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Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Tops 109M Units, XS Outsells PS5 - Global Hardware June 12-18

Welfare said:

I can influence websites now >:)

Happy to help. Someone tagged me on Twitter asking if Xbox was ahead of PS5 in the US and someone was saying it did in NA. Didn't want that info to spread.

Technically we didn't have the Xbox Series X|S ahead in the US. Though, we were a bit overtracked for it. Xbox it still likely to surpass the PS5 in the US in the coming months.



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curl-6 said:

Switch just casually putting away over a million a month during the quiet time of the year at this stage of its life is still crazy to me.
It's got stamina like a thoroughbred.

Yeah, looks like Switch will be just a bit under 8m at the end of June.  That probably means it will be around 12m at the end of September.  Then another 10m -ish for the holiday quarter.  Looks like Switch will sell around 22m or so this year.



curl-6 said:

Switch just casually putting away over a million a month during the quiet time of the year at this stage of its life is still crazy to me.
It's got stamina like a thoroughbred.

Switch is on borrowed time. The end begins!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytSP67tg_0&ab_channel=bigodinho02



Last year's lowest week for Switch was 251k before the OLED model launch. If Switch can hold above this level during summer, Nintendo can be very happy. Sales should rise with Splatoon 3 at the beginning of September.



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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 84

This weekly 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: 20,814,443
  2. PS5: 20,457,868
  3. XSX|S: 15,225,211

Through the first 84 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 0.36 million units units and is 5.59 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.23 million units.

The Switch has sold 20.81 million in 84 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 20.46 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 15.23 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the Switch is in the lead. The Switch has a 36.8 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 36.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.0 percent.

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

  1. PS5: 7,482,129
  2. XSX|S: 7,276,001
  3. Switch: 7,199,949

Through the first 84 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.21 million units and is 0.28 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.08 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.48 million in 84 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 7.28 million units and the Switch 7.20 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.1 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 33.1 percent, and the Switch at 32.8 percent.

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (83 weeks):

  1. PS5: 7,410,103
  2. Switch: 5,259,128
  3. XSX|S: 4,363,171

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 83 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.15 million units and is 3.05 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.90 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.41 million in 83 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 5.26 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.36 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 83 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.6 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 5,243,394
  2. PS5: 1,699,504
  3. XSX|S: 241,592

Through the first 84 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 3.54 million units and is 5.00 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.46 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.24 million units in 84 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.70 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.24 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 73.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.3 percent.



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trunkswd said:

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

  1. PS5: 7,482,129
  2. XSX|S: 7,276,001
  3. Switch: 7,199,949

Through the first 84 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.21 million units and is 0.28 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.08 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.48 million in 84 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 7.28 million units and the Switch 7.20 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.1 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 33.1 percent, and the Switch at 32.8 percent.

Holy guacamole that's a close race. The Americas are by far the most interesting market to watch sales-wise, they have no fixed loyalty and victory is up for grabs for any one of the big three, they just have to seize it.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

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

  1. PS5: 7,482,129
  2. XSX|S: 7,276,001
  3. Switch: 7,199,949

Through the first 84 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.21 million units and is 0.28 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.08 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.48 million in 84 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 7.28 million units and the Switch 7.20 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.1 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 33.1 percent, and the Switch at 32.8 percent.

Holy guacamole that's a close race. The Americas are by far the most interesting market to watch sales-wise, they have no fixed loyalty and victory is up for grabs for any one of the big three, they just have to seize it.

And this is after the adjustments in the US that lowered the Xbox Series X|S by about 210K units from January 2021 to October 2021. At this point, the Switch isn't too far off from its second holiday. 



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The PS5 vs Series sales war to me won't be interesting until shortages are no longer the dictating factor



Sony struggles to ship enough, MS ships enough thanks to the S model, but this could backfire pushing devs with not too high budgets to make just one XS version of their games, the one that can run on the weakest XS model.



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