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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Month 39

This monthly 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: 58,001,624
  2. PS5: 54,173,963
  3. XSX|S: 27,682,605

Through the first 38 months available worldwide the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 3.83 million units and is 30.32 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 26.49 million units.

The Switch has sold 58.00 million in 39 months worldwide, while the PS5 sold 54.17 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 27.68 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 39 months, the Switch is in the lead. The Switch has a 41.5 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 38.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 19.8 percent.

 

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

  1. Switch: 19,691,811
  2. PS5: 19,061,217
  3. XSX|S: 13,825,250

Through the first 39 months 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 0.63 million units and is 5.87 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.24 million units.

The Switch has sold 19.69 million in 39 months in the US, while the PS5 sold 19.06 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 13.83 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 39 months, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 37.4 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 36.3 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.3 percent.

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

  1. PS5: 17,900,770
  2. Switch: 14,912,492
  3. XSX|S: 7,445,644

Through the first 39 months available in Europe the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.99 million units and is 10.46 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 7.47 million units.

The PS5 has sold 17.90 million in 39 months in Europe, while the Switch sold 14.91 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 7.45 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 39 months, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 44.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 37.0 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 18.5 percent.

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

  1. Switch: 13,711,741
  2. PS5: 5,186,391
  3. XSX|S: 554,532

Through the first 39 months 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 8.53 million units and is 13.16 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 4.63 million units.

The Switch has sold 13.71 million units in 39 months in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 5.19 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.55 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 39 months, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 70.5 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 26.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 2.8 percent.



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Strong start for the PS5 being up somewhat and the Switch only down a bit under 10%. Though the comparison won't be pretty for the former the next couple months and the latter will fall behind more as the year goes on. Xbox Series being up a bit is nice but 2023 wasn't exactly stellar for it. Hopefully it continues doing better and it'll be interesting to see if the recent debacle will have any notable impact on sales the next few months.