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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 23

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 23 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 May 2022 / 5,261 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 23

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 23

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch 2022 Sales Comparison Charts Through April 23

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to April 27)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to April 25)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to April 24)

2022 – (Week ending January 8 to April 23)

"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 23

Microsoft

  • Xbox Series X|S – Up Year-on-Year 844,168 (+50.1%)
  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 346,092 (-93.1%)

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Down Year-on-Year 1,968,023 (-27.7%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 5 – Down Year-on-Year 1,250,239 (-37.5%)
  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 862,539 (-77.2%)

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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9 Comments
SvenTheTurkey (on 03 May 2022)

I feel like it's easy to look at the switch and feel as though it's selling poorly year over year. But compared to 2019, it's still doing quite well.

Pretty much is all falling into place as we expected. 3 years of increasing sales, 2 peak years, and 3 years on the downward slope. Then the successor. 22, 23, and 24 should mirror 19, 18, and 17 nicely. Early 2025 for the replacement.

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yo33331 SvenTheTurkey (on 03 May 2022)

Usually the downward slope is way faster than the upward one. Switch is a little bit ahead from 2019 now, however the 2019 switch sales really pick up in the fall with the switch lite and so switch is making around half of it's 2019 sales in the last 3 months. Where as for 2022 this will not be the case. Therefore if Switch is still around 1-2M ahead in sales by october, it will be easily left behind by it's 2019 sales after that. It was selling around close to 400k weekly not so long ago and now is doing close to 40% less. Clearly the downward slope has begun and it won't continue 3 years with slight drops. (moderate I would say).
This year Switch has a chance of hitting 20M, even though I predicted between 15 to 18M, no one expected such shortages with the PS5. This shortages have played a role in the overall sales of every of the 3 systems, but if PS5 and XBSX were in full stock everywhere (as I though they would be) Switch would surely finish somewhere in the 15-18M range as I predicted. (And yes my prediction included this condition as well). Not that now is impossible to finish under 18M, but at the moment is looking more likely it will fall in the 18-20M range. 4 months in the year and switch is closer to it's 2019 number than it is to it's 2020 or 2021 numbers. And when we count the big boost Switch experienced in the fall of 2019, it will surely not pass more than 20M this year. (if of cource Nintendo don't throw price cut into the mix. Then the situation becomes different).

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Kakadu18 yo33331 (on 03 May 2022)

The PS5 and XBS having shortages or not doesn't impact the Switch in any meaningfull way.

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yo33331 Kakadu18 (on 03 May 2022)

There is some group of people that want to play something and because there isn't enough available PS5 or XBOX consoles, they have to either wait or buy something at the moment. And they buy switch, because it's more available. It is not big percentage of course. But it would take some 1-2M from the Switch year sales, if PS5/XB were in full stock

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Chicho Kakadu18 (on 03 May 2022)

Didnt nintentendo say sales will be down due to shortages?

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Kakadu18 Chicho (on 03 May 2022)

I didn't talk about Switch shortages. Obviously Switch is impacted negatively by it's own shortages.

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SvenTheTurkey yo33331 (on 03 May 2022)

As long as there's no hardware announcement until late 2024, I still expect the sales to go down at the rate they went up. The market is getting saturated but the games are still coming. And a price drop is always a possibility, but I have a feeling that won't happen until the last year.

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xMetroid yo33331 (on 04 May 2022)

Switch has a stronger fall lineup than 2019 already and has the chance to be more aggressive bundle/sale wise. The full lineup isn't revealed yet and there could still be a revision on the way. Also, Switch lite didn't perform as well as we anticipated in 2019, it catch up in 2020 with the pandemic and stock problems for other models. 2019 was at around 20 millions, so Switch should be able to do around the same or a little more this year, looking at 21-22 millions imo. I doubt it will go way under 18 millions next year and 12 the other. That puts it at around 155 millions if it stops completely after and 22-18-12 is a pretty accurate pattern with how much life Switch still has at the moment. I really think 160 millions is the current target for the Switch's trajectory.

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It's an awkward comparison as the 3 previous years were all weighted so differently. 2019 Switch excelled toward the end of the year (Lite launch) 2020 was focussed more on the middle period (Apr-Jun) & 2021 was better early on as the OLED announcement leeched sales until October.

Due to it's age it will probably follow a similar trajectory this year as 2021, just not quite as harsh a drop-off in summer as there is no "wait till new model", so yeah similar overall sales to 2019

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