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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2020 / 3,467 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 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2020

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 92,078 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,959,026 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,563,466 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 18,642,821

PS4 Total Sales: 16,079,355

In March 2020 the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the PS4 when you align launches. The PS4 sold 92,078 more units than the Switch in the last month. However, in the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead by 1.96 million units. The Switch currently leads by 2.56 million 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 18.64 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 16.08 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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14 Comments
Ryng (on 22 April 2020)

The fact that Switch sales in a month like March are almost as big as PS4 in November is hilarius.
Imo, we can safely say that PS4 will never catch up Switch in USA.

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LatiosGames Ryng (on 22 April 2020)

lol yeah that is a pitiful December and even though there are shortages April and May will still have high sales

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 April 2020)

At this rate, a comparison to the 360 in the US would get more and more interesting

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LatiosGames Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 April 2020)

Especially because last I checked the 360 was ahead of the PS4 now this might have changed since I last saw it.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 April 2020)

Yeah, the 360 sold 49M times in the US, while the PS4 is only around 36M right now.

The PS4 also peaked early in the US, in 2015, though 2016-2018 weren't too far behind. Still, Switch is selling much better than the PS4 ever did in the US right now, so Nintendos console would need to crash like the Wii did to not end up in front of the PS4 in this race.

Speaking of the Wii, that one made it to 45M in the US, could also become a nice comparison imo.

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trunkswd Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 April 2020)

As long as the Switch keeps selling (it likely will) I'll create those Gap Charts. 360 had really strong sales later in it's life due to Kinect. So Switch is likely a fair amount ahead when you align the launches.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 April 2020)

And with the Wii, it's the other way around, Wii blazed ahead but is starting to falter right now

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Blood_Tears Bofferbrauer2 (on 23 April 2020)

X360 sold 45M in US. You're looking at NA numbers.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 26 April 2020)

Sorry, my bad. But yeah, most of those sales were from the US, and the 360 did really very well there. If the Switch could keep up with the 360 it could very well become one of the bestselling consoles in the US ever.

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xMetroid (on 22 April 2020)

Does this include the adjustments for the Switch in March ? Cause if not, then Switch is a lot higher.

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yo33331 (on 22 April 2020)

make switch vs PS4 in europe please

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Blood_Tears yo33331 (on 23 April 2020)

That likely won't happen because people want to keep believing it's "hilarious" that there is a pandemic going on causing people to stay home and buy games and hardware. They want to believe a narrative that the Switch had all this demand by itself in the month of March and had nothing to do with a lockdown period forcing people to stay indoors. Even 6 and a half year old systems are up over 25 percent in the US. But yeah, Europe charts would definitely be interesting for some folks on here.

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LatiosGames (on 22 April 2020)

How many units did the ps4 sell in the US for the month of December?

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Ryng LatiosGames (on 22 April 2020)

1.57 million

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