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Forums - Sales Discussion - Ultimate Console Showdown: 2021 FINISHED

This is the Ultimate Console Showdown comparison thread for 2021.

The battles for this year are as follows:

  • Playstation 5 vs Nintendo Switch'17 (13.1M)
  • Playstation 4 vs Xbox 360'14 (2.7M)
  • Xbox One vs Xbox 360'15 (930k)
  • Xbox Series vs Xbox 360'09 (10.3M)
  • Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo DS'09 (27.2M)

Edit: January 2022.

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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) 150,295 (January) 150,295 (January) +150,295 +150,295
- - 137,176 287,471 +137,176 +287,471
- - 185,284 472,755 +185,284 +472,755
- - 179,738 652,493 +179,738 +652,493
- (February) - (February) 181,855 (February) 834,348 (February) +181,855 +834,348
- - 213,983 1,048,331 +213,983 +1,048,331
- - 222,968 1,271,299 +222,968 +1,271,299
- - 221,972 1,493,271 +221,972 +1,493,271
1,400,822 (March) 1,400,822 (March) 247,533 (March) 1,740,804 (March) -1,153,289 +339,982
227,497 1,628,319 267,401 2,008,205 +39,904 +379,886
213,874 1,842,193 286,611 2,294,816 +72,737 +452,623
274,888 2,117,081 317,473 2,612,289 +42,585 +495,208
212,557 2,329,638 248,269 2,860,558 +35,712 +530,920
167,717 (April) 2,497,355 (April) 152,704 (April) 3,013,262 (April) -15,013 +515,907
162,227 2,659,582 159,733 3,172,995 -2,494 +513,413
155,474 2,815,056 161,700 3,334,695 +6,226 +519,639
258,625 3,073,681 175,393 3,510,088 -83,232 +436,407
141,147 (May) 3,214,828 (May) 167,794 (May) 3,677,882 (May) +26,647 +463,054
114,042 3,328,870 220,197 3,898,079 +106,155 +569,209
115,751 3,444,621 180,453 4,078,532 +64,702 +633,911
118,909 3,563,530 234,613 4,313,145 +115,704 +749,615
114,641 3,678,171 185,629 (June) 4,498,774 (June) +70,988 +820,603
118,575 (June) 3,796,746 (June) 180,663 4,679,437 +62,088 +882,691
171,869 3,968,615 191,116 4,870,553 +19,247 +901,938
128,127 4,096,742 220,942 5,091,495 +92,815 +994,753
91,409 4,188,151 204,505 5,296,000 +113,096 +1,107,849
118,283 (July) 4,306,434 (July) 221,907 (July) 5,517,907 (July) +103,624 +1,211,473
124,716 4,431,150 213,105 5,731,012 +88,389 +1,299,862
248,460 4,679,610 223,826 5,954,838 -24,634 +1,275,228
177,896 4,857,506 247,061 6,201,899 +69,165 +1,344,393
151,457 (August) 5,008,963 (August) 217,170 (August) 6,419,069 (August) +65,713 +1,410,106
183,211 5,192,174 222,500 6,641,569 +39,289 +1,449,395
125,422 5,317,596 244,717 6,886,286 +119,295 +1,568,690
173,415 5,491,011 251,183 7,137,469 +77,768 +1,646,458
157,795 5,648,806 249,654 (September) 7,387,123 (September) +91,859 +1,738,317
158,306 (September) 5,807,112 (September) 257,980 7,645,103 +99,674 +1,837,991
158,470 5,965,582 272,257 7,917,360 +113,787 +1,951,778
157,278 6,122,860 284,492 8,201,852 +127,214 +2,078,992
201,859 6,324,719 277,772 8,479,624 +75,913 +2,154,905
158,387 (October) 6,483,106 (October) 274,060 (October) 8,753,684 (October) +115,673 +2,270,578
167,154 6,650,260 263,932 9,017,616 +96,778 +2,367,356
163,314 6,813,574 270,919 9,288,535 +107,605 +2,474,961
309,200 7,122,774 284,321 9,572,856 -24,879 +2,450,082
228,255 (November) 7,351,029 (November) 309,000 (November) 9,881,856 (November) +80,745 +2,530,827
268,438 7,619,467 295,268 10,177,124 +26,830 +2,557,657
338,547 7,958,014 370,156 10,547,280 +31,609 +2,589,266
850,754 8,808,768 432,403 10,979,683 -418,351 +2,170,915
666,083 9,474,851 390,332 (December) 11,370,015 (December) -275,751 +1,895,164
821,232 (December) 10,296,083 (December) 431,366 11,801,381 -389,866 +1,505,298
1,001,616 11,297,699 607,390 12,408,771 -394,226 +1,111,072
1,180,525 12,478,224 629,122 13,037,893 -551,403 +559,669
638,044 13,116,268 420,067 13,457,960 -217,977 +341,692

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2014 XBOX 360 vs. 2021 PlayStation 4 Comparison

