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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2019 / 8,362 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 June 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 Nintendo Switch passed the 35 million mark. The PS4 has sold 96.90 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 42.82 million units, and the Switch 35.55 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: 96,901,137

Xbox One Total Sales: 42,822,673

Switch Total Sales: 35,551,732


During the month of June 2019, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 213,593 units for the month and the Xbox One by 684,884 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 471,291 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Switch, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are down. The Nintendo Switch is down 77,139 units, the PlayStation 4 is down 541,224 units and the Xbox One is down 228,428 units

Taking a look at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 51 percent. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 38 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One just 11 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 665,479

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 194,188

Switch Monthly Sales: 879,072

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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CosmicSex (on 22 July 2019)

That 55% Market share is holding steady but I expect it to fall to just over 50% when all is said and done. If the Xbox had been able to make it to 60 million then it would be a completely different story. Now its looking like its all up to Nintendo to balance against the PS4. I'm expecting Nintendo to come up just shy.

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Bofferbrauer2 CosmicSex (on 22 July 2019)

For the PS4 to have a chance to stay above 50% would necessitate the Switch to stay below 80M, which doesn't look very realistic anymore considering how well it's selling and what is coming for the console.Switch will probably end this year just shy of 50M, it only selling less than 30M after that doesn't sound very realistic.

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Jumpin CosmicSex (on 22 July 2019)

It depends what you're counting for market share. If you're counting back to the beginning of the cycle, then you have to count Wii U as well (which puts the PS4 down to 51%). If you're counting only since the Switch released, then it is 40.7M (45%) PS4 sales vs 14.1 XBOne (15%) , and 35.8M Switch (40%) - which is more accurate of what's happened with hardware sales since the launch of the Switch.

Since the separation of handheld consoles and home consoles is a bit arbitrary based on how you play them, you could additionally put the Vita and 3DS in there for a total of 280.5M sales, or 34.5% for PS4 as far as dedicated gaming consoles go for those launching since the 3DS.

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HylianSwordsman CosmicSex (on 22 July 2019)

Counting just the Switch and XBO, with the XBO you'll have pretty close to 50 million, probably just shy, and Switch will almost certainly outdo the 3DS by a good bit, so at least 80 million minimum, So unless the PS4 is going to get above 130 million, it stands no chance. Even if it does get that high, that's a best case scenario. Switch will probably do 90 million, and with good enough legs, might even outsell the Wii or the PS1.

If you count the Wii U as part of Gen 8's sales alongside the Switch and XBO, PS4 definitely has no chance unless it somehow outsells the PS2.

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The_Liquid_Laser CosmicSex (on 23 July 2019)

Jumpin's analysis is the only one that makes sense. Somehow PS4 and XB1 totals go back to 2013, but the Wii U isn't included. The "market share" analysis from this article isn't consistent at all.

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Bofferbrauer2 CosmicSex (on 24 July 2019)

Well, the question was if the PS4 could keep 50% market share. I could have added the Wii U, but considering how well the Switch is selling, Switch + XBO alone should do it handily already to gain over 50% market share when taken together. So mentioning the Wii U simply wasn't necessary for the argument for me.

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