021)

this data is over a week behind real time. Switch has passed 100m, Series has passed 11m and PS5 has passed 17m (or came close to it) by now.

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Kakadu18 darthv72 (on 21 December 2021)

Yes we know, it says it in the title. The reason is because to make good estimates trunkswd (the guy who makes the estimates) needs to wait a bit until all sites that publish data have done so for the week in question. It also takes a bit of time to make the needed calculations.

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siebensus4 darthv72 (on 21 December 2021)

I remember times when VGC was over a month behind real time. William does an awesome job currently to keep the numbers up to date.

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eddy7eddy siebensus4 (on 22 December 2021)

I remember when it was like 3 or more months haha.

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TheBalladOfMario eddy7eddy (on 22 December 2021)

same

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Kakadu18 eddy7eddy (on 22 December 2021)

Wow, when was that?

  • +1
eddy7eddy Kakadu18 (on 22 December 2021)

On the Wii, PS3 & 360 era.

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ireadtabloids darthv72 (on 22 December 2021)

Welcome new member.

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