PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 21

Through the first 21 weeks available worldwide the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Switch and Xbox Series X|S by a fair margin. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.42 million units and is 2.67 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 252,121 units.

The PS5 has sold 7.10 million in 21 weeks worldwide, while the Switch sold 4.68 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.43 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 21 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.8 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 28.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.3 percent.

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Thundercat7728d ago

PS5: 7,098,687
Switch: 4,679,610
XSX|S: 4,427,489

PS5 is doing fantastic despite not being available everywhere.

TheTony31628d ago

Yeah but remember, Playstation's doomed now because they've turned their backs on Japan and cause of a battery that may or may not die in 20-25 years.

AngelicIceDiamond27d ago

So if your PS5 dies and you can never get back your games in 5 years from now, then it's ok you're absolutely happy with that...

Whatever floats your boat I guess.

Thundercat7727d ago

Oh yeah... I forgot. Even Bloomberg report about Sony and Days Gone was debunked by Days Gone Director but yeah...

Sony has lost its way!!!

😂 /s

TheTony31627d ago (Edited 27d ago )


There won't be an issue as long as the PS5 store is up. So no, there's no chance that i'm going to lose my PS5 games in 5 years. This may become an issue in 15-20 years.

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Orchard27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Doesn’t that statement apply to every console/new piece of hardware launched during COVID?

“X is doing fantastic despite not being available everywhere.”

Replace X with PS5, XSX, Switch, GeForce 3000 or Ryzen 5000 and the sentence still works.

Thundercat7727d ago

Xbox is last place as always... Covid19 or not.

Sayai jin27d ago

@Orchard, people who worship a piece of plastic and/company (insert company here) don't use simple logic. I own stock in NYSE and MSFT and don't get worked up like console radicals do about sales. Let them knock themselves out...

On topic, they will all continue to sellout. Some reports are slating mid 2022 for thr consoles being readily available. I just hope everyone that's been trying to get one finally does. Good luck people.

waverider27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Nope because is selling much less even with a console that cost 299... Microsoft strategy isnt working. We see this every week with sales. They sell less, this means that sell less software, less accesories, less services and make less money. Even after tryng to get everything they can on gamepass and spending like crazy.

Orchard27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

@Thundercat77 if being last means 5bn dollars in a quarter and a 2tn dollar market cap - I think MS will be fine with that - Sony would swap places at the drop of a hat if they could. So how much stock do you have in Sony?

@waverider “ Microsoft strategy isnt working” since when was 5bn dollars revenue in 3 months classified as “strategy not working”

@SayaiJin Agreed. Lots of people tracking sales here who aren’t even shareholders lol.

Babadook727d ago

@Sayai jin

How much of Mircosoft's profit comes from xbox's? Just about nothing. Its usually this time of the gen that xbox's start sitting on store shelves, so I doubt your prediction of them continuing to sell out is valid. They don't even have any decent games.

IRetrouk27d ago

Orchard almost any company in the world would love to swap places with ms lol, that still does not take away the fact that the xbox division is currently dead last in gaming, let's be real for a second, would sony swap their game division for microsofts? Because the only thing we should be concerned with is the gaming side, everything else is white noise.

RazzerRedux27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

@Sayai jin

You and Orchard are just as "worked up" about the sales of a "piece of plastic" as anyone else posting in this article about sales. And "simple logic" suggests current sales applies more to the company that is able to produce quite a bit more units than its competition. Demand is being constrained by supply, but supply is less of a problem for Sony than it is for MS and Nintendo, for whatever reason.

Sayai jin25d ago (Edited 25d ago )


Let's see, MS gaming revenue earned just over 5billion USD last quarter, up 51% y-o-y. Since you asked.

How well will they continue to sell? Ho knows, but both consoles are in high demand. The PS5 is taking the lion share by no surprise.

No good games? Well that is subjective. I am enjoying games on my Series Xs. Yes. I am enjoyong games ony PS5s. Yes. The PS5 had decent exclusives at launch, of which I played Spiderman and Demon Souls. The Xbox had nil exclusives. There is some good games on game pass. Just started playing MLB The Show.

Sayai jin25d ago

@RazzerRedux, I am noy worked up over peices of plastic. Maybe it's an age thing, then again, I was never a console radical even when I was younger.

Those who are feel loyalty to companies and/or pieces of plastic are not logical. Did I strike a nerve? There was nothing I said that was not factual. They will praise good and bad practices from their favorite...i.e. trying to raise online services by 100%.

Inot sure why you are pointi bgg out the shortages to me. I am fully aware of the constraints that both MS and Sony, along with other manufacturers across the tech industry. The more consoles that either produce will equate to sales. Who ever produces more will sell more for now. Sony may just have more supply or a better supply chain. It is good as the demand is higher for the PS5, but unfortunately many gamers can't buy one.

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Gamer7527d ago

Where I'm from you can't get either the PS5 or XbSX

darthv7227d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Yes... Sony has done well. And so have the scalpers. I'd say only 50% of those are in real peoples homes being used. The other 50% is on the 2nd hand market with a good markup.

Same goes for Series X/S. Thankfully I got one of each without resorting to 2nd hand.

Thundercat7727d ago

Yeah probably last Gen when PS4 was selling like hot cakes it was because of scalpers too?


darthv7227d ago (Edited 27d ago )

^don't be naive there thunder. We all see it is much worse right now than any gen prior. I don't have to tell you to check Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, offerup, eBay and other big 2nd hand sites. I remember PS4 launch, the scalping wasn't anywhere close to this bad.

Are you going to say all the complaints, the articles about scalping are fake???

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SirBruce27d ago

In one month, PS5 could be the fastest console to reach 10 million. O_O

Thundercat7727d ago

Already the fasters selling console in US history.

Shiken27d ago

The PS5 is doing some amazing numbers. What I find interesting however is that the Series X/S is so close to Switch, and we all know how much of a sales monster the Switch is today.

It will be very interesting to see the baselines for the two newer consoles. One does have to wonder however how many of these sales are just sitting on ebay due to being scalped so high.

neomahi27d ago

Is this really a fair assessment considering PS5 and Xbox Series X launched during COVID? Scalpers play a more prevelent role this gen and will be from here on out vs the Switch launch, dont ya think?

Thundercat7727d ago

Last Gen Switch shouldn't be compared to these new next Gen consoles in my opinion. Switch was in the race with PS4 and Xbox one.

DJStotty27d ago

Great figures all round again, all 3 have potentially sold more than this as all are suffering supply constraints.

Once it has all stabilized the sales figures for these consoles are going to be staggering.