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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 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: 3,502,930 - NS

Total Lead: 1,869,770 - NS

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 11,246,498

Switch Total Sales: 13,116,268

August 2021 is the 10th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 3.50 million units. The Nintendo Switch has taken the lead and is ahead by 1.87 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in 10 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 13.12 million units. Month 10 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is December 2017.

The Nintendo Switch crossed million units sold in month 19, 30 million in month 23, and 40 million in month 33. The Nintendo Switch has sold 90.24 million units through August 2021.



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Are we still dealing with shortages?



I have a Youtube channel... A Twitter, and... Yeah.

Saw the first graph and was like, wtf?
Then I remembered the holidays.
We'll see a few more of those spickes.



Good to see you back posting regularly again, TrunksWD. I was concerned for you for a bit.
I hope you have or are recovering well from whatever was keeping you out of action for a while.



ireadtabloids said:

Good to see you back posting regularly again, TrunksWD. I was concerned for you for a bit.
I hope you have or are recovering well from whatever was keeping you out of action for a while.

Thanks. I was diagnosed with pneumonia a week and a half ago. I'm done with antibiotics, but it will take a little bit for me to be back to full strength. Luckily, I do this job from home, so no commute needed.



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Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 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: 3,793,801 - NS

Total Lead: 6,186,237 - NS

Xbox Series X|S Total Sales: 6,930,031

Switch Total Sales: 13,116,268

August 2021 is the 10th 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 3.79 million units. The Nintendo Switch is currently ahead by 6.19 million units.

The Xbox Series X|S has sold 6.93 million units in nine months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 13.12 million units. Month 10 for the Xbox Series X|S is August 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is December 2017.

The Nintendo Switch crossed million units sold in month 19, 30 million in month 23, and 40 million in month 33. The Nintendo Switch has sold 90.24 million units through August 2021.



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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - August 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 732,944 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,641,189 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,376,623 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 90,244,510

Wii Total Sales: 84,867,887

August 2021 is the 54th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch grew its lead by 732,944 units when compared to the launch aligned sales of the Wii. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 11.64 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii by 6.38 million units.

The 54th month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2021 and for the Wii it is April 2011. The Switch has sold 90.24 million units, while the Wii sold 84.87 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current Switch sales in month 62 where it sold 93.39 million units.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 11.39 million units to outsell the Wii.



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The Wii's time in the lead is coming to an end. Switch will overtake either this holiday or shortly after.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 24 September 2021

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

curl-6 said:

The Wii's time in the lead is coming to an end. Switch will overtake either this holiday or shortly after.

By the end of the year the Switch should be ahead of the Wii (and maybe PS1). 



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Switch vs DS Sales Comparison - August 2021

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo DS.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,078,757 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,652,987 - DS

Total Lead: 10,342,773 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 90,244,510

DS Total Sales: 100,587,283

August 2021 is the 54th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the DS by 1.08 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the DS has outsold the Switch by 2.65 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 10.34 million units.

The 54th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is August 2021, while for the DS it is April 2009. The Switch has sold 90.24 million units, while the DS sold 100.59 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo DS sold 154.02 million units lifetime. The Nintendo Switch is currently 63.78 million units behind the lifetime sales of the DS.



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

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