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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - May 2021

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 US:

Gap change in latest month: 290,457 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,074,706 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,188,478 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 29,373,340

PS4 Total Sales: 23,184,862

May 2021 is the 51st 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 Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 290,457 more units than the PS4 in the last month. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 4.07 million units. The Switch currently leads by 6.19 million units.

The 51st month on sale for the Switch is May 2021, while for the PS4 it is January 2018. The Switch has sold 29.37 million units, while the PS4 sold 23.18 million units during the same timeframe.

The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 68 where it sold a total of 29.51 million units.

The PS4 has been available for 91 months in the US and has sold 34.82 million units. The Switch is currently 5.45 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PS4.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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