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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2021 / 3,181 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

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

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 1,135,990 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,908,200 - Switch

Total Lead: 4,563,824 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 24,234,784

PS4 Total Sales: 19,670,960

November 2020 is the 45th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 1.14 million more units than the PS4 in the last month. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 3.91 million units. The Switch currently leads by 4.56 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 45th month on sale for the Switch is November 2020, while for the PS4 it is July 2017. The Switch has sold 24.23 million units, while the PS4 sold 19.67 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 55 where it sold a total of 24.47 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 85 months in the US and has sold 34.32 million units. The Switch is currently 10.09 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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7 Comments
UnderwaterFunktown (on 30 December 2020)

Already ahead of the PS4's next holiday before December. In the US the Switch is definitely on another level.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 30 December 2020)

To Infinity, and beyond!

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Kakadu18 (on 30 December 2020)

I think the Switch will reach 40 million in the US.

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Bofferbrauer2 Kakadu18 (on 30 December 2020)

The way the Switch is selling, that's almost assuredly the floor now, not the ceiling.

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Original (on 02 January 2021)

Switch has been the best selling for 2 years now in US

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CaptainExplosion (on 30 December 2020)

Now to see if Switch can stay ahead of the PS5.

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