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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 September 2019 / 3,316 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 US:

Gap change in latest month: 63,629 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 12,556 – PS4

Total Lead: 923,116 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 12,579,147

PS4 Total Sales: 13,502,263

In July 2019 the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when you align launches. The PlayStation 4 sold 63,639 more units than the PlayStation 4 in the last month and 12,556 more units in the last 12 months.  The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 923,116 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017. The Switch has sold 12.58 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 13.50 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Lryu222 (on 11 September 2019)

Switch will soon enter holiday season, and the PS4 may never catch up again in the US.

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Bofferbrauer2 Lryu222 (on 11 September 2019)

It all depends on how well the New base model and the Lite will sell. While the PS4 had it's best year in 2015, so it's second full year in the US, the following years weren't really very far behind with 5.1-5.4M in the next 3 years when 2015 sold 5.7M units.

Still, it doesn't look like the Switch was already at it's Zenith and will most probably outsell last year. This should close the gap outside of holiday seasons at the very least, but will it last as long as the PS4 did? Nothing is sure for now. It's possible, but by far not certain.

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