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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2023

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - December 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2024 / 5,363 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 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 1,686,777 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,197,440 - PS5

Total Lead: 3,751,431 - Switch

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 52,647,376

Switch Total Sales: 56,398,807

December 2023 is the 38th 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 1.69 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the Switch by 1.20 million units. The PS5 is behind the Switch by 3.75 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 52.65 million units in 38 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 56.40 million units. Month 38 for the PlayStation 5 is December 2023 and for the Nintendo Switch it is April 2020.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 60 million in month 41, 70 million in month 45, and 80 million in month 48. The Nintendo Switch has sold 136.72 million units through December 2023. The PS5 is 84.07 million units behind lifetime Switch sales.


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
CourageTCD (on 06 February 2024)

Do you think GTA6 can help the PS5 reach Switch's line in the graph again?

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hellobion2 CourageTCD (on 06 February 2024)

yes i do

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2zosteven CourageTCD (on 06 February 2024)

no dought, will be huge sales when GTA6 releases

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Garrus CourageTCD (on 07 February 2024)

won't need GTA, Xbox releases on PS and the end of Xbox hardware enthusiasm will make PS sales increase a lot, add the PS5 pro to that and PS sales this year will be crazy.

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animeblend (on 08 February 2024)

PS5 will never catch Switch. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad console

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Shtinamin_ (on 06 February 2024)

Does Sony have a FY hardware forecast? That would help put in perspective what we can expect during the Switch “COVID” months.

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