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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:

  • Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo DS'09 (27M)
  • Playstation 5 vs Nintendo Switch'17 (13.1M)
  • Xbox Series vs Xbox One'15 (8.3M)
  • Playstation 4 vs Xbox 360'14 (2.2M)
  • Xbox One vs Wii'14 (845k)

Edit: May 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) 474,108 (January) 474,108 (January) +49,650 +49,650
344,586 769,044 435,858 909,966 +91,272 +140,922
378,788 1,147,832 358,228 1,268,194 -20,560 +120,362
453,495 1,601,327 353,737 1,621,931 -99,758 +20,604
353,704 (February) 1,955,031 (February) 366,452 (February) 1,988,383 (February) +12,748 +33,352
356,255 2,311,286 493,791 2,482,174 +137,536 +170,888
338,515 2,649,801 424,553 2,906,727 +86,038 +256,926
303,641 2,953,442 406,905 3,313,632 +103,264 +360,190
292,914 (March) 3,246,356 (March) 424,617 (March) 3,738,249 (March) +131,703 +491,893
292,920 3,539,276 419,124 4,157,373 +126,204 +618,097
354,959 3,894,235 470,678 4,628,051 +115,719 +733,816
359,836 4,254,071 772,254 5,400,305 +412,418 +1,146,234
631,957 (April) 4,886,028 (April) 517,554 5,917,859 -114,403 +1,031,831
886,655 5,772,683 396,651 (April) 6,314,510 (April) -490,004 +541,827
541,879 6,314,562 389,023 6,684,533 -152,856 +388,971
410,493 6,725,055 395,480 7,099,013 -15,013 +373,958
430,518 7,155,573 455,075 7,554,088 +24,557 +398,515
409,826 (May) 7,565,399 (May) 358,870 (May) 7,912,958 (May) -50,956 +347,559
352,892 7,918,291 389,298 8,302,256 +36,406 +383,965
352,695 8,270,986 372,230 8,674,486 +19,535 +403,500
388,930 8,659,916 331,585 9,006,071 -57,345 +346,155
362,617 (June) 9,022,533 (June) 350,990 (June) 9,357,061 (June) -11,627 +334,528
361,088 9,383,621 332,865 9,689,926 -28,223 +306,305
382,751 9,766,372 332,606 10,022,532 -50,145 +256,160
394,046 10,160,418 338,848 10,361,380 -55,198 +200,962
405,341 (July) 10,565,759 (July) 350,340 10,711,720 -55,001 +145,961
495,351 11,061,110 329,329 (July) 11,041,049 (July) -166,022 -20,061
447,211 11,508,321 317,362 11,358,411 -129,849 -149,910
398,871 11,907,192 294,834 11,653,245 -104,037 -253,947
398,912 12,306,104 282,653 11,935,898 -116,259 -370,206
378,743 (August) 12,684,847 (August) 291,514 (August) 12,227,412 (August) -87,229 -457,435
373,096 13,057,943 310,933 12,538,345 -62,163 -519,598
348,669 13,406,612 292,523 12,830,868 -56,146 -575,744
331,402 13,738,014 285,818 13,116,686 -45,584 -621,328
326,511 (September) 14,064,525 (September) 283,585 (September) 13,400,271 (September) -42,926 -664,254
331,807 14,396,332 291,004 13,691,275 -40,803 -705,057
338,703 14,735,035 272,478 13,963,753 -66,225 -771,282
324,895 15,059,930 261,301 14,225,054 -63,594 -834,876
351,848 15,411,778 252,858 14,477,912 -98,990 -933,866
333,779 (October) 15,745,557 (October) 858,234 (October) 15,336,146 (October) +524,455 -409,411
316,101 16,061,658 409,194 15,745,340 +93,093 -316,318
321,941 16,383,599 487,479 16,232,819 +165,538 -150,780
380,029 16,763,628 453,725 16,686,544 +73,696 -77,084
444,973 (November) 17,208,601 (November) 524,664 (November) 17,211,208 (November) +79,691 +2,607
549,923 17,758,524 562,232 17,773,440 +12,309 +14,916
783,492 18,542,016 740,953 18,514,393 -42,539 -27,623
1,524,731 20,066,747 1,537,157 20,051,550 +12,426 -15,197
1,205,167 (December) 21,271,914 (December) 1,109,744 (December) 21,161,294 (December) -95,423 -110,620
1,473,301 22,745,215 1,102,964 22,264,258 -370,337 -480,957
1,696,602 24,441,817 1,125,609 23,389,867 -570,993 -1,051,950
1,792,678 26,234,495 1,081,024 24,470,891 -711,654 -1,763,604
825,243 27,059,738 575,918 25,046,809 -249,325 -2,012,929

