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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 2

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 2 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 April 2022 / 5,427 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 2

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 2

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 2

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to April 6)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to April 4)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to April 3)

2022 – (Week ending January 8 to April 2)

"Year to date" sales for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2022 versus 2021 and 2022 versus 2020 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 2

Microsoft

  • Xbox Series X|S – Up Year-on-Year 674,747 (+47.4%)
  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 292,745 (-92.8%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,486,255 (-25.1%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5 – Down Year-on-Year 1,038,458 (-36.3%)
  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 754,496 (-78.4%)

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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27 Comments
darthv72 (on 12 April 2022)

wow... first time in a long time to see XB have more market share than PS even if its just for this year so far.

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SvenTheTurkey darthv72 (on 12 April 2022)

Since 360 I suppose.

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Alistair SvenTheTurkey (on 14 April 2022)

yeah, it's just just the last week, this is for the last 14 weeks combined

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Amnesia (on 12 April 2022)

Now I am totally convinced that Nintendo intentionally delayed Zelda II to smooth and extend longer the end of the cycle of the Switch.

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SvenTheTurkey Amnesia (on 12 April 2022)

Maybe. But they only delayed it by a few months at the least and half a year at most. I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make in terms of extending the lifespan.

I think the sales and chip shortages are the only two factors now.

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Alistair Amnesia (on 12 April 2022)

the question is, do we get a new console with Zelda, or do we get the console late 2023... i really don't want to wait that long

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SvenTheTurkey Alistair (on 14 April 2022)

Buckle up. I don't see either happening. Early 2025 is my guess for anything other than another minor revision. There's no evidence to suggest new hardware in the near future. The only thing to go on is the vague comments about how far along we are in the switch lifespan.

Last year they said halfway. This year they said just beyond halfway. Given the current sales and no price drop yet, I think they're ready to ride it out a couple more years.

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Amnesia (on 12 April 2022)

This is a bit dramatic for SONY, they may be losing ground and the impact could be long term, even if their supply issue is solved soon.

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Alistair (on 12 April 2022)

XB is the only console seeing an increase year over year.

XBox: +47 percent
PS5: -36 percent
Switch: -25 percent

(maybe Nintendo wants that new console soon, unlike Sony their product dropped while on shelves)

That's quite a turnaround. I was complaining for an entire year that Microsoft was just not manufacturing enough stuff, seems like they found a solution.

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Sogreblute Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

The Switch is on track to do another 20+ million year. I don't think Nintendo is in any rush.

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Alistair Sogreblute (on 13 April 2022)

it isn't the total number that matter as much as the trajectory, if you are dropping 25 percent per year you've got to launch your new system before the current one dies out ala Wii to Wii U

20 million would be a -5 million drop this year, you'd want to build up your next console for next year before you drop below 15 million and end up with half your previous peak of 30 million per year

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Landguy (on 12 April 2022)

Unpopular as it is, I still think comparing the PS5/Xbox Series sales to a mobile device like the switch is silly. Might as well compare them to iPads or iPhones then.

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Alistair Landguy (on 12 April 2022)

not to mention ASP is $500 versus $300...

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2zosteven Alistair (on 12 April 2022)

and the years on the market

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Agente42 Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

350/300/200 vs 300/500 vs 400/500

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Alistair Agente42 (on 13 April 2022)

everyone buys the 500 dollar model, the 400 dollar model doesn't exist... the $300 model is also not a big deal, i can see them for sale used for $200 or less already nobody wants them now that the X is here

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Alistair Landguy (on 13 April 2022)

also Nintendo's sales are high because they do not face competition in their market, if you look at the market for modern games, that is PS5 plus Xbox Series plus PC, that market is more than twice as large as the Nintendo mobile market

Nintendo market < home console/PC market < mobile gambling market

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Agente42 Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

Pc and console is not the same market. Second, the Microsof/Sony duo lost sales each generation, the peak is on Ps2/Xbox, But, you right, nintendo is alone in portable space. Why? Because Nintendo crushes all competition, Sony go out off because Nintendo.

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Alistair Agente42 (on 13 April 2022)

no, PC and console is the same market, you make the game for console, then you sell it on PC, that's what they all do, unlike Nintendo games that don't have a second market for the same games

it is literally the same gaming market, probably 99 percent of PC games sold are console ports /simultaneous releases

  • 0
Alistair Agente42 (on 13 April 2022)

want to talk about decline?

Wii/DS : 255 million
Switch: 105 million

Now that is a decline.... wow... huge decline...

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Agente42 Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

Nintendo crushing competition, with NES, SNES, GB, GBA, DS, WII, 3ds.

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Alistair Agente42 (on 14 April 2022)

ok so you don't deny that you were wrong, PS + Xbox is not in decline, Nintendo's console sales are, 100 million less even compared to 10 years ago

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Agente42 Landguy (on 13 April 2022)

It's not right. The Nintendo Switch is a console hybrid, not a mobile gadget. Most of the things you do are play games and have physical games. Hybrid is 3 in 1, portable, stationary, and desktop mode. The primary function is gaming, Ipad and iPhone are portable PCs in their spectrum, it has multi-function, one of which is gaming. The correct parallel would be the Switch is for Xbox/Sony as Ipad and iPhone are for a PC, so the comparison is valid, because both Switch, Xbox, and Playstation have the same primary function and both have a version or cheaper than OLED or with a close price, not to mention that the Switch, in addition to being portable, is a stationary and tabletop console

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Jumpin Landguy (on 13 April 2022)

That horse you’re beating has been dead and rotting for half a decade. Are you also going to complain about how iPads and iPhones suck because of no tactile feedback?

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eddy7eddy Landguy (on 13 April 2022)

They're comparing popular gaming consoles, most people decide to stay with only one of the Trio for years, so they compete with each other. They even share games and those games are only going to icrease with Switch 2

  • +4
Alistair Landguy (on 13 April 2022)

agree, they don't play the same games, not at all, in fact unlike PC and PS5 and Xbox sharing 99 percent the same game sales, there's probably only a 10 percent or less overlap with Switch game sales

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Agente42 Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

data source?

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