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Welcome everyone to the VGChartz Gap Charts March 2020 Discussion Thread. This thread is a place for everyone to discuss the latest VGChartz Gap Charts articles for the month of March 2020. 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 – March 2020

 

Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch through March 2020 shows the Nintendo Switch has grown its lead over the Xbox One after surpassing it in December 2019 and is slowly catching up with the PS4. The PS4 is also on track to top 110 million units sold sometime in May or June 2020.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 108 million mark and the Switch passed the 53 million mark. The PS4 has sold 108.27 million units lifetime, the Switch 53.73 million units, and the Xbox One 46.80 million units.

Looking at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 52 percent market share, the Switch sits at 26 percent, and the Xbox One at 22 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 108,272,070

Switch Total Sales: 53,733,752

Xbox One Total Sales: 46,797,224

During the month of March 2020, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 1.48 million units for the month and the Xbox One by 1.98 million units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 501,553 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 1.11 million units (+95.25%), the PlayStation 4 is down 466,761 units (-37.10%) and the Xbox One is down 49,926 units (-14.70%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 68 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 23 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One nine percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 791,371

Switch Monthly Sales: 2,271,859

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 289,818

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.



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Switch more than double both the others combined, with shortages and in March to boot.

I knew Animal Crossing was gonna be big, but I didn't expect it to be THIS gargantuan.



curl-6 said:

Switch more than double both the others combined, with shortages and in March to boot.

I knew Animal Crossing was gonna be big, but I didn't expect it to be THIS gargantuan.

No one was expecting sales to go so crazy for the Switch. Then we saw Famitsu figures for Japan. 



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curl-6 said:

Switch more than double both the others combined, with shortages and in March to boot.

I knew Animal Crossing was gonna be big, but I didn't expect it to be THIS gargantuan.

Switch > 2(PS4+XOne).

Wow. Though I think the pandemic played nearly as much of a roll in the huge Switch sales spike as did Animal Crossing.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

PS4 is losing its 50% marketshare any day now.



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SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

Switch more than double both the others combined, with shortages and in March to boot.

I knew Animal Crossing was gonna be big, but I didn't expect it to be THIS gargantuan.

Switch > 2(PS4+XOne).

Wow. Though I think the pandemic played nearly as much of a roll in the huge Switch sales spike as did Animal Crossing.

It really was a case of the right game at the right time; it was gonna be huge anyway, but a relaxing life sim in a time where people are cooped up at home and stressed out by scary circumstances? Like selling sunscreen at an Australian nudist colony.



curl-6 said:
SpokenTruth said:

Switch > 2(PS4+XOne).

Wow. Though I think the pandemic played nearly as much of a roll in the huge Switch sales spike as did Animal Crossing.

It really was a case of the right game at the right time; it was gonna be huge anyway, but a relaxing life sim in a time where people are cooped up at home and stressed out by scary circumstances? Like selling sunscreen at an Australian nudist colony.

Indeed a most fortuitous circumstance. Imagine how conflicted people at Nintendo must be right now.  Saddened at the pandemic but elated at the increased sales from it.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Moren said:
PS4 is losing its 50% marketshare any day now.

In the end it is possible the Switch will outsell the PS4. Depends on it's legs. 



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SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

It really was a case of the right game at the right time; it was gonna be huge anyway, but a relaxing life sim in a time where people are cooped up at home and stressed out by scary circumstances? Like selling sunscreen at an Australian nudist colony.

Indeed a most fortuitous circumstance. Imagine how conflicted people at Nintendo must be right now.  Saddened at the pandemic but elated at the increased sales from it.

Probably also frustrated that now that demand for their system is through the roof, they can't ship enough hardware to meet said demand.



curl-6 said:
SpokenTruth said:

Indeed a most fortuitous circumstance. Imagine how conflicted people at Nintendo must be right now.  Saddened at the pandemic but elated at the increased sales from it.

Probably also frustrated that now that demand for their system is through the roof, they can't ship enough hardware to meet said demand.

I agree that has to frustrate them. But it being sold out is probably causing more people to want to buy it. Because it is now the "new" hot toy. 



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

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.