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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 63

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 63 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2022 / 4,580 Views

The PS5 numbers have been adjusted and updated to match Sony's 17.3 million shipment figures for December 31, 2021 and to match Sony's 2 million forecast for the current quarter ending March 31, 2022.


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 63

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

  1. PS5: 17,458,942
  2. Switch: 16,800,727
  3. XSX|S: 12,207,303

Through the first 63 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 5.25 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.59 million units.

The PS5 has sold 17.46 million in 63 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 16.80 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 12.21 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 63 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 37.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.3 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 63

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

  1. PS5: 6,428,242
  2. Switch: 5,961,009
  3. XSX|S: 5,811,897

Through the first 63 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 0.47 million units and is 0.62 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.15 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.43 million in 63 weeks in the US, while the Switch sold 5.96 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.81 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 63 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.3 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.8 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 31.9 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 63

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (62 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,709,803
  2. Switch: 4,307,311
  3. XSX|S: 3,724,571

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 62 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.40 million units and is 2.99 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 6.71 million in 62 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.31 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.72 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 62 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.3 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 63

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

  1. Switch: 4,259,590
  2. PS5: 1,318,762
  3. XSX|S: 136,438

Through the first 63 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 2.94 million units and is 4.12 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.18 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.26 million units in 63 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.32 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.14 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 63 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.5 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.1 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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13 Comments
trunkswd (on 02 February 2022)

The PS5 numbers have been adjusted and updated to match Sony's 17.3 million shipment figures for December 31, 2021 and to match Sony's 2 million forecast for the current quarter ending March 31, 2022.

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2zosteven (on 02 February 2022)

I have Switch winning this year easily, PS5 and Series X/S fighting for 2nd.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 01 February 2022)

It's probably going to take Switch a long time to catch up to PS5. Maybe not until its second holiday season.

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Agente42 SuperNintend0rk (on 02 February 2022)

They cath up now. Sony delivery only 3.9M this quarter. VGchartz overtracked ps5

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Kakadu18 SuperNintend0rk (on 02 February 2022)

Welp, this comment didn't age well. The PS5 never caught up to the Switch.

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trunkswd Kakadu18 (on 02 February 2022)

I've updated the article following the PS5 adjustments.

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Kakadu18 trunkswd (on 02 February 2022)

So it did catch up, thanks.
In terms of quarterly shipments it seems the PS5 stayed behind the Switch. But it makes sense to assume higher sell through for the PS5.

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SuperNintend0rk Kakadu18 (on 02 February 2022)

So I guess the PS5 is still ahead of the Switch for now but the gap is much smaller.

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trunkswd SuperNintend0rk (on 02 February 2022)

Shipped Switch is slightly ahead of PS5. But since PS5 is sold out and Switch wasn't at the time sell-through has PS5 slightly ahead.

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SuperNintend0rk trunkswd (on 02 February 2022)

Gotcha. So Switch should take the lead soon unless PS5 stock improves.

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trunkswd SuperNintend0rk (on 02 February 2022)

Looking at the upcoming Switch sales when you align launches the next few weeks has Switch sales in the 150K-160K range. Which is what the PS5 will be selling each week through March on average. After that Switch sales pick up and will start to close the gap.

I'm also expecting weekly PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sales to be fairly close for the next 2-3 months.

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SuperNintend0rk trunkswd (on 02 February 2022)

Those numbers sound about right to me. Thanks for the explanation!

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