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VGChartz Gap Charts December 2019 Discussion Thread

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Welcome everyone to the VGChartz Gap Charts December 2019 Discussion Thread. This thread is a place for everyone to discuss the latest VGChartz Gap Charts articles for the month of December 2019. Everyone is welcome to post Gap Charts articles I haven't done so yet.  You can view the ones currently posted here

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You can read the complete first article and Analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – December 2019

Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch through December 2019 shows the Nintendo Switch has outsold the Xbox One. It took the Switch 34 months to outsell the Xbox One. The Switch also outsold the lifetime sales of the SNES.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 105 million mark, the Nintendo Switch passed the 49 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 45 million mark. The PS4 has sold 105.94 million units lifetime, the Switch 49.81 million units, and the Xbox One 45.97 million units.

Looking at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 52 percent market share, the Switch sits at 25 percent, and the Xbox One 23 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 105,944,387

Switch Total Sales: 49,808,000

Xbox One Total Sales: 45,967,602

During the month of December 2019, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 2.91 million units for the month and the Xbox One by 4.00 million units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 1.09 million units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Switch is up, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are down. The Nintendo Switch is up 209,692 units (+4.34%), the PlayStation 4 is down 678,201 units (-24.09%) and the Xbox One is down 283,333 units (-21.36%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 61 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 26 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 13 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 2,137,218

Switch Monthly Sales: 5,043,666

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 1,043,035

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Switch launched in March 2017.

As a reminder VGChartz tracks consoles sold to consumers and not units shipped.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 11 January 2020

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5m in one month. Not too shabby.

It may not have been obvious in 2017 and 2018, but those graphs really show how XB1/PS4 are out of synch with Switch. The former two consoles are declining, because they are ending a generation. Switch is still accelerating, because it began a new one.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
5m in one month. Not too shabby.

It may not have been obvious in 2017 and 2018, but those graphs really show how XB1/PS4 are out of synch with Switch. The former two consoles are declining, because they are ending a generation. Switch is still accelerating, because it began a new one.

The Switch is helping offset the decline in sales of the PS4 and Xbox One. Nintendo has generally done their own thing over the years. Look at the naming of their consoles and handhelds, as well as their controllers. 

Switch sales will likely decline while the PS5 and Xbox Series X grow in their early years. 



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trunkswd said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
5m in one month. Not too shabby.

It may not have been obvious in 2017 and 2018, but those graphs really show how XB1/PS4 are out of synch with Switch. The former two consoles are declining, because they are ending a generation. Switch is still accelerating, because it began a new one.

The Switch is helping offset the decline in sales of the PS4 and Xbox One. Nintendo has generally done their own thing over the years. Look at the naming of their consoles and handhelds, as well as their controllers. 

Switch sales will likely decline while the PS5 and Xbox Series X grow in their early years. 

Well you are kind of right.  I think it is more accurate to say that PS5 and Series X will be out of synch with Switch.  Switch launched about 3.5 years after PS4/XB1.  Now the other two companies are launching about 3.5 years after Switch.  Usually, competing systems launch within 1-2 years of one another.  That didn't happen this time.  The systems are out of synch now.  We'll just have to wait and see what the effects will be.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
5m in one month. Not too shabby.

Now there's an understatement.

How many times has this happened before, a single system topping 5 million in one month?



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curl-6 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
5m in one month. Not too shabby.

Now there's an understatement.

How many times has this happened before, a single system topping 5 million in one month?

Platforms with months over 5 million:

Switch

  • Dec 2019 - 5,043,666

DS

  • Dec 2006 - 5,294,269
  • Dec 2007 - 7,586,709
  • Dec 2008 - 7,723,240
  • Dec 2009 - 7,085,991
  • Dec 2010 - 5,543,354

Wii

  • Dec 2008 - 5,673,205
  • Dec 2009 - 7,396,341
  • Dec 2010 - 5,714,967

Platforms with months over 4 million:

Xbox 360

  • Dec 2010 - 4,002,911

3DS

  • Dec 2011 - 4,761,117

PS4

  • Dec 2015 - 4,578,358
  • Dec 2016 - 4,862,141



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Now there's an understatement.

How many times has this happened before, a single system topping 5 million in one month?

Platforms with months over 5 million:

Switch

  • Dec 2019 - 5,043,666

DS

  • Dec 2006 - 5,294,269
  • Dec 2007 - 7,586,709
  • Dec 2008 - 7,723,240
  • Dec 2009 - 7,085,991
  • Dec 2010 - 5,543,354

Wii

  • Dec 2008 - 5,673,205
  • Dec 2009 - 7,396,341
  • Dec 2010 - 5,714,967

Platforms with months over 4 million:

Xbox 360

  • Dec 2010 - 4,002,911

3DS

  • Dec 2011 - 4,761,117

PS4

  • Dec 2015 - 4,578,358
  • Dec 2016 - 4,862,141

So Switch has just pulled off something only the Wii and DS have ever done before. Wowzer.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Platforms with months over 5 million:

Switch

  • Dec 2019 - 5,043,666

DS

  • Dec 2006 - 5,294,269
  • Dec 2007 - 7,586,709
  • Dec 2008 - 7,723,240
  • Dec 2009 - 7,085,991
  • Dec 2010 - 5,543,354

Wii

  • Dec 2008 - 5,673,205
  • Dec 2009 - 7,396,341
  • Dec 2010 - 5,714,967

Platforms with months over 4 million:

Xbox 360

  • Dec 2010 - 4,002,911

3DS

  • Dec 2011 - 4,761,117

PS4

  • Dec 2015 - 4,578,358
  • Dec 2016 - 4,862,141

So Switch has just pulled off something only the Wii and DS have ever done before. Wowzer.

Going into this holiday the Switch had all the momentum with the Switch Lite, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Luigi's Mansion 3, and all of the previously released AAA games. I had predicted it would have the best holiday this generation only being topped by the peak years of the Wii and DS. First half of 2020 should be stronger than 2019 thanks to Animal Crossing. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo

I stream on Twitch and have my own Youtube

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

I also post daily news on the Video Game Industry.

If you want to contact me, send me a PM on here or tweet me @TrunksWD

trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Now there's an understatement.

How many times has this happened before, a single system topping 5 million in one month?

Platforms with months over 5 million:

Switch

  • Dec 2019 - 5,043,666

DS

  • Dec 2006 - 5,294,269
  • Dec 2007 - 7,586,709
  • Dec 2008 - 7,723,240
  • Dec 2009 - 7,085,991
  • Dec 2010 - 5,543,354

Wii

  • Dec 2008 - 5,673,205
  • Dec 2009 - 7,396,341
  • Dec 2010 - 5,714,967

Platforms with months over 4 million:

Xbox 360

  • Dec 2010 - 4,002,911

3DS

  • Dec 2011 - 4,761,117

PS4

  • Dec 2015 - 4,578,358
  • Dec 2016 - 4,862,141

I didn't know Switch entered an exclusive category with the DS and Wii.  I'd like to officially change my "not too shabby" to a "that's pretty good".



Just so as you know, you have made a typo in the 1st line, it says "November instead of "December". Also, in the LTD percentages, you mentioned Switch twice. Pretty sure 2nd one supposed to be xboxone



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