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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 73

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 73 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 April 2022 / 2,880 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 73

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

  1. PS5: 18,796,082
  2. Switch: 18,708,189
  3. XSX|S: 13,889,199

Through the first 73 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 0.09 million units units and is 4.91 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.82 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.80 million in 73 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 18.71 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 13.89 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 73 weeks, the PS5 is in the lead. The PS5 has a 36.6 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 36.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.0 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 73

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

  1. PS5: 7,026,276
  2. XSX|S: 6,775,714
  3. Switch: 6,567,939

Through the first 73 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 0.25 million units and is 0.46 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.21 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.03 million in 73 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 6.78 million units and the Switch 6.57 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 73 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.5 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 33.3 percent, and the Switch at 32.2 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 73

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (72 weeks):

  1. PS5: 6,944,740
  2. Switch: 4,807,718
  3. XSX|S: 4,093,089

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 72 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.14 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 0.71 million units.

The PS5 has sold 6.94 million in 72 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 4.81 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.09 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 72 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 73

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

  1. Switch: 4,720,100
  2. PS5: 1,533,396
  3. XSX|S: 171,000

Through the first 73 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 3.19 million units and is 4.55 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.36 million units.

The Switch has sold 4.72 million units in 73 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.53 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.17 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 73 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 73.5 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.9 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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7 Comments
darthv72 (on 13 April 2022)

being in NA, i like seeing a nice close race. It makes things interesting. In other territories where things are clearly more one sided... it just isnt as much fun to watch.

  • +6
jvmkdg (on 14 April 2022)

Sony needs to do something urgently to improve their ps5 stocks. Soon the marketing of god of war ragnarok begins and we will not have ps5 to sell.

  • +1
Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

There is an explosion of used Switches suddenly on the used market. I guess the PS5 and Xbox are suddenly in stock everywhere mostly.

The Switch is ok for a portable, but they badly need a home console also and increase that average selling price. Nintendo stock in the last 15 years has only gone down 8 percent from their peak. They could be making SO MUCH MORE money if they could get a toe hold back in the home console market. They used to sell 250 million gaming consoles per generation now 150 million will be a miracle.

A Nintendo Series S would be great, with an RTX 3060 inside instead of AMD. I'd love to play Breath of the Wild natively on an RTX 3060 level hardware.

  • -7
Doctor_MG Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

"They used to sell 250 million gaming consoles per generation"

This happened literally once. This is not the expectation, this is the exception.

  • +11
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Mr.GameCrazy Alistair (on 13 April 2022)

The PS5 still sells out very fast in comparison to Series X|S, but Microsoft did get a good shipment of the Series X out last month.

I personally think Nintendo should stick to the hybrid console model given that it's working out very well for them with the Switch. Regarding the amount of consoles per generation you mentioned, Nintendo only reached that much units once with the DS and Wii. I highly doubt we're ever gonna see that again.

  • +2
siebensus4 Alistair (on 14 April 2022)

You could also say that the Nintendo stock is up 600 % since the Wii U era. Nintendo went for a hybrid because they couldn't handle the software support for a home console and handheld anymore (HD development). I would appreciate a hybrid especially for TV mode, though.

  • +2