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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Continues to Grow in June 2020

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Continues to Grow in June 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2020 / 3,749 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.

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Continues to Grow in June 2020

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Continues to Grow in June 2020

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison – Switch Lead Continues to Grow in June 2020

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 139,168 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,139,427 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,247,940 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 20,519,720

PS4 Total Sales: 18,271,780

June 2020 is the 40th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 139,168 more units than the PS4 in the last month. In the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead by 3.14 million units. The Switch currently leads by 2.25 million units.

The PS4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Switch launched on March 3, 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 40th month on sale for the Switch is June 2020, while for the PS4 it is February 2017. The Switch has sold 20.52 million units, while the PS4 sold 18.27 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 49 where it sold a total of 21.96 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 80 months in the US and has sold 33.64 million units in the country. The Switch is currently 13.12 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PS4.


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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10 Comments
javi741 (on 21 July 2020)

SHITTTT the Switch is killing the PS4 in the U.S. Switch definitely got the NA market in the bag over the PS4.

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YanisFromFrance (on 21 July 2020)

The Nintendo Switch will outsell the PS4 in USA

  • +8
The_Liquid_Laser (on 21 July 2020)

Once Switch hits the holidays it's going to have a huge lead over PS4.

  • +7
Rab (on 21 July 2020)

The double helix is broken

  • +4
Amnesia (on 21 July 2020)

Destroy it..

  • +3
xMetroid (on 21 July 2020)

This fall+holiday season will propulse the Switch and i don't think PS4 will catch up.

  • +3
SanAndreasX (on 23 July 2020)

Is there a PS4 vs Xbox One chart for the US market? Or a Switch vs Xbox One chart for the US?

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Valvados (on 22 July 2020)

To be fair, the PS4 numbers are still impressive. The US market avoids the PS4 cuz of the strong Xbox brand. Xbox is still big in US compared to other territorys. The switch hase no such rival.

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super_etecoon Valvados (on 22 July 2020)

US Market does not "avoid" the PS4. Sony is very popular here, and the PS4 has been especially popular. The fact is that the US just supports all of the consoles very well, barring Nintendo in its off cycles.And the concept of Switch having no rival may make sense to Nintendo in marketspeak, but in the grand scheme of things Nintendo is a direct competitor to Sony and Microsoft. A console is a console is a console, regardless of manufacturer. But yes, PS4 numbers are very impressive, especially after their early bad run with the PS3. They have regained many lost customers from the Microsoft brand and that could well continue into the next cycle.

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SanAndreasX Valvados (on 23 July 2020)

PS4 is in a solid lead in the US. Xbox may be more popular in the US than elsewhere, but it's certainly not dominant in any sense.

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