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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 July 2017 / 27,489 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: 154,207 – PS4

Total Lead: 1,157,326 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 4,114,725

PS4 Total Sales: 5,272,051

May 2017 is the 3rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 154,207 units. The Switch is currently behind the PlayStation 4 by 1.16 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 4.11 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 5.27 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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13 Comments
Sam1994 (on 13 July 2017)

PS4 is the king.

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LipeJJ (on 12 July 2017)

Should be interesting seeing this around March next year when Switch will be 1 year old. I bet it will be pretty close.

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Rogerioandrade LipeJJ (on 13 July 2017)

I think so, too. Specially because PS4 was launched just before the holiday season

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Lawlight (on 12 July 2017)

PS4 was not released in Japsn yet at this point.

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Mnementh Lawlight (on 12 July 2017)

True, but Japan wasn't very big for PS4 in the beginning.

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TheBraveGallade Lawlight (on 12 July 2017)

Like japan really matters in home consoles. There were more wii Us than ps4s untill basically the month when the switch was announced.

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Rab Lawlight (on 12 July 2017)

Switch wasnt released just before the holidays either

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Jranation (on 12 July 2017)

Not bad! Especially with stock issues.

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JWeinCom Jranation (on 12 July 2017)

PS4 probably still had stock issues at this point. Definitely into January at least, and probably a bit into February.

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LipeJJ Jranation (on 12 July 2017)

@JWeinCom

It did have, I remember it. But Sony was able to produce/ship more and PS4 also had the advantage of releasing during the holidays. It makes a bit difference.

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Green098 (on 13 July 2017)

Switch seems to be putting up a better fight with PS4 than the Xbox One did. Since the holidays are at different times launches aligned, the lead should go back and forth if Switch can continue to not fall to far behind the PS4 until then.

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Juma0009 (on 12 July 2017)

Switch keeping it close, considering time of the year.

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KazumaKiryu (on 13 July 2017)

The PS4 is the best games-console for the player on the world. The switch has really NO CHANCE versus the PlayStation 4.
My friends and i hope..2018 = a new Switch-Upgrade with stronger hardware / better graphic.

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