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Forums - Sales Discussion - Ultimate Console Showdown: 2021 + Charts |Completed|

This is the Ultimate Console Showdown comparison thread for 2021.

The battles for this year are as follows:

  • Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo DS'09 (27M)
  • Playstation 5 vs Nintendo Switch'17 (13.1M)
  • Xbox Series vs Xbox One'16 (8.2M)
  • Playstation 4 vs Xbox 360'14 (2.1M)
  • Xbox One vs 3DS'20 (490k)

Edit: October 2022.

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2009 Nintendo DS vs. 2021 Nintendo Switch Comparison

'09 NDS - Weekly '09 NDS - Yearly '21 NSW - Weekly '21 NSW - Yearly (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
424,458 (January) 424,458 (January) 469,108 (January) 469,108 (January) +44,650 +44,650
344,586 769,044 430,858 899,966 +86,272 +130,922
378,788 1,147,832 353,228 1,253,194 -25,560 +105,362
453,495 1,601,327 348,737 1,601,931 -104,758 +604
353,704 (February) 1,955,031 (February) 361,452 (February) 1,963,383 (February) +7,748 +8,352
356,255 2,311,286 487,791 2,451,174 +131,536 +139,888
338,515 2,649,801 418,553 2,869,727 +80,038 +219,926
303,641 2,953,442 400,905 3,270,632 +97,264 +317,190
292,914 (March) 3,246,356 (March) 418,617 (March) 3,689,249 (March) +125,703 +442,893
292,920 3,539,276 413,124 4,102,373 +120,204 +563,097
354,959 3,894,235 466,678 4,569,051 +111,719 +674,816
359,836 4,254,071 768,254 5,337,305 +408,418 +1,083,234
631,957 (April) 4,886,028 (April) 513,554 5,850,859 -118,403 +964,831
886,655 5,772,683 392,651 (April) 6,243,510 (April) -494,004 +470,827
541,879 6,314,562 386,023 6,629,533 -155,856 +314,971
410,493 6,725,055 384,480 7,014,013 -26,013 +288,958
430,518 7,155,573 453,075 7,467,088 +22,557 +311,515
409,826 (May) 7,565,399 (May) 354,870 (May) 7,821,958 (May) -54,956 +256,559
352,892 7,918,291 385,298 8,207,256 +32,406 +288,965
352,695 8,270,986 370,230 8,577,486 +17,535 +306,500
388,930 8,659,916 330,585 8,908,071 -58,345 +248,155
362,617 (June) 9,022,533 (June) 350,990 (June) 9,259,061 (June) -11,627 +236,528
361,088 9,383,621 332,865 9,591,926 -28,223 +208,305
382,751 9,766,372 332,606 9,924,532 -50,145 +158,160
394,046 10,160,418 338,848 10,263,380 -55,198 +102,962
405,341 (July) 10,565,759 (July) 350,340 10,613,720 -55,001 +47,961
495,351 11,061,110 329,329 (July) 10,943,049 (July) -166,022 -118,061
447,211 11,508,321 317,362 11,260,411 -129,849 -247,910
398,871 11,907,192 294,834 11,555,245 -104,037 -351,947
398,912 12,306,104 282,653 11,837,898 -116,259 -468,206
378,743 (August) 12,684,847 (August) 291,514 (August) 12,129,412 (August) -87,229 -555,435
373,096 13,057,943 310,933 12,440,345 -62,163 -617,598
348,669 13,406,612 292,523 12,732,868 -56,146 -673,744
331,402 13,738,014 285,818 13,018,686 -45,584 -719,328
326,511 (September) 14,064,525 (September) 283,585 (September) 13,302,271 (September) -42,926 -762,254
331,807 14,396,332 291,004 13,593,275 -40,803 -803,057
338,703 14,735,035 271,478 13,864,753 -67,225 -870,282
324,895 15,059,930 260,301 14,125,054 -64,594 -934,876
351,848 15,411,778 251,858 14,376,912 -99,990 -1,034,866
333,779 (October) 15,745,557 (October) 868,234 (October) 15,245,146 (October) +534,455 -500,411
316,101 16,061,658 410,194 15,655,340 +94,093 -406,318
321,941 16,383,599 488,479 16,143,819 +166,538 -239,780
380,029 16,763,628 454,725 16,598,544 +74,696 -165,084
444,973 (November) 17,208,601 (November) 525,664 (November) 17,124,208 (November) +80,691 -84,393
549,923 17,758,524 561,232 17,685,440 +11,309 -73,084
783,492 18,542,016 724,953 18,410,393 -58,539 -131,623
1,524,731 20,066,747 1,459,157 19,869,550 -65,574 -197,197
1,205,167 (December) 21,271,914 (December) 1,080,744 (December) 20,950,294 (December) -124,423 -321,620
1,473,301 22,745,215 1,063,964 22,014,258 -409,337 -730,957
1,696,602 24,441,817 1,096,609 23,110,867 -599,993 -1,330,950
1,792,678 26,234,495 1,062,024 24,172,891 -730,654 -2,061,604
825,243 27,059,738 575,918 24,748,809 -249,325 -2,310,929

