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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 70

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 70 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 March 2022 / 3,110 Views

This weekly 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 70

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

  1. PS5: 18,322,098
  2. Switch: 18,097,410
  3. XSX|S: 13,228,574

Through the first 70 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 0.22 million units units and is 5.09 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.87 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.32 million in 70 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 18.10 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 13.23 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 70 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 36.9 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.6 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 70

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

  1. PS5: 6,881,180
  2. XSX|S: 6,369,255
  3. Switch: 6,367,872

Through the first 70 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 0.51 million units and is 0.51 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 1,383 units.

The PS5 has sold 6.88 million in 70 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 6.37 million units and the Switch 6.37 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 70 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.1 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 32.5 percent, and the Switch at 32.4 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 70

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (69 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,810,561
  2. Switch: 4,653,441
  3. XSX|S: 3,963,817

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 69 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.16 million units and is 2.85 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.69 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.81 million in 69 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.65 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.96 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 69 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 44.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.7 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 70

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

  1. Switch: 4,566,440
  2. PS5: 1,450,128
  3. XSX|S: 162,619

Through the first 70 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 3.12 million units and is 4.40 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.29 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.57 million units in 70 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.45 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.16 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 90 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 73.9 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.5 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
2zosteven (on 23 March 2022)

you go XBOX

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Doctor_MG (on 23 March 2022)

At the pace PS5 has been going, I expect the Switch to surpass the PS5 launch aligned in about four or five weeks.

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siebensus4 (on 23 March 2022)

It's possible that all 3 consoles meet at one point in the US. :-)

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trunkswd siebensus4 (on 23 March 2022)

It is entirely possible. Xbox Series X|S is looking it will have an amazing March in the US and PS5 a decent month. There have been several decent size Series X consoles made available in many US retailers last week and this week.

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