PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison | S vs Switch through Week 96

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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 should be noted 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 96

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

  1. Switch: 29 455 862
  2. PS5: 23,202,782
  3. XSX|S: 16,869,140

In the first 96 weeks available worldwide, Nintendo Switch outpaced PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 6.25 million units and 12.59 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 leads the Xbox Series X|S by 6.33 million units.

The Switch sold 29.46 million in 96 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 23.20 million units and the Xbox Series X|S sold 16.87 million units.

Looking at 96-week market share, the Switch leads the way. The Switch has a market share of 42.4%, the PS5 sits at 33.4% and the Xbox Series X|S at 24.2%.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison |  S vs Switch through Week 96

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

  1. Switch: 10,493,527
  2. PS5: 8,475,498
  3. XSX|S: 7,848,373

In the first 96 weeks available in the US, Nintendo Switch outpaced PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 2.02 million units and 2.65 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 leads the Xbox Series X|S by 0.63 million units.

The Switch sold 10.49 million in 96 weeks in the US, while the PS5 sold 8.48 million units and the Xbox Series X|S sold 7.85 million units .

Looking at 96-week market share, the Switch is currently in the lead. The Switch has a market share of 39.1%, the PS5 sits at 31.6% and the Xbox Series X|S at 29.3%.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison |  S vs Switch through Week 96

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Change Europe (95 weeks):

  1. PS5: 8,085,766
  2. Switch: 7 363 363
  3. XSX|S: 4,778,888

The PlayStation 5 has been available for a week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 95 weeks, PS5 is ahead of Switch by 0.72 million units and 3.31 million units ahead of Xbox Series X|S. The Switch leads the Xbox Series X|S by 2.58 million units.

The PS5 sold 8.09 million in 95 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 7.36 million units and the Xbox Series X|S sold 4.78 million units.

Looking at 95-week market share, the PlayStation 5 is currently in the lead. The PS5 has a market share of 40.0%, the Switch sits at 36.4% and the Xbox Series X|S at 23.6%.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Launch Sales Comparison |  S vs Switch through Week 96

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

  1. Switch: 6,869,003
  2. PS5: 1,920,166
  3. XSX|S: 327 310

In the first 96 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 4.95 million units and 6.54 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 leads the Xbox Series X|S by 1.59 million units.

The Switch sold for 6.87 million units in 96 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 sold 1.92 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S sold 0.33 million units.

Looking at 96-week market share, the Switch is currently in the lead. The Switch has a market share of 75.3%, the PS5 sits at 21.1% and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.6%.


A long-time and passionate player, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was hired in 2010 as a Junior Analyst, rising through the ranks to Senior Analyst in 2012 and taking over Estimates of hardware 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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