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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 April 2020 / 4,088 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 VGChartz Gap Charts

Switch vs PS4 VGChartz Gap Charts

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,024,151 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,487,899 – Switch

Total Lead: 4,875,794 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 53,733,752

PS4 Total Sales: 48,857,958

March 2020 is the 37th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 1.02 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 3.49 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 4.88 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 53.73 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 48.86 million units during the same timeframe.

The 37th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is March 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is November 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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7 Comments
UnderwaterFunktown (on 19 April 2020)

Switch's current lead: 4,875 mil
What PS4 sold in Dec 2016: 4,862 mil

Switch really did it then. A month early and it's already above what PS4 will reach with Dec sales.
Now the question is if it can match the PS4s staying power. Certainly gonna be an interesting race.

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xMetroid (on 18 April 2020)

Was waiting for this!! It really is incredible to see the Switch beat the PS4 which sold incredibly well. And with a lead of 5 millions at that.I was expecting a way bigger decline for Switch's lead this month, yes March was strong but still it was against PS4's November. Let's see if the restock for the Switch are strong enough and keeps it above the PS4's december.

I would like to point out that Switch is in it's peaking year (i think, don't see it doing better next year tbh that would but not a hard decline) and PS4's is beginning after December. So we'll see then if the Switch doesn't decline too much and still manage to outperform it.

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Amnesia xMetroid (on 18 April 2020)

But there are hard shortage, and except Xenoblade there is no new big games at all.

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xMetroid xMetroid (on 18 April 2020)

Nintendo up their production from 20% of what they normally produce and shipments are coming back. Starting this week numbers will get a lot better. We will enter the summer period where there isn't much games anyway. And Animal crossing will keep the momentum up for a couple of months still.

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DaAndy xMetroid (on 18 April 2020)

PS4 Dec 2016: 53,490,988 , NSW Mar 2020: 53,733,752. So Switch will keep the lead for the moment. But PS4 had an very good Q1 2017, selling 4 million units. Lets see if switch can manage to sell 4 Million units in 4 month (from april to juli 2020). Normally i would say yes, but there are "some" shortages currently... lets see how long they will last.

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xMetroid xMetroid (on 18 April 2020)

Not even 4 millions tho, it won't sell 0 units in April. Should sell over 1 million this month so it will have to sell under 3 millions in May-June-July facing PS4's Jan-Feb-Mar.

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DaAndy xMetroid (on 21 April 2020)

Of course it will not sell 0 units in april, but still it needs 4 million in 4 month compared to the 4 million in 3 month of the PS4. And that is pretty good possible unless the shortages are huge.

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