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Switch vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in the US - August 2023

Switch vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in the US - August 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2023 / 3,792 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 US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 launched in the US in November 2005, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in the US - August 2023

Switch vs Xbox 360 Sales Comparison in the US - August 2023

Switch Vs. Xbox 360 US:

Gap change in latest month: 77,206 - X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,877,971 - X360

Total Lead: 7,615,943 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 41,968,755

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 34,352,812

August 2023 is the 78th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Xbox 360 has outsold the Nintendo Switch by 77,206 units.

In the last 12 months, the Xbox 360 has outsold the Nintendo Switch by 1.88 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Xbox 360 by 7.62 million units.

The 78th month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2023 and for the Xbox 360 it is April 2012. The Switch has sold 41.97 million units, while the Xbox 360 sold 34.35 million units during the same timeframe. The Xbox 360 sold current Switch sales in month 97.

The Xbox 360 sold 43.75 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 1.78 million units to outsell the Xbox 360 in the US.


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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7 Comments
kopstudent89 (on 18 September 2023)

The 360 had a crazy end to its cycle but even that late flurry won't dethrone the NS which still has a lot of life as well

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SuperNintend0rk (on 18 September 2023)

I'm surprised the 360 has been outselling Switch over the last year, considering how close it was to the end of its life.

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UnderwaterFunktown SuperNintend0rk (on 18 September 2023)

The 360 launched in 2005 so this is still a year and a half before the launch of the Xbox One. The 360 also had a really weird sales curve due to the Kinect fad the last couple of years.

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SuperNintend0rk UnderwaterFunktown (on 18 September 2023)

True I forgot the 360 was out for 8 years when the X1 released. Thats a crazy long lifespan for a console.

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Kakadu18 SuperNintend0rk (on 18 September 2023)

The last few years of the X360 were it's strongest by far.

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SuperNintend0rk Kakadu18 (on 18 September 2023)

Yeah I know Kinect gave it a huge boost but I'm still surprised it could outsell Switch this late in the gen.

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