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2017 Nintendo Switch vs. 2021 PlayStation 5 Comparison

'17 NSW - Weekly '17 NSW - Yearly '21 PS5 - Weekly '21 PS5 - Yearly (+/-) Weekly

(+/-) Yearly

- (January) - (January) 139,295 (January) 139,295 (January) +139,295 +139,295
- - 127,176 266,471 +127,176 +266,471
- - 175,284 441,755 +175,284 +441,755
- - 169,738 611,493 +169,738 +611,493
- (February) - (February) 188,855 (February) 800,348 (February) +188,855 +800,348
- - 218,983 1,019,331 +218,983 +1,019,331
- - 227,968 1,247,299 +227,968 +1,247,299
- - 226,972 1,474,271 +226,972 +1,474,271
1,400,822 (March) 1,400,822 (March) 246,533 (March) 1,720,804 (March) -1,154,289 +319,982
229,497 1,630,319 263,401 1,984,205 +33,904 +353,886
214,874 1,845,193 299,611 2,283,816 +84,737 +438,623
275,888 2,121,081 318,473 2,602,289 +42,585 +481,208
213,557 (April) 2,334,638 (April) 245,269 2,847,558 +31,712 +512,920
168,717 2,503,355 177,704 (April) 3,025,262 (April) +8,987 +521,907
163,227 2,666,582 175,733 3,200,995 +12,506 +534,413
157,474 2,824,056 177,700 3,378,695 +20,226 +554,639
260,625 3,084,681 190,393 3,569,088 -70,232 +484,407
143,147 (May) 3,227,828 (May) 160,794 (May) 3,729,882 (May) +17,647 +502,054
116,042 3,343,870 214,197 3,944,079 +98,155 +600,209
117,751 3,461,621 171,453 4,115,532 +53,702 +653,911
120,909 3,582,530 222,613 4,338,145 +101,704 +755,615
116,641 3,699,171 186,629 (June) 4,524,774 (June) +69,988 +825,603
119,575 (June) 3,818,746 (June) 180,663 4,705,437 +61,088 +886,691
171,869 3,990,615 190,116 4,895,553 +18,247 +904,938
128,127 4,118,742 220,942 5,116,495 +92,815 +997,753
91,409 4,210,151 204,505 5,321,000 +113,096 +1,110,849
118,283 (July) 4,328,434 (July) 211,907 (July) 5,532,907 (July) +93,624 +1,204,473
124,716 4,453,150 203,105 5,736,012 +78,389 +1,282,862
248,460 4,701,610 213,826 5,949,838 -34,634 +1,248,228
177,896 4,879,506 236,061 6,185,899 +58,165 +1,306,393
151,457 (August) 5,030,963 (August) 216,170 (August) 6,402,069 (August) +64,713 +1,371,106
183,211 5,214,174 220,500 6,622,569 +37,289 +1,408,395
125,422 5,339,596 241,717 6,864,286 +116,295 +1,524,690
174,415 5,514,011 245,183 7,109,469 +70,768 +1,595,458
158,795 5,672,806 247,654 (September) 7,357,123 (September) +88,859 +1,684,317
159,306 (September) 5,832,112 (September) 251,980 7,609,103 +92,674 +1,776,991
159,470 5,991,582 265,257 7,874,360 +105,787 +1,882,778
159,278 6,150,860 274,492 8,148,852 +115,214 +1,997,992
202,859 6,353,719 262,772 8,411,624 +59,913 +2,057,905
159,387 (October) 6,513,106 (October) 236,060 (October) 8,647,684 (October) +76,673 +2,134,578
168,154 6,681,260 234,932 8,882,616 +66,778 +2,201,356
164,314 6,845,574 234,919 9,117,535 +70,605 +2,271,961
308,200 7,153,774 244,321 9,361,856 -63,879 +2,208,082
229,255 (November) 7,383,029 (November) 257,000 (November) 9,618,856 (November) +27,745 +2,235,827
272,438 7,655,467 314,268 9,933,124 +41,830 +2,277,657
341,547 7,997,014 303,156 10,236,280 -38,391 +2,239,266
847,754 8,844,768 345,403 10,581,683 -502,351 +1,736,915
666,083 9,510,851 314,332 (December) 10,896,015 (December) -351,751 +1,385,164
815,232 (December) 10,326,083 (December) 349,366 11,245,381 -465,866 +919,298
993,616 11,319,699 482,390 11,727,771 -511,226 +408,072
1,164,525 12,484,224 515,118 12,242,889 -649,407 -241,335
639,044 13,123,268 347,064 12,608,953 -291,980 -514,315

