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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2022 / 5,657 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 - October 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - October 2022

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 109,436 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,175,112 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,287,468 - NS

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 25,284,123

Switch Total Sales: 31,571,591

October 2022 is the 24th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the Nintendo Switch by 109,436 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS5 by 5.18 million units. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 6.29 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 25.28 million units in 24 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 31.57 million units. Month 24 for the PlayStation 5 is October 2022 and for the Nintendo Switch it is February 2019.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 40 million in month 33, 50 million in month 35, and 60 million in month 41. The Nintendo Switch has sold 114.28 million units through October 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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9 Comments
h2ohno (on 01 December 2022)

"In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS5 by 45.18 million units. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 6.29 million units."

The Switch would on track to outsell the Wii and ds combined if it had sold 45 million units in the last year., and selling 45 million more than the PS5 would put it at about 60 million in the last year,

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icykai h2ohno (on 01 December 2022)

I'm pretty sure he meant 5.18m as it's written in "gap change over last 12 months part: 5,175,112"

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Kakadu18 h2ohno (on 02 December 2022)

It was just a typo.

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siebensus4 h2ohno (on 02 December 2022)

Typo fixed! It was hilarious ^^

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Slownenberg (on 06 December 2022)

They were pretty much even those first 20 months but now is when the gap starts. The gap will grow huge the next three years, and will probably continue to grow more slowly for the last couple years after that.

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Amnesia (on 02 December 2022)

This should be a tight fight but PS5 lost the first round because of the shortages.

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nintendocentral Amnesia (on 02 December 2022)

Do you think the PS5 wil, have the legs to outsell the Switch?

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Amnesia nintendocentral (on 03 December 2022)

No, it will sell less than the PS4, the XBOX has taken a significant amount of the market from SONY.

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nintendocentral Amnesia (on 06 December 2022)

You’re right. Xbox has and still is gaining market share, do you think it will get closer to the PS5 in 2023 considering now the stock problems are not as bad? I also think the Switch can win 2023 despite its age and I expect Nintendo to start form of ‘Nintendo Selects’ and half the price of certain games.

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