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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - January 2022

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - January 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 February 2022 / 2,745 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 - January 2022

Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - January 2022

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 26,511 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,481,858 - Switch

Total Lead: 9,039,322 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 34,655,774

PS4 Total Sales: 25,616,452

January 2022 is the 59th 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 PlayStation 4 when you align launches by 26,511 units. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 2.48 million units. The Switch currently leads by 9.04 million units.

The 59th month on sale for the Switch is January 2022, while for the PS4 it is September 2018. The Switch has sold 34.66 million units, while the PS4 sold 25.62 million units during the same timeframe.

The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 88 where it sold a total of 34.67 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 99 months in the US and has sold 35.18 million units. The Switch is currently 0.52 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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2zosteven (on 24 February 2022)

in the beginning........ the switch will never outsell the PS4!

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Slownenberg (on 24 February 2022)

Oh wow I didn't realize it was already about to pass the PS4 in the US, but I guess that makes sense given that Switch will pass PS4 globally this Fall.

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progstarmac (on 24 February 2022)

This is over already.

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2zosteven trunkswd (on 28 February 2022)

and will keep on trucking!

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Eagle367 (on 25 February 2022)

So next month or the one after, switch is outselling the ps4. Congrats

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