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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Nears 5 Million in August 2020
This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.
Switch Vs. PS4 Global:
Gap change in latest month: 464,164 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 7,320,053 - Switch
Total Lead: 4,838,114 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 63,403,962
PS4 Total Sales: 58,565,848
August 2020 is the 42nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 464,164 units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 7.32 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 4.84 million units.
The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.
The 42nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is August 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is April 2017. The Switch has sold 623.40 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 58.57 million units during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 did not reach current Switch sales until month 47.
The PlayStation 4 has sold 112.96 million units through Augu
Nearly a 5 million lead for Switch with an extra holiday season in PS4's favour and with what will probably be Switch's biggest holiday season yet coming up.
A year ago I would've said it was highly unlikely Switch would outsell PS4. While I'm still not 100% sure due to Nintendo's tendency to trip themselves up, it's starting to look like a distinct probability that Switch might win this race.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.