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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 64

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 64 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 February 2022 / 2,981 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 64

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

  1. PS5: 17,572,287
  2. Switch: 16,956,749
  3. XSX|S: 12,337,606

Through the first 64 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 0.62 million units units and is 5.23 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.62 million units.

The PS5 has sold 17.47 million in 64 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 16.96 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 12.34 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 64 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 64

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

  1. PS5: 6,472,685
  2. Switch: 6,002,635
  3. XSX|S: 5,889,230

Through the first 64 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 0.58 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.11 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.47 million in 64 weeks in the US, while the Switch sold 6.00 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.89 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 64 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.2 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 32.1 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 64

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (63 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,733,068
  2. Switch: 4,352,583
  3. XSX|S: 3,753,923

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 63 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.38 million units and is 2.98 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.60 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.73 million in 63 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.35 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.75 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 63 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.4 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.3 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 64

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

  1. Switch: 4,295,414
  2. PS5: 1,342,109
  3. XSX|S: 138,140

Through the first 64 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 2.95 million units and is 4.16 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.20 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.30 million units in 64 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.34 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.14 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 64 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.4 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.2 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
aTokenYeti (on 09 February 2022)

Launch aligned through 64 weeks the WiiU and Xbox One we’re getting obliterated by the PS4, it’s nice to see that this new trio is much more competitive all around.

  • +9
andersonalex (on 09 February 2022)

It's tough to take much meaning from these because of the holiday schedule, but I suppose the most reasonable way might be to look at the spots right after Switch holiday seasons, since at that point in time the three systems have the same number of holiday sales periods. But even that won't be apples to apples.

  • +2
Kakadu18 (on 09 February 2022)

It looks like the XBS has a chance of passing the Switch in the US.

  • +2
ireadtabloids Kakadu18 (on 10 February 2022)

Impressive to see that being so competitive with three successful platforms.
I believe Switch is on track to overtake PS4 sales in the USA early next month.

  • +1