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2016 XBOX ONE vs. 2021 XBOX Series Comparison

'16 XB1 - Weekly '16 XB1 - Yearly '21 XBSX - Weekly '21 XBSX - Yearly (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
78,546 (January) 78,546 (January) 96,058 (January) 96,058 (January) +17,512 +17,512
68,157 146,703 79,075 175,133 +10,918 +28,430
64,825 211,528 83,160 258,293 +18,335 +46,765
75,207 286,735 87,020 345,313 +11,813 +58,578
104,617 (February) 391,352 (February) 84,317 (February) 429,630 (February) -20,300 +38,278
110,325 501,677 88,195 517,825 -22,130 +16,148
99,745 601,422 84,914 602,739 -14,831 +1,317
99,294 700,716 93,319 696,058 -5,975 -4,658
83,585 (March) 784,301 (March) 128,147 (March) 824,205 (March) +44,562 +39,904
122,451 906,752 130,089 954,294 +7,638 +47,542
97,503 1,004,255 152,384 1,106,678 +54,881 +102,423
84,461 1,088,716 145,809 1,252,487 +61,348 +163,771
82,161 1,170,877 118,534 1,371,021 +36,373 +200,144
81,115 (April) 1,251,992 (April) 92,348 (April) 1,463,369 (April) +11,233 +211,377
80,877 1,332,869 92,451 1,555,820 +11,574 +222,951
81,443 1,414,312 90,450 1,646,270 +9,007 +231,958
69,624 1,483,936 95,422 1,741,692 +25,798 +257,756
58,201 (May) 1,542,137 (May) 92,840 (May) 1,834,532 (May) +34,639 +292,395
55,290 1,597,427 94,940 1,929,472 +39,650 +332,045
60,638 1,658,065 100,342 2,029,814 +39,704 +371,749
66,061 1,724,126 105,018 2,134,832 +38,957 +410,706
63,336 (June) 1,787,462 (June) 116,664 (June) 2,251,496 (June) +53,328 +464,034
82,415 1,869,877 151,145 2,402,641 +68,730 +532,764
87,653 1,957,530 175,546 2,578,187 +87,893 +620,657
94,836 2,052,366 162,655 2,740,842 +67,819 +688,476
95,305 2,147,671 146,022 2,886,864 +50,717 +739,193
89,495 (July) 2,237,166 (July) 121,312 (July) 3,008,176 (July) +31,817 +771,010
86,368 2,323,534 120,720 3,128,896 +34,352 +805,362
84,125 2,407,659 123,350 3,252,246 +39,225 +844,587
81,802 2,489,461 122,118 3,374,364 +40,316 +884,903
104,022 (August) 2,593,483 (August) 123,673 (August) 3,498,037 (August) +19,651 +904,554
107,545 2,701,028 119,649 3,617,686 +12,104 +916,658
108,550 2,809,578 125,511 3,743,197 +16,961 +933,619
142,354 2,951,932 127,666 3,870,863 -14,688 +918,931
131,942 3,083,874 124,565 (September) 3,995,428 (September) -7,377 +911,554
125,530 (September) 3,209,404 (September) 137,669 4,133,097 +12,139 +923,693
125,787 3,335,191 140,176 4,273,273 +14,389 +938,082
121,973 3,457,164 139,123 4,412,396 +17,150 +955,232
146,165 3,603,329 144,472 4,556,868 -1,693 +953,539
139,116 (October) 3,742,445 (October) 138,965 (October) 4,695,833 (October) -151 +953,388
225,602 3,968,047 142,543 4,838,376 -83,059 +870,329
199,028 4,167,075 145,001 4,983,377 -54,027 +816,302
156,202 4,323,277 156,041 5,139,418 -161 +816,141
225,677 (November) 4,548,954 (November) 193,496 (November) 5,332,914 (November) -32,181 +783,960
247,383 4,796,337 212,458 5,545,372 -34,925 +749,035
263,488 5,059,825 251,063 5,796,435 -12,425 +736,610
826,530 5,886,355 628,051 6,424,486 -198,479 +538,131
478,975 6,365,330 365,761 (December) 6,790,247 (December) -113,214 +424,917
501,526 (December) 6,866,856 (December) 357,664 7,147,911 -143,862 +281,055
572,744 7,439,600 429,116 7,577,027 -143,628 +137,427
624,310 8,063,910 438,733 8,015,760 -185,577 -48,150
223,452 8,287,362 259,586 8,231,346 +36,134 -56,016

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