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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) 149,295 (January)
149,295 (January) +149,295 +149,295
- - 136,176 285,471 +136,176 +285,471
- - 184,284 469,755 +184,284 +469,755
- - 178,738 648,493 +178,738 +648,493
- (February) - (February) 180,855 (February) 829,348 (February) +180,855 +829,348
- - 212,983 1,042,331 +212,983 +1,042,331
- - 222,968 1,265,299 +222,968 +1,265,299
- - 221,972 1,487,271 +221,972 +1,487,271
1,400,822 (March) 1,400,822 (March) 247,533 (March) 1,734,804 (March) -1,153,289 +333,982
227,497 1,628,319 268,401 2,003,205 +40,904 +374,886
213,874 1,842,193 287,611 2,290,816 +73,737 +448,623
274,888 2,117,081 317,473 2,608,289 +42,585 +491,208
212,557 2,329,638 249,269 2,857,558 +36,712 +527,920
167,717 (April) 2,497,355 (April) 152,704 (April) 3,010,262 (April) -15,013 +512,907
162,227 2,659,582 159,733 3,169,995 -2,494 +510,413
155,474 2,815,056 161,700 3,331,695 +6,226 +516,639
258,625 3,073,681 175,393 3,507,088 -83,232 +433,407
141,147 (May) 3,214,828 (May) 167,794 (May) 3,674,882 (May) +26,647 +460,054
114,042 3,328,870 220,197 3,895,079 +106,155 +566,209
115,751 3,444,621 180,453 4,075,532 +64,702 +630,911
118,909 3,563,530 232,613 4,308,145 +113,704 +744,615
114,641 3,678,171 185,629 (June) 4,493,774 (June) +70,988 +815,603
118,575 (June) 3,796,746 (June) 179,663 4,673,437 +61,088 +876,691
171,869 3,968,615 190,116 4,863,553 +18,247 +894,938
128,127 4,096,742 219,942 5,083,495 +91,815 +986,753
91,409 4,188,151 203,505 5,287,000 +112,096 +1,098,849
118,283 (July) 4,306,434 (July) 220,907 (July) 5,507,907 (July) +102,624 +1,201,473
124,716 4,431,150 212,105 5,720,012 +87,389 +1,288,862
248,460 4,679,610 222,826 5,942,838 -25,634 +1,263,228
177,896 4,857,506 244,061 6,186,899 +66,165 +1,329,393
151,457 (August) 5,008,963 (August) 214,170 (August) 6,401,069 (August) +62,713 +1,392,106
183,211 5,192,174 217,500 6,618,569 +34,289 +1,426,395
125,422 5,317,596 239,717 6,858,286 +114,295 +1,540,690
173,415 5,491,011 246,183 7,104,469 +72,768 +1,613,458
157,795 5,648,806 246,654 (September) 7,351,123 (September) +88,859 +1,702,317
158,306 (September) 5,807,112 (September) 250,980 7,602,103 +92,674 +1,794,991
158,470 5,965,582 265,257 7,867,360 +106,787 +1,901,778
157,278 6,122,860 275,492 8,142,852 +118,214 +2,019,992
201,859 6,324,719 266,772 8,409,624 +64,913 +2,084,905
158,387 (October) 6,483,106 (October) 237,060 (October)
8,646,684 (October) +78,673 +2,163,578
167,154 6,650,260 232,932 8,879,616 +65,778 +2,229,356
163,314 6,813,574 235,919 9,115,535 +72,605 +2,301,961
309,200 7,122,774 247,321 9,362,856 -61,879 +2,240,082
228,255 (November) 7,351,029 (November) 257,000 (November) 9,619,856 (November) +28,745 +2,268,827
268,438 7,619,467 314,268 9,934,124 +45,830 +2,314,657
338,547 7,958,014 302,156 10,236,280 -36,391 +2,278,266
850,754 8,808,768 345,403 10,581,683 -505,351 +1,772,915
666,083 9,474,851 312,332 (December) 10,894,015 (December) -353,751 +1,419,164
821,232 (December) 10,296,083 (December) 347,366 11,241,381 -473,866 +945,298
1,001,616 11,297,699 482,390 11,723,771 -519,226 +426,072
1,180,525 12,478,224 515,118 12,238,889 -665,407 -239,335
638,044 13,116,268 347,064 12,585,953 -290,980 -530,315

