By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

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

curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Share the article here.

Switch vs 3DS and Wii U Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Tops 10 Million in October 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide Nintendo Switch sales with the combined Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U sales.

Switch Vs. 3DS and Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,407,027 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 14,155,000 – Switch

Total Lead: 10,131,367 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 67,966,935

3DS and Wii U Total Sales: 57,835,568

October 2020 is the 44th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 1.41 million units when compared to the combined sales of the 3DS and Wii U during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the gap has grown in favor of the Switch by 14.16 million units. The Switch leads by 10.13 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), the Wii U launched in November 2012, and the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The holiday periods between the Switch and 3DS lineup, however, the Wii U holiday is offset from the Switch.

The 44th month for the Nintendo Switch is October 2020, for the Nintendo 3DS it is October 2014 and for the Wii U it is April 2016. The Switch has sold 67.97 million units, while the 3DS and Wii U have sold 57.84 million units during the same timeframe. The 3DS and Wii U did not reach current Switch sales until month 58.

The 3DS and Wii U have sold 89.38 million units lifetime through September 2020. The Switch is 21.41 million units behind the 3DS and Wii U. The Wii U has been off the market for several years only selling 13.56 million units lifetime, while the 3DS recently ended production and the few remaining stock units left in stock will likely be sold out by the end of the year.

Dominating both its predecessors, combined. A common stick used to beat the Switch back in 2017/2018 was that since it replaced both Wii U and 3DS, it wasn't a success because it wasn't outselling the two combined. Well, boom bitches.

Switch is putting up some crazy numbers. I am hoping the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will do the same. 



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.

Around the Network

Share the article here.

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.



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.

trunkswd said:

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.

I don't see Switch having any problems outselling PS4 in the US.  It already has 2/3 of PS4's total sales and it has a big holiday still coming up and several years of healthy sales left.  Switch has this one in the bag.



Yeah I can't see Switch losing this race except, as I always say, if Nintendo replace it before 2023, which would be a terrible idea with how insanely well its selling.



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

Share the article here.

PS4 vs Wii in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Barely Closes Gap in October 2020

This monthly series compares the aligned US sales of the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii.

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii US:

Gap change in latest month: 11,596 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,422,299 - PS4

Total Lead: 7,014,980

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 34,179,958

Wii Total Sales: 41,194,938

October 2020 is the 84th 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 Nintendo Wii during the same timeframe. The PlayStation 4 has caught up to the Wii by 11,596 units in the last month and in the last 12 months outsold the Wii by 2.42 million units. The Wii currently leads by 7.01 million units.

Both consoles launched in November in the US. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holidays for the two consoles do lineup.

The 84th month for the PlayStation 4 is October 2020, while for the Wii it is October 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 34.18 million units, while the Wii sold 41.19 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii reached current PS4 sales in month 52.

The Wii sold units 41.70 million lifetime in the US, therefore the PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 7.52 million units to catch up to the lifetime sales of the Wii.



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.

Around the Network

PS4 closed the gap by 11.6k units this month.  Unfortunately it needs 7.52m to surpass the Wii permanently.  I just don't think that is going to happen.



what happened in october 2013 to wii that made PS4 sales level for the month ? (with doing way worse the previous months)



Yeah at this point, especially now that PS5 is out, I can't see PS4 pulling another 7.5 million plus in the US alone. The Wii should win this one.

America is definitely the most interesting major market as its anyone's game; MS, Sony, and Nintendo are much more closely matched there than they are in Asia or Europe.



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

yo33331 said:

what happened in october 2013 to wii that made PS4 sales level for the month ? (with doing way worse the previous months)

It's not the Wii that's the issue; It's the PS4. It only sold 39K in the US in October.



yo33331 said:

what happened in october 2013 to wii that made PS4 sales level for the month ? (with doing way worse the previous months)

The Wii was succeeded in November 2012 and had barely any noteworthy new releases in 2013 as a whole, hence why it has been easy for the PS4 to gain notable ground in its seventh year.



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

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club