Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Global Lifetime Sales – May 2018

During the month of May 2018, the PS4 outsold the Switch by 215,254 units for the month and the Xbox One by 609,222 units. The Switch outsold the Xbox One by 393,968 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago, the Xbox One and Switch are up, while the PS4 is down. The Xbox One is up 28,284 units, the Switch is up 187,970 units, and the PS4 is down 289,793 units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 48 percent. The Nintendo Switch accounted for 37 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 15 percent.

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JaguarEvolved113d ago ShowReplies(3)
PhoenixUp112d ago

PS4 continues reigning supreme

BiggerBoss112d ago

Over double the sales of its closest "competitor", that's pretty nice.

Sony has to be feeling pretty confident right about now.

ConsoleGamer112d ago

WTF i was sure ps4 sales will fall flat over the crossplay fiasco^^

troylazlow111d ago

@ConsoleGamer If it does effect the numbers it will show in next months numbers, not this report.

UCForce111d ago (Edited 111d ago )

@troylazlow Oh really ? Is that how you think ? God of Of War, Gran Turismo Sport and Detroit Become Human and Horizon Zero Dawn are top 10 in UK. I’m sure they will do fine in next month.

ConsoleGamer111d ago (Edited 111d ago )


Good joke. Nothing will change.

I remember xbox fanboys predicting a slowdown on ps4 sales when xbox 1 got back compatibility - nothing changed.

And now their bets are on crossplay to do the job but again nothing will change. Ps4 will continue to lead and keep on demolishing x1 on monthly sales comparisons.

Akarogg 111d ago

No need to launch the PS5 any time soon

UCForce111d ago

I agree. They will announce it at the right time.

FallenAngel1984112d ago

“Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve 48 percent. The Nintendo Switch accounted for 37 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 15 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 889,073

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 279,851

Switch Monthly Sales: 673,819“

Shit PS4 nearly sold half of total current gen console hardware units that month.

BiggerBoss112d ago

PS4 is THE console to buy right now.

With exclusives like God of War, Detroit, and Spider-Man, and third party deals with games like Red Dead Redemption, what other choice is there?

Akarogg 111d ago

You forgot Dreams (Which is always being forgotten)

AlphaCentyros111d ago

Yeah that game is too creative for me, unfortunately I don’t have the time to create artsy levels or something.

NotoriousWhiz111d ago

Nearly half. Which means that Switch + Xbox one sales (combined) are greater than that of Playstation 4. If software sales follow a similar pattern, then PS4 will have the smallest community for new games where there exists cross play between Switch and Xbox one.

NotoriousWhiz111d ago

@badz, I don't wish anything. I'm only stating facts.

CP_Company112d ago

xbox numbers it's obvious too high. 30-31M is about right. EA and Sony numbers don't lie.

BiggerBoss112d ago

Lol, I'm a PS4 guy, but there's no way that the Xbox is at 30 million right now.

It's definitely closer to 40 million, despite the enormous lead by PlayStation.

ConsoleGamer112d ago (Edited 112d ago )

Given the slow pace x1 is selling in us and its nonexistence in europe and asia i wouldn't count on 40 million tbh

AmUnRa112d ago (Edited 112d ago )

You dont know, the only one who knows how many xbox consoles are sold is Microsoft, and they are silent as hell. When they realy sold more than 40 mil. don't you think they would give the numbers?
It is just not possible to know the exact numbers, like i sayd, only Microsoft knows.

The 10th Rider112d ago

EA released the combined sales of both consoles through the end of 2017: 103M

Sony released the sales of the PS4 through the end of 2017: Around 74M

People then figured that if you subtract the PS4 sales from the total console sales, you have Xbox One's numbers.

Things don't work that way though. What's likely is that the PS4 numbers are sold to retailers and the EA numbers are sold through to consumers.

This is in line with IHS Markit data, which put Xbox One sales through March 31st 2018 at 39 million, and PS4 sales at just under 77 million.

The last reported Xbox One sales, which are again likely based on sold to retailers, is 18-19 million after 26 months on the market. Since then the Xbox One has had another 29 months on the market and generally sales have been increasing year-on-year. Even if Xbox One sales remained flat since the last released numbers in January 2016, it would still be at 38 million (sold to retailers). However, as I stated they've generally increased YOY, which would put that number even higher and 39 million sold through to consumers seems like a very realistic number.

Prince_TFK112d ago

You mean Xbox One stop selling when it reaches 30 mils? The sales number after that just magically disappear?

DialgaMarine111d ago

No, but considering it likely been averaging less than 300K per month worldwide, it’s unlikely it’s above 32 million.

GameBoyColor112d ago

lmao looks like x1x's "beast hardware" couldn't even pull it ahead of a 720p handheld device XD

welly300112d ago

Exclusive games. for some reason Nintendo games are popular. Not forgetting its hybrid so its taking from 2 markets handheld and home console. X was launched to give playerz choice and to give this gen a boost, just like the pro. Not to compete with the switch

Prince_TFK112d ago

It is the only “720p” handheld device on the market, and a good one at that.

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Prince_TFK111d ago

The the GPD Win 2 can play Nintendo games? Wow I gotta get myself one.

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