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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Japan Lifetime Sales – September 2017 Update

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Japan Lifetime Sales – September 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2017 / 9,853 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Japan’ 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 Japan for September 2017 shows the lead the PlayStation 4 currently has. However, the Switch has closed the gap every month since it released in March.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 5.45 million units lifetime, the Switch 1.79 million units, and the Xbox One 81,834 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 has a 74 percent market share, the Switch sits at 25 percent, and the Xbox One just one percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 5,345,505

Switch Total Sales: 1,788,301

Xbox One Total Sales: 81,834


When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are down. The PlayStation 4 is down 57,527 units and the Xbox One is down 430 units.

The Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 128,554 units and the Xbox One by 256,470. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 127,916.

Looking at market share for the month, the Switch managed to achieve 67 percent. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 33 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One less than one percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 128,271

Switch Monthly Sales: 256,825

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 355

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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DialgaMarine (on 26 November 2017)

Switch outselling PS4 in Japan is inevitable; it’s just the perfect gaming product for Japanese gaming culture. However, if PS4 can maintain its lead over PS3, that is what will be truly impressive.

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weraru_1 DialgaMarine (on 26 November 2017)

Who down voted this comment and why?

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DialgaMarine DialgaMarine (on 26 November 2017)

Maybe I should’ve specified I was talking strictly about PS4 vs PS3 in Japan? Not sure how people could get that confused; even a total moron knows that PS4 is going to blow PS3 away in worldwide sales.

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Ryng DialgaMarine (on 26 November 2017)

lol don't worry, people just random down vote comments. :p

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Ka-pi96 (on 26 November 2017)

What's an Xbox? :P

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DialgaMarine Ka-pi96 (on 26 November 2017)

Apparently it’s freshly cut grass.

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OTBWY Ka-pi96 (on 26 November 2017)

A miserable little pile of secrets!

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OTBWY (on 26 November 2017)

The Switch is obviously doing extremely well in Japan. The question is if that success will be reflected by what kind of Japanese studio support it gets.

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Ljink96 (on 26 November 2017)

A year from now, things will be quite different.

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takoyaki7 (on 26 November 2017)

Considering that 360 is 1.7 million units, xb1 is approximately 80,000 units, which is very reduced.

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CaptainExplosion (on 26 November 2017)

It's like Japan doesn't care about the Xbox One.

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LuccaCardoso1 CaptainExplosion (on 26 November 2017)

And vice-versa.

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COKTOE (on 26 November 2017)

Look at that XBO line. You could play pool on that thing.

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Teeqoz (on 26 November 2017)

Gotta love that horisontal green line :-D

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Ggordon (on 26 November 2017)

I think you guys should just not include xbox one sales when comparing in japan
It should just be ps4 vs switch

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reviniente Ggordon (on 26 November 2017)

I disagree. I'm interested in seeing what effect the X has, if any.

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Ggordon Ggordon (on 26 November 2017)

Not going to change anything in japan.In the first week one x sold less than 2k units.

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COKTOE Ggordon (on 26 November 2017)

That would rob of comedy gold though.

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reviniente Ggordon (on 26 November 2017)

As I stated in the Japan sales (Week 46) thread, that's the amount MS made available for sale in Japan. The X can't be bought online or at retail, except from scalpers who are selling it at a premium. Worst still, it can't even be ordered, anywhere. There are NO Xbox One Xs for sale in Japan. Xbox fans are furious. Check the japanese Xbox site.

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Kerotan (on 26 November 2017)
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