PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X vs Nintendo Switch: Who Takes the Sales Crown in USA, Europe, and Japan?

Published 07/23/2021, 12:59 PM EDT


The console war continues to unfold, as the three prominent gaming studios in PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo continue their battle. These studios have brought forward fantastic state-of-the-art consoles that are winning fans over the world. Sony rolled out PlayStation 5, while Xbox revealed Series X/S consoles and Nintendo released its most successful handheld device in Switch,

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These three iconic devices have turned out as leaders in sales charts in prominent regions like Europe, the USA, and Japan. But which one is ruling the roost in both global and regional markets?

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Who is leading the sales chart between PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch?

According to a report by VGchartz, the three consoles have been going budding heads n the global market. Some regions have put a console in front of the other, and the same story repeats everywhere else. In terms of global sales, PS5 is in the pole position, as the device has managed to sell over 10 million units worldwide. Meanwhile, Nintendo’s Switch stands as a distant second with over 7 million units sold. Lastly, Xbox is standing in the third position with nearly 6 million units sold worldwide.

However, the sales record of each specific region in the US, Japan, and Europe tells a different story altogether. PS5 continues to reign supreme in the American market with 3.7 million units sold. Nintendo’s Switch stands in the second position with 2.9 million, and Xbox Series X/S in the third position with 2.6 million units sold.

On the other hand, Nintendo’s Switch is still the most popular device in the Japanese market. The Japanese studio has managed to sell over 2 million units, while PS5 struggles to cross the 1 million mark with 800k units sold. Lastly, Xbox Series X/S stood in the third position with only 62k units sold.

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In the case of the European market, PS5 continues to remain dominant with 3.6 million units sold. Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch stood second with only 1.8 million units followed by Xbox Series X/S with 1.7 million units sold.

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These facts only suggest that PS5 is winning the console war by a landslide, and Xbox Series X/S is not posing any challenge. However, Nintendo’s Switch has turned out as an amazing device that is impossible to overthrow from its throne in the Japanese market.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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