PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2021 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 04 February 2022 / 3,133 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 Worldwide:
Gap change in latest month: 1,381,564 - PS5
Gap change over last 12 months: 796,143 - NS
Total Lead: 520,205 - PS5
PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 16,989,982
Switch Total Sales: 16,469,777
December 2021 is the 14th 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 1.38 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS5 0.80 million units. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 520,205 units.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 16.99 million units in 14 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 16.47 million units. Month 14 for the PlayStation 5 is December 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is April 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 101.99 million units through December 2021.
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