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PS4 vs Xbox One in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

PS4 Vs. XOne US:

Gap change in latest month: 54,599 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 908,518 – PS4

Total Lead: 4,764,595 – PS4

PS4 Total Sales: 32,543,229

Xbox One Total Sales: 27,778,634

In February 2020 the gap in the US between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One grew in favor of the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 sold 54,599 more units than the Xbox One in the last month.  The PlayStation 4 has also sold 908,518 more units in the last 12 months.  The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 4.76 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Xbox One launched on November 22, 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 32.54 Million units, while the Xbox One has sold 27.78 million units.

The PS4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 60.32 million units in the US. The PS3 and Xbox 360 sold a combined 72.13 million units lifetime in the US. The PS4 and Xbox One need to sell another 11.81 million units to reach the sales of the previous generation.

If it's this close with everything the Xbox One has gotten wrong, if MS nail the XSX it could be a really close fight between it and PS5 in America.



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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 73,158 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 930,552 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,705,544 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,674,547

PS4 Total Sales: 14,969,003

In February the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 73,158 more units than the PlayStation 4 in the last month and 930,552 more units in the last 12 months.  The Switch currently leads by 2.71 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017. The Switch has sold 17.67 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 14.97 million units during the same timeframe.

The 36th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is October 2016.



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trunkswd said:

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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 73,158 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 930,552 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,705,544 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,674,547

PS4 Total Sales: 14,969,003

In February the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 73,158 more units than the PlayStation 4 in the last month and 930,552 more units in the last 12 months.  The Switch currently leads by 2.71 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017. The Switch has sold 17.67 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 14.97 million units during the same timeframe.

The 36th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is October 2016.

Almost a continuous line from last month; will be interesting to see how things change once this months' sales come in and all the mayhem going on at the moment starts to show on the charts.



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

curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

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Switch vs PS4 in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 73,158 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 930,552 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,705,544 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,674,547

PS4 Total Sales: 14,969,003

In February the gap in the US between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 73,158 more units than the PlayStation 4 in the last month and 930,552 more units in the last 12 months.  The Switch currently leads by 2.71 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017. The Switch has sold 17.67 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 14.97 million units during the same timeframe.

The 36th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is October 2016.

Almost a continuous line from last month; will be interesting to see how things change once this months' sales come in and all the mayhem going on at the moment starts to show on the charts.

Switch is looking to keep it's lead despite the PS4 entering it's holiday season on the charts. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Almost a continuous line from last month; will be interesting to see how things change once this months' sales come in and all the mayhem going on at the moment starts to show on the charts.

Switch is looking to keep it's lead despite the PS4 entering it's holiday season on the charts. 

Ah, yeah when I wrote that just now I totally forgot about the colossal week Switch just had. XD



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Switch is looking to keep it's lead despite the PS4 entering it's holiday season on the charts. 

Ah, yeah when I wrote that just now I totally forgot about the colossal week Switch just had. XD

Animal Crossing sold like hot cakes and helped push Switch sales to a crazy level. 



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curl-6 said:

Yep, this was a short war.

The Wii did well in Japan, but the Switch is just so much better suited to the lifestyle there.

The most important factor is that Switch isn't disdained by third parties like the Wii was. The Wii's sales pettered out because third party support after 2008 was in a sorry state. Not only in numbers, but also variety. There wasn't much of anything in terms of single-player focused games, unlike for Switch where there's seemingly no end in sight when it comes to RPGs.

Wii sales stayed high in other parts of the world much longer than in Japan, because while American and European third parties didn't like the Wii either, there was at least more willingness to put games on it due to the general multiplat approach that Western third parties have had for a very long time, as opposed to Japanese third parties who stuck with exclusives for a really long time; it wasn't until the mid-2010s that Japan at large began to open up to the idea of multiplat development.



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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

Yep, this was a short war.

The Wii did well in Japan, but the Switch is just so much better suited to the lifestyle there.

The most important factor is that Switch isn't disdained by third parties like the Wii was. The Wii's sales pettered out because third party support after 2008 was in a sorry state. Not only in numbers, but also variety. There wasn't much of anything in terms of single-player focused games, unlike for Switch where there's seemingly no end in sight when it comes to RPGs.

Wii sales stayed high in other parts of the world much longer than in Japan, because while American and European third parties didn't like the Wii either, there was at least more willingness to put games on it due to the general multiplat approach that Western third parties have had for a very long time, as opposed to Japanese third parties who stuck with exclusives for a really long time; it wasn't until the mid-2010s that Japan at large began to open up to the idea of multiplat development.

It did get Monster Hunter Tri in 2009, Xenoblade in 2010, and Pandora's Tower/The Last Story in 2011 there, but yeah that's not much over a span of three years. Would've helped if Dragon Quest X had been a proper entry instead of an MMO.



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PS4 vs Wii in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 77,989 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,009,082 – PS4

Total Lead: 8,319,923 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 32,543,229

Wii Total Sales: 40,863,152

February 2020 is the 76th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared with the Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 77,989 units and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 2.01 million units. The Wii currently leads by 8.32 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 32.54 million units, while the Wii sold 40.86 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 9.16 million units to outsell the Wii.



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Switch vs 3DS and Wii U in the US – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U USA:

Gap change in latest month: 95,758 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,265,996 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,490,623 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,674,547

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 16,183,924

February 2020 is the 36th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in the US. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe by 95,758 units. In the last 12 months the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 1.27 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS and Wii U by 1.49 million units.

The 3DS launched in March 2011 and the Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. The Switch has sold 17.67 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 16.18 million units during the same timeframe.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold a combined 28.77 million units in the US. The Switch is currently 11.10 million units behind.



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.