By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close
Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales - November 2020

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales - November 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 December 2020 / 4,411 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 - November 2020

Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch through November 2020 shows how the Switch has been consistently gaining on the lifetime PS4 sales since the middle of 2019. The PS4 is ahead of the Switch by 43.3 million units and the Xbox One by 65.5 million units. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox One by 22.2 million

The PS4 is 4.50 million units away from outselling the Game Boy, which sold 118.69 million units lifetime. The Switch is 4.90 million away from outselling the 3DS, which has sold 75.82 million units to date. The Xbox One is 0.41 million away from outselling the SNES, which sold 49.10 million units lifetime.

The Switch passed the 70 million mark and the PS4 passed the 114 million mark. The PS4 has sold 114.19 million units lifetime, the Switch 70.92 million units, and the Xbox One 48.69 million units.

Looking at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 48.8 percent market share, the Switch sits at 30.3 percent, and the Xbox One at 20.9 percent.

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales - November 2020

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 114,188,950

Switch Total Sales: 70,920,531

Xbox One Total Sales: 48,689,468

During the month of November 2020, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 3.06 million units for the month and the Xbox One by 3.34 million units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 288,903 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, all three consoles are down. The Nintendo Switch is down 240,544 units (-6.3%), the PlayStation 4 is down 2.15 million units (-80.7%) and the Xbox One is down 1.07 million units (-82.7%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 82.8 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 11.9 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 5.3 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 513,825

Switch Monthly Sales: 3,569,596

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 224,922

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Switch launched three years and four months later 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.


More Articles

5 Comments
VMCJonCarter (on 14 December 2020)

with the Switch Pro Rumour i think its Holiday 2021 with Breath of The Wild Sequel

  • +5
NextGen_Gamer (on 14 December 2020)

The 2021 battle between Switch and PS5 will be exciting. At SOME point, Switch sales have to start letting off the gas (right?!) - but there are rumors of a Switch Pro launching by March. And of course PS5 is just getting started. I don't think Xbox Series will be factor for sales leader next year, at least not until maybe Nov; a combination Halo Infinite/Black Friday bundle and good stock maybe could put them on top for the month?

  • +5
Amnesia (on 14 December 2020)

It is a bit too brutal now.

  • +5
siebensus4 (on 14 December 2020)

According to yearlyPS4 baseline, previous 1M support is now resistance. So PS4 december sales should be below 1 or 1.5M.

  • 0
AFattyGamer (on 14 December 2020)

Nintendo Switch has taken 2019 and 2020. The Sony PS4 still has some fight left in it, the glorious old champion. Sony needs to get more stock for PS5, 10 million production this year is not enough for demand.

  • 0