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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - February 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2021 / 2,479 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 in the US Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - February 2021

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 433,046 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,334,966 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,990,510 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 27,364,228

PS4 Total Sales: 20,373,718

February 2021 is the 48th 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 433,046 more units than the PS4 in the last month. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 4.33 million units. The Switch currently leads by 6.99 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 48th month on sale for the Switch is February 2021, while for the PS4 it is October 2017. The Switch has sold 27.36 million units, while the PS4 sold 20.37 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 61 where it sold a total of 27.50 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 88 months in the US and has sold 34.67 million units. The Switch is currently 7.31 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SvenTheTurkey (on 30 March 2021)

Unless I'm missing something, it seems like the switch is going to outsell the ps4 in the US around the end of this year. Maybe early next year.

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javi741 (on 30 March 2021)

I told you that cliff is coming! The Switch is now climbing the cliff

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Bofferbrauer2 javi741 (on 31 March 2021)

They were right, just holding the chart upside-down...

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Kakadu18 Bofferbrauer2 (on 31 March 2021)


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Ninhut (on 30 March 2021)

The switch is a beast in the USA

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javi741 Ninhut (on 30 March 2021)

Most likely it's going to sell over 50M in the U.S alone

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polofresco (on 30 March 2021)

The 5th Wave

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curl-6 (on 30 March 2021)

Switch's aligned lead is pretty much insurmountable by this point

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Genuine (on 31 March 2021)

Switch ain't looking back this Holiday it outsells PS4 in US

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Kakadu18 Genuine (on 31 March 2021)


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Mnementh (on 31 March 2021)

Wow. Not even the holidays for PS4 could chip away from the lead of the Switch, it just didn't grew for two months. Now Switch has already the level of sales the PS4 will reach in it's next holidays. Maybe Switch can outsell the PS4-lifetime in this year (for the US obviously).

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peachbuggy (on 30 March 2021)

1, possibly 2 more holidays and Switch lead will be unassailable.

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