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2015 XBOX One vs. 2021 XBOX Series Comparison

'15 XB1 - Weekly '15 XB1 - Yearly '21 XBSX - Weekly '21 XBSX - Yearly (+/-) Weekly (+/-) Yearly
87,898 (January) 87,898 (January) 105,858 (January) 105,858 (January) +17,960 +17,960
72,565 160,463 87,675 193,533 +15,110 +33,070
75,619 236,082 93,960 287,493 +18,341 +51,411
81,824 317,906 99,020 386,513 +17,196 +68,607
105,423 (February) 423,329 (February) 103,717 (February) 490,230 (February) -1,706 +66,901
110,673 534,002 111,995 602,225 +1,322 +68,223
108,070 642,072 104,214 706,439 -3,856 +64,367
110,818 752,890 106,119 812,558 -4,699 +59,668
90,387 (March) 843,277 (March) 124,247 (March) 936,805 (March) +33,860 +93,528
82,439 925,716 121,189 1,057,994 +38,750 +132,278
90,160 1,015,876 123,484 1,181,478 +33,324 +165,602
84,790 1,100,666 127,409 1,308,887 +42,619 +208,221
84,118 (April) 1,184,784 (April) 115,734 1,424,621 +31,616 +239,837
84,603 1,269,387 87,448 (April) 1,512,069 (April) +2,845 +242,682
86,692 1,356,079 87,051 1,599,120 +359 +243,041
82,518 1,438,597 84,650 1,683,770 +2,132 +245,173
80,133 1,518,730 89,822 1,773,592 +9,689 +254,862
66,342 (May) 1,585,072 (May) 96,440 (May) 1,870,032 (May) +30,098 +284,960
63,083 1,648,155 97,840 1,967,872 +34,757 +319,717
72,117 1,720,272 105,942 2,073,814 +33,825 +353,542
67,277 1,787,549 114,418 2,188,232 +47,141 +400,683
71,296 (June) 1,858,845 (June) 111,764 (June) 2,299,996 (June) +40,468 +441,151
82,074 1,940,919 142,645 2,442,641 +60,571 +501,722
84,844 2,025,763 167,046 2,609,687 +82,202 +583,924
143,675 2,169,438 159,255 2,768,942 +15,580 +599,504
122,020 (July) 2,291,458 (July) 144,722 2,913,664 +22,702 +622,206
96,433 2,387,891 122,812 (July) 3,036,476 (July) +26,379 +648,585
85,604 2,473,495 125,120 3,161,596 +39,516 +688,101
78,780 2,552,275 127,650 3,289,246 +48,870 +736,971
76,205 2,628,480 127,318 3,416,564 +51,113 +788,084
80,613 (August) 2,709,093 (August) 127,573 (August) 3,544,137 (August) +46,960 +835,044
79,995 2,789,088 122,549 3,666,686 +42,554 +877,598
77,283 2,866,371 131,711 3,798,397 +54,428 +932,026
117,484 2,983,855 133,566 3,931,963 +16,082 +948,108
109,179 (September) 3,093,034 (September) 130,565 (September) 4,062,528 (September) +21,386 +969,494
85,833 3,178,867 143,869 4,206,397 +58,036 +1,027,530
125,875 3,304,742 147,776 4,354,173 +21,901 +1,049,431
131,439 3,436,181 149,223 4,503,396 +17,784 +1,067,215
114,338 3,550,519 158,772 4,662,168 +44,434 +1,111,649
107,936 (October) 3,658,445 (October) 173,765 (October) 4,835,933 (October) +65,829 +1,177,478
109,144 3,767,599 175,443 5,011,376 +66,299 +1,243,777
112,137 3,879,736 182,901 5,194,177 +70,764 +1,314,541
234,339 4,114,075 185,241 5,379,518 -49,098 +1,265,443
243,654 (November) 4,357,729 (November) 209,696 (November) 5,589,214 (November) -33,958 +1,231,485
307,007 4,664,736 227,158 5,816,372 -79,849 +1,151,636
281,698 4,946,434 265,480 6,081,852 -16,218 +1,135,418
1,095,254 6,041,688 662,451 6,744,303 -432,803 +702,615
444,574 (December) 6,486,262 (December) 381,061 (December) 7,125,364 (December) -63,513 +639,102
453,206 6,939,468 397,264 7,522,628 -55,942 +583,160
547,865 7,487,333 469,416 7,992,044 -78,449 +504,711
589,876 8,077,209 480,533 8,472,577 -109,343 +395,368
195,748 8,272,957 280,786 8,753,363 +85,038 +480,406

