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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 June 2019 / 3,639 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: 1,452,495 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 73,431 – Switch

Total Lead: 768,055 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 11,764,435

PS4 Total Sales: 12,532,490

In April 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 1.45 million more units than the Switch in the last month. However, the Switch has sold 73,431 more units in the last year.  The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 768,055 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 11.53 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 12.53 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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HylianSwordsman (on 08 June 2019)

What a roller coaster ride. I wonder if the peaks in Switch's lead will continue to get higher with 2019's Pokemon holiday season for Switch.

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With a Zelda game in December to boot, I should add. Should do well in the US.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 08 June 2019)

Will the double helix continue?

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Ljink96 Bofferbrauer2 (on 08 June 2019)

The remainder of the upcoming Fiscal Year for Nintendo is pretty strong, I think it's safe to say that it will.

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Podings Bofferbrauer2 (on 08 June 2019)

All turns out to be an elaborate ARMS ad campaign.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 09 June 2019)

@Ljink96: I was asking, because the PS4 peaked early in the US, 2015 was it's best year there, and dropped by 10%, or 550k in 2016. If the Switch will do better than last year, it could create an advantage the PS4 couldn't fully recover after it's holiday season.

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