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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 60

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 60 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 January 2022 / 6,411 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 60

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

  1. PS5: 17,509,478
  2. Switch: 16,316,380
  3. XSX|S: 11,669,441

Through the first 60 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 1.19 million units units and is 5.84 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.65 million units.

The PS5 has sold 17.51 million in 60 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 16.32 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 11.67 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 60 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 38.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 35.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.6 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 60

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

  1. PS5: 6,122,408
  2. Switch: 5,830,069
  3. XSX|S: 5,546,566

Through the first 60 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 0.29 million units and is 0.58 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.28 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.12 million in 60 weeks in the US, while the Switch sold 5.83 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.55 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 60 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.0 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 33.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 31.7 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 60

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (59 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,966,521
  2. Switch: 4,176,877
  3. XSX|S: 3,562,725

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 59 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.79 million units and is 3.40 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.61 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.97 million in 59 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.18 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.56 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 59 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 47.4 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 28.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.2 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 60

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

  1. Switch: 4,132,850
  2. PS5: 1,274,671
  3. XSX|S: 131,243

Through the first 60 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 4.00 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.14 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.13 million units in 60 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.27 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.13 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 60 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.6 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.0 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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4 Comments
Podings (on 16 January 2022)

Always crazy to see the holiday impact on Nintendo's systems.

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SanAndreasX Podings (on 17 January 2022)

Demographics shape Nintendo’s performance in the holiday season relative to the rest of the year.

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siebensus4 (on 16 January 2022)

PS5 and XBS clearly lost ground during this holiday season.

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mjk45 siebensus4 (on 16 January 2022)

Yes the holiday season by its very nature highlights the impact of supply issues , in the PS5/ Series X case while all 3 historically see increased holiday sales, Nintendo's holiday sales in proportion to the rest of their year are larger and the Switch is even better positioned on a number of fronts to be gifted with some of them being size, availability and having a child friendly image, thes advantages won't change going forward but the difference should shrink.

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