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I've created some graphs for launch sales comparisons. Started as I was curious how the XSX was stacking up to the 360 in Japan and decided to make a few more. I intend to update these graphs each week as new data comes out, if anyone has any other comparisons they'd like to see made and updated weekly (hopefully) as a graph let me know.

Global Sales: Updated to: VGC (Week ending 13th November), This is the 53rd week of PS5/XSX sales and the 246th week of Switch sales.

Japan Sales: Updated to: Famitsu Week 47 (2021), This is the 54th week of PS5/XSX Sales and the 247th week of Switch Sales.

PS5 vs XSX vs Switch (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 53 Sales
Nintendo Switch 15,071,600 190,179
PlayStation 5 14,187,086 311,168
Xbox Series X/S 8,900,080 246,558

Nintendo Switch Week 53 = March 3rd 2018
PlayStation 5 Week 53 = 13th November 2021
Xbox Series Week 53 = 13th November 2021

PS3+360 vs PS4+XBO vs PS5+XSX (Global)

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Consoles Total Sales Week 53 Sales
PS5+XSX 23,398,334 557,726
PS4+XBO 21,506,520 770,323
PS3+360 11,947,847 599,970


PlayStation 5 Week 53 = 13th November 2021
Xbox Series Week 53 = 13th November 2021
PlayStation 4 Week 53 = 15th November 2014
Xbox One Week 53 = 22nd November 2014
PlayStation 3 Week 53 = 10th November 2007
Xbox 360 Week 53 = 25th November 2006

PS3 vs PS4 vs PS5 (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 53 Sales
PlayStation 5 14,498,254 311,168
PlayStation 4 14,022,317 389,953
PlayStation 3 6,004,047 238,409

PlayStation 5 Week 53 = 13th November 2021
PlayStation 4 Week 53 = 15th November 2014
PlayStation 5 Week 53 = 10th November 2007

PS3 vs PS4 vs PS5 (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 53 Sales
PS3 1,390,127 47,011
PS5 1,177,245 4,307
PS4 1,159,897 46,973

PlayStation 3 Week 54 = November 17th 2007
PlayStation 4 Week 54 = February 28th 2015
PlayStation 5 Week 54 = November 21st 2021

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One vs Xbox Series (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 53 Sales
Xbox Series X/S 8,654,522 225,226
Xbox One 7,103,833 326,118
Xbox 360 5,582,239 193,246

Xbox Series Week 53 = 13th November 2021
Xbox One Week 53 = 22nd November 2014
Xbox 360 Week 53 = 25th November 2006

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One vs Xbox Series (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 54 Sales
Xbox 360 248,231 18,735
Xbox Series X/S 122,137 3,422
Xbox One 56,900 149

Xbox 360 Week 54 = December 16th 2006
Xbox One Week 54 = September 12th 2015
Xbox Series Week 54 = November 21st 2021

DS vs Switch (Global)

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Console Total Sales Week 246 Sales
Nintendo DS 106,141,357 380,743
Nintendo Switch 94,710,414 528,732

Nintendo DS Week 246 = August 8th 2009
Nintendo Switch Week 246 = November 13th 2021

DS vs 3DS vs Switch (Japan)

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Console Total Sales Week 247 Sales
Nintendo DS 27,483,775 65,313
Nintendo Switch 22,026,770 167,778
Nintendo 3DS 19,387,504 28,593

Nintendo DS Week 247 = August 23rd 2009
Nintendo 3DS Week 247 = November 15th 2015
Nintendo Switch Week 247 = November 21st 2021

Week 53 Numbers

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Console Total Sales Week 53 Sales
Nintendo Switch 15,071,600 190,179
PlayStation 5 14,498,254 311,168
PlayStation 4 14,022,317 389,953
Xbox Series X/S 8,900,080 246,558
Xbox One 7,484,203 380,370
PlayStation 3 6,004,047 238,409
Xbox 360 5,943,800 361,561

Consoles Total Sales Week 53 Sales
PS5+XSX 23,398,334 557,726
PS4+XBO 21,506,520 770,323
PS3+360 11,947,847 599,970

Last edited by Zippy6 - 3 days ago

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I find the gen7 vs gen8 vs gen9 comparison especially interesting.



Poor ps5 will fall behind its predecessor due to supply constraints. Hopefully the demand stays high!



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:

Poor ps5 will fall behind its predecessor due to supply constraints. Hopefully the demand stays high!

The shipment forecast for PS5 hasn't been changed yet, they're still planning to ship 22.6m by March 2022 last we heard, compared to 22.3m by March 2015 for PS4. So it's possible stock starts ramping up soon so PS5 can stay ahead, but to be honest I'm not expecting them to meet that 22.6m target, I don't think they'll be able to produce enough, so yeah PS5 might fall behind.

If they had the stock PS5 would easily stay ahead, it's sold more than PS4 and is still sold-out everywhere while PS4 was readily available by this time. Demand for PS5 is much stronger than PS4's was.



Zippy6 said:

The shipment forecast for PS5 hasn't been changed yet, they're still planning to ship 22.6m by March 2022 last we heard, compared to 22.3m by March 2015 for PS4. So it's possible stock starts ramping up soon so PS5 can stay ahead, but to be honest I'm not expecting them to meet that 22.6m target, I don't think they'll be able to produce enough, so yeah PS5 might fall behind.

If they had the stock PS5 would easily stay ahead, it's sold more than PS4 and is still sold-out everywhere while PS4 was readily available by this time. Demand for PS5 is much stronger than PS4's was.

Yep, you are right, I agree.

If PS5 was in full stock everywhere I think it could reach 20M for this year alone.



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Tagging.



...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

Updated the Japan numbers for the Xbox comparison, the numbers taken from the VGC tool weren't perfectly in-line with Famitsu numbers so now using Famitsu numbers entirely. Also added table at the end that has the Week 52 total + weekly sales for all consoles I'm currently comparing, as well as the relevant numbers below each graph.



Zippy6 said:

Updated the Japan numbers for the Xbox comparison, the numbers taken from the VGC tool weren't perfectly in-line with Famitsu numbers so now using Famitsu numbers entirely. Also added table at the end that has the Week 52 total + weekly sales for all consoles I'm currently comparing, as well as the relevant numbers below each graph.

good job, props for the work.



How about PS3 -vs- PS4 -vs- PS5 in Japan? Should be not less interesting than the X-Boxes comparison in Japan. :)



Cool charts, thanks for sharing!