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All-Time Video Game Console Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157,680,000 (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,900,000 (154,020,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 115,812,678 (115,900,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2021

5) PlayStation (PS1) - 102,500,000 (102,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2012

6) Nintendo Wii (Wii) - 101,640,000 (101,630,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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7) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 88,495,973 (84,590,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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I think this week shows very clearly that in the US for now, PS5 & XBS sales are just dependent on which gets more stock each week it seems. Seen a lot of people over the last few weeks saying "Xbox is taking back its throne" cuz it was ahead for a few weeks when we rly cant tell which system will actually win out over here for now, wouldn't be too surprised either way it ends up going eventually



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison Charts Through July 10

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three current platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch) and three legacy platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS) over comparable periods for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

2018 – (Week ending January 13 to July 14)

2019 – (Week ending January 12 to July 13)

2020 – (Week ending January 11 to July 11)

2021 – (Week ending January 9 to July 10)

"Year to date" sales for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2021 versus 2020 and 2021 versus 2019 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

Microsoft

  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 1,486,532 (-75.9%)
  • Xbox Series X|S – n/a

Nintendo

  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 177,109 (1.6%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 273,749 (-90.4%)

Sony

  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 4,206,753 (-78.2%)
  • PlayStation 5 – n/a


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PS5 is doing huge numbers for first year. Wonder if it's just a lot of early demand for the next gen + still pandemic oversized demand or if this is a signal it's gonna be like a 130+ million seller.

How many weeks did it take other systems to hit 10 million? Is PS5 the fastest out of the gate?



Slownenberg said:

PS5 is doing huge numbers for first year. Wonder if it's just a lot of early demand for the next gen + still pandemic oversized demand or if this is a signal it's gonna be like a 130+ million seller.

How many weeks did it take other systems to hit 10 million? Is PS5 the fastest out of the gate?

The Wii took 36 weeks to reach 10mil, one week more, but since the PS5 is just barely over 10mil even small downward adjustments would mean that the PS5 is on par with the Wii instead of one week faster.



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PS4 and Xbone well and truly winding down, pretty sure 3DS was higher 8 months post-replacement, as well as PS3 and 360?



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Slownenberg said:

PS5 is doing huge numbers for first year. Wonder if it's just a lot of early demand for the next gen + still pandemic oversized demand or if this is a signal it's gonna be like a 130+ million seller.

How many weeks did it take other systems to hit 10 million? Is PS5 the fastest out of the gate?

Yes

And there’s a high probability is undertracked. 



Kakadu18 said:
Slownenberg said:

PS5 is doing huge numbers for first year. Wonder if it's just a lot of early demand for the next gen + still pandemic oversized demand or if this is a signal it's gonna be like a 130+ million seller.

How many weeks did it take other systems to hit 10 million? Is PS5 the fastest out of the gate?

The Wii took 36 weeks to reach 10mil, one week more, but since the PS5 is just barely over 10mil even small downward adjustments would mean that the PS5 is on par with the Wii instead of one week faster.

Wii's launch was also staggered by region across a 3 week period.



With all the great PlayStation exclusives next year and I think stock issue resolved, the PS5 will be a juggernaut.



PS1 : 102.50M | PS2 : 157.68M | PS3 : 87.41M | PS4 : 115.81M (right now) | PS5 : ?

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 35

This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. 

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Global:

  1. PS5: 10,009,936
  2. Switch: 7,122,774
  3. XSX|S: 5,931,944

Through the first 35 weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S by a fair margin. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.89 million units and is 4.08 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.19 million units.

The PS5 has sold 10.01 million in 35 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 7.12 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 5.93 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 35 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.4 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.7 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 41.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch US:

  1. PS5: 3,724,420
  2. XSX|S: 2,927,913
  3. Switch: 2,611,446

Through the first 35 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.80 million units and is 1.12 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 316,467 units.

The PS5 has sold 3.72 million in 35 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 2.93 million units and the Switch 2.61 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 35 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 40.2 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 31.6 percent, and the Switch at 28.2 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 41 and current Xbox Series X|S sales until week 38.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (34 weeks):

  1. PS5: 3,637,007
  2. Switch: 1,889,458
  3. XSX|S: 1,728,267

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 34 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.75 million units and is 1.91 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 161,191.

The PS5 has sold 3.64 million in 34 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 1.89 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 1.73 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 34 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 50.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 26.1 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 23.8 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 49.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 2,024,270
  2. PS5: 893,050
  3. XSX|S: 62,717

Through the first 35 weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 1.13 million units and is 1.96 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.83 million units.

The Switch has sold 2.02 million units in 35 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 0.89 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.06 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 35 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 67.9 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 30.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.1 percent.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.