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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 65

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 65 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 February 2022 / 3,187 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 65

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

  1. PS5: 17,803,598
  2. Switch: 17,112,199
  3. XSX|S: 12,529,743

Through the first 65 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 0.69 million units units and is 5.27 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.58 million units.

The PS5 has sold 17.80 million in 65 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 17.11 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 12.53 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 65 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 37.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.1 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.4 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 65

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

  1. PS5: 6,658,686
  2. Switch: 6,044,858
  3. XSX|S: 5,995,683

Through the first 65 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 0.61 million units and is 0.66 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.05 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.66 million in 65 weeks in the US, while the Switch sold 6.04 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 6.00 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 65 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.6 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 32.1 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 65

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (64 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,728,775
  2. Switch: 4,400,693
  3. XSX|S: 3,795,918

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 64 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.33 million units and is 2.93 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 64 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.40 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.80 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 64 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.4 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 65

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

  1. Switch: 4,330,570
  2. PS5: 1,359,006
  3. XSX|S: 144,159

Through the first 65 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 2.97 million units and is 4.19 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.21 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.33 million units in 65 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.36 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.14 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 65 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.2 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.5 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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6 Comments
CourageTCD (on 16 February 2022)

It seems like Switch will regain the lead in a short- time period

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aTokenYeti (on 16 February 2022)

These North America Xbox numbers are why Sony is prioritizing the US market. They going to try and stave off what I think is the inevitable for as long as possible.

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NextGen_Gamer aTokenYeti (on 16 February 2022)

What is the inevitable? Microsoft's core market has always been the US, and to me it just looks like exactly what anyone would expect to happen. With PS5 and Xbox Series X being equal in power and price, they are thus enjoying equal sales with each other. PS4 beat out Xbox One due to the big marketing disaster at the beginning, but also because it was $100 cheaper & more powerful. And before that, Xbox 360 beat out PS3 (a lot) because they were essentially equal in power, but X360 was a couple hundred dollars cheaper.

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Robert_Downey_Jr. NextGen_Gamer (on 17 February 2022)

and a year earlier (360)

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NextGen_Gamer Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 17 February 2022)

Yes sorry that too! I remember MS really emphasizing that, that they never wanted to launch behind Sony again (Xbox OG launched Nov 2001, PS2 in Oct 2000). And since then, MS has kept their word. Xbox One and PS4 launched a week apart, and same for Xbox Series and PS5 lol

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scrapking NextGen_Gamer (on 20 February 2022)

The U.S. and Canada, I would argue. The OG Xbox had even higher marketshare in Canada than it did in the U.S. Probably helped by the fact that broadband penetration in Canada was higher than in the U.S. in the early 2000s, and the OG Xbox being the first broadband-only connected console.

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