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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 58

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 58 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2022 / 7,603 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 58

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

  1. PS5: 16,675,800
  2. Switch: 16,014,347
  3. XSX|S: 11,000,918

Through the first 58 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 0.66 million units units and is 5.67 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.01 million units.

The PS5 has sold 16.68 million in 58 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 16.01 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 11.00 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 58 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 38.2 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.6 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.2 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 58

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

  1. PS5: 5,831,449
  2. Switch: 5,748,499
  3. XSX|S: 5,156,301

Through the first 58 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 0.08 million units and is 0.68 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.59 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.75 million in 58 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 5.83 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.16 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 58 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 34.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 30.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 58

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (57 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,645,340
  2. Switch: 4,085,554
  3. XSX|S: 3,362,566

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 57 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.56 million units and is 3.28 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.72 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.65 million in 57 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.09 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.36 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 57 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 47.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 23.9 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 58

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

  1. Switch: 4,058,975
  2. PS5: 1,202,326
  3. XSX|S: 129,047

Through the first 58 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 2.86 million units and is 3.93 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 4.06 million units in 58 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.20 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.13 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 58 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 75.3 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 22.3 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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9 Comments
2zosteven (on 29 December 2021)

Americans purchase all 3 systems.

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aTokenYeti 2zosteven (on 29 December 2021)

As far as I remember it’s always been that way. Americans bought 360s, Wiis, and PS3s in large numbers. Same with PS2s, Xboxes, and GameCubes. Even the Xbox One sold 30+ million in this market.

I’m curious as to why that is. NA is probably the least brand loyal console market on earth

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scrapking aTokenYeti (on 29 December 2021)

Interesting observation. Yeah, multi-console ownership isn't that rare here. Even when people DO have a preference, they often pick up one or more other systems just for their exclusives.

I think the Series S may enhance this, making it so easy/cheap for a Sony fan to also get a current-gen Xbox and Game Pass that it makes a lot of sense for some people.

Starfield may accelerate that.

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2zosteven aTokenYeti (on 29 December 2021)

little extra cash on hand in America, people who don't even work can afford multiple systems.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 29 December 2021)

I'm curious to see how much longer the PS5 can stay ahead of the Switch, now that all of the holiday stock is gone.

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Trentonater SuperNintend0rk (on 30 December 2021)

Holiday stock? Holidays are completely meaningless when you are literally always sold out. We even saw that almost all of japan's stock got sent to US and Europe. Only thing that will change is them sending some more back to japan.

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SuperNintend0rk Trentonater (on 30 December 2021)

I heard that Sony saved up extra stock throughout the year to give the PS5 a boost for the holidays.

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jvmkdg SuperNintend0rk (on 30 December 2021)

what vacation stock hahahaha Sony is sending everything she can make, I don't know where you heard that from?

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SuperNintend0rk jvmkdg (on 30 December 2021)

I heard that both Sony and MS put some stock aside. Maybe it was just wishful thinking lol

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