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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 51

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. Switch: 14,684,711
  2. PS5: 13,869,005
  3. XSX|S: 8,427,936

Through the first 51 weeks available worldwide the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.82 million units and is 6.26 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.44 million units.

The Switch has sold 14.68 million in 51 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 13.87 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 8.43 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 51 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 39.7 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 37.5 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.8 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 5,320,083
  2. PS5: 4,933,779
  3. XSX|S: 3,830,225

Through the first 51 weeks available in the US the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.39 million units and is 1.49 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.10 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.232 million in 51 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 4.93 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.83 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 51 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 37.8 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 35.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.2 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (50 weeks):

  1. PS5: 5,272,411
  2. Switch: 3,728,558
  3. XSX|S: 2,643,552

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 50 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.54 million units and is 2.63 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.09 million units.

The PS5 has sold 5.27 million in 50 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 3.73 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 2.64 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 50 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.3 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.7 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 3,748,258
  2. PS5: 1,161,866
  3. XSX|S: 115,484

Through the first 51 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 2.59 million units and is 3.63 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.05 million units.

The Switch has sold 3.75 million units in 51 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.16 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.12 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 51 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.6 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.1 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.3 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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