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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 46

his 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. Switch: 13,679,531
  2. PS5: 12,200,881
  3. XSX|S: 7,456,364

Through the first 46 weeks available worldwide the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 1.48 million units and is 6.22 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.74 million units.

The Switch has sold 13.68 million in 46 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 12.20 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 7.46 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 46 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 41.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 36.6 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.4 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 5,014,379
  2. PS5: 4,481,581
  3. XSX|S: 3,518,342

Through the first 46 weeks available in the US the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.53 million units and is 1.50 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.96 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.01 million in 46 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 4.48 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.52 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 46 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 38.5 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 34.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.0 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (45 weeks):

  1. PS5: 4,515,556
  2. Switch: 3,449,606
  3. XSX|S: 2,253,128

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 45 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.07 million units and is 2.26 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.20 million units.

The PS5 has sold 4.52 million in 45 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 3.45 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 2.25 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 45 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 44.2 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 33.8 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.0 percent.

The Switch didn't reach current PS5 sales until week 67.

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

  1. Switch: 3,515,703
  2. PS5: 1,076,095
  3. XSX|S: 96,853

Through the first 46 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 2.44 million units and is 3.42 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.98 million units.

The Switch has sold 3.52 million units in 46 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.08 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.10 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 46 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 75.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 22.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.1 percent.



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Less than half of Xbox Series sales this week are from North America.

That's a significant change from the Xbone where nearly two thirds of its sales came from NA.



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

What a shame, this could have sold already 20 million easily if it wasn't for the stock 



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curl-6 said:

Less than half of Xbox Series sales this week are from North America.

That's a significant change from the Xbone where nearly two thirds of its sales came from NA.

Considering stock constraings that doesn't tell us much. Even more when there is a lot of people buying in different regions.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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DonFerrari said:
curl-6 said:

Less than half of Xbox Series sales this week are from North America.

That's a significant change from the Xbone where nearly two thirds of its sales came from NA.

Considering stock constraings that doesn't tell us much. Even more when there is a lot of people buying in different regions.

I doubt the number of people importing from other regions is high enough to significantly skew the proportions.



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

curl-6 said:
DonFerrari said:

Considering stock constraings that doesn't tell us much. Even more when there is a lot of people buying in different regions.

I doubt the number of people importing from other regions is high enough to significantly skew the proportions.

We can`t be sure. On the Japan thread we had PS5 basically selling 1M units but 500k SW, one of the big suspicions is that most of those purchases are for exports. But again the main point on my end is that with supply constrains we can`t really infer anything, Xbox Series X is sold out in basically every market so we don`t know if the supply was enough would the percentage increase for USA or would decrease.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
curl-6 said:

I doubt the number of people importing from other regions is high enough to significantly skew the proportions.

We can`t be sure. On the Japan thread we had PS5 basically selling 1M units but 500k SW, one of the big suspicions is that most of those purchases are for exports. But again the main point on my end is that with supply constrains we can`t really infer anything, Xbox Series X is sold out in basically every market so we don`t know if the supply was enough would the percentage increase for USA or would decrease.

Japan is one country though, globally is a different story. And wouldn't MS just be shipping more to the US and less to other places if they could sell more that way?



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

curl-6 said:
DonFerrari said:

We can`t be sure. On the Japan thread we had PS5 basically selling 1M units but 500k SW, one of the big suspicions is that most of those purchases are for exports. But again the main point on my end is that with supply constrains we can`t really infer anything, Xbox Series X is sold out in basically every market so we don`t know if the supply was enough would the percentage increase for USA or would decrease.

Japan is one country though, globally is a different story. And wouldn't MS just be shipping more to the US and less to other places if they could sell more that way?

they are 100% sold out for Series X, and well S is available in plenty of stores.

And I could turn your argument on you saying USA is a single country as well =p



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
curl-6 said:

Japan is one country though, globally is a different story. And wouldn't MS just be shipping more to the US and less to other places if they could sell more that way?

they are 100% sold out for Series X, and well S is available in plenty of stores.

And I could turn your argument on you saying USA is a single country as well =p

But if a statistically significant number of people were importing from the US like from Japan, that would mean more of its share would be from the US, not less.



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