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Forums - Sales Discussion - VGChartz Gap Charts July 2020 Discussion Thread

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

Previous months:

You can read the complete first article and analysis here:

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales - July 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 July 2020 shows the PS4 is currently ahead of the Switch by 50.42 million units and ahead of the Xbox One by 64.19 million units. However, the Switch has outsold the PS4 monthly for over a year now.

The Switch continuing its climb and it has now outsold the NES, which sold 61.91 million units lifetime. The PS4 is 6.19 million units away from outselling the Game Boy, which sold 118.69 million units lifetime. The Xbox One is 0.79 million away from outselling the SNES, which sold 49.10 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 112 million mark and the Switch passed the 62 million mark. The PS4 has sold 112.50 million units lifetime, the Switch 62.08 million units, and the Xbox One 48.31 million units.

Looking at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 50.5 percent market share, the Switch sits at 27.8 percent, and the Xbox One at 21.7 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 112,502,188

Switch Total Sales: 62,078,875

Xbox One Total Sales: 48,310,450

During the month of July 2020, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 1.17 million units for the month and the Xbox One by 1.75 million units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 576,422 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, all three consoles are up. The Nintendo Switch is up 1.12 million units (+127.1%), the PlayStation 4 is up 75,960 units (+9.9%) and the Xbox One is up 80,811 units (+44.0%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 64.5 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 27.0 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 8.5 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 840,837

Switch Monthly Sales: 2,009,625

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 264,415

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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Wow, the March and May for Switch this year is higher than any of the XB1 holidays (at least on the chart).



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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 Sales Comparison - Gap Grows in July 2020

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Gap change in latest month: 310,915 – PS4 & XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: 4,359,584 – PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 14,633,086 – PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 146,179,552

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 160,812,638

In July 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 310,915 units. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 4.36 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 14.63 million units.

The 81st month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is July 2020, while for the Xbox 360 it is July 2012 and for the PlayStation 3 it is July 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for all four consoles are lined up.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 81 months sold a combined 146.18 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 160.81 million units. It took until month 91 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 12.41 million units away from surpassing the PS3 and X360.



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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Switch Closes the Gap in July 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: 630,818 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,086,238 - Switch

Total Lead: 6,574,115 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 62,078,875

Wii Total Sales: 68,652,990

July 2020 is the 41st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 630,818 units when you align the launches of the two consoles. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the Wii by 5.09 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 6.57 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 41st month for the Nintendo Switch is July 2020 and for the Wii it is March 2010. The Switch has sold 62.08 million units, while the Wii sold 68.65 million units during the same timeframe.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 39.55 million units to outsell the Wii.



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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Less than 40m left to go until Switch passes the Wii's lifetime sales. This will be such a piece of cake.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Wii's last really big holiday was month 37-38 which is already on the chart.  They have another decent holiday on months 49-50, but not nearly as big as their earlier holidays.  Meanwhile Switch is set up to have a gigantic year all of this year.  It should pass the Wii during this year's holidays and then depending on how it does it may stay permanently ahead (or maybe Wii will regain a small temporary lead around month 49-50).



Yeah the switch has this in the bag at this point, even if it's future is as bleak as it looks, it should still coast passed on momentum alone.



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

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Switch vs 3DS Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Tops 19 Million in July 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS.

Switch Vs. 3DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,570,782 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 13,545,980 - Switch

Total Lead: 19,011,754 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 62,078,875

3DS Total Sales: 43,067,121

July 2020 is the 41st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.57 million units when compared to the 3DS during the same timeframe and by 13.55 million units in favor of the Switch in the last 12 months. The Switch is currently ahead of the 3DS by 19.01 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. This does mean the holidays for the two platforms do lineup.

The 41st month for the Nintendo Switch is July 2020 and for the Nintendo 3DS it is July 2014. The Switch has sold 62.08 million units, while the 3DS sold 43.07 million units during the same timeframe.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold 75.76 million units to date. The Nintendo Switch is currently 13.68 million units behind the lifetime sales of the 3DS.



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.

Switch goes straight to Ludicrous speed while the Wii's Hyperdrive starts to fail



Bofferbrauer2 said:
Switch goes straight to Ludicrous speed while the Wii's Hyperdrive starts to fail

Similar thing happened with the PS4 vs Wii charts. Wii was ahead by a crazy amount, but in the end PS4 has sold more...by a lot.



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.