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PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - August 2021

August 2021 is the 10th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 3.50 million units. The Nintendo Switch has taken the lead and is ahead by 1.87 million units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 11.25 million units in 10 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 13.12 million units. Month 10 for the PlayStation 5 is August 2021 and for the Nintendo Switch it is December 2017.

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Magog27d ago

Apples and oranges. PS5 is cutting edge tech. Switch uses left over mobile parts.

iplay1up227d ago

PS5 and Series X are no longer cutting edge tech. PC's have already pulled ahead. That happens every time a new Gen releases.

Switch may not be a power house, but it has some great games.

EvertonFC26d ago

The SSD are still cutting edge but agree with your comment for the most part

NeoGamer23226d ago (Edited 26d ago )

What does that have to do with console sales?

So, now we can't compare sales of Switch and PS5 because they are not based on newer tech?

Seriously. Both Sony and XB fans have to quit acting like Switch does not even exist. Switch is killing both the PS5 and XB Series devices in sales. Denying this and saying that "don't count" is just delusional. Switch is "different" from PS5 and XB Series. But it is still selling as a console/portable to gamers. I have one and play it quite often along with my PS5 and XB Series consoles.

Sales don't matter anyhow. all three console vendors are perfectly happy with their sales right now. And all three are differentiating themselves. Nintendo is different because it is a console and a portable, XB is different because they are broadening their platform across devices, and Sony is using the traditional console method. I like that all three are differentiating.

Magog26d ago

Because PS5's sales are supply constrained because they are using cutting edge tech. Switch was able to sell more because it's made with ancient mobile parts they got at a steep discount because they were just sitting around. If PS5 supply could meet demand instantly they would have sold 100 million or more of them by now.

NeoGamer23226d ago

@Magog
The facts are that Switch is outselling PS5 and XB Series by a wide margin. Even the Switch was supply constrained early on.

Link to story when Switch was supply constrained at 4.7 million units sold:

https://www.shacknews.com/a...

You can make all the excuses you want for PS5 or XB Series. That is all they are is excuses.