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Switch vs PS4 in the US Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Grows in October 2020
This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.
Switch Vs. PS4 US:
Gap change in latest month: 488,186 - Switch
Gap change over last 12 months: 4,039,662 - Switch
Total Lead: 3,427,834 - Switch
Switch Total Sales: 22,880,391
PS4 Total Sales: 19,452,557
October 2020 is the 44th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap in the US between the Switch and PlayStation 4 grew in favor of the Switch when you align launches. The Switch sold 488,186 more units than the PS4 in the last month. In the last 12 months, the Switch has grown its lead by 4.04 million units. The Switch currently leads by 3.43 million units.
The PS4 launched in the US on November 15, 2013, while the Switch launched on March 3, 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup, which is why there are big increases and decreases.
The 44th month on sale for the Switch is October 2020, while for the PS4 it is June 2017. The Switch has sold 22.88 million units, while the PS4 sold 19.45 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 did not reach the current Switch sales until month 50 where it sold a total of 22.96 million units.
The PS4 has been available for 84 months in the US and has sold 34.18 million units. The Switch is currently 11.30 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PS4.