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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - February 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - February 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2022 / 3,336 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 Sales Comparison - February 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - February 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - February 2022

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 582,854 - NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,759,221 - NS

Total Lead: 54,072 - NS

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 18,043,338

Switch Total Sales: 18,097,410

February 2022 is the 16th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the aligned launch of the PS5 by 582,854 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS5 1.76 million units. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 54,072 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 18.04 million units in 16 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 18.10 million units. Month 16 for the PlayStation 5 is February 2022 and for the Nintendo Switch it is June 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 104.86 million units through February 2022.


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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13 Comments
pikashoe (on 18 March 2022)

If these stock issues don't get sorted soon the ps5 might never catch the switch again.

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eddy7eddy pikashoe (on 18 March 2022)

At this point seems almost impossible, only way is an extraordinary Holiday Season for PS5 because Switch is Next on line for the Holidays.

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Robert_Downey_Jr. eddy7eddy (on 18 March 2022)

too bad PS5 is too shortened to have any spikes for the holidays

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siebensus4 (on 18 March 2022)

So in 6 months Switch should be 10M ahead PS5 after Switch's next holiday season. Switch didn't sell below 180k until its next holiday season. Currently PS5 doesn't look like it's able to hit that baseline during the next 4 months.

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Qwark siebensus4 (on 21 March 2022)

Or the next 2 years because don't expect the shortages to end before q4 2023

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Bofferbrauer2 Qwark (on 25 March 2022)

The GPU shortages are easing up fast right now, I don't think it will take that long to end the chip crunch anymore.

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Livewitharya (on 19 March 2022)

PS5 is not going to sell more than 100M consoles this gen. Xbox is eating too much of its market share. Switch was bound to cross PS5. It was not the matter of If but was the matter of When.

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Rafie Livewitharya (on 21 March 2022)

I'm sure the PS5 will cross 100M dude.

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Livewitharya Rafie (on 21 March 2022)

I mean look at the updated sales, XS selling more tha PS5 in US and Europe for the past two weeks and XS is eating PS5's sales. Combined console sales are almost on par with last gen. This gen is behaving like PS3 and X360 gen.

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Rafie Livewitharya (on 21 March 2022)

So because the XS outsold the PS5 for 2 weeks... .let me say that again....2 WEEKS, PS5 is doomed?! There's a few variables as to why the sales is lacking. It's certainly not because no one wants it. The demand is through the roof. What I'm saying is, let's wait and see. No one knew COVID was coming, otherwise the PS4 sales would be still thriving. Things happen out of our control all the time.

Oh and of course BOTH PS5 and XSX will eat into each others sales. They're competitive and Xbox is showing out this time around. Doesn't mean that they can't get 100M.

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Rafie Livewitharya (on 22 March 2022)

Okay so for those 2 months that XSX won, the PS5 is doomed?! Will you provide the articles all the months PS5 beat XSX? Right... The point of that is, the PS5 ain't doomed. It lost in those 2 months due to a few scenarios, not demand. Otherwise it would be more competitive.

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Livewitharya Rafie (on 22 March 2022)

Dude I said not more than 100 million units. PS4 sold 118 million units. 100 million when Xbox is on track to sell at least 85 million units is still, A GOOD NUMBER.

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