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Switch vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2018 Update

Switch vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 February 2019 / 3,770 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. Xbox One Global:

Gap change in latest month: 4,730,599 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,475,902 - Switch

Total Lead: 16,406,488 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 29,635,662

Xbox One Total Sales: 13,229,174

December 2018 is the 22ns month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 4.73 million units when compared to the Xbox One during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead over the Xbox One by 8.48 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the Xbox One by 16.41 million units.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 29.64 million units, while the Xbox One sold 13.23 million units during the same timeframe.

The 22nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is December 2018, while for the Xbox One 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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Mar1217 (on 10 February 2019)

I'm waiting for the line to get into a quasi 90 degree progression.

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COKTOE Mar1217 (on 10 February 2019)

I think an argument could be made it already has. Maybe it will get so extreme it will exceed 90 degrees and start going backwards into previous months.

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NSS7 (on 11 February 2019)

I think Switch will outsell XOne before 2020.

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only777 (on 11 February 2019)

Nintendo are on fire!

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Azzanation (on 10 February 2019)

Curious to see how well the X1 sells with 4 1st party games due out in 2019. Switch will over take very soon especially with next gen X2 most likely announced in June E3

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tripenfall Azzanation (on 11 February 2019)

What are the 4 games?

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Azzanation Azzanation (on 11 February 2019)

Crackdown 3, Ori Will of the Wisp, Battletoads and Gear 5. Maybe more not sure.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 10 February 2019)

Switch: Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru.
XBox1: Nani?!

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Mnementh (on 10 February 2019)

Yeah, nothing interesting here. As Switch probably overtake XB1 lifetime sales this year, the graph will never look any different.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 09 February 2019)

curbstomp with a little speedbump

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