Switch vs PS4 in Japan  VGChartz Gap Charts  March 2018 Update

Switch vs PS4 in Japan VGChartz Gap Charts March 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 May 2018 / 2,682 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 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 120,116 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,479,862 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,539,558 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 4,015,226

PS4 Total Sales: 6,554,784

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 Switch during the same time frame by 120,116 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe and by 1.48 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead the Switch by 2.54 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 4.02 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 6.55 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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4 Comments

gemini_d@rk (on 13 May 2018)

For ps4, beat ps3 and wii is the goal. Switch fight with ds and 3ds due to portability love of japanese people.


TheBraveGallade (on 13 May 2018)

Switch still in beast mode in japan


Bofferbrauer2 (on 13 May 2018)

I'd argue that Switch hasn't even entered beast mode there yet. Just wait until later this year when Fire Emblem is supposed to launch, and then sometime after that Pokemon... then we can talk about beast mode


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fauzman (on 14 May 2018)

Impressive sales for the switch to close the gap so much in just a year.


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