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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 US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 launched in the US in November 2005, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.
Switch Vs. Xbox 360 US:
Gap change in latest month: 9,531 – Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 811,167 – X360
Total Lead: 9,955,914 – Switch
Switch Total Sales: 36,773,120
Xbox 360 Total Sales: 26,817,206
August 2022 is the 66th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month, the Nintendo Switch has outsold the Xbox 360 by 9,531 units.
In the last 12 months, the Xbox 360 has outsold the Nintendo Switch by 811,167 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Xbox 360 by 9.96 million units.
The 66th month for the Nintendo Switch is August 2022 and for the Xbox 360 it is April 2011. The Switch has sold 36.77 million units, while the Xbox 360 sold 26.82 million units during the same timeframe. The Xbox 360 sold current Switch sales in month 85.
The Xbox 360 sold 43.75 million units in the US during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 6.98 million units to outsell the Xbox 360.
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.