Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2017 Update

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 October 2017 / 4,634 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 74,884 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,777,890 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 6,078,757

PS4 Total Sales: 7,856,647

August 2017 is the 6th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch during the same time frame by 74,884 units. The Switch is currently behind the PlayStation 4 by 1.78 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 6.08 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 7.86 million units during the same timeframe.


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. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

shikamaru317 (on 16 October 2017)

Nintendo has managed to keep Switch in stock online for most of October now, at least in the US. It'll be interesting to see if Switch can close the gap now that supply is finally starting to catch up to demand.


zorg1000 (on 16 October 2017)

This quarter will definitely see Switch close the gap, its entering the Holiday period while PS4 will be in the slower Summer months.


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Flilix (on 16 October 2017)

So far the Switch is holding up well. First year sales will be roughly the same as PS4's.


monocle_layton (on 16 October 2017)

So the Switch has stock slowly increasing as it reaches the holiday as a top 5 wish list gift. It shouldn't be a shock if it manages to gain a lead for some time