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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide Nintendo Switch sales with the combined Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U sales.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,439,266 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 18,449,599 - Switch

Total Lead: 23,055,497 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 88,136,444

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 65,080,947

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.44 million units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 18.45 million units. The Switch leads by 23.06 million units.

The 52nd month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2021, for the Nintendo 3DS it is June 2015 and for the Wii U it is December 2016. The Switch has sold 88.14 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 65.08 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U did not reach current Switch sales until month 99 where the two platforms sold a combined 88.21 million units.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold 89.50 million units lifetime. The Switch is 1.36 million units behind the 3DS and Wii U.



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So Switch should overtake 3DS + Wii U combined in the July charts thread next month, and is just 1 million off it as of our charts for the 10th of this month, nearly three weeks ago in realtime. It's been a fun ride and it will be very satisfying to see it conclude.



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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - June 2021

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

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Wii launched in November 2006. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. Wii Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 334,674 - Wii

Total Lead: 554,279 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 9,600,029

Wii Total Sales: 9,045,750

June 2021 is the eighth month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 334,674 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 554,279 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 9.60 million units in eighth months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 9.05 million units. Month eight for the PlayStation 5 is June 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is June 2017.

The Nintendo Wii did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month nine where it had sold 10.17 million units.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 10 million units sold in month nine, 20 million in month 15, 30 million in month 21, and 40 million in month 26. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime.

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PS5 vs Wii Sales Comparison - June 2021

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

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Wii launched in November 2006. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 334,674 - Wii

Total Lead: 554,279 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 9,600,029

Switch Total Sales: 9,045,750

June 2021 is the eighth month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Wii when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 334,674 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 554,279 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 9.60 million units in eighth months, while the Nintendo Wii sold 9.05 million units. Month eight for the PlayStation 5 is June 2021 and for the Nintendo Wii it is June 2017.

The Nintendo Wii did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month nine where it had sold 10.17 million units.

The Nintendo Wii crossed 10 million units sold in month nine, 20 million in month 15, 30 million in month 21, and 40 million in month 26. The Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units lifetime.

It says Switch two times in the article.

Otherwise, great to be able to compare these two giants.



Kakadu18 said:

It says Switch two times in the article.

Otherwise, great to be able to compare these two giants.

Thank you for pointing that out. I've fixed the error. I just copied the text from another monthly comparison article and changed it up. I clearly missed changing those 2 Switch mentions. 



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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - June 2021

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

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 142,800 – PS5

Total Lead: 2,477,255 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 9,600,029

Switch Total Sales: 7,122,774

June 2021 is the eighth 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 Nintendo Switch by 142,800 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 2.48 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 9.60 million units in eighth months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 7.12 million units. Month eight for the PlayStation 5 is June 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is October 2017.

The Nintendo Switch did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 10 where it had sold 13.12 million units.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 10 million units sold in month 10, 20 million in month 19, and 30 million in month 23. The Nintendo Switch has sold 88.14 million units through June 2021.



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Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - June 2021

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

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

XSX|S Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 120,623 - NS

Total Lead: 1,131,419 - NS

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 5,928,432

Switch Total Sales: 7,122,774

June 2021 is the eighth month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox Series X|S by 120,623 units. The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead by 1.13 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.93 million units in eight months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 7.12 million units. Month eight for the Xbox Series X|S is June 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is October 2017.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 10 million units sold in month 10, 20 million in month 19, and 30 million in month 23. The Nintendo Switch has sold 88.14 million units through June 2021.



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Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - June 2021

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

The Xbox Series X|S launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

XSX|S Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 120,623 - NS

Total Lead: 1,131,419 - NS

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 5,928,432

Switch Total Sales: 7,122,774

June 2021 is the eighth month the Xbox Series X|S has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the aligned launch of the Xbox Series X|S by 120,623 units. The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead by 1.13 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 5.93 million units in eight months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 7.12 million units. Month eight for the Xbox Series X|S is June 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is October 2017.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 10 million units sold in month 10, 20 million in month 19, and 30 million in month 23. The Nintendo Switch has sold 88.14 million units through June 2021.

Xbox Series isn't too far behind now, but once we get aligned with Switch's 2020 I have a feeling it vanish from the rearview mirror rather quickly.



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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.

The PS4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Switch launched on March 3, 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 198,958 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,194,558 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,387,436 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 29,905,942

PS4 Total Sales: 23,518,506

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 198,958 more units than the PS4 in the last month. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 4.19 million units. The Switch currently leads by 6.39 million units.

The 52nd month on sale for the Switch is June 2021, while for the PS4 it is February 2018. The Switch has sold 29.91 million units, while the PS4 sold 23.52 million units during the same timeframe.

The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 71 where it sold a total of 30.10 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 92 months in the US and has sold 34.86 million units. The Switch is currently 4.95 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PS4.



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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - June 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.

The PS4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Switch launched on March 3, 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 198,958 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,194,558 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,387,436 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 29,905,942

PS4 Total Sales: 23,518,506

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 198,958 more units than the PS4 in the last month. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 4.19 million units. The Switch currently leads by 6.39 million units.

The 52nd month on sale for the Switch is June 2021, while for the PS4 it is February 2018. The Switch has sold 29.91 million units, while the PS4 sold 23.52 million units during the same timeframe.

The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 71 where it sold a total of 30.10 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 92 months in the US and has sold 34.86 million units. The Switch is currently 4.95 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PS4.

The end is in sight for this battle; PS4 won't sell much more in the US from here on out, while at the speed Switch is moving, 4.95 million isn't much of a buffer. We might even see the Switch overtake by the end of the year.



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