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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
87,100 (January) 87,100 (January) 92,920 (January) 92,920 (January) +5,820 +5,820
45,172 132,272 83,933 176,853 +38,761 +44,581
38,115 170,387 81,742 258,595 +43,627 +88,208
37,522 207,909 78,605 337,200 +41,083 +129,291
39,450 247,359 77,603 (February) 414,803 (February) +38,153 +167,444
39,343 (February) 286,702 (February) 77,275 492,078 +37,932 +205,376
42,831 329,533 73,513 565,591 +30,682 +236,058
43,050 372,583 72,768 638,359 +29,718 +265,776
37,825 410,408 72,420 (March) 710,779 (March) +34,595 +300,371
37,901 (March) 448,309 (March) 70,086 780,865 +32,185 +332,556
36,037 484,346 67,440 848,305 +31,403 +363,959
33,455 517,801 63,075 911,380 +29,620 +393,579
34,996 552,797 60,079 (April) 971,459 (April) +25,083 +418,662
35,445 (April) 588,242 (April) 56,796 1,028,255 +21,351 +440,013
32,844 621,086 54,256 1,082,511 +21,412 +461,425
34,000 655,086 47,242 1,129,753 +13,242 +474,667
32,498 687,584 45,684 1,175,437 +13,186 +487,853
25,733 713,317 46,020 (May) 1,221,457 (May) +20,287 +508,140
24,450 (May) 737,767 (May) 44,534 1,265,991 +20,084 +528,224
25,234 763,001 42,410 1,308,401 +17,176 +545,400
24,326 787,327 41,713 1,350,114 +17,387 +562,787
25,311 812,638 38,507 (June) 1,388,621 (June) +13,196 +575,983
22,497 (June) 835,135 (June) 38,430 1,427,051 +15,933 +591,916
20,352 855,487 34,797 1,461,848 +14,445 +606,361
20,984 876,471 34,818 1,496,666 +13,834 +620,195
22,056 898,527 33,122 1,529,788 +11,066 +631,261
21,855 (July) 920,382 (July) 28,962 (July) 1,558,750 (July) +7,107 +638,368
20,401 940,783 26,040 1,584,790 +5,639 +644,007
19,524 960,307 27,786 1,612,576 +8,262 +652,269
19,303 979,610 35,653 1,648,229 +16,350 +668,619
20,312 999,922 26,922 (August) 1,675,151 (August) +6,610 +675,229
19,122 (August) 1,019,044 (August) 25,594 1,700,745 +6,472 +681,701
19,195 1,038,239 25,073 1,725,818 +5,878 +687,579
19,863 1,058,102 26,025 1,751,843 +6,162 +693,741
19,771 1,077,873 26,769 (September) 1,778,612 (September) +6,998 +700,739
19,066 (September) 1,096,939 (September) 27,882 1,806,494 +8,816 +709,555
26,295 1,123,234 24,954 1,831,448 -1,341 +708,214
24,917 1,148,151 24,824 1,856,272 -93 +708,121
28,948 1,177,099 23,613 1,879,885 -5,335 +702,786
36,073 (October) 1,213,172 (October) 25,359 (October) 1,905,244 (October) -10,714 +692,072
110,818 1,323,990 26,106 1,931,350 -84,712 +607,360
32,056 1,356,046 24,751 1,956,101 -7,305 +600,055
34,959 1,391,005 23,827 1,979,928 -11,132 +588,923
36,734 1,427,739 23,889 (November) 2,003,817 (November) -12,845 +576,078
46,297 (November) 1,474,036 (November) 25,912 2,029,729 -20,385 +555,693
51,013 1,525,049 22,583 2,052,312 -28,430 +527,263
72,856 1,597,905 29,559 2,081,871 -43,297 +483,966
125,749 1,723,654 26,317 (December) 2,108,188 (December) -99,432 +384,534
119,959 (December) 1,843,613 (December) 25,745 2,133,933 -94,214 +290,320
119,940 1,963,553 27,029 2,160,962 -92,911 +197,409
127,679 2,091,232 22,151 2,183,113 -105,528 +91,881
61,013 2,152,245 17,904 2,201,017 -43,109 +48,772
21,347 2,173,592 - 2,201,017 -21,347 +27,425

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