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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2019 Update

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2019 / 4,170 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 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 224,250 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 280,563 – PS4

Total Lead: 2,692,011 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 36,213,574

PS4 Total Sales: 38,905,585

July 2019 is the 29th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 during the same time frame by 224,250 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Switch by 280,563 units. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.69 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 36.32 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 38.91 million units during the same timeframe.

The 29th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is July 2019, while for the PlayStation 4 it is March 2016.


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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12 Comments
siebensus4 (on 31 August 2019)

There's a possiblity with Pokemon and new hardware that Switch can keep the lead after this year's holidays...

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HylianSwordsman (on 31 August 2019)

I can't believe this fight is still going, and for the worldwide comparison too! Perhaps Switch will impress us more than we expect. Lite release will hopefully be very interesting.

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curl-6 (on 30 August 2019)

The DNA chain continues. Will be interesting to see how the Lite affects things.

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cinetici (on 02 September 2019)

How much was ps4 costing by this timeframe? how much less than its initial price release? That would be interesting to know

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Amnesia (on 30 August 2019)

On an aligned calendar, how much distant are the release of the PS4 Pro and the Switch Lite ? The Lite will come 5-6 months before the PS4 Pro ?

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DaAndy Amnesia (on 30 August 2019)

Yes, PS4 Pro was at month 37 (excluding Japan) while Switch Lite is at month 31.

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Amnesia Amnesia (on 30 August 2019)

Oh then this fight will be exciting for a long period.

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The_Liquid_Laser Amnesia (on 01 September 2019)

I actually think the release of the Switch Lite will mark where the sales rate of the Switch starts to outpace the sales rate of the PS4. The market as a whole wants a price cut much more than it wants an upgrade, especially since the Switch is the most expensive handheld yet from Nintendo. The market is very hungry for a cheaper Switch. It wasn't very hungry for a PS4 upgrade.

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Amnesia Amnesia (on 02 September 2019)

There is still the option to maintain momentum in 2020 with price cut : 250 for the normal and 170 for the Lite.

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Bofferbrauer2 Amnesia (on 02 September 2019)

True, especially considering the sales of the Pro model. As far as I know, they are around 10M as of now, something the Lite should achieve in a much shorter amount of time.

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