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Switch vs PS4 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 June 2019 / 2,396 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 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 142,967 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,411,818 - Switch

Total Lead: 56,329 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 8,003,865

PS4 Total Sales: 8,060,194

April 2019 is the 26th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch in Japan when compared to the PlayStation 4 by 142,967 and by 2.41 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead the Switch by 56,329 units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 8.00 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 8.06 million units through December 2018.


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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4 Comments
Mnementh (on 12 June 2019)

dun dun dun

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siebensus4 (on 12 June 2019)

Wasn't there already an article that Switch has surpassed PS4 in Japan?

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Megiddo siebensus4 (on 12 June 2019)

There are three different organizations that provide hardware numbers in Japan. Media Create, Famitsu, and Dengeki, and they all have slightly different hardware totals. So I wouldn't be surprised if the Switch had passed the PS4 in April (or March even) for one of those 3.

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CaptainExplosion (on 13 June 2019)

It won't be ahead of Switch for long.

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