Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo, posted 6 days ago / 3,469 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: 71,659 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,256,652 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 7,915,989

PS4 Total Sales: 9,172,641

October 2017 is the 8th 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 71,659 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently behind the PlayStation 4 by 1.26 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 7.92 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 9.17 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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2 Comments

Ryng_Tolu (6 days ago)

This month is when Switch surpass PS4 launch allinied thanks the holiday boost.


Azuren (6 days ago)

As someone who actually works in electronic retail and can monitor sales across the country within the company, I have doubts about that happening.


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Ryng_Tolu (6 days ago)

You think Switch won't sell over 1.85 million this month?
the gap is 1.25 million and PS4 sold 600K in the month which will be compared to first Switch November.

Switch will easy sell over 1 million in USA alone (so withouth counting the rest of America), and in Japan it sold 370k. No way that it does not sell 1.85 million including Europe and rest of the world.


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JWeinCom (6 days ago)

Yeah... I worked at retail for nearly four years. I had a more elaborate explanation but I'll leave it at this. Unless you specifically have a job that involves analyzing data, the systems available are not going to be suitable for any meaningful analysis. At best, you have a rudimentary understanding of the retail sales in one chain in one market. That makes for, generously, a slightly more educated guess than the average user.

Considering that it needs only around 120% of their October sales to surpass PS4 in the aligned chart, and the publicly available data (Amazon best sellers, internet stock checkers, Famitsu/media create sales, general November sales patterns), it would be quite shocking for the Switch not to pull ahead of aligned sales. More than willing to put a bet on it.


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Azuren (6 days ago)

Okay, you guys just keep acting like being undercut by $100 on both side of competition doesn't negatively impact sales.


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Ryng_Tolu (6 days ago)

That's cool and all, but Switch will still sell over 1.85 milioni this month :D


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Goodnightmoon (5 days ago)

We have a new Patcher here lol


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Goodnightmoon (5 days ago)

And yeah, this holidays will totally put Switch above Ps4 as long as there is enough stock, 1.85m seems totally reasonable


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Azuren (5 days ago)

Yeah, no amount of discussion will go anywhere on this topic. Not with the users present, anyway.


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Matsku (2 days ago)

Maybe not this month but next deffinatelly maybe even US alone.


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Matsku (2 days ago)

Oh oops i thought this comment was posted in november so yeah it will deffinatelly go past Ps4 this month.


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Bofferbrauer2 (6 days ago)

How come the gaps here are so very different to those gapcharts here: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8417728 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8552249 ?


Mnementh (6 days ago)

Does the writer already know next weeks numbers, which reduce the gap another 150K?


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kenjab (5 days ago)

"So very different", how? The two posts you link both track the data weekly while this post tracks it monthly, but other than that I don't see any differences I would call very different. The total sales chart here matches the total sales (2nd) chart in your first link pretty closely.


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Bofferbrauer2 (5 days ago)

Very different because the gap is much smaller in this chart than it is on the other 2 charts, and this consistently over the past couple of months now. The lines are similar, but the sales numbers behind the PS4 sales seems to be different, despite both charts use those from the site here


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