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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2018 / 5,636 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: 1,181,924 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 459,264 - Switch

Total Lead: 652,933 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 16,108,373

PS4 Total Sales: 15,455,440

March 2018 is the 13th 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 1.18 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead the PlayStation 4 by 652,933 units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 16.11 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 15.46 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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yairo_ddt (on 02 May 2018)

That's impressive but we have to take into account that by the time the PS4 reached it's 13th month in the market it began it's second holiday season, that's why the sales number increased dramatically, opposed to the Switch that has only enjoyed one holiday period in it's whole sales cycle.

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Intrinsic yairo_ddt (on 03 May 2018)

No, the PS4 isn't seeing its second holiday, its seeing its first. What You consider the first holiday was the PS4s launch window. Same way the NS had its own launch window in march. Laucnh stock limitations trumps holiday windows every single time.

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ABizzel1 yairo_ddt (on 03 May 2018)

I don't get why so many people can't seem to understand that. Officially yes it is the 2nd holiday, but it was the consoles launch which limited them. If anything the Switch or any console launching at the beginning of the year has it better since they can milk a launch window + an actual holiday season.

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DialgaMarine (on 02 May 2018)

I don’t think it matters. Considering the fact that Switch is just barely tracking ahead of 3DS, there’s no way it’s goibg to beat PS4 in the long run.

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AlfredoTurkey DialgaMarine (on 03 May 2018)

The whole thing is silly imo because they're different gens and launched what... four YEARS apart? lol Ridiculous.

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Bofferbrauer2 DialgaMarine (on 04 May 2018)

Newsflash: so did the PS4 back then. Also, Switch didn't have a pricecut yet contrary to the 3DS who already had a massive one by then. So comparing both right now is ridiculous if you want to extrapolate future Switch sales - better compare it's sales to the PS4 for that.

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Tabular (on 02 May 2018)
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