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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - June 2021

Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - June 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2021 / 3,892 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 worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - June 2021

Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - June 2021

Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - June 2021

Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 575,320 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,275,831 - Switch

Total Lead: 11,922,204 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 88,136,444

PS4 Total Sales: 76,214,240

June 2021 is the 52nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 575,320 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 8.28 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 11.92 million units.

The 52nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is June 2021, while for the PlayStation 4 it is February 2018. The Switch has sold 88.14 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 76.21 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 did not reach current Switch sales until month 61 where it sold 88.99 million units.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 115.79 million units through June 2021. The Nintendo Switch is currently 27.65 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4.

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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icykai (on 24 July 2021)

well this is most likely over...

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Torpoleon icykai (on 24 July 2021)

Should be by the end of next year.

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Greenfox Torpoleon (on 24 July 2021)

Probably earlier. Nintendo expects to reach 110 in March, and they usually round downwards.

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Torpoleon Greenfox (on 24 July 2021)

It's possible, but I'm actually thinking that they will be closer to this FY's initial projection than they were for last FY's initial projection (and I'd imagine that the following FY will see slightly lower Switch sales, which would be understandable). Ultimately, I think it will be right below the PS4 (and Game Boy) right before Q4 2022 and then easily surpass them before the end of Q4.

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Greenfox Torpoleon (on 25 July 2021)

I'd bet on the beginning of the 3rd at the latest. But we won't argue about a few months up or down either ahahaha.

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Torpoleon Greenfox (on 25 July 2021)

Beginning of third quarter? Do you mean for the FY or the CY? If it's the latter, that would be by the beginning of July 2022 (or rather, end of June). Only way I can see that happening is if Nintendo exceeds their forecast, like you said. They have made conservative estimates these last 2 FYs, so we'll see if this next one is conservative. I think it really depends on what they have next year and when their stuff gets released.

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Greenfox Torpoleon (on 25 July 2021)

Yes, I mean July. After all, Nintendo's predictions are reach 110 in March (although I personally think it will reach approximately 112-112). In 4-5 months, overcoming this 3-4 gap doesn't seem impossible at all.

But, as you say, it depends on so many factors. It all ends up as pure speculation.

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Torpoleon Greenfox (on 25 July 2021)

Fortunately, we'll know soon enough, Probably after Nintendo posts their holiday sales next February.

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Greenfox Torpoleon (on 26 July 2021)

Yeah, good or bad results at Christmas can change everything.

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icykai Greenfox (on 26 July 2021)

So basically, it's certain it'll be done by next year. Just a matter of which quarter.

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Eagle367 (on 26 July 2021)

The switch has that 3rd best selling console position in the bag. The question is whether it's gonna be the best selling ever or not

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