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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 February 2019 / 3,027 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 US:

Gap change in latest month: 1,458,847 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 967,607 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,783,585 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 10,465,527

PS4 Total Sales: 8,681,942

In December 2018 the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 1.46 million more units than the PlayStation 4 in the last month.  The Switch has also sold 967,607 more units in the last year.  The Switch currently leads by 1.78 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017. The Switch has sold 10.47 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 8.68 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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SjOne (on 14 February 2019)

Could you also do a chart that compares PS4 & Xbox 360 launch aligned sales in the US?

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Cerebralbore101 (on 13 February 2019)

What about combined sales worldwide? Is Switch selling faster than PS4 did?

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Amnesia (on 13 February 2019)

Be carefull the title of the 2nd graph.

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Flilix Amnesia (on 13 February 2019)

Yeah, that confused me :p

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