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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 November 2018 / 5,018 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: 18,731 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 111,115 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,940,642 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 20,764,647

PS4 Total Sales: 22,705,289

September 2018 is the 19th 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 18,731 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 111,115 units. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead the Switch by 1.94 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 20.76 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 22.71 million units during the same timeframe.

The 19th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is September 2018, while for the PlayStation 4 it is May 2015.

 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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Ljink96 (on 29 October 2018)

Get ready for another cross to happen.

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The_Liquid_Laser Ljink96 (on 29 October 2018)

I expect Switch will cross around month 20-21. Then about 3 months later PS4 will come back on top. Then about 7-9 months after that Switch will be on top, but this time it will stay on top forever. Switch is going to go into overdrive next year especially right near the end.

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Barkley Ljink96 (on 29 October 2018)

Switch to sell over 110m? Nah mate.

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AngryLittleAlchemist Ljink96 (on 29 October 2018)

Where did he say that?

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Barkley Ljink96 (on 29 October 2018)

Not Ljink, Liquid Laser. "Switch will be on top... Forever" if memory serves me well he actually expects the switch to be the best selling console ever. So 155m+

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AngryLittleAlchemist Ljink96 (on 29 October 2018)

LMAO, my bad, I read that comment and somehow didn't notice that part. xD

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JSG87 (on 29 October 2018)

I expect it to continue like this as long as Nintendo can keep the Switch selling.

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zorg1000 (on 29 October 2018)

Still a very close and intense battle

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Mnementh (on 31 October 2018)

Oh, this is a really exciting comparison. As can be seen, the lead in the second year is not bigger than in the first year, so it is all for christmas happening at different times for both consoles. But basically they are at the same. It will be thrillign to see if Switch manages a bigger christams this time, or if PS4 will pull ahead with it thrid christmas.

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Razakius (on 30 October 2018)

It's kind of cool to look at this in graph form because you can literally see christmas in both consoles sales. PS4 gets ahead in months 2 and 14 (Christmas for both), Switch bursts ahead in month 10 (it's one and only Christmas). This Christmas will be a big one for Switch... I expect it to go back in front of the PS4... but will the hike be as big as the PS4 did in month 14? It certainly won't equal Switch's month 10... if it does I don't think PS4 X-mas #3 will be able to make it cross again.

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Socke (on 29 October 2018)

Why does it look completely different under "Tools -> Hardware by Date"? The PS4 Line is in the complete September over the NS Line. How can NS have sold more often in September?

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Flilix Socke (on 29 October 2018)

This chart is comparing Switch sales to the first 19 months of the PS4; you are comparing it to the past 19 months.

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Amnesia (on 29 October 2018)

Awesome race !

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