Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 February 2018 / 21,147 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: 3,964,618 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,928,678 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 13,361,768

PS4 Total Sales: 10,433,090

December 2017 is the 10th 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 3.96 million units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead the PlayStation 4 by 2.93 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 13.36 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 10.43 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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ROCKY223 (on 04 February 2018)

Well were looking at the next wii here

xMetroid (on 04 February 2018)

Except I don't expect the Switch to die off as quickly as the Wii seeing how much it is beloved compare to the Wii that never was appreciated by gamers. It was only driven by casual market that got tired of it pretty quickly.

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OTBWY (on 04 February 2018)

The next DS you mean.

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lombrico (on 04 February 2018)

Wii wasn't quickly died, was it never appreciated? about a milliard games were sold!!! ahahah

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Ryng_Tolu (on 04 February 2018)

For month 11 PS4 will win, it was Destiny month and was a huge month. For month 12 Switch will win, February is a bigger month than October, so the gap will increase. For month 13 PS4 will of course win cause is November, but it will surpass Switch again only in month 14.

Ljink96 (on 04 February 2018)

When is PS4 lite?

Qwark (on 04 February 2018)

2 years away, but when Switch hits February the PS4 hits october. So from that point onward the gap is going to shrink really fast. Till the Switch hits June and then it's all game again. The second full year the PS4 was on the market it sold over 17 million units. So this battle is going to be really interesting from that point onward.

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xMetroid (on 04 February 2018)

I don't think Switch will have problems doing more than 17 millions if it's going to do around 15 millions on launch year with stock problems.

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Qwark (on 04 February 2018)

The PS4 also sold 15 million units in its first year on the market. So that isn't a guarantee it will start outselling the PS4. It could very well be that the Switch won see a massive you increase. Especially since the confirmed line up is rather mediocre compared to last year.

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xMetroid (on 04 February 2018)

Well it sold 14.2 or something like that. Fact is Switch has an enormous sale potential in Japan. Switch will most likely be up in NA/EU this year and will probably have a big boost in Japan because of shipments.

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peachbuggy (on 04 February 2018)

Switch will probably retake the lead before its 2nd holiday.

xMetroid (on 04 February 2018)

I don't think PS4 will be able to catch up the 3 millions in the next 2 months even if it's September and October since Switch seem to be doing really well still in January. It will obviously pass the Switch during 13th/14th month tho. We will see if Switch manage to take the lead back during the year or it's second holiday.

Azuren (on 04 February 2018)

PS4 will be enjoying the other half of it's holiday sales (the holidays don't begin on November 10th) soon, so it's a wait and see scenario.

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kazuyamishima (on 05 February 2018)

Ps4 will outsell both switch and WiiU combined

Ryng_Tolu (on 06 February 2018)

This prediction is as possible as Switch outselling PS4 and Vita combined.

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kopstudent89 (on 05 February 2018)

Well the last month was quite the switcheroo for Nintendo, am I right guys? Guys?

paulrage2 (on 04 February 2018)

It is important to remember that in 10 months of ps4 sales more than 3 months it was without japanese sales and 15 days without european and latin america sales. Since the sales count begins in november 15.

AngryLittleAlchemist (on 04 February 2018)

I don't think that would change the lead ... the bigger difference is in how the launch's align the holiday season.

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paulrage2 (on 04 February 2018)

I agree, but the difference would be shorter.

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Azuren (on 05 February 2018)

It's MORE important to remember that the PS4 hasn't had pre-holiday sales yet. October and the first half of November are still huge months that the PS4 is missing, compared to the relatively quiet months the Switch is now moving into.

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Wiibaron (on 05 February 2018)

Unless there was no supply of PS4 available for those Japan and Euro customers around their release times, the folks who wanted one got one. It makes zero difference after a couple of months. But you tried to save PS's face...

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lombrico (on 04 February 2018)

In these years consoles have a strong starts but the regime is "slow", Wii and DS were more innovation, more games, new games... Wii and DS are on other level

Ryng_Tolu (on 05 February 2018)

Yet Switch is outselling both Wii and DS launch allinied.

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GorillaQc (on 06 February 2018)

It also has much more games and also better games than the Wii had year 1. Almost 3 times the games in fact.

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lombrico (on 09 February 2018)

old old games, Wii and DS brought innovation, and players bought more games than on Switch...

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RolStoppable (on 04 February 2018)

Switch leads by 2.9m after ten months. Switch is on pace to lead by 14.5m after 50 months. The PS4 has sold 73.6m in 50 months. Switch will be at 88.1m by April 2021. Will be a piece of cake to beat PS4 lifetime sales by comfortable margin.