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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch USA Lifetime Sales – August 2017 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch USA Lifetime Sales – August 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 October 2017 / 10,712 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch USA’ article. This series compares the monthly and lifetime sales of the three main consoles - the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.


Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch in the US in August 2017 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. However, the gap between the two has grown in favor of the PlayStation 4 in recent months. The Switch as a new console has a long way to go to catch up.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 19.82 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 17.31 million units, and the Switch 2.00 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms. The PlayStation 4 has a 51 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 44 percent, and the Switch five percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 19,822,312

Xbox One Total Sales: 17,314,967

Switch Total Sales: 1,996,516


The Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 in August by 21,312 units for the month and the Xbox One by 93,922 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 72,610 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 is up and the Xbox One is down. The PlayStation 4 is up 30,161 units and the Xbox One is down 154,085 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the Switch managed to achieve 41 percent. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 36 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 23 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 193,252

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 120,642

Switch Monthly Sales: 214,564

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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efaefsdfasd (on 19 October 2017)

ps4 only 193,252 LMAOOOOOOO

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