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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 71

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 71 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2022 / 2,856 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 71

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

  1. PS5: 18,498,633
  2. Switch: 18,288,275
  3. XSX|S: 13,427,710

Through the first 71 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 0.21 million units units and is 5.07 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.86 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.50 million in 71 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 18.29 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 13.43 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 71 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 36.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 71

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

  1. PS5: 6,956,250
  2. XSX|S: 6,483,810
  3. Switch: 6,431,211

Through the first 71 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 0.47 million units and is 0.53 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.05 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.96 million in 71 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 6.48 million units and the Switch 6.43 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 71 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 35.0 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 32.6 percent, and the Switch at 32.4 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 71

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (70 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,859,452
  2. Switch: 4,703,536
  3. XSX|S: 4,002,553

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 70 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.16 million units and is 2.86 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.70 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.86 million in 70 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.70 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.00 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 70 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 71

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

  1. Switch: 4,612,531
  2. PS5: 1,467,225
  3. XSX|S: 166,181

Through the first 71 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 3.15 million units and is 4.45 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.30 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.61 million units in 71 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.47 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.17 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 71 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 73.8 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.7 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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3 Comments
aTokenYeti (on 30 March 2022)

I wonder what the chances are that Xbox passes PS in the Americas this year. If current supply trends continue it seems highly likely

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2zosteven aTokenYeti (on 30 March 2022)

should be close here.

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MastermindPT aTokenYeti (on 31 March 2022)

IMO, it will never happen, the PS5 is still almost impossible to find in the US, I never saw a single PS5 on a shelf in any shop. So the numbers are not so high, just because of stock shortages.

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