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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 December 2018 / 5,038 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: 89,610 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,571,272 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,851,814 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 5,309,989

PS4 Total Sales: 7,161,803

October 2018 is the 20th 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 89,610 and by 1.57 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead the Switch by 1.85 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 5.31 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 7.16 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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SuperNintend0rk (on 18 December 2018)

According to Media Create, the Switch has already sold more than 6 million units so it should take the lead very soon.

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bamf (on 21 December 2018)

Japan is a very different market all together. I probably don't play more than 2% from what comes out from over there. A game can launch world wide that has major success in both n. America and Europe but does very little in Japan. Its a very handheld market and the switch is really the only device on offer. Switch will surpass ps4 definitely next year.

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JulioMadeira (on 19 December 2018)

You should create shame in the face of doing something closer to the real, Switch coming in at 7 MILLION.

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ironmanDX (on 19 December 2018)


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The_Liquid_Laser (on 18 December 2018)

After the holidays these two curves are going to be extremely close.

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Mnementh (on 18 December 2018)

Well, it looks like an easy match. I'm surprised how small the MonHun peak is in the gap chart. It was massive in the weekly charts. Anyways, if Sony has nothing next year to drive sales like MonHun or better, than clearly Switch will overtake PS4-sales next year.

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CaptainExplosion (on 18 December 2018)

Switch is catching up fast. :)

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gemini_d@rk (on 18 December 2018)

This fall Switch will smash ps4 in japan.

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