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Switch vs PS4 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 October 2018 / 3,638 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: 137,215 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,654,538 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,031,220 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 4,976,186

PS4 Total Sales: 7,007,406

August 2018 is the 18th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch in Japan when compared to the PlayStation 4 by 137,215 and by 1.65 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead the Switch by 2.03 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 4.98 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 7.01 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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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 17 October 2018)

Switch closing the gap

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HylianSwordsman (on 18 October 2018)

Based on the current rate, looks like Switch passes it sometime in summer 2019.

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CaptainExplosion (on 18 October 2018)

"PS4 Lead". Not for long. :)

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Marth (on 17 October 2018)

2nd holiday for Switch will be crazy

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CaptainExplosion Marth (on 18 October 2018)

Gee, wonder why. standing in front of giant sign that says Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Marth Marth (on 18 October 2018)

Clearly because of Katamari Damacy Reroll :D

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CaptainExplosion Marth (on 18 October 2018)

Ah, don't be a goomba!!

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