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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 68

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 68 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 March 2022 / 2,694 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 68

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

  1. PS5: 18,210,344
  2. Switch: 17,668,835
  3. XSX|S: 12,964,511

Through the first 68 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 0.54 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 4.70 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.21 million in 68 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 17.67 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 12.96 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 68 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 37.3 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.5 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 68

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

  1. PS5: 6,820,942
  2. XSX|S: 6,233,089
  3. Switch: 6,210,207

Through the first 68 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 Xbox Series X|S by 0.59 million units and is 0.61 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.2 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.82 million in 68 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 6.23 million units and the Switch 6.21 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 68 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.4 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 32.4 percent, and the Switch at 32.2 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 68

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (67 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,849,303
  2. Switch: 4,543,064
  3. XSX|S: 3,900,590

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 67 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.31 million units and is 2.95 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.64 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.85 million in 67 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.54 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.90 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 67 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 44.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 29.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.5 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 68

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

  1. Switch: 4,463,782
  2. PS5: 1,408,005
  3. XSX|S: 159,277

Through the first 68 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 3.06 million units and is 4.30 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.25 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.46 million units in 68 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.41 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.16 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 68 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.6 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
Chicho (on 09 March 2022)

The Switch is 1st in Japan 2nd in Europe and 3rd in the US.

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2zosteven Chicho (on 09 March 2022)

1 2 3

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siebensus4 (on 09 March 2022)

It would be a little surprise if Switch would outsell PS5 during the year and not during its 2nd holiday season.

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Qwark siebensus4 (on 10 March 2022)

I think that's pretty much dead certain. PS5 will likely sell less than last year at this pace.

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