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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 88

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 88 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 July 2022 / 4,100 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 88

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

  1. Switch: 21,686,306
  2. PS5: 21,347,766
  3. XSX|S: 15,786,234

Through the first 88 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 0.34 million units units and is 5.90 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.56 million units.

The Switch has sold 21.69 million in 88 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 21.35 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 15.79 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 88 weeks, the Switch is in the lead. The Switch has a 36.9 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 36.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 88

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

  1. PS5: 7,824,506
  2. Switch: 7,462,034
  3. XSX|S: 7,356,700

Through the first 88 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 Switch by 0.36 million units and is 0.47 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.11 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.82 million in 88 weeks in the US, while the Switch sold 7.46 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 7.36 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 88 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.6 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 32.5 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 88

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (87 weeks):

  1. PS5: 7,697,701
  2. Switch: 5,523,860
  3. XSX|S: 4,587,579

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 87 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.17 million units and is 3.11 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.94 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.70 million in 87 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 5.52 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.59 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 87 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.2 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 31.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 88

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

  1. Switch: 5,413,380
  2. PS5: 1,759,017
  3. XSX|S: 271,909

Through the first 88 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 3.65 million units and is 5.14 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.49 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.41 million units in 88 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.76 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.27 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 88 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 72.7 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.6 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.7 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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4 Comments
Slownenberg (on 28 July 2022)

Looks like PS5 has one more month before it permanently drops off from Switch sales.

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trunkswd (on 29 July 2022)

Article updated following small PS5 adjustment following Sony's 21.7M shipped report.

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Ps5fanboy (on 28 July 2022)

Congratulations Japan!

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super_etecoon (on 28 July 2022)

Does anyone think that Sony is holding a lot of stock back for the holidays or will the trajectory remain about the same?

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