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Welcome everyone to the VGChartz Gap Charts November 2020 Discussion Thread. This thread is a place for everyone to discuss the latest VGChartz Gap Charts articles for the month of November  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 - November 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 November 2020 shows how the Switch has been consistently gaining on the lifetime PS4 sales since the middle of 2019. The PS4 is ahead of the Switch by 43.3 million units and the Xbox One by 65.5 million units. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox One by 22.2 million

The PS4 is 4.50 million units away from outselling the Game Boy, which sold 118.69 million units lifetime. The Switch is 4.90 million away from outselling the 3DS, which has sold 75.82 million units to date. The Xbox One is 0.41 million away from outselling the SNES, which sold 49.10 million units lifetime.

The Switch passed the 70 million mark and the PS4 passed the 114 million mark. The PS4 has sold 114.19 million units lifetime, the Switch 70.92 million units, and the Xbox One 48.69 million units.

Looking at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 currently leads. The PlayStation 4 has a 48.8 percent market share, the Switch sits at 30.3 percent, and the Xbox One at 20.9 percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 114,188,950

Switch Total Sales: 70,920,531

Xbox One Total Sales: 48,689,468

During the month of November 2020, the Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 by 3.06 million units for the month and the Xbox One by 3.34 million units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 288,903 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, all three consoles are down. The Nintendo Switch is down 240,544 units (-6.3%), the PlayStation 4 is down 2.15 million units (-80.7%) and the Xbox One is down 1.07 million units (-82.7%).

Looking at the marketshare, the Switch managed to achieve 82.8 percent of the monthly sales. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 11.9 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 5.3 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 513,825

Switch Monthly Sales: 3,569,596

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 224,922

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.

Last edited by trunkswd - on 14 December 2020

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If the PS4 numbers for November are correct, then Sony's console isn't even getting one last holiday boost.



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Just a small nitpick. In the text (First paragraph) it says "June 2020". Shouldn't it say November 2020?



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peachbuggy said:

Just a small nitpick. In the text (First paragraph) it says "June 2020". Shouldn't it say November 2020?

Whooooops. I guess I've forgotten to keep updating that for past bunch of months. 



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trunkswd said:
peachbuggy said:

Just a small nitpick. In the text (First paragraph) it says "June 2020". Shouldn't it say November 2020?

Whooooops. I guess I've forgotten to keep updating that for past bunch of months. 

Oh! Well if it's any help, i haven't noticed it before



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Switch 5:1 over PS4 and Xbone combined.
No November numbers for PS5 and Xbox Series? I thought we had the numbers up to Nov 28th, the last week ending last month?



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

curl-6 said:

Switch 5:1 over PS4 and Xbone combined.
No November numbers for PS5 and Xbox Series? I thought we had the numbers up to Nov 28th, the last week ending last month?

That is just a comparison article I've been doing for years. Originally it was Wii U instead of Switch before I changed it. I'm thinking of swapping out the last-gen consoles with the new ones for the next month's round of "Gap Charts." I'm already making two weekly articles based on the latest hardware. The weekly breakdown and a sales comparison chart

I'll be adding new articles after we have the first two months of sales of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. My ideas for new "Gap Charts" are the following:

  • PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S
  • PS5 vs Switch
  • Xbox Series X|S vs Switch
  • PS5 vs PS4
  • Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One
  • PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One

Though I am thinking of writing weekly articles aligning the launches of the Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S to showcase the weekly sales until I do the monthly ones. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Switch 5:1 over PS4 and Xbone combined.
No November numbers for PS5 and Xbox Series? I thought we had the numbers up to Nov 28th, the last week ending last month?

That is just a comparison article I've been doing for years. Originally it was Wii U instead of Switch before I changed it. I'm thinking of swapping out the last-gen consoles with the new ones for the next month's round of "Gap Charts." I'm already making two weekly articles based on the latest hardware. The weekly breakdown and a sales comparison chart

I'll be adding new articles after we have the first two months of sales of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. My ideas for new "Gap Charts" are the following:

  • PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S
  • PS5 vs Switch
  • Xbox Series X|S vs Switch
  • PS5 vs PS4
  • Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One
  • PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One

Though I am thinking of writing weekly articles aligning the launches of the Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S to showcase the weekly sales until I do the monthly ones. 

and why not include legacy consoles comparison with PS5 and XBXS such as wii, ds, and 360



yo33331 said:
trunkswd said:

That is just a comparison article I've been doing for years. Originally it was Wii U instead of Switch before I changed it. I'm thinking of swapping out the last-gen consoles with the new ones for the next month's round of "Gap Charts." I'm already making two weekly articles based on the latest hardware. The weekly breakdown and a sales comparison chart

I'll be adding new articles after we have the first two months of sales of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. My ideas for new "Gap Charts" are the following:

  • PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S
  • PS5 vs Switch
  • Xbox Series X|S vs Switch
  • PS5 vs PS4
  • Xbox Series X|S vs Xbox One
  • PS5 and Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 and Xbox One

Though I am thinking of writing weekly articles aligning the launches of the Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S to showcase the weekly sales until I do the monthly ones. 

and why not include legacy consoles comparison with PS5 and XBXS such as wii, ds, and 360

I could do those as well. I don't like posting more than one of these per day, so it depends on how many total "Gap Charts" articles we have with the ones I am already doing plus the ones I posted above. I can go through the ones I have been doing and remove the ones that are clearly done. Taking a quick look, there are 16 I did for October. 

Last edited by trunkswd - on 15 December 2020

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Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison - Gap Drops Below 1 Million in November 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: 2,971,872 - Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,609,171 - Switch

Total Lead: 953,330 - Wii

Switch Total Sales: 70,920,531

Wii Total Sales: 71,873,861

November 2020 is the 45th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the Switch closed the gap by 2.97 million units when you align the launches of the two consoles. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the Wii by 6.61 million units. The Wii is currently ahead of the Switch by 0.95 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 45th month for the Nintendo Switch is November 2020 and for the Wii it is July 2010. The Switch has sold 70.92 million units, while the Wii sold 71.87 million units during the same timeframe. The Wii sold current Switch sales in month 44.

The Wii sold 101.63 million units worldwide during its lifetime. The Switch needs to sell another 30.71 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.

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.