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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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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Gap change in latest month: 529,872 – PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,823,656 – PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 12,962,712 – PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 141,151,893

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 154,114,605

In February 2020 the gap grew in favor of the combined sales PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 529,872 units. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 6.82 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 12.96 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 76 months sold a combined 141.15 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 154.11 million units.

The PS3 and X360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PS4 and XOne are currently 19.11 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.



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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – February 2020

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

The PlayStation 4 passed the 107 million mark and the Switch passed the 51 million mark. The PS4 has sold 107.58 million units lifetime, the Switch 51.52 million units, and the Xbox One 46.54 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 Switch 23 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 107,575,699

Switch Total Sales: 51,517,893

Xbox One Total Sales: 46,538,906

During the month of February 2020, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 426,357 units for the month and the Xbox One by 849,093 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 422,736 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 68,619 units (+6.58%), the PlayStation 4 is down 405,782 units (-65.81%) and the Xbox One is down 288,616 units (-48.84%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 56 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 33 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 11 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 616,640

Switch Monthly Sales: 1,042,997

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 193,904

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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PS4 + Xbone are looking to have significantly worse legs than PS3 + 360, though they'll probably still end up ahead in the end due to the lead they've built up and general population growth.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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Switch vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 438,088 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 20,668 - Wii

Total Lead: 2,948,363 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 51,517,893

Wii Total Sales: 54,466,256

February 2020 is the 36th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the Wii grew its lead over the Switch by 438,088 units. In the last 12 months the Wii has outsold the Switch by just 20,668 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 2.95 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 51.52 million units, while the Wii sold 54.47 million units during the same timeframe.

The 36th month for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020 and for the Wii it is October 2009.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 50.11 million units to outsell the Wii.



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I still reckon Switch should win in the long run, but only if it continues getting a decent supply of games for the next 3 years; again, it should, but Nintendo could do a Nintendo.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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curl-6 said:

I still reckon Switch should win in the long run, but only if it continues getting a decent supply of games for the next 3 years; again, it should, but Nintendo could do a Nintendo.

Yeah we all know how Nintendo is. Hopefully we get some big games later this year. 



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Switch vs 3DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 532,887 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,715,179 - Switch

Total Lead: 10,750,037 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 51,517,893

3DS Total Sales: 40,767,856

February 2020 is the 36th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 532,887 million units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 6.72 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 10.75 million units.

The 3DS launched in February 2011 (however, 3DS sales have been aligned to March 2011, since it only launched at the end of February in Japan), while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 51.52 million units, while the 3DS sold 40.77 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.14 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 23.62 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.



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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 576,271 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,023,219 - DS

Total Lead: 1,863,704 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 51,517,893

DS Total Sales: 53,381,597

February is the 36th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 576,271 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.02 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.86 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 51.52 million units, while the DS sold 53.38 million units during the same timeframe.

The 36th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the DS it is October 2007.



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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Switch well and truly hammering 3DS, should pass it easily unless Nintendo do something astoundingly dumb like dumping support prematurely.

As for DS, the fact they're even still in the same ballpark is impressive given DS's monstrous total sales. I don't expect Switch to have the same kind of insane total, but it's a good sign.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

Switch well and truly hammering 3DS, should pass it easily unless Nintendo do something astoundingly dumb like dumping support prematurely.

As for DS, the fact they're even still in the same ballpark is impressive given DS's monstrous total sales. I don't expect Switch to have the same kind of insane total, but it's a good sign.

Switch is doing great. I expect we will learn soon the big Switch games for holiday 2020. AC will help boost sales up as long as shortages aren't too bad. 

DS had a slow start, but picked up huge steam later on. 



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