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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 October 2017 / 6,561 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Europe’ 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 Europe in Month 2017 shows how much the PlayStation 4 has dominated in the region. Other than its first month on the market the Switch has not been able to outsell the PS4.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 25.32 million units lifetime in Europe, the Xbox One 8.39 million units, and the Switch 1.58 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms combined. The PlayStation 4 has 72 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 24 percent, and the Switch four percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 25,318,972

Xbox One Total Sales: 8,385,683

Switch Total Sales: 1,575,904


The PlayStation 4 outsold the Switch by 112,930 units for the month and the Xbox One by 162,394 units. The Switch outsold the Xbox One by 49,464 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 by 10,003 units and the Xbox One is down by 17,270 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 52 percent. The Switch accounted for 29 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 19 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 255,875

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 93,481

Switch Monthly Sales: 142,945

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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Flilix (on 20 October 2017)

Switch should be able to beat XOne lifetime, but neither will come close to PS4 in Europe.

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z101 Flilix (on 22 October 2017)

Depends, the Switch was supply constrained until a few weeks ago. This christmas will be a good indication, how good Switch will perform.. Based on the latest data Switch could outperform PS4 from 2018 on (it will easily outsell PS4 during the holidays)

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Qwark Flilix (on 23 October 2017)

It barely managed to best the PS4 in its launch month in Europe. So I very much the Switch is going to beat the PS4 in Europe. Especially since in more than a few European countries you can actually go to a store and get one, whenever you want.

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z101 (on 22 October 2017)

Switch was heavily supply constrained in EU until late Sep.. The numbers will probably change soon in favor of Switch. That is at least something that should have been mentioned in a sales article.

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Poweranimals (on 20 October 2017)

Why don't you do gap charts for these three instead of lifetime where it's obvious the Switch is at a disadvantage?

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Qwark Poweranimals (on 22 October 2017)

The second graph is basically a gap chart and the PS4 is whooping Switch as in Europe since April 2017. Switch barely managed to outsold the PS4 in march. Alligned launch would also be massively in PS4 is favour since its first week was over 900k. And when you align launches PS4 has quite a big lead on Switch.

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Ggordon (on 20 October 2017)

Even the switch can compete in anywhere in the world but not in europe.That is sonys territory

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