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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2022 / 4,413 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and Switch.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 202,967 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,938,101 - Switch

Total Lead: 593,646 - NS

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 20,003,979

Switch Total Sales: 20,597,625

May 2022 is the 19th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the aligned launch of the PS5 by 202,967 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS5 by 2.94 million units. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 593,646 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 20.00 million units in 19 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 20.60 million units. Month 19 for the PlayStation 5 is May 2022 and for the Nintendo Switch it is September 2018.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 30 million in month 23, 40 million in month 33. And 50 million in month 35. The Nintendo Switch has sold 108.98 million units through May 2022.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
Doctor_MG (on 01 July 2022)

I'm going to be honest here. Aside from maybe some extra bulk shipments from Sony, this one is finished. Nintendo's 2019 was REALLY good and their 2020 was ASTRONOMICAL. Unless Sony beats them in the "long run"...Switch has this in the bag.

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CourageTCD (on 01 July 2022)

I was looking for the Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - March 2022 but I couldn't find it. This would be the graph where the Switch will finally surpass the PS4 in the US

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Godot25 (on 01 July 2022)

It's pretty obvious that Sony won't catch Switch for several years. Switch will get "holiday bump" in few weeks and Sony is still struggling to produce enough PS5s.

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eddy7eddy Godot25 (on 01 July 2022)

Several...

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Ps5fanboy (on 01 July 2022)

Thank you usa/UK for your support

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Jumpin (on 01 July 2022)

You’d have thought society would have become less violent in the last 100 years; but in 2022, the Switch is still delivering beatings.

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