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17.66 million YTD for Switch before the holiday rush is a damn strong performance all things considered.

The Switch is now less than 8 million from passing the PS1 and less than 22 million from passing the PS4.



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

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SvennoJ said:

I see Series S is now also sold out (in nearby stores), available online only at BestBuy Canada. Series X and Switch nada, PS5 just says coming soon, not available. Slim pickings for the holidays.

In US its available on the target, walmart, and MS websites. No Series X or Playstation 5s in stock. Will be interesting to see how things end up after black Friday and cybe rmonday.



curl-6 said:

Switch ahead of PS5 in Europe and XS ahead of PS5 in America, both bucking recent trends.
Sony almost seems to have bailed on Japan for the time being, less than 2% of their global sales from the week came from there.

Yeah the only reason to think anything other than a great result is because yet again people kept pushing switch expectations higher and higher and saying it would beat 2020.

It's a great year of sales.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 53 

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: 15,071,420
  2. PS5: 14,498,234
  3. XSX|S: 8,899,720

Through the first 53 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 0.57 million units and is 6.17 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.60 million units.

The Switch has sold 15.07 million in 53 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 14.50 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 8.90 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 53 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 39.2 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 37.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 23.1 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 5,452,165
  2. PS5: 5,133,994
  3. XSX|S: 4,033,869

Through the first 53 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 0.32 million units and is 1.42 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 5.45 million in 53 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 5.13 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.03 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 53 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 37.3 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 35.1 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.6 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (52 weeks):

  1. PS5: 5,561,658
  2. Switch: 3,831,549
  3. XSX|S: 2,801,829

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 52 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 1.73 million units and is 2.76 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.03 million units.

The PS5 has sold 5.56 million in 52 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 3.83 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 2.80 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 52 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 45.6 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 31.4 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 23.0 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 3,828,113
  2. PS5: 1,176,915
  3. XSX|S: 120,693

Through the first 53 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 2.65 million units and is 3.71 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.06 million units.

The Switch has sold 3.83 million units in 53 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.18 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.12 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 53 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 74.7 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.3 percent.



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Crazy that the OLED model is like nowhere to be found. 2021 could have been a 30 million year without the shortage. I doubt it will ever take on the DS/PS2 now. There is a slim chance it will but it would require them to release a pro model next year, lower the cost of the other systems and keep the Switch till 2024.

I'm glad to see Xbox doing so well tho.



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xMetroid said:

Crazy that the OLED model is like nowhere to be found. 2021 could have been a 30 million year without the shortage. I doubt it will ever take on the DS/PS2 now. There is a slim chance it will but it would require them to release a pro model next year, lower the cost of the other systems and keep the Switch till 2024.

I'm glad to see Xbox doing so well tho.

Shortages are impacting all consoles. When it comes to Switch matching DS and PS2 it depends on when the next Nintendo console releases and how long Nintendo supports the Switch. Right now 2022 is looking like another decent enough year. Switch should be over 120 million by the end of next year. 



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Went into a kind of unpopular Walmart yesterday (in the US).  Every system was sold out.  Not even the Switch Lite is in stock.  That is how it looked at the Best Buy I was in a week or so ago.  No Switch, Playstation or XBox availlable.  Also, you can buy these systems online, but they are all well above the MSRP.

Going into Black Friday all of the hardware looks to be cleaned out.  I expect that whatever stock is put out during Black Friday will sell out fast.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

Went into a kind of unpopular Walmart yesterday (in the US).  Every system was sold out.  Not even the Switch Lite is in stock.  That is how it looked at the Best Buy I was in a week or so ago.  No Switch, Playstation or XBox availlable.  Also, you can buy these systems online, but they are all well above the MSRP.

Going into Black Friday all of the hardware looks to be cleaned out.  I expect that whatever stock is put out during Black Friday will sell out fast.

The Switch and Xbox Series S are available on walmart site and other online retailers. 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Switch-Console-with-Neon-Blue-Red-Joy-Con/709776123

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Microsoft-Xbox-Series-S-512GB-Video-Game-Console/606518560



jason1637 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Went into a kind of unpopular Walmart yesterday (in the US).  Every system was sold out.  Not even the Switch Lite is in stock.  That is how it looked at the Best Buy I was in a week or so ago.  No Switch, Playstation or XBox availlable.  Also, you can buy these systems online, but they are all well above the MSRP.

Going into Black Friday all of the hardware looks to be cleaned out.  I expect that whatever stock is put out during Black Friday will sell out fast.

The Switch and Xbox Series S are available on walmart site and other online retailers. 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Switch-Console-with-Neon-Blue-Red-Joy-Con/709776123

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Microsoft-Xbox-Series-S-512GB-Video-Game-Console/606518560

That switch link is on Walmart site but is from a reseller and above MSRP. 



jason1637 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Went into a kind of unpopular Walmart yesterday (in the US).  Every system was sold out.  Not even the Switch Lite is in stock.  That is how it looked at the Best Buy I was in a week or so ago.  No Switch, Playstation or XBox availlable.  Also, you can buy these systems online, but they are all well above the MSRP.

Going into Black Friday all of the hardware looks to be cleaned out.  I expect that whatever stock is put out during Black Friday will sell out fast.

The Switch and Xbox Series S are available on walmart site and other online retailers. 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Switch-Console-with-Neon-Blue-Red-Joy-Con/709776123

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Microsoft-Xbox-Series-S-512GB-Video-Game-Console/606518560

As has already been said, the Switch is above MSRP and from a reseller.

The interesting thing about the Series S is that entry says you can buy it in stores on Black Friday, which suggests that it is currently sold out in most/all of their stores.  Amazon has the Series S listed at $369.  Perhaps Walmart online actually has a few available in stock still or maybe they are just letting you order from their Black Friday supply early?  Either way, there are not a whole lot of even the Series S available much less any of the other systems.