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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – May 2019

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – May 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2019 / 8,448 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Worldwide’ article. This series compares the monthly and lifetime retail sales of the three main consoles - the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch through May 2019 shows the Nintendo Switch continually to close the gap with the Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch is currently on track to surpass the Xbox One by the end of the year and is now less than eight million units behind. The PlayStation 4 is also on track to easily surpass 100 million units sold by the end of 2019.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 96 million mark and the Nintendo Switch passed the 34 million mark. The PS4 has sold 96.24 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 42.63 million units, and the Switch 34.67 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 55 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 25 percent, and the Switch 20 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 96,235,658

Xbox One Total Sales: 42,628,485

Switch Total Sales: 34,672,660

During the month of May 2019, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 110,379 units for the month and the Xbox One by 689,347 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 578,968 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Switch is up, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are down. The Nintendo Switch is up 283,994 units, the PlayStation 4 is down 107,036 units and the Xbox One is down 43,032 units

Taking a look at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 47 percent. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 42 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One just 11 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 795,037

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 216,069

Switch Monthly Sales: 905,416

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Switch launched in March 2017.

As a reminder VGChartz tracks consoles sold to consumers and not units shipped.

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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