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Forums - Sales Discussion - Console launch aligned sales charts: December 2023 Global

This thread contains launch aligned sales comparisons for consoles divided by region. The sales are updated monthly as data comes in. Global, USA and Europe charts uses VGChartz sales data. Japan sales uses Famitsu for recent consoles and older consoles the source varies depending on the available data (mediacreate etc). These two links take you to databases I created which I use to make the comparisons in this thread: VGChartz Monthly Sales Database   Famitsu Sales Database

Click on the images of the chart you are interested in to get the full size and numbers. Below the charts is the rankings of all consoles launch aligned as of the same time on the market as the PS5/XSX as well as the Switch.

Global Sales (Dec 2023)


Console Sales - 38 Months Date Console Sales - 82 Months Date
Nintendo Wii 64,648,159 Dec 2009 Nintendo DS 146,332,521 Aug 2011
Nintendo DS 63,799,870 Dec 2007 Nintendo Switch 136,258,010 Dec 2023
Nintendo Switch 56,398,807 Apr 2020 PlayStation 4 112,059,777 Aug 2020
PlayStation 4 53,687,099 Dec 2016 Nintendo Wii 99,701,780 Aug 2013
PlayStation 5 52,647,376 Dec 2023 PlayStation 3 77,876,096 Aug 2013
Nintendo 3DS 41,144,349 Mar 2014 PlayStation Portable 70,603,014 Sep 2011
PlayStation Portable 33,835,503 Jan 2008 Xbox 360 69,917,639 Aug 2012
PlayStation 3 32,984,442 Dec 2009 Nintendo 3DS 68,531,700 Nov 2017
Xbox One 29,422,227 Dec 2016 Xbox One 56,654,507 Aug 2020
Xbox Series 27,228,480 Dec 2023 PlayStation Vita* 15,664,247 Dec 2017
Xbox 360 27,049,722 Dec 2008 Nintendo Wii U* 13,560,180 Dec 2017
Nintendo Wii U 12,216,480 Dec 2015
PlayStation Vita 10,878,075 Jan 2015

USA Sales (Dec 2023)


Console Sales - 38 Months Date Console Sales - 82 Months Date
Nintendo Wii 26,335,549 Dec 2009 Nintendo DS 49,363,966 Aug 2011
Nintendo Switch 19,177,384 Apr 2020 Nintendo Switch 44,203,896 Dec 2023
PlayStation 5 18,695,900 Dec 2023 Nintendo Wii 41,143,313 Aug 2013
Nintendo DS 17,739,330 Dec 2007 Xbox 360 34,779,180 Aug 2012
PlayStation 4 17,475,299 Dec 2016 PlayStation 4 33,649,521 Aug 2020
Xbox One 15,875,434 Dec 2016 Xbox One 29,281,762 Aug 2020
Xbox Series 13,584,505 Dec 2023 PlayStation 3 24,714,133 Aug 2013
Xbox 360 13,427,793 Dec 2008 Nintendo 3DS 21,037,806 Dec 2017
Nintendo 3DS 12,043,947 Apr 2014 PlayStation Portable 19,381,394 Dec 2011
PlayStation Portable 11,104,228 Apr 2008 Nintendo Wii U* 5,510,707 Dec 2017
PlayStation 3 10,925,509 Dec 2009 PlayStation Vita 2,439,961 Oct 2018
Nintendo Wii U 5,041,129 Dec 2015
PlayStation Vita 2,154,989 Mar 2015

Europe Sales (Dec 2023)