Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - October 2021 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2021 / 8,439 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 Global:
Gap change in latest month: 1,202,457 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 6,898,898 - Switch
Total Lead: 13,091,492 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 93,702,538
PS4 Total Sales: 80,611,046
October 2021 is the 56th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.20 million units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 6.90 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 13.09 million units.
The 56th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is October 2021, while for the PlayStation 4 it is June 2018. The Switch has sold 93.70 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 80.61 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 did not reach current Switch sales until month 64 where it sold 93.93 million units.
The PlayStation 4 has sold 116.61 million units through October 2021. The Nintendo Switch is currently 22.91 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 4.
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In about a year from now, this race should be over.
Getting harder and harder to see PS4 holding onto its lead. At this point only extraordinary circumstances could do it.
Crazy how much the switch has exceeded expectations.
The long life of Sony hardware has two reasons: the dominance of third-party games and multiplicity of price-cutting at the expense of the profit from selling the hardware. Third-party games are now available on competitors and on pc. And the aggressive price cuts no longer practices because realized that profit is more important than having the best-selling console.