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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 11th December), This is the 58th week of PS5/XSX sales and the 251st week of Switch sales.

Japan Sales: Updated to: Famitsu Week 51 (19th December 2021), This is the 58th week of PS5/XSX Sales and the 251st week of Switch Sales.

PS5 vs XSX vs Switch (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 58 Sales
PlayStation 5 16,675,800 541,390
Nintendo Switch 16,014,527 166,276
Xbox Series X/S 11,000,918 459,416

PlayStation 5 Week 58 = 18th December 2021
Nintendo Switch Week 58 = 7th April 2018
Xbox Series Week 58 = 18th December 2021

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

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Consoles Total Sales Week 58 Sales
PS4+XBO 27,769,328 1,204,489
PS5+XSX 27,586,908 1,000,806
PS3+360 16,081,215 788,434


PlayStation 5 Week 58= 18th December 2021
Xbox Series Week 58 = 18th December 2021
PlayStation 4 Week 58 = 20th December 2014
Xbox One Week 58 = 27th December 2014
PlayStation 3 Week 58 = 15th December 2007
Xbox 360 Week 58 = 30th December 2006

PS3 vs PS4 vs PS5 (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 58 Sales
PlayStation 4 17,473,409 715,000
PlayStation 5 16,675,800 541,390
PlayStation 3 8,090,760 581,839

PlayStation 5 Week 58= 18th December 2021
PlayStation 4 Week 58 = 20th December 2014
PlayStation 3 Week 58 = 15th December 2007

PS3 vs PS4 vs PS5 (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 58 Sales
PS3 1,583,672 59,527
PS4 1,318,637 46,317
PS5 1,197,948 8,664

PlayStation 3 Week 58 = December 15th 2007
PlayStation 4 Week 58 = March 28th 2015
PlayStation 5 Week 58 = December 19th 2021

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One vs Xbox Series (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 58 Sales
Xbox Series X/S 11,000,918 459,416
Xbox One 10,295,919 489,489
Xbox 360 8,090,760 581,839


Xbox Series Week 58 = 18th December 2021
Xbox One Week 58 = 27th December 2014
Xbox 360 Week 58 = 30th December 2006

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One vs Xbox Series (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 58 Sales
Xbox 360 314,423 9,116
Xbox Series X/S 127,022 2,889
Xbox One 58,087 293

Xbox 360 Week 58 = January 13th 2007
Xbox One Week 58 = October 10th 2015
Xbox Series Week 58 = December 19th 2021

DS vs Switch (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 251 Sales
Nintendo DS 107,862,842 333,807
Nintendo Switch 100,716,494 1,314,674

Nintendo DS Week 251 = September 12th 2009
Nintendo Switch Week 251 = December 18th 2021

DS vs 3DS vs Switch (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 251 Sales
Nintendo DS 27,776,993 79,628
Nintendo Switch 22,721,447 176,832
Nintendo 3DS 19,770,088 112,828

Nintendo DS Week 251 = September 20th 2009
Nintendo 3DS Week 251 = December 13th 2015
Nintendo Switch Week 251 = December 19th 2021

Week 58 Numbers

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Console Sales
Wii 19.51m
PS4 17.47m
PS5 16.68m
Switch 16.01m
3DS 15.11m
DS 13.85m
XSX 11.00m
PSP 10.55m
XBO 10.30m
PS3 8.09m
X360 7.99m

Last edited by Zippy6 - on 27 December 2021

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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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...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.



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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!