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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 September 2018 / 4,709 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: 573,960 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 103,874 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,064,468 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 19,147,667

PS4 Total Sales: 21,212,135

July 2018 is the 17th 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 573,960 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. However, in the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 103,874 units. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead the Switch by 2.06 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 19.15 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 21.21 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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Megiddo (on 02 September 2018)

When the release months are not synched up for these aligned launch updates, could you please add the month and year that this months' update corresponding to? It's fairly crucial information in terms of what is being compared since different months have different sales expectations.

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Mnementh Megiddo (on 03 September 2018)

It's launch aligned. PS4 started in the holiday period, Switch in March. So PS4 has always it's holidays a few months after Switch, launch aligned. You can see the holidays pretty well: Switcgh has holidays and takes the lead, a few months later PS4 takes the lead back - it has it's own holidays.

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Amnesia (on 02 September 2018)

I think there is 2 times the same source in the a href for the picture.
We can't see the blue and red lines of cumulated sales.

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Ryng (on 02 September 2018)

considering the extra holiday PS4 had in 2013, Switch is doing incredible well.

In a matter of months (November/December) will back above PS4, and it may stay above it for a very long time.

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Riku148 Ryng (on 02 September 2018)

Actually because of all the supply issues PS4 had during 2013 holiday season, I think PS4 is doing very well even compared to Switch. With all the big games like Spider Man, Red Dead Redemption 2, Black Ops 4 etc. coming soon, it will most likely extend that lead during september and october, maybe even november. I don't think Switch can pass it during november or december and even if it does, it won't last long.

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Bofferbrauer2 Ryng (on 03 September 2018)

Super Mario Party, Pokémon Let's Go and especially Smash will blow the Switch sales to new hights. September should go to PS4, no questions asked, but I wouldn't be so sure about the other months

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zorg1000 Ryng (on 03 September 2018)

@Riku148, the comparison is launches aligned so its Nov 2013-March 2015 for PS4 vs March 2017-July 2018 for Switch.

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Mnementh Ryng (on 03 September 2018)

Nah, this looks like a difficult ride for the Switch. It doesn't look like the Switch can hold up launch aligned, although it's close. But I strongly suspect the Switch has not such a prolonged life like the PS4.

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Amnesia (on 03 September 2018)

Please fix this line which is written twice, it is twice the same picture :

<img src="/articles_media/images/july-2018-sales-6-1.png" alt="" width="640" height="443">

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Mnementh Amnesia (on 03 September 2018)

It should probably that one

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