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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 32

This weekly mini-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 Global:

  1. PS5: 9,336,682
  2. Switch: 6,483,106
  3. XSX|S: 5,556,055

Through the first 32 weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S by a fair margin. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.85 million units and is 3.78 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.93 million units.

The PS5 has sold 9.34 million in 32 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 6.48 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.56 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 32 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.7 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.0 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 40.

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

  1. PS5: 3,572,154
  2. XSX|S: 2,758,375
  3. Switch: 2,380,435

Through the first 32 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.81 million units and is 1.19 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.38 million units.

The PS5 has sold 3.57 million in 32 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 2.76 million units and the Switch 2.38 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 32 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 41.0 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 31.7 percent, and the Switch at 27.3 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 40 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 37.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (31 weeks):

  1. PS5: 3,315,846
  2. Switch: 1,751,211
  3. XSX|S: 1,613,066

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 31 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.56 million units and is 1.70 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 138,145.

The PS5 has sold 3.32 million in 31 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 1.75 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 1.61 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 31 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 49.6 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 26.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.2 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 44.

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

  1. Switch: 1,826,226
  2. PS5: 838,621
  3. XSX|S: 53,912

Through the first 32 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 0.99 million units and is 1.77 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.78 million units.

The Switch has sold 1.83 million units in 32 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 0.84 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.05 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 32 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 67.2 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 30.8 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.0 percent.



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

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