Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison - Switch Lead Grows by 5M in December 2020

December 2020 is the 46th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 5.01 million units when compared to the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months, the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 7.78 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 13.66 million units.

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septemberindecember32d ago

It is looking pretty likely that the graph will never cross again. PS4 sold fantastically, but Switch just exploded.

1Victor31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

@ September no they don’t get any info from retailers they just ballpark it and when the companies or NPD and others reputable sources release their REAL numbers VGFCZ change them to reflect them.
BTW I’m in no shape or form attacking the Nintendo switch and as I have done before I’m just pointing out the TRUTH about vgcz numbers games, just look at the tag next to their name summits it say RUMOR for some reason

septemberindecember31d ago (Edited 31d ago )


Disregard my last comment I misread your response.

NPD doesn't release numbers to the public, and the majority of Europe doesn't either, so I'm not sure how you think they haphazardly update every month.

Also, they do receive information from retailers. They just don't receive information from all retailers. It's a sample. They extrapolate that data and estimate from there, but they are legitimate statistics.

septemberindecember31d ago


How do they update every week then if they just ballpark the numbers after NPD releases theirs?

Also, NPD doesn't release numbers to the public anymore, and how do they get numbers from Europe?

FallenAngel198432d ago

Switch is on track to outsell PS4

1Victor32d ago

Sure if you go by the fake numbers and chartz

septemberindecember32d ago


Though the numbers are estimates, they adjust as needed each time the manufacturers provide sales numbers and they usually aren't too far off. In a week or so when Nintendo provides their own numbers we will get a more accurate idea, but it is still likely to be around the 76M range, which would still be on track to outsell the PS4.

Riftrider32d ago

I feel with ps5 release this info isn't really relevant anymore.

zacfoldor32d ago

Well, can we compare PS5 sales to Switch sales then?

zacfoldor32d ago

If they release a Switch pro or ever have a price drop, those sales will probably even improve. Switch is going to sell a lot more units. Impressive sales.

mcstorm32d ago

It's mad to think how far Nintendo slipped with the wiiu but bounced back with the switch.

Alot of people called them out when it came out but even though for me I lived the wiiu the switch was the move Nintendo needed to make.

They are the kings of the handheld market and struggle with the home console side when go with power ect. But putting the console out like it is now makes them a force again.

I agree if the switch gets a pro version and can run/get support for some of the big ips I can see it outselling the ps4.