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Welcome everyone to the VGChartz Sales Comparison Charts April 2021 Discussion Thread. This thread is a place for everyone to discuss the latest VGChartz monthly Sales Comparison articles for the month of April 2021. Everyone is welcome to post monthly articles I haven't done so yet.  You can view the ones currently posted here

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You can read the complete first article and analysis here:

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - April 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. PS4 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 314,200 - PS5

Total Lead: 358,070 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 8,039,717

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 7,681,647

April 2021 is the sixth month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 314,200 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 358,070 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 8.04 million units in six months, while the PlayStation 4 sold 7.68 million units. Month 6 for the PlayStation 5 is April 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is April 2014.

The PlayStation 4 crossed 10 million units sold in month 10, 20 million in month 17, and 30 million in month 25. The PlayStation 4 has sold 115.52 million units to date.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 16 May 2021

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Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One Sales Comparison - April 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Xbox One launched in November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

XSX|S Vs. XOne Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 248,882 – XSX|S

Total Lead: 558,858 – XSX|S

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 4,814,160

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,255,302

April 2021 is the sixth month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Xbox Series X|S when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox One by 248,882 units. The Xbox Series X|S is currently ahead by 558,858 units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 4.81 million units in six months, while the Xbox One sold 4.26 million units. Month 6 for the Xbox Series X|S is April 2021 and for the Xbox One is April 2014.

The Xbox One crossed 10 million units sold in month 14, 20 million in month 30, and 30 million in month 48. The Xbox One has sold 50.07 million units to date.



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Will be interesting to see how far XBS can extend it's lead over XOne.
If everything continues like now XBS will have no issue in outselling the XOne.



I think the real test for Xbox Series will come when the early adoption phase ends and we see if it can build up a strong enough library to sell to the general consumer.

A lot will hinge on two things I think; (a) if they can return Halo to form and (b) if Bethesda's big games like the next Elder Scrolls and Doom really are console exclusives and not just timed.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - April 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 3,319,684 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,568,745 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,974,631 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 84,880,177

Wii Total Sales: 81,905,546

April 2021 is the 50th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Wii has caught up by 3.32 million units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Switch. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 11.57 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 2.97 million units.

The 50th month for the Nintendo Switch is April 2021 and for the Wii it is December 2010. The Switch has sold 84.88 million units, while the Wii sold 81.91 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current Switch sales in month 55 where it sold 85.46 million units.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 16.75 million units to outsell the Wii.



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Switch has a permanent lead on the Wii. That was Wii's last decent December.



The Switch will beat the Wii in November or December, no chance it doesn't happen this year.



So Switch very likely will sell more before Month 60 (turning 5 years old) than Wii Lifetime. Amazing.
Still Wii sold very good for like 50 Month.

Month 50:
DS Total Sales: 93,390,710
Switch Total Sales: 84,880,177
Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 84,145,976
Wii Total Sales: 81,905,546
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 73,635,516



April aligned with the Wii's 2010 December right?
In that case, this should be the last month Wii gains on Switch.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

April aligned with the Wii's 2010 December right?
In that case, this should be the last month Wii gains on Switch.

Yeah, that is December 2010 for Wii. It should be smooth sailing from here on out, unless the shortages start to extremely affect Switch production. 



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.