PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - April 2022

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William D’Angelo
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The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and Switch.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - April 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - April 2022

PS5 vs Switch Sales Comparison - April 2022

PS5 Vs. Switch Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 80,304 – NS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,763,485 – NS

Total Lead: 380,379 – NS

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 19,464,276

Switch Total Sales: 19,844,655

April 2022 is the 18th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the aligned launch of the PS5 by 80,304 units.

In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS5 by 2.76 million units. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 380,379 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 19.46 million units in 18 months, while the Nintendo Switch sold 19.84 million units. Month 18 for the PlayStation 5 is April 2022 and for the Nintendo Switch it is August 2018.

The Nintendo Switch crossed 20 million units sold in month 19, 30 million in month 23, and 40 million in month 33. The Nintendo Switch has sold 107.37 million units through April 2022.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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