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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2019 / 3,724 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: 4,328,956 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,523,655 – Switch

Total Lead: 4,221,833 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 29,635,662

PS4 Total Sales: 25,413,829

December 2018 is the 22nd 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 4.33 million units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 1.52 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 4.22 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 29.64 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 25.41 million units during the same timeframe.

The 22nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is December 2018, while for the PlayStation 4 it is August 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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Eagle367 (on 07 February 2019)

This race is really interesting to follow although I think the PS4 will have more legs, I want to see which console has more of a max in any given year. I think the switch will win on that end

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Amnesia (on 06 February 2019)

Next Q3 coming for the PS4 is 8,4M...Can it close the gap ?

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Bofferbrauer2 Amnesia (on 06 February 2019)

Should be enough, as I really doubt Switch will do the 4.5M necessary this quarter to avoid it.

The question is more how both will fare afterwards. PS4 made 17M in the upcoming year, while the Switch is mostly expected to exceed that. So it would be possible for the Switch to overtake the PS4 before the holiday season this time around

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Megiddo (on 07 February 2019)

It amuses me even more that pointing out an inaccuracy (the PS4 was labeled as 'leading' instead of the Switch) causes mass downvotes. You're displaying some keen intellect there, VGchartz voters.

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Megiddo (on 06 February 2019)

It amuses me how often these graphs have wrong system labeled as leading.

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zorg1000 Megiddo (on 06 February 2019)

It looks right to me

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trunkswd Megiddo (on 06 February 2019)

It was wrong. I've updated it to be correct.

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