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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Global Lifetime Sales – October 2017

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Global Lifetime Sales – October 2017 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2017 / 67,433 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Worldwide’ article. This series compares the monthly and lifetime retail 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 October 2017 shows how the Nintendo Switch is slowly gaining marketshare on the Xbox One and is nearly keeping up with monthly sales of the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 66 million mark. The PS4 has sold 66.03 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 31.57 million units, and the Switch 7.92 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 63 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 30 percent, and the Switch seven percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 66,030,376

Xbox One Total Sales: 31,573,460

Switch Total Sales: 7,915,989


During the month of October 2017, the PS4 outsold the Switch by 233,847 units for the month and the Xbox One by 735,351 units. The Switch outsold the Xbox One by 501,504 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are down. The PlayStation 4 is down 122,859 units and the Xbox One is down 299,128 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 47 percent. The Switch accounted for 37 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 16 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,132,171

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 396,820

Switch Monthly Sales: 898,324

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Switch launched in March 2017.

As a reminder VGChartz tracks consoles sold to consumers. 

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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only777 (on 01 December 2017)

PS4 is still selling like hot cakes. Switch doing really great too. Xbox has flatlined, I still don't XBX will do anything either.

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reviniente only777 (on 01 December 2017)

I certainly think the release of the X has invigorated the fanbase and will attract new players to the ecosystem. Sales will start to pick up as 2018 will have more games than 2017. From articles and comments around the internet, it seems MS is being forced to acknowledge that the software lineup needs to be increased and diversified.

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DonFerrari (on 02 December 2017)

So this month PS4 YTD YOY growth have dropped some.

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PEEPer0nni (on 02 December 2017)

Halo 6 will help XBOX!

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