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I've created some graphs for launch sales comparisons. Started as I was curious how the XSX was stacking up to the 360 in Japan and decided to make a few more. I intend to update these graphs each week as new data comes out, if anyone has any other comparisons they'd like to see made and updated weekly (hopefully) as a graph let me know.

Global Sales: Updated to: VGC (Week ending 27th November), This is the 55th week of PS5/XSX sales and the 248th week of Switch sales.

Japan Sales: Updated to: Famitsu Week 48 (28th November 2021), This is the 55th week of PS5/XSX Sales and the 248th week of Switch Sales.

PS5 vs XSX vs Switch (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 55 Sales
PlayStation 5 15,748,022 801,603
Nintendo Switch 15,454,050 196,852
Xbox Series X/S 10,088,987 862,857

PlayStation 5 Week 55 = 27th November 2021
Nintendo Switch Week 55 = March 17th 2018
Xbox Series Week 55 = 27th November 2021

PS3+360 vs PS4+XBO vs PS5+XSX (Global)

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Consoles Total Sales Week 55 Sales
PS5+XSX 25,837,369 1,664,460
PS4+XBO 24,323,683 1,427,427
PS3+360 13,350,697 823,366


PlayStation 5 Week 55= 27th November 2021
Xbox Series Week 55 = 27th November 2021
PlayStation 4 Week 55 = 29th November 2014
Xbox One Week 55 = 6th December 2014
PlayStation 3 Week 55 = 24th November 2007
Xbox 360 Week 55 = 9th December 2006

PS3 vs PS4 vs PS5 (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 55 Sales
PlayStation 5 15,748,022 801,603
PlayStation 4 15,476,440 956,032
PlayStation 3 6,638,792 376,441

PlayStation 5 Week 55= 27th November 2021
PlayStation 4 Week 55 = 29th November 2014
PlayStation 3 Week 55 = 24th November 2007

PS3 vs PS4 vs PS5 (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 55 Sales
PS3 1,445,495 55,368
PS4 1,193,260 33,363
PS5 1,186,232 8,987

PlayStation 3 Week 55 = November 24th 2007
PlayStation 4 Week 55 = March 7th 2015
PlayStation 5 Week 55 = November 28th 2021

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One vs Xbox Series (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 55 Sales
Xbox Series X/S 10,088,987 862,857
Xbox One 8,847,243 471,395
Xbox 360 6,711,905 446,925


Xbox Series Week 55 = 27th November 2021
Xbox One Week 55 = 6th December 2014
Xbox 360 Week 55 = 9th December 2006

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One vs Xbox Series (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 55 Sales
Xbox 360 267,144 18,913
Xbox Series X/S 122,770 633
Xbox One 57,383 483

Xbox 360 Week 55 = December 23rd 2006
Xbox One Week 55 = September 19th 2015
Xbox Series Week 55 = November 28th 2021

DS vs Switch (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 248 Sales
Nintendo DS 106,867,122 350,669
Nintendo Switch 97,116,492 1,614,507

Nintendo DS Week 248 = August 22nd 2009
Nintendo Switch Week 248 = November 27th 2021

DS vs 3DS vs Switch (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 248 Sales
Nintendo DS 27,550,960 67,185
Nintendo Switch 22,149,343 122,573
Nintendo 3DS 19,423,228 35,724

Nintendo DS Week 248 = August 30th 2009
Nintendo 3DS Week 248 = November 22nd 2015
Nintendo Switch Week 248 = November 28th 2021

Week 55 Numbers

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Console Total Sales Week 55 Sales
PlayStation 5 15,748,022 801,603
PlayStation 4 15,476,440 956,032
Nintendo Switch 15,454,050 196,852
Xbox Series X/S 10,088,987 862,857
Xbox One 8,847,243 471,395
Xbox 360 6,711,905 446,925
PlayStation 3 6,638,792 376,441

Consoles Total Sales Week 55 Sales
PS5+XSX 25,837,369 1,664,460
PS4+XBO 24,323,683 1,427,427
PS3+360 13,350,697 823,366

Last edited by Zippy6 - 1 day ago

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I find the gen7 vs gen8 vs gen9 comparison especially interesting.



Poor ps5 will fall behind its predecessor due to supply constraints. Hopefully the demand stays high!



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:

Poor ps5 will fall behind its predecessor due to supply constraints. Hopefully the demand stays high!

The shipment forecast for PS5 hasn't been changed yet, they're still planning to ship 22.6m by March 2022 last we heard, compared to 22.3m by March 2015 for PS4. So it's possible stock starts ramping up soon so PS5 can stay ahead, but to be honest I'm not expecting them to meet that 22.6m target, I don't think they'll be able to produce enough, so yeah PS5 might fall behind.

If they had the stock PS5 would easily stay ahead, it's sold more than PS4 and is still sold-out everywhere while PS4 was readily available by this time. Demand for PS5 is much stronger than PS4's was.



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Zippy6 said:

The shipment forecast for PS5 hasn't been changed yet, they're still planning to ship 22.6m by March 2022 last we heard, compared to 22.3m by March 2015 for PS4. So it's possible stock starts ramping up soon so PS5 can stay ahead, but to be honest I'm not expecting them to meet that 22.6m target, I don't think they'll be able to produce enough, so yeah PS5 might fall behind.

If they had the stock PS5 would easily stay ahead, it's sold more than PS4 and is still sold-out everywhere while PS4 was readily available by this time. Demand for PS5 is much stronger than PS4's was.

Yep, you are right, I agree.

If PS5 was in full stock everywhere I think it could reach 20M for this year alone.



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Tagging.



...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

Updated the Japan numbers for the Xbox comparison, the numbers taken from the VGC tool weren't perfectly in-line with Famitsu numbers so now using Famitsu numbers entirely. Also added table at the end that has the Week 52 total + weekly sales for all consoles I'm currently comparing, as well as the relevant numbers below each graph.



My Xbox Series S is my baby.

Zippy6 said:

Updated the Japan numbers for the Xbox comparison, the numbers taken from the VGC tool weren't perfectly in-line with Famitsu numbers so now using Famitsu numbers entirely. Also added table at the end that has the Week 52 total + weekly sales for all consoles I'm currently comparing, as well as the relevant numbers below each graph.

good job, props for the work.



How about PS3 -vs- PS4 -vs- PS5 in Japan? Should be not less interesting than the X-Boxes comparison in Japan. :)



Cool charts, thanks for sharing!