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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2019 Update

Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 May 2019 / 3,957 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: 1,129,552 – SP4

Gap change over last 12 months: 735,971 – Switch

Total Lead: 684,440 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 11,522,685

PS4 Total Sales: 10,838,245

In March 2019 the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches. The PlayStation 4 sold 1.13 more units than the Switch in the last month.  The Switch has sold 735,971 more units in the last year.  The Switch currently leads by 684,440 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 11.52 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 10.84 million units during the same timeframe.

The 25th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is March 2019, while for the PlayStation 4 it is November 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 05 May 2019)

Looks like the PS4 has a harder time this year to catch up again. And I think next year it possibly won't at all, seeing how well the Switch was doing this Winter without big releases.

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aris4me (on 07 May 2019)

Switch and Nintendo are doing really great!

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Marth (on 06 May 2019)

The trendline is favoring the Switch.

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RolStoppable (on 06 May 2019)

Month 26 should be ~1.5m for PS4 and ~250k for Switch, so cumulative the PS4 should then be ahead by more than 500k units.

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garretslarrity (on 05 May 2019)

Interesting stuff! Can we get the global version of this chart? Of all the gap charts that's the one I'm most interested in!

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Ah yes, I saw that but thought it was an old one because it said March. I forgot about the data lag. Thanks!

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trunkswd garretslarrity (on 05 May 2019)

Yeah. March is the current month being posted about with the monthly hardware charts. I have a vacation coming up, so I won't start posting April's hardware articles until closer to the end of this month.

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CodeJerry (on 06 May 2019)

PS4 is doing amazing for a home console let alone one that has been out almost 7 years now. Where I switch have already had perm price drop so that probably helping sales. I mean PS4 is the cheaper of the two and that's the only way it can compete right now.

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Mnementh CodeJerry (on 06 May 2019)

The graph is launch aligned, so each console in this graph is the same age.

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