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

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Worldwide’ article. This series compares the monthly and lifetime retail sales of the three main consoles - the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch through June 2020 shows the Nintendo Switch continuing its climb and is now over 10 million units ahead of the Xbox One after surpassing it in December 2019. The PS4 is currently ahead of the Switch by 52.82 million units, however, that gap has been slowly, but steadily shrinking.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 112 million mark, the Switch passed the 59 million mark and the Xbox One passed the 48 million mark. The PS4 has sold 112.14 million units lifetime, the Switch 59.32 million units, and the Xbox One 48.15 million units.

Looking at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 51.1 percent market share, the Switch sits at 27.0 percent, and the Xbox One at 21.9 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 112,139,449

Switch Total Sales: 59,318,752

Xbox One Total Sales: 48,147,056

During the month of June 2020, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 499,732 units for the month and the Xbox One by 1.26 million units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 756,965 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, all three consoles are up. The Nintendo Switch is up 731,293 units (+81.61%), the PlayStation 4 is up 231,774 units (+25.87%) and the Xbox One is up 127,020 units (+52.13%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 52.06 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 36.08 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 11.86 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 1,127,653

Switch Monthly Sales: 1,627,385

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 370,688

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched in November 2013, while the Switch launched three years and four months later in March 2017.

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



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Switch is just crazyyy , 125M Nintendo Switch in the world



YanisFromFrance said:
Switch is just crazyyy , 125M Nintendo Switch in the world

Switch sales are reminding me of the Wii and DS days. 



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Yeah same , the Switch will outsell the PS4 and maybe the Gameboy



no, it will not outsell the PS4 ;) it may come close though I think around 100 to 120M lifetime.



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YanisFromFrance said:
Yeah same , the Switch will outsell the PS4 and maybe the Gameboy

PS4 will outsell Gameboy so if it outsells the PS4 it will outsell Gameboy too.



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

yo33331 said:

no, it will not outsell the PS4 ;) it may come close though I think around 100 to 120M lifetime.

I wouldn't say it is impossible. If it has the legs of the Wii? Not a chance. If it has the legs of say the Game Boy or DS, then sure, it has a chance. 



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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - PS4 and Xbox One Grows Lead in June 2020

Gap change in latest month: 447,376 – PS4 & XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,286,420 – PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 14,901,290 – PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 145,385,215

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 160,286,505

In June 2020, the gap grew in favor of the combined sales PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the last month by 447,376 units. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 4.29 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 14.90 million units.

The 80th month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is June 2020, while for the Xbox 360 it is June 2012 and for the PlayStation 3 it is June 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 80 months sold a combined 145.39 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 160.29 million units. It took until month 90 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 to sell as many units as the current PS4 and Xbox One sales.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sold a combined 173.22 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently 12.93 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.



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trunkswd said:
yo33331 said:

no, it will not outsell the PS4 ;) it may come close though I think around 100 to 120M lifetime.

I wouldn't say it is impossible. If it has the legs of the Wii? Not a chance. If it has the legs of say the Game Boy or DS, then sure, it has a chance. 

I am not saying impossible, nothing is impossible, however I just don't think it will happen. PS4 can finish at 140M, Switch have to be either with very good legs or at least 3 more years like this one, to reach it, which I doubt both of them because next gen is coming, and Nintendo hasn't had a console with good legs lately. (even DS was dying very very fast .. I mean from 30M to 20 to 8 and it died. Within 3 years DS went from peak year numbers to death .. this is not long legs .. just okayish if not bad - from the point of % lost sales, not numbers ofcourse, 20M and 8M are good year sales for old console, however the pace is very bad, from peak to death in just 3 years, PS consoles don't do this for example.



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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap Again in June 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii.

Switch Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 523,868 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,276,914 - Switch

Total Lead: 7,955,431 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 59,318,752

Wii Total Sales: 67,274,183

June 2020 is the 40th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 523,868 units when you align the launches of the two consoles. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the Wii by 3,276,914 units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 7.96 million units.

The Wii launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.

The 40th month for the Nintendo Switch is June 2020 and for the Wii it is February 2010. The Switch has sold 59.32 million units, while the Wii sold 67.27 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 42.31 million units to outsell the Wii.



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