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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through November 21

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the five current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) and two legacy platforms (Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita) over comparable periods for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to November 25)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to November 24)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to November 23)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to November 21)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

"Year to date" sales for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2020 versus 2019 and 2020 versus 2018 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.


  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 200,509 (-7.4%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 8,764,037 (70.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 817,774 (-65.6%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 2,822,285 (-26.2%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a

VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.