The Nintendo Switch has been a force to be reckoned with since it hit shelves in 2017, but that wasn’t enough to top the console of the generation: the PS4. It’s a secret to no-one that Sony’s system has been dominating over the course of its now five-year run, and that momentum has yet to truly slow down. It turns out that both of these systems fought a decent fight throughout 2018, but the Switch still came out as second-best.
According to ‘Benji Sales’ on Twitter, the PS4 sold 17.7 million units throughout the year. The Switch, on the other hand, sold 17.4 million units. That’s a difference of roughly 300,000 sales; not massive, but still a gap nonetheless. This turnout shows that while the Switch is indeed very healthy, the PS4 still hasn’t hit the end of its prime despite having been around for a while now.
Sony shipped 8.1 million PS4s last quarter worldwide. They are keeping their forecast for this fiscal year of 17.5 million.
The PlayStation 4 is now officially the best selling console Worldwide for calendar year 2018.
PS4 2018 total sales – 17.7m
Switch 2018 sales – 17.4m pic.twitter.com/83q2P8z4nz
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) February 1, 2019
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.