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Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2022 / 2,444 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 Xbox Series X|S and Switch.

The Xbox Series X|S 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.

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2021

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2021

XSX|S Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 1,385,354 - XS

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,554,397 - NS

Total Lead: 4,691,946 - NS

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 11,777,831

Switch Total Sales: 16,469,777

December 2021 is the 14th month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Switch by 1.39 million units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 4.55 million units. The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead by 4.69 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 11.78 million units in nine months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 16.47 million units. Month 14 for the Xbox Series X|S 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.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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aTokenYeti (on 06 February 2022)

Only region I could see this one being somewhat interesting is North America. Xbox is just not going to be able to compete with the switch on form factor or price, and that’s even before the chip shortage is taken into account.

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siebensus4 (on 06 February 2022)

Xbox Series wasn't able to close the gap during its holiday season. Let's see if the gap widens again during the year. Switch sold around 180k weekly with a bottom of 150k in its second year.

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wutanghk (on 06 February 2022)

OMG Switch is totes ahead, teehee!

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