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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 July 2018 / 4,943 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: 22,396 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 58,295 – PS4

Total Lead: 1,532,926 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 17,333,798

PS4 Total Sales: 18,866,724

May 2018 is the 15th 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 22,396 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe and by 58,295 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead the Switch by 1.53 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 17.33 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 18.87 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 June 2018)

Very close battle so far

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ABizzel1 Bofferbrauer2 (on 29 June 2018)

Should be close for the next several years, but considering Nintendo generally keep their handhelds on the market for 5 - 6 (Switch 2 2021 / 2022) years the battle will go to the PS4 in the end which will likely have a strong 7 - 8 year life cycle (PS5 2020 / 2021).

I see Switch lifetime sales ending around 85m and PS4 around 120m.
Switch: NA: 30m, EU: 25m, JP: 25m, RoW: 5m
PS4: NA: 40m, EU: 50m, JP: 10m, RoW: 20m

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xMetroid Bofferbrauer2 (on 30 June 2018)

3DS turned 7 years old this year and was a struggling console since the start. Nintendo can keep the switch alive way longer than 5 years.

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Ryng (on 30 June 2018)

official shipments numbers have PS4 at 19.9 million after 13 months compared to 17.8 million Switch. Will be interesting to see the next update, which has PS4 at 22.3 million and Switch should be around 20 million.

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CosmicSex (on 01 July 2018)

Nintendo consoles are front loaded. For this reason, expect the PS4 to continue its momentum over Switch. Also since the PS4 is currently outselling the Switch I return back to original prediction of 65 million sold total.

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zygote (on 30 June 2018)

Gaming DNA.

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