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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Global Lifetime Sales – February 2018

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch Global Lifetime Sales – February 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2018 / 23,039 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 though February 2018 shows the Switch continuing to close the gap on the Xbox One.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 76 million mark and the Switch the 15 million mark. The PS4 has sold 76.51 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 36.57 million units, and the Switch 15.33 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 60 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 28 percent, and the Switch 12 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 76,510,313

Xbox One Total Sales: 36,566,839

Switch Total Sales: 15,333,722


During the month of February 2018, the PS4 outsold the Switch by 338,258 units for the month and the Xbox One by 691,313 units. The Switch outsold the Xbox One by 353,055 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Xbox One is up and the PlayStation 4 is down. The PlayStation 4 is down 92,094 units and the Xbox One is up 144,358 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 46 percent. The Nintendo Switch accounted for 34 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 20 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,227,971

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 536,658

Switch Monthly Sales: 889,713

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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MasterThief (on 01 April 2018)

almost 65% of X1 sales are in USA. jesus. this country is saving microsoft so badly despite (being honest here) lagging behind platforms on exclusives . and people blame Japan for not buying xboxes just because they are not japanese

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McReally MasterThief (on 01 April 2018)

There's a reason people call the Xbox "the America Box" :P

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LuccaCardoso1 MasterThief (on 01 April 2018)

But really, the Xbox is one of the most American things there is. Their most prominent exclusive? Halo, the epidemy of all things American. Space, Guns, and Military.

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AntonTeiosanu (on 01 April 2018)

”The Switch surpassed the 54 million mark” lol go home Vgchartz you are drunk.

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Rob5VGC AntonTeiosanu (on 01 April 2018)

April fools!

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ArchangelMadzz (on 01 April 2018)

Only 1 month behind Xbox One since launch. Pretty sure that'll probably stick for a while, too.

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reviniente (on 01 April 2018)

Up YoY is always good.

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