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Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 July 2022 / 3,553 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 Xbox Series X|S and Switch.

The Xbox Series X|S 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.

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2022

XSX|S Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 228,917 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,623,168 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,805,587 - NS

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 14,792,038

Switch Total Sales: 20,597,625

May 2022 is the 19th month the Xbox Series X|S 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 Xbox Series X|S by 228,917 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 4.62 million units. The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.81 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 14.79 million units in 19 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 20.60 million units. Month 19 for the Xbox Series X|S 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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1 Comments
2zosteven (on 07 July 2022)

Microsoft should be proud here!

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