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Switch vs PS4 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2019 Update

Switch vs PS4 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 September 2019 / 3,007 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 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 176,834 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,480,420- Switch

Total Lead: 311,985 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 8,570,433

PS4 Total Sales: 8,258,448

July 2019 is the 98th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Japan. The Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 176,834 units in the last month and by 2.48 million units in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 311,985 units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014 in Japan, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 8.57 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 8.26 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
curl-6 (on 14 September 2019)

With the Switch now top dog in Japan here's hoping Japanese devs start doing a better job in terms of support

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The_Liquid_Laser curl-6 (on 15 September 2019)

I am pretty sure they will. In fact, I kind of thought we would already be getting more Japanese games, including exclusive games, at this point. I think I underestimated how long the Japanese take to make their games. So far the only thing they can do in a timely manner is port an old game. We are probably going to get even more ports for a while, so those can be produced a lot faster than original content. Eventually, the Japanese exclusives will come though.

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DaAndy (on 15 September 2019)

Some kinda typo ;)
"July 2019 is the 98th month[...]" Its just 29th.
Can we maybe get a chart PS4 vs Switch JP launch aligned?

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