Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - May 2022 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 18 June 2022 / 5,859 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: 2,495 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 4,596,228 - Switch
Total Lead: 15,686,899 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 108,450,104
PS4 Total Sales: 92,763,205
May 2022 is the 63rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by just 2,495 units when compared to the PS4 during the same timeframe.
In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PS4 by 4.60 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PS4 by 15.69 million units.
The 63rd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is May 2022, while for the PlayStation 4 it is January 2019. The Switch has sold 108.45 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 92.76 million units during the same timeframe.
The PlayStation 4 did not reach current Switch sales until month 78 where it sold 109.27 million units.
The PlayStation 4 has sold 116.90 million units through May 2022. The Nintendo Switch is currently 8.45 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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.