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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2019 Update

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2019 / 3,106 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: 3,748,625 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 445,969 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,163,901 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 33,767,244

PS4 Total Sales: 35,931,145

April 2019 is the 26th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 during the same time frame by 3.75 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the PS4 has outsold the Switch by 445.969 units. The PS4 is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.16 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 33.77 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 35.93 million units during the same timeframe.

The 26th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is April 2019, while for the PlayStation 4 it is December 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
Coolback (on 28 May 2019)

2 Christmas for Switch versus 3 for PS4, all is normal, move away !

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Amnesia Coolback (on 28 May 2019)

no. Eventually it is 2 vs 2,5. The first Christmas of the PS4 and the Wii was not real full one when we check the numbers.

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DialgaMarine (on 29 May 2019)

I’m still far more interested in how well Switch does in the years following it’s peak. PS4 has had a very steady decrease YoY since 2017, and is doing very well, despite being on the market for almost 6 years now. I wonder if Switch will do the same

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Mar1217 (on 28 May 2019)

It'd be fun if the thing with the double helix went on for eternity !

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Mnementh (on 28 May 2019)

Above graphic says "Switch lead", while PS4 leads. Anyways, now PS4 is again out of the holidays and it will be interesting how the normal momentum matches up in the year to follow. Last year PS4 had an ever so slightly better momentum. How will it be this year?

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indefinitecure Mnementh (on 28 May 2019)

That is why the switch lead value is in the negatives. It is titled properly.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 May 2019)

And back to where the Switch was before the holiday seasons. That's really a double Helix.
Seeing how the gap evolves over the next months will be quite interesting until the holiday season kicks in again..

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siebensus4 (on 27 May 2019)

PS4 had a better holiday season than I expected. I think we have to wait some time until Switch takes the lead again, which should happen with Pokemon Sword/Shield at the latest this year.

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