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Switch vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2017 Update

Switch vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 July 2017 / 28,060 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. Xbox One Global:

Gap change in latest month: 361,468 – Switch

Total Lead: 769,502 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 4,114,725

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,345,223

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 Switch by 361,468 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Xbox One by 769,502 units.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 4.11 million units, while the Xbox One sold 3.35 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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10 Comments
LipeJJ (on 12 July 2017)

Wow, this is even more impressive when you think about the supply situation.

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LipeJJ LipeJJ (on 12 July 2017)

(and the fact that XB1 launched during the holidays.

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eddy7eddy LipeJJ (on 12 July 2017)

And the release season.

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eddy7eddy LipeJJ (on 12 July 2017)

Haha you beat me.

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LipeJJ LipeJJ (on 12 July 2017)

You were close. haha

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ABizzel1 LipeJJ (on 13 July 2017)

There are no benefits to launching during the holiday season over launching in March as the Switch did.

Launch is ALWAYS limited by the amount of consoles you can produce in the given time span. Also XBO is missing PAL and JP numbers..... XD, it would be a bit closer, but still.

That being said the Switch is doing very well, and is on track to break 10m it's first year.

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TheBraveGallade (on 12 July 2017)

Was the xbone selling out in its 3rd month, at least in the states?

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JWeinCom TheBraveGallade (on 12 July 2017)

I don't think it was even selling out in its first month.

Where I worked at the time, the XBox One was basically in stock the whole holiday season. There may have been some times we ran out, but 9/10 times if you came in you could get one.

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Rogerioandrade (on 13 July 2017)

That´s impressive, if you take into consideration that XboxOne was launched just before the holiday season

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ABizzel1 Rogerioandrade (on 13 July 2017)

Launching in the holiday season means absolutely nothing when you're limited by the amount of consoles you can make and distribute.

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