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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - April 2021

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 June 2021 / 2,140 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 PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. 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.

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.

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - April 2021

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - April 2021

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - April 2021

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 294,165 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,247,094 - Switch

Total Lead: 5,898,021 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 28,862,975

PS4 Total Sales: 22,964,954

April 2021 is the 50th 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 PS4 when you align launches. The PS4 sold 294,165 more units than the Switch in the last month. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 4.25 million units. The Switch currently leads by 5.90 million units.

The 50th month on sale for the Switch is April 2021, while for the PS4 it is December 2017. The Switch has sold 28.86 million units, while the PS4 sold 22.96 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 65 where it sold a total of 28.94 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 90 months in the US and has sold 34.78 million units. The Switch is currently 5.92 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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RODRIGOESEL1 (on 08 June 2021)

December vs April and just 300k amazing

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Kakadu18 (on 08 June 2021)

Less than 6mil to go for the Switch.
I think it can reach over 50mil in the US.

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Legit Kakadu18 (on 09 June 2021)


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SvenTheTurkey Kakadu18 (on 09 June 2021)

Maybe. It all comes down to when the replacement is launched. If it's 2025, I think you'll be right.

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Kakadu18 SvenTheTurkey (on 09 June 2021)

I'm expecting it to be around then.

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kenjab (on 09 June 2021)

When this one is done within the next year, I'd suggest changing it to a comparison of the Switch to the Xbox 360 in the US.

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Kakadu18 kenjab (on 09 June 2021)

How much did the Xbox 360 sell?

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kenjab Kakadu18 (on 09 June 2021)

It's the 3rd highest selling console in the US, a bit over 45M.

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Kakadu18 kenjab (on 09 June 2021)

Damn, that's more than I expected, but the US has always been the biggest market for Xbox.

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Legit (on 09 June 2021)

This is over

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