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Switch vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2019 Update

Switch vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 July 2019 / 2,991 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. Xbox One Global:

Gap change in latest month: 689,347 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 11,045,281 - Switch

Total Lead: 7,955,825 – Xbox One

Switch Total Sales: 34,672,660

Xbox One Total Sales: 42,628,485

May 2019 is the 27th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap shrunk in favor of the Switch by 689,347 units when compared to the Xbox One. In the last 12 months the Switch has caught up to the lifetime sales of the Xbox One by 11.05 million units. The Switch is currently behind the Xbox One by 7.96 million units.

The Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 34.67 million units, while the Xbox One has sold 42.63 million units.

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 25 June 2019)

Switch recouped about 1M per month this year, which means that by the time the holiday season comes along, XBO will just barely be in front anymore by then, 1, 2M tops. Pokemon will gobble up what's left of the lead.

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RolStoppable Bofferbrauer2 (on 26 June 2019)

The average of close to 1m per month includes holiday sales, so your maths is wrong. The most recent month's gap change is ~700k, so that is a much more accurate basis for extrapolation. At this rate Switch is going to close the gap by ~4m by mid-November, leaving ~4m at the time of Pokémon`s launch.

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curl-6 (on 25 June 2019)

I think the first chart would be more intuitive if it showed the line declining rather than rising

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