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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2018 / 20,848 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 through July 2018 shows much of a lead the PlayStation 4 has on the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. However, the Switch did launch several years after the other two consoles. 

The PlayStation 4 passed the 81 million mark, the Xbox One passed the 38 million mark and the Switch passed the 19 million mark. The PS4 has sold 81.36 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 38.28 million units, and the Switch 19.15 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 59 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 27 percent, and the Switch 14 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 81,361,887

Xbox One Total Sales: 38,278,897

Switch Total Sales: 19,147,667


During the month of July 2018, the Switch outsold the PS4 by 45,906 units for the month and the Xbox One by 483,534 units. The PS4 outsold the Xbox One by 437,628 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Xbox One and Switch are up, while the PS4 is down. The Xbox One is up 82,919 units, the Switch is up 128,903 units, and the PS4 is down 423,554 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 43 percent. The PS4 accounted for 40 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 17 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 748,452

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 310,824

Switch Monthly Sales: 794,358

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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SuperNintend0rk (on 28 August 2018)

Wow the Switch managed to outsell the PS4 this month! Very impressive!

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ResilientFighter (on 28 August 2018)

having 3/5 control of the gaming market worldwide WOW!

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