Switch is surpassing PS4 lifetime sales

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Nintendo Switch has been cashing its way to the top since the console came out on March 3, 2017, surpassing many competitors along the way. Now, after two years, Switch is taking one of the biggest earners in console history – PS4.

According to Japanese top earning charts, Nintendo Switch is pretty close to surpass PS4 in gross lifetime sales. Now, if we take into account that PS4 came out on November 15, 2013, and has had almost a four year advantage, Nintendo Switch comes out as even more impressive.

The source for the numbers is Japan: Fumitsu Charts and their latest update came on May 8th 2019. It also includes detailed sales for the biggest earning game titles for the top companies.

The top 10 highest earning games list looks like this (software and lifetime sales):

  1. [PS4] Days Gone (SIE, 04/26/19) – 114,319 (New)
  2. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix, 04/25/19) – 20,366 (New)
  3. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco, 04/25/19) – 17,618 (New)
  4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 13,573 (3,043,150)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 10,509 (748,009)
  6. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/19) – 10,207 (New)
  7. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo, 03/29/19) – 9,138 (109,871)
  8. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 8,962 (584,806)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,456 (2,269,581)
  10. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo, 04/12/19) – 7,467 (43,175)

Hardware chart looks like this (hardware and lifetime sales):

  1. Switch – 42,108 (8,042,166)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 8,786 (6,900,427)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,381 (1,147,326)
  4. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 3,927 (1,610,589)
  5. New 3DS LL – 653 (5,876,148)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 536 (5,858,580)
  7. Xbox One X – 103 (14,981)
  8. Xbox One S – 52 (90,016)
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