'14 X360 - Weekly '14 X360 - Yearly '21 PS4 - Weekly '21 PS4 - Yearly (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
99,500 (January) 99,500 (January) 92,920 (January) 92,920 (January) -6,580 -6,580
55,372 154,872 82,933 175,853 +27,561 +20,981
47,415 202,287 80,742 256,595 +33,327 +54,308
46,322 248,609 77,605 334,200 +31,283 +85,591
49,250 297,859 76,603 (February) 410,803 (February) +27,353 +112,944
54,643 (February) 352,502 (February) 76,275 487,078 +21,632 +134,576
59,031 411,533 72,513 559,591 +13,482 +148,058
59,250 470,783 71,768 631,359 +12,518 +160,576
49,025 519,808 71,420 (March) 702,779 (March) +22,395 +182,971
48,501 (March) 568,309 (March) 69,086 771,865 +20,585 +203,556
45,037 613,346 67,440 839,305 +22,403 +225,959
41,355 654,701 63,075 902,380 +21,720 +247,679
45,096 699,797 60,079 (April) 962,459 (April) +14,983 +262,662
45,745 (April) 745,542 (April) 55,796 1,018,255 +10,051 +272,713
41,544 787,086 53,256 1,071,511 +11,712 +284,425
42,500 829,586 46,042 1,117,553 +3,542 +287,967
39,698 869,284 44,384 1,161,937 +4,686 +292,653
32,833 902,117 44,920 (May) 1,206,857 (May) +12,087 +304,740
31,750 (May) 933,867 (May) 43,434 1,250,291 +11,684 +316,424
32,174 966,041 41,310 1,291,601 +9,136 +325,560
31,326 997,367 40,613 1,332,214 +9,287 +334,847
31,111 1,028,478 37,107 (June) 1,369,321 (June) +5,996 +340,843
30,297 (June) 1,058,775 (June) 37,030 1,406,351 +6,733 +347,576
30,952 1,089,727 34,697 1,441,048 +3,745 +351,321
31,284 1,121,011 34,718 1,475,766 +3,434 +354,755
32,756 1,153,767 33,022 1,508,788 +266 +355,021
32,855 (July) 1,186,622 (July) 28,662 (July) 1,537,450 (July) -4,193 +350,828
30,901 1,217,523 25,740 1,563,190 -5,161 +345,667
28,654 1,246,177 27,386 1,590,576 -1,268 +344,399
28,503 1,274,680 35,153 1,625,729 +6,650 +351,049
28,112 1,302,792 26,422 (August) 1,652,151 (August) -1,690 +349,359
26,762 (August) 1,329,554 (August) 25,094 1,677,245 -1,668 +347,691
26,795 1,356,349 24,573 1,701,818 -2,222 +345,469
26,463 1,382,812 25,525 1,727,343 -938 +344,531
26,171 1,408,983 26,269 (September) 1,753,612 (September) +98 +344,629
26,466 (September) 1,435,449 (September) 27,382 1,780,994 +916 +345,545
32,995 1,468,444 24,554 1,805,548 -8,441 +337,104
27,917 1,496,361 24,424 1,829,972 -3,493 +333,611
31,248 1,527,609 23,413 1,853,385 -7,835 +325,776
30,273 (October) 1,557,882 (October) 25,159 (October) 1,878,544 (October) -5,114 +320,662
28,718 1,586,600 26,006 1,904,550 -2,712 +317,950
32,656 1,619,256 24,651 1,929,201 -8,005 +309,945
37,059 1,656,315 23,727 1,952,928 -13,332 +296,613
41,834 1,698,149 23,789 (November) 1,976,717 (November) -18,045 +278,568
66,797 (November) 1,764,946 (November) 25,912 2,002,629 -40,885 +237,683
61,013 1,825,959 22,383 2,025,012 -38,630 +199,053
69,356 1,895,315 29,359 2,054,371 -39,997 +159,056
235,849 2,131,164 26,017 (December) 2,080,388 (December) -209,832 -50,776
100,759 (December) 2,231,923 (December) 25,645 2,106,033 -75,114 -125,890
132,840 2,364,763 27,029 2,133,062 -105,811 -231,701
150,179 2,514,942 22,051 2,155,113 -128,128 -359,829
125,613 2,640,555 17,604 2,172,717 -108,009 -467,838
59,847 2,700,402 - 2,172,717 -59,847 -527,685

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2015 Xbox 360 vs. 2021 Xbox One Comparison

