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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 85

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 85 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 July 2022 / 3,920 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 85

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

  1. Switch: 21,022,800
  2. PS5: 20,656,980
  3. XSX|S: 15,396,943

Through the first 85 weeks available worldwide the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.37 million units units and is 5.63 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.26 million units.

The Switch has sold 21.02 million in 85 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 20.66 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 15.40 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 85 weeks, the Switch is in the lead. The Switch has a 36.8 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 36.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.0 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 85

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

  1. PS5: 7,571,101
  2. XSX|S: 7,357,226
  3. Switch: 7,260,106

Through the first 85 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.21 million units and is 0.31 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.10 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.57 million in 85 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 7.36 million units and the Switch 7.26 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 85 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.1 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 33.2 percent, and the Switch at 32.7 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 85

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (84 weeks):

  1. PS5: 7,470,833
  2. Switch: 5,323,905
  3. XSX|S: 4,404,055

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 84 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.15 million units and is 3.07 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.92 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.47 million in 84 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 5.32 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.40 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.4 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 31.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.6 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 85

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

  1. Switch: 5,288,600
  2. PS5: 1,708,696
  3. XSX|S: 250,541

Through the first 85 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 3.58 million units and is 5.04 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.46 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.29 million units in 85 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.71 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.25 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 85 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 73.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.6 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.4 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 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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9 Comments
Doctor_MG (on 06 July 2022)

You can see where the gap between Switch and PS5 will take off. Once that happens I can't see the PS5 ever taking the lead again

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trunkswd Doctor_MG (on 06 July 2022)

Yeah. I added 5 more weeks to this charts. You can see the Switch is about to hit its 2nd holiday.

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Agente42 Doctor_MG (on 08 July 2022)

Macroenomics trends may help this. Switch seems more a videogame better on bad macroenomic trends than Ps5

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Kakadu18 (on 06 July 2022)

The holiday boost was especially strong in the US in 2018 for the Switch. Shows how incredibly popular Smash Bros is in the US.

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Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 08 July 2022)

PS5 has suffered so much more from supply problems than any system I've ever seen. Could have easily been at 30m by now

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h2ohno (on 07 July 2022)

Dang. That Smash/holiday bump for the Switch in the US is insane. The US chart looks near vertical.

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PaulPortland (on 06 July 2022)

The week 89 it was when Smash Bros was released, Right?
cause the risen up in that week was incredible. After that point it will be impossible that PS5 can follow the sales rate of Switch.

  • +1
Darwinianevolution (on 06 July 2022)

I wonder if the XBox XS has a chance of reaching half a million units in Japan. At the very least the situation over there is miles better than with the XBOne...

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I think the Xbox Series X|S has a really good chance of outselling the OG Xbox , which sold just under 500,000 units lifetime in Japan. Xbox 360 is another story as that sold over 1.5 million units.

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