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PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison | S vs Switch through Week 88

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William D’Angelo
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This weekly series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.

It’s worth noting that the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a global launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split into two weeks. Additionally, 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 Launch Sales Comparison |  S vs Switch through Week 88

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch to Global:

  1. Switch: 21 686 306
  2. PS5: 21,248,766
  3. XSX|S: 15,786,234

In the first 88 weeks available worldwide, Nintendo Switch outpaces PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.44 million units and 5.90 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 leads the Xbox Series X|S by 5.46 million units.

The Switch sold 21.69 million in 88 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 21.25 million units and the Xbox Series X|S sold 15.79 million units.

Looking at 88-week market share, the Switch leads the way. The Switch has a market share of 36.9%, the PS5 sits at 36.2% and the Xbox Series X|S at 26.9%.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison |  S vs Switch through Week 88

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Change US:

  1. PS5: 7,824,506
  2. Switch: 7,462,034
  3. XSX|S: 7,356,700

In the first 88 weeks available in the US, PlayStation 5 outstrips Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 0.36 million units and 0.47 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch leads the Xbox Series X|S by 0.11 million units.

The PS5 sold 7.82 million in 88 weeks in the United States, while the Switch sold 7.46 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 7.36 million units.

Looking at 88-week market share, the PS5 is currently in the lead. The PS5 has a market share of 34.6%, the Switch sits at 32.9% and the Xbox Series X|S at 32.5%.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison |  S vs Switch through Week 88

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (87 weeks):

  1. PS5: 7,650,701
  2. Switch: 5,523,860
  3. XSX|S: 4,587,579

The PlayStation 5 has been available for a week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 87 weeks, the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.13 million units and 3.06 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch leads the Xbox Series X|S by 0.94 million units.

The PS5 sold 7.65 million in 87 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 5.52 million units and the Xbox Series X|S sold 4.59 million units.

Looking at the 87-week market share, the PlayStation 5 is currently in the lead. The PS5 has a market share of 43.1%, the Switch sits at 31.1% and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.8%.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison |  S vs Switch through Week 88

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Change Japan:

  1. Switch: 5,413,380
  2. PS5: 1,759,017
  3. XSX|S: 271,909

In the first 88 weeks available in Japan, the Switch is well ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 3.65 million units and 5.14 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 leads the Xbox Series X|S by 1.49 million units.

The Switch sold for 5.41 million units in 88 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 sold 1.76 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S sold 0.27 million units.

Looking at 88-week market share, the Switch is currently in the lead. The Switch has a market share of 72.7%, the PS5 sits at 23.6% and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.7%.


A long-time and passionate player, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was recruited in 2010 as a Junior Analyst, rose through the ranks to Senior Analyst in 2012 and took over Estimates material in 2017. He expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content himself Youtube channel and Twitch Channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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