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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – November 2019 - VGChartz
Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – November 2019

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – November 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 January 2020 / 3,732 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: 3,326,204 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,543,006 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,647,083 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 44,771,334

PS4 Total Sales: 42,124,251

November 2019 is the 33rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 3.33 million units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 2.54 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 2.65 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 44.77 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 42.12 million units during the same timeframe.

The 33rd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is November 2019, while for the PlayStation 4 it is July 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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11 Comments

DaAndy (on 20 December 2019)

In the next 5 month (August till December 2016) PS4 will sell another about 11.5 million units. Switch needs to sell about 9 million units from December 2019 till April 2020 to keep the lead. Switch sold about 4 million in November. So probably at least 6 million in December and then only 3 million are missing for 4 month including animal crossing launch. I think Switch can keep the lead.


The_Liquid_Laser (on 20 December 2019)

It's going to be close, but I agree. Switch is definitely going strong in December, and I think it will keep momentum for the next several months thanks to Animal Crossing. So far, these graphs have been looking like a double helix, but from here on, there is a very good chance of it being Switch with a permanent lead.


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Eagle367 (on 20 December 2019)

Switch very well might sell more than the best year of the PS4 so for a while, I think switch will keep the lead


Amnesia (on 21 December 2019)

With this difference that then the PS4 keeps the technological lead for a long period, while the Switch will soon be in a situation of 2 technical generations late behind its two competitors.


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Eagle367 (on 14 January 2020)

Who cares amnesia? Switch will still sell massively


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Nu-13 (on 21 December 2019)

I've been looking at this for a while. VGC has the ps4 at 53.5m at the end of december 2016. The Switch's equivalent week in that comparison will be in mid april 2020. Even without considering adjustments, the switch will already be over 50m units by the end of 2019, only needing a little over 3m (or even less) in the following 3.5 months to stay ahead. Considering it sold 3.9m in the same period this year and will likely see a good increase in 2020, it is guaranteed for the switch to remain ahead of the ps4 even after it's 2016 holiday. I expect the gap to increase to around 10m 1 year later, 13m after one more year and then stay roughly the same or decrease a little as both systems decline.


Amnesia (on 20 December 2019)

Oh the next point of the curve is going to hurt...


trunkswd (on 20 December 2019)

Switch will have its biggest lead yet at the end of December.


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DialgaMarine (on 20 December 2019)

At this point, I'm far more interested in seeing how Switch fares after PS5 launches.


Bofferbrauer2 (on 21 December 2019)

Completely different audience, Switch sales won't be affected by it.


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Jranation (on 22 December 2019)

Well the Switch sales didnt affect PS4 or Xbone sales. And Switch will slowly drop the price in the next coming years.


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