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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – April 2020

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – April 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 May 2020 / 6,328 Views

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Worldwide’ article. This series compares the monthly and lifetime retail sales of the three main consoles - the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – April 2020

Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch through April 2020 shows the Nintendo Switch continues to grow its lead over the Xbox One, while the PS4 nears 110 million units sold.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 109 million mark, the Switch passed the 55 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 47 million mark. The PS4 has sold 109.30 million units lifetime, the Switch 55.08 million units, and the Xbox One 47.14 million units.

Looking at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 52 percent market share, the Switch sits at 26 percent, and the Xbox One at 22 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 109,304,067

Switch Total Sales: 55,084,445

Xbox One Total Sales: 47,136,856

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – April 2020

During the month of April 2020, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 169,510 units for the month and the Xbox One by 964,143 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 794,633 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are up. The Nintendo Switch is up 429,457 units (+54.83%), the PlayStation 4 is up 219,389 units (+26.63%) and the Xbox One is up 52,524 units (+26.79%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 48 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 42 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 10 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,043,180

Switch Monthly Sales: 1,212,690

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 248,547

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Switch launched in March 2017.

As a reminder VGChartz tracks consoles sold to consumers and not units shipped.


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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1 Comments
khotboat (on 18 May 2020)

Switch sales are insane during Christmas

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