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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 June 2017 / 40,111 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: 1,327,788 – PS4

Total Lead: 1,003,119 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 3,488,881

PS4 Total Sales: 4,492,000

April 2017 is the 2nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 1.33 million units. After two months the Switch is currently behind the PlayStation 4 by 1.00 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 3.49 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 4.49 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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PAOerfulone (on 07 June 2017)

This one will be an uphill battle.

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Proxy-Pie (on 08 June 2017)

Unless Nintendo unleashes a global marketing campaign, buys exclusive bundles for big games and the like, the Playstation will always outsell Nintendo consoles. It's simply the sad reality for me that barely anybody in my town owns non gen 7 Nintendo platforms, not because they hate Smash Bros or Mario Kart or Splatoon, but because they don't know those games exist, and how fun they are! They won't buy a Switch either, because they don't know it exists...

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Qwark Proxy-Pie (on 08 June 2017)

They know those games exist, but most people want to play GTA, COD, Destiny, Assassins Creed, Fallout, The elder scrolls and etc. Not everyone wants to own multiple platforms you know especially when one platform offers more good games than you can handle.

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Kyuu Proxy-Pie (on 08 June 2017)

Wrong Qwark, Nintendo will always be Nichendo!

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Thaddaeus02 Proxy-Pie (on 16 November 2020)


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gigaSheik (on 07 June 2017)

The almighty PS4 is unbeatable

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Bandorr (on 07 June 2017)

You have the ps4 color as purple, yet the line is pink.

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trunkswd Bandorr (on 07 June 2017)

Thank you for pointing that out. I've fixed it.

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Ljink96 (on 08 June 2017)

Yeah, PS4 is ahead but when we take the surrounding facts into account, Switch is primed to do very well. A Holiday launch vs. a not optimal March launch, usually Holiday launches go much better.

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Namiirei (on 08 June 2017)

Weird. The ps4 after a month was at 4.2 millions units sold, and the switch at 2.5/2.7.

Ps4 numbers seems wrong for the beginning of the month.

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SuperBott (on 07 June 2017)

Switch is a beast!

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Eagle367 (on 08 June 2017)

June might not be but may and July will be interesting

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Rab (on 07 June 2017)

Correction to the Switch supply issue would eventually give a more accurate trend

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pastro243 Rab (on 07 June 2017)

I think that would be the case for ps4 too, it won't matter in the long run and everything should settle

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xl-klaudkil Rab (on 08 June 2017)

Nr1 ps4 had supply issues too. Nr2 switch ww released ps4 not.

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Eagle367 Rab (on 08 June 2017)

@xl-klaudkil. I believe this is launch aligned as in all markets launch combined. No way ps4 sold all this without all the sales accounted for

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xl-klaudkil Rab (on 08 June 2017)

@ Eagle ps4 first came out un usa( sold 1mill in 24 hours...then after couple of month's in Europe and after that japan..

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torok Rab (on 08 June 2017)

@Eagle267 No, it's not launch aligned. I looked at PS4 sales in the weekly charts for the first week of January (2 months) and the numbers were basically this. So the numbers are with 15 days less for EU (launch 2 weeks later) and the Japanese sales are not included.

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