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farlaff said:

How much was it for Switch the previous week (Oct 10 to 16, I guess)? I have not found it to know how it looks in the second week post OLED launch.

393k, I think.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 50

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. Switch: 14,480,025
  2. PS5: 13,595,514
  3. XSX|S: 8,248,595

Through the first 50 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 0.88 million units and is 6.23 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.35 million units.

The Switch has sold 14.48 million in 50 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 13.60 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 8.25 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 50 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 39.9 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 37.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.7 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 5,251,138
  2. PS5: 4,852,858
  3. XSX|S: 3,754,588

Through the first 50 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 0.40 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 1.10 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.25 million in 50 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 4.85 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 3.75 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 50 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 37.9 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 35.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.1 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (49 weeks):

  1. PS5: 5,156,365
  2. Switch: 3,677,739
  3. XSX|S: 2,586,839

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 49 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.48 million units and is 2.57 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.09 million units.

The PS5 has sold 5,16 million in 49 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 3.68 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 2.59 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 49 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.1 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 32.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 22.7 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 3,706,502
  2. PS5: 1,137,835
  3. XSX|S: 112,606

Through the first 50 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 2.57 million units and is 3.59 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.03 million units.

The Switch has sold 3.71 million units in 50 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.14 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.11 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 50 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.8 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 22.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.3 percent.



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Kakadu18 said:
farlaff said:

How much was it for Switch the previous week (Oct 10 to 16, I guess)? I have not found it to know how it looks in the second week post OLED launch.

393k, I think.

That's lower than I thought it would be.



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farlaff said:
Kakadu18 said:

393k, I think.

That's lower than I thought it would be.

They blew through like 3 weeks of normal stock on the OLED's launch week so supply was very tight.



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

The Xbox 360 numbers were inflated by the RROD. I really don't think it's impossible for Xbox Series to surpass 85 million considering it's going to sell around 10 million in its first year while being supply-constrained. It is already ahead of the 360's 2009. The challenge will be in years 4 and 5, when Kinect came out, but I don't think it'll be completely impossible for Series to surpass that with big exclusives and new Slim/more powerful versions of Series S and X.



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curl-6 said:
farlaff said:

That's lower than I thought it would be.

They blew through like 3 weeks of normal stock on the OLED's launch week so supply was very tight.

Yeah, understandable, especially now with the announcement they will miss the targeted production numbers.



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Elputoxd said:

The Xbox 360 numbers were inflated by the RROD. I really don't think it's impossible for Xbox Series to surpass 85 million considering it's going to sell around 10 million in its first year while being supply-constrained. It is already ahead of the 360's 2009. The challenge will be in years 4 and 5, when Kinect came out, but I don't think it'll be completely impossible for Series to surpass that with big exclusives and new Slim/more powerful versions of Series S and X.

Or a portable version.  



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farlaff said:
curl-6 said:

They blew through like 3 weeks of normal stock on the OLED's launch week so supply was very tight.

Yeah, understandable, especially now with the announcement they will miss the targeted production numbers.

Yeah, not even Nintendo could avoid the global semiconductor shortage. Supply more than anything will determine Switch's sales for the remainder of 2021.



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