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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 62

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 62 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 January 2022 / 3,601 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 62

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

  1. PS5: 18,265,189
  2. Switch: 16,652,035
  3. XSX|S: 12,105,417

Through the first 62 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 1.61 million units units and is 6.16 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.55 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.27 million in 62 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 16.65 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 12.11 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 62 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 38.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 35.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 62

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

  1. PS5: 6,490,095
  2. Switch: 5,920,244
  3. XSX|S: 5,777,299

Through the first 62 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 0.57 million units and is 0.71 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.13 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.49 million in 62 weeks in the US, while the Switch sold 5.92 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.78 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 62 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.7 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 31.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 62

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (61 weeks):

  1. PS5: 7,128,921
  2. Switch: 4,262,345
  3. XSX|S: 3,686,176

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 61 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.87 million units and is 3.44 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.58 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.13 million in 61 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.26 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.69 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 61 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 47.3 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 28.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.4 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 62

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

  1. Switch: 4,225,898
  2. PS5: 1,299,898
  3. XSX|S: 133,800

Through the first 62 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 2.93 million units and is 4.09 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.17 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.23 million units in 62 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.30 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.13 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 62 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.7 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.3 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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7 Comments
jvmkdg (on 26 January 2022)

I believe the gap should increase even more with the release of horizon forbiden west, the ps5 should reach 20 million in February.

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aTokenYeti jvmkdg (on 26 January 2022)

Software is going to have 0 effect on hardware sales until the supply chain issues are resolved, that’s just the unfortunate nature of the console market these last 2 years

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jvmkdg aTokenYeti (on 26 January 2022)

Yes I agree. but even so the ps5 should reach 20 million in february or do you think not?

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aTokenYeti jvmkdg (on 26 January 2022)

It will be close, the PS5 is currently doing about 200,000 weekly right now. That number can’t really go any lower if they want to hit 20 million by the end of February

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Robert_Downey_Jr. jvmkdg (on 27 January 2022)

it should be more but PS5 is dying because of stock limits. Sony is getting screwed this gen through no fault of their own. Crazy demand that is limited by stock shortages WAY more than anything Xbox or Nintendo have ever faced and Kotick letting MS get COD when the supply finally catches up.

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Slownenberg (on 27 January 2022)

PS5 looking good against Switch, especially considering the stock limitations that were especially bad during the holidays, though Switch had extreme stock problems the whole first year so it almost balances out. But it's all over in a few years once the comparison catches up with Switch's 2020 and 2021. Xbox doing decently well.

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Kristof81 (on 27 January 2022)

That Switch holiday boost though. Yeah, that's gonna be Switch-PS5 double helix. If those analysts are right, and the supply issues will persist for another two years or so, in Q4 2023, PS5 should see a big boost, but also in that time Switch will enter Q2 2020. This race will be very interesting indeed.

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