'15 X360 - Weekly '15 X360 - Yearly '21 XOne - Weekly '21 XOne - Yearly (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
25,231 (January) 25,231 (January) 29,456 (January) 29,456 (January) +4,225 +4,225
21,260 46,491 26,312 55,768 +5,052 +9,277
20,647 67,138 24,726 80,494 +4,079 +13,356
23,176 90,314 25,321 105,815 +2,145 +15,501
23,529 (February) 113,843 (February) 26,546 (February) 132,361 (February) +3,017 +18,518
25,359 139,202
26,021 158,382 +662 +19,180
26,763 165,965 24,658 183,040 -2,105 +17,075
20,927 186,892 23,791 206,831 +2,864 +19,939
19,315 (March) 206,207 (March) 22,992 (March) 229,823 (March) +3,677 +23,616
17,612 223,819
22,464 252,287 +4,852 +28,468
15,941 239,760 22,611 274,898 +6,670 +35,138
17,233 256,993 21,407 296,305 +4,174 +39,312
17,829 274,822 20,472 316,777 +2,643 +41,955
15,564 (April) 290,386 (April) 19,354 (April) 336,131 (April) +3,790 +45,745
15,478 305,864 18,994 355,125 +3,516 +49,261
14,056 319,920 18,291 373,416 +4,235 +53,496
11,568 331,488 17,299 390,715 +5,731 +59,227
11,144 (May) 342,632 (May) 16,912 (May) 407,627 (May) +5,768 +64,995
11,334 353,966 16,619 424,246 +5,285 +70,280
11,080 365,046 16,289 440,535 +5,209 +75,489
11,059 376,105 16,424 456,959 +5,365 +80,854
10,719 (June) 386,824 (June) 15,667 (June) 472,626 (June) +4,948 +85,802
10,909 397,733 15,257 487,883 +4,348 +90,150
10,387 408,120 15,590 503,473 +5,203 +95,353
10,591 418,711 13,975 517,448 +3,384 +98,737
10,486 (July) 429,197 (July) 13,223 530,671 +2,737 +101,474
9,845 439,042
12,508 (July) 543,179 (July) +2,663 +104,137
9,075 448,117 11,162 554,341 +2,087 +106,224
8,969 457,086 11,002 565,343 +2,033 +108,257
8,654 465,740 11,629 576,972 +2,975 +111,232
8,246 (August) 473,986 (August) 11,622 (August) 588,594 (August) +3,376 +114,608
8,181 482,167
10,984 599,578 +2,803 +117,411
8,014 490,181 10,853 610,431 +2,839 +120,250
7,964 498,145 10,412 620,843 +2,448 +122,698
7,986 (September) 506,131 (September) 10,807 (September) 631,650 (September) +2,821 +125,519
9,084 515,215
11,329 642,979 +2,245 +127,764
10,320 525,535 10,927 653,906 +607 +128,371
10,361 535,896 10,924 664,830 +563 +128,934
9,598 (October) 545,494 (October)  10,334 675,164 +736 +129,670
11,280 556,774
10,530 (October) 685,694 (October) -750 +128,920
12,474 569,248 10,666 696,360 -1,808 +127,112
13,791 583,039 9,960 706,320 -3,831 +123,281
15,513 598,552 9,557 715,877 -5,956 +117,325
20,235 (November) 618,787 (November) 9,940 (November) 725,817 (November) -10,295 +107,030
18,573 637,360
10,282 736,099 -8,291 +98,739
26,993 664,353 10,334 746,433 -16,659 +82,080
71,767 736,120 13,360 759,793 -58,407 +23,673
35,599 (December) 771,719 (December) 11,386 (December) 771,179 (December) -24,213 -540
42,512 814,231
11,174 782,353 -31,338 -31,878
45,724 859,955 11,464 793,817 -34,260 -66,138
50,949 910,904 8,348 802,165 -42,601 -108,739
17,552 928,456 6,283 808,448 -11,269 -120,008

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2009 XBOX 360 vs. 2021 XBOX Series Comparison

'09 XB360 - Weekly '09 XB360 - Yearly '21 XBSX - Weekly '21 XBSX - Yearly (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
222,182 (January) 222,182 (January) 105,858 (January) 105,858 (January) -116,324 -116,324
174,251 396,433 88,675 194,533 -85,576 -201,900
162,551 558,984 94,960 289,493 -67,591 -269,491
197,257 756,241 100,020 389,513 -97,237 -366,728
174,398 (February) 930,639 (February) 107,717 (February) 497,230 (February) -66,681 -433,409
167,950 1,098,589 115,995 613,225 -51,955 -485,364
203,053 1,301,642 108,214 721,439 -94,839 -580,203
176,357 1,477,999 110,119 831,558 -66,238 -646,441
166,988 (March) 1,644,987 (March) 128,247 (March) 959,805 (March) -38,741 -685,182
181,914 1,826,901 126,189 1,085,994 -55,725 -740,907
144,447 1,971,348 126,484 1,212,478 -17,963 -758,870
145,753 2,117,101 129,409 1,341,887 -16,344 -775,214
137,455 (April) 2,254,556 (April) 117,734 1,459,621 -19,721 -794,935
136,310 2,390,866 85,448 (April) 1,545,069 (April) -50,862 -845,797
120,659 2,511,525 86,051 1,631,120 -34,608 -880,405
104,873 2,616,398 84,650 1,715,770 -20,223 -900,628
106,871 2,723,269 88,822 1,804,592 -18,049 -918,677
98,617 (May) 2,821,886 (May) 97,440 (May) 1,902,032 (May) -1,177 -919,854
97,762 2,919,648 98,840 2,000,872 +1,078 -918,776
105,541 3,025,189 106,942