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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2019 / 22,575 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 July 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 seven million units behind. The PlayStation 4 is also on track to surpass 100 million units sold to consumers in the next few months.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 98 million mark and the Nintendo Switch passed the 36 million mark. The PS4 has sold 98.44 million units lifetime, the Xbox One 42.99 million units, and the Switch 36.21 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 56 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 24 percent, and the Switch 20 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 98,435,919

Xbox One Total Sales: 42,985,147

Switch Total Sales: 36,213,574


During the month of July 2019, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 148,194 units for the month and the Xbox One by 722,697 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 574,503 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 112,694 units, the PlayStation 4 is down 91,775 units and the Xbox One is down 126,130 units

Taking a look at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 50 percent. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 41 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One just nine percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 736,977

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 162,474

Switch Monthly Sales: 885,171

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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Cerebralbore101 (on 25 August 2019)

Switch will surpass XB1 by the end of 2019.

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aris4me (on 26 August 2019)

Switch seems is going to have a crazy route this year as well! New games, new IPs like Astral Chain, Bravo Switch!

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Kristof81 Radek (on 25 August 2019)

By end of 2019. By December the difference should shrink down to around 3mil. And that's without accounting for extra sales from Switch Lite.

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