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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 March 2018 / 9,537 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. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 365,644 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,383,034 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 14,455,009

PS4 Total Sales: 12,071,975

January 2018 is the 11th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PS4 during the same time frame by 365,644 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead the PlayStation 4 by 2.38 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 14.46 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 12.07 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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RolStoppable (on 03 March 2018)

Switch lead decreased in the last month. January 2018 vs. September 2014. Destiny moved a lot of PS4s.

Nothing really worth of note for February 2018 vs. October 2014, so Switch is going to finish the first twelve months with a comfortable lead.

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RolStoppable RolStoppable (on 03 March 2018)

Booyah! Upvoted myself and downvoted Cloudman and OTBWY. My comment is the best. No, really. It is.

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OTBWY RolStoppable (on 03 March 2018)

And upvote again.

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KLAMarine RolStoppable (on 03 March 2018)

Upvoting just because Kim is cute.

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Ganoncrotch RolStoppable (on 04 March 2018)

and wet :o

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OTBWY (on 03 March 2018)

Wow great sales Switch. Very interesting info.

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Cloudman (on 03 March 2018)

Well, the Switch seems to continue doing well so far. Hopefully it can keep up with sales.

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Mr.GameCrazy (on 03 March 2018)

It's great to see the PS4 and the Switch doing well launch aligned.

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Acevil (on 03 March 2018)

Both are doing wonderfully, and it is good to see two devices do well.

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takoyaki7 (on 02 March 2018)

From the second year April to March, shipments of PS4 were 14.80 million units. Switch shipments from April to December were 12.12 million units. If Switch exceeds, 2.68 million are needed by the end of March.

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PAOerfulone takoyaki7 (on 02 March 2018)

It would have 13 weeks to do so.
Let's say it sells an average of 200k for those 13 weeks, that would be another 2,600,000 units sold, bringing shipments up to 14.73 million units with just those units sold. If we add whatever shipped units are on shelves, I think Switch shipments from April to March would be 15 million, which is what Nintendo is currently forecasting.

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takoyaki7 takoyaki7 (on 03 March 2018)

According to FT there was an article that Nintendo is planning to produce 18 million. So I think that Nintendo will ship around 16 million.

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Amnesia (on 04 March 2018)

I can't create any new post, and this single question doesn't deserve a whole topic, I hope that someone can answer : my second favorite game after Zelda on the Nintendo Switch is...Fast RMX. Do you have any idea why this game doesn't appear on the NS chart ?

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Flilix Amnesia (on 04 March 2018)

This site only tracks physical games, digital sales don't get counted.

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Amnesia Amnesia (on 04 March 2018)

Thank you, I did not know. And I also did not know that Fast rmx was only digital.

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Stuart23 Amnesia (on 05 March 2018)

If it is worth anything to know,Fast RMX was in the 8th place on the best selling games on the eShop last year. We don't know the numbers but it did very, very well.

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pikashoe (on 03 March 2018)

What the hell is going on here. Very few people have said anything that warrants being voted down so viciously.

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Ljink96 pikashoe (on 03 March 2018)

I have no idea why ArchangelMadzz was downvoted, others...eh were kinda asking for it.

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Azuren (on 02 March 2018)

Looks like a couple of Gold Subscription Nintendo fans are hanging out on this topic.

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Ljink96 Azuren (on 02 March 2018)

lol, forgot all about those extra votes you get.

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Jranation Azuren (on 02 March 2018)
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Ljink96 Azuren (on 02 March 2018)
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KLAMarine Azuren (on 02 March 2018)

That's a thing?

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 02 March 2018)

And how do you know they're Nintendo fans?

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Azuren Azuren (on 02 March 2018)

Because of the massive downvoting of any comments that might be perceived as anti-Nintendo.

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 03 March 2018)

What if the downvotes are just from anti-Sony entities? Or trolls? Or Putin?

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GoOnKid Azuren (on 03 March 2018)

You don't need to be a Nintendo fanboy to downvote stupid comments.

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Azuren Azuren (on 03 March 2018)

But you'd have to be one to think some of these posts that got downvote are stupid. One of them is an actual fact, but it got downvoted to hell.

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 03 March 2018)
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AngryLittleAlchemist Azuren (on 03 March 2018)

Ah, yes, the "let's dance around the reality that it probably is bad Nintendo fanboys but it COULD be Hitler" game. Love it!

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KLAMarine Azuren (on 03 March 2018)

The plot thickens.

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Jranation (on 02 March 2018)
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Lawlight (on 02 March 2018)
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Kerotan (on 02 March 2018)
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ArchangelMadzz (on 02 March 2018)
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pikashoe Acevil (on 03 March 2018)

Why do people have a problem with This?

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Acevil Acevil (on 03 March 2018)

Might be because it was a double post. Going to delete it.

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