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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - May 2021

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: 28,451 - NS

Total Lead: 2,421,755 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 8,746,474

Switch Total Sales: 6,324,719

May 2021 is the seventh month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 28,451 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 2.42 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 8.75 million units in seven months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 6.32 million units. Month seven for the PlayStation 5 is May 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is September 2017.

The Nintendo Switch did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month nine where it had sold 8.81 million units.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 10 million units sold in month 10, 20 million in month 19, and 30 million in month 23. The Nintendo Switch has sold 86.28 million units through May 2021.



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

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