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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2018 / 18,244 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 March 2018 shows the Switch continuing to close the gap on the Xbox One.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 77 million mark, the Switch the 16 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 37 million mark. The PS4 has sold 77.57 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 37.01 million units, and the Switch 16.11 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: 77,571,007

Xbox One Total Sales: 37,009,601

Switch Total Sales: 16,108,373


During the month of March 2018, the PS4 outsold the Switch by 212,048 units for the month and the Xbox One by 705,955 units. The Switch outsold the Xbox One by 493,907 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Xbox One is up and the PlayStation 4 and Switch are down. The Xbox One is up 147,422 units, the PlayStation 4 is down 246,270 units and the Switch is down 1.25 million units. The huge decrease in Switch year-over-year makes sense as March 2017 was the month the console launched.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 44 percent. The Nintendo Switch accounted for 36 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 20 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,292,878

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 586,923

Switch Monthly Sales: 1,080,830

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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