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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - November 2021

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - November 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2022 / 4,592 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 PlayStation 5 and Switch.

The PlayStation 5 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.

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - November 2021

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - November 2021

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - November 2021

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 420,997 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,058,545 - NS

Total Lead: 571,359 - NS

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 15,276,712

Switch Total Sales: 15,848,071

November 2021 is the 13th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Switch by 420,997 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS5 1.06 million units. The Switch is ahead of the PS 5 by 571,359 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 15.28 million units in 13 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 15.85 million units. Month 13 for the PlayStation 5 is November 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is March 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 96.93 million units through November 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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3 Comments
progstarmac (on 03 January 2022)

By month 48 ps5 may not compete anymore

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siebensus4 (on 26 December 2021)

Switch had a weekly baseline of 180k in the second year. I expect something similar of PS5, with a bit of luck maybe 200k. The lines should cross again two times during the next 12 months.

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mjk45 siebensus4 (on 27 December 2021)

Will we se a double helix or even a triple

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