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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2020 / 3,972 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: 242,033 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,229,444 – Switch

Total Lead: 5,955,945 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 51,517,893

PS4 Total Sales: 45,561,948

February 2020 is the 36th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 242,033 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 2.23 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 5.96 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 51.52 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 45.56 million units during the same timeframe.

The 36th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is October 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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4 Comments
javi741 (on 17 March 2020)

I'm glad to see competition like this in the industry, with the Switch and PS4 doing massively successful and even the Xbox One sold pretty decently approaching 50 Million. This is proving the console and gaming industry is still growing and competition is only better for us the consumer.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 17 March 2020)

This month would probably have been a bit closer if not for the shortages in Japan.
With the current situation Switch is bound to fall behind when the PS4 hits december, but perhaps not by much. We'll just have to wait and see what happens when production is back to normal.

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khotboat (on 16 March 2020)

Switch is unstoppable during Christmas. its crazy

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javi741 (on 17 March 2020)

I've been waiting for this chart for months now. But this is extremely impressive for the Switch, it's currently outpacing a system that's about to hit 110Million units sold. And has been starting to take a sizeable lead of 6 million now. While this is impressive, I still think it's going to be a little tricky for the Switch to outsell PS4's lifetime sales since PlayStation systems usually have much longer lifespans, but at the rate the Switch is going I wouldn't put that out of the realm of possibilities!

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