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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 December 2019 / 3,388 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: 167,105 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 736,455 – Switch

Total Lead: 120,228 – PS4

Switch Total Sales: 13,999,884

PS4 Total Sales: 14,120,112

In September 2019 the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 167,105 more units than the PlayStation 4 in the last month and 736,455 more units in the last 12 months.  The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 120,228 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 14.00 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 14.12 million units during the same timeframe.

The 32nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is October 2019, while for the PlayStation 4 it is June 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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DaAndy (on 25 November 2019)

PS4 sold 367k in July + August 2016, Switch sold about 3 Million November + December 2018. The same Switch numbers would make Switch lead by about 2.5 million at month 34. That would be a bigger gap than ever before. PS4 will be at 17,66 million in 6 month (after holiday season 2016). Lets say Switch sells about 3 million again november + december 2019, then it needs to sell 700k from january 2020 to april 2020 to keep the lead after ps4 holiday. I would consider this as possible. So maybe(!) Switch will take over ps4 next month and then keep the lead for long time. I love that kind of playing with sales numbers. :D

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Bofferbrauer2 DaAndy (on 25 November 2019)

I think it all depends on how well the Switch sells in December. Switch sold 75k in Americas (Which is 80%+ USA) per week during August while waiting for the Lite and upgraded base model, so reaching 700k during the 18 weeks of January through April is a given, especially with Animal Crossing releasing during that period. In fact, I'm pretty sure Switch will be able to sell over twice those numbers during that period, so around 1.5M in the US January trough April.

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DaAndy DaAndy (on 25 November 2019)

oh yeah, my bad, I totally forgot about Animal crossing. xD So lets say its basically 3.7 Million in November 2019 untill April 2020. Well yeah, I think Switch will manage to get those numbers. :-)

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Mnementh (on 25 November 2019)

So… soon europe will be the only remaining PS-stronghold?

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Amnesia (on 25 November 2019)

Oups, I would not like to be at the place of the PS4 here.

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KLAMarine (on 25 November 2019)

To once think the Switch would bomb.

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siebensus4 (on 25 November 2019)

It's time to jump up in the air
Jump up, don't be scared
Jump up and your cares will soar away ♪

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yo33331 (on 25 November 2019)

make PS4 VS Switch in Europe

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Cerebralbore101 (on 26 November 2019)

Switch is on the cusp of becoming the highest selling current gen console in the US. That's despite launching over three years after its competition. Let. That. Sink. In.

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curl-6 (on 25 November 2019)

The 5th Great Conjunction comes...

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PAOerfulone curl-6 (on 25 November 2019)

May be the last one too.

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