Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 06 June 2017 / 37,274 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

 

Switch Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,282,837 – DS

Total Lead: 631,494– Switch

Switch Total Sales: 3,488,881

DS Total Sales: 2,857,387

April 2017 is the 2nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 1.28 million units. After two months the Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 631,494 units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 3.49 million units, while the DS sold 2.86 million units during the same timeframe.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

trunkswd (on 06 June 2017)

The current plans for Switch VGChartz Gap Charts include comparing it with Wii, DS, X1, PS4, 3DS, and Wii U. Anyone have suggestions for other Gap Charts?


p0isonparadise (on 06 June 2017)

Vita.


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Kristof81 (on 06 June 2017)

We had Wii now DS, you might as well compare it with PS2


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PAOerfulone (on 06 June 2017)

@Kristof81
There's no data on here of the PS2 to compare to though.


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PAOerfulone (on 06 June 2017)

@trunkswd
PS3, 360, and PSP, please?


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Bofferbrauer2 (on 06 June 2017)

I think on the long run, the only comparisions worth keeping will be PS4, 3DS, Wii and with reservations DS (DS will most probably slaughter the Switch). Wii U is already getting slaughtered and the X1 will soon loose contact.
A PS360 comparision like the one with against the PS4 might be another idea, but the outcome will probably be the same


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RedKingXIII (on 06 June 2017)

PSP.


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Teeqoz (on 07 June 2017)

Wii U + 3DS? I think it's at least a relevant comparison, given that the Switch seems to be the successor to both.


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trent44 (on 07 June 2017)

I think NS vs each Wii, WiiU, DS, 3DS, XB1, and PS4 sound fun and interesting. NS vs WiiU+3DS combined also sounds good.
:D
BTW, Thank You for doing these Gap Chartz. I have been enjoying these in silent for years.
:)


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trent44 (on 07 June 2017)

I think NS vs each Wii, WiiU, DS, 3DS, XB1, and PS4 sound fun and interesting. NS vs WiiU+3DS combined also sounds good.
:D
BTW, Thank You for doing these Gap Chartz. I have been enjoying these in silent for years.
:)


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uran10 (on 06 June 2017)

we all know this is going to be a massacre in the DS's favour in the long run.... oh gosh...


Kristof81 (on 06 June 2017)

I doubt we'll ever see DS's or PS2 figures of any console in our lifetime.


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couchmonkey (on 07 June 2017)

Lots of pessimism here! I think Switch cvan stay very close to DS, and in fact it should pull away this Christmas time as DS hits the first spring lull. Tho, yes, it is a long shot for Switch to beat DS lifetime.


SuperBott (on 06 June 2017)

Holly s...! Switch is a beast!


IkePoR (on 07 June 2017)

I can see Swtich hitting 100M to edge out the Wii. But that's the only mega milestone I see it passing, PS2 and DS are untouchable.


DirtyP2002 (on 07 June 2017)

No way it will reach DS lifetime sales. Switch will be VERY frontloaded imo. Hardware is way too weak to gain serious 3rd party support, very limited online gaming features... 75 Mio Max lifetime is my prediction.


Stefan.De.Machtige (on 07 June 2017)

DS will likely win the end, tough. Nice to see NS doing wel. Nintedo needed that one :-D.


Darwinianevolution (on 06 June 2017)

Even if the Switch does well, it's going to be a landslide in favour of the DS. That thing was a beast.


Ka-pi96 (on 07 June 2017)

Is this fully aligned sales, or does it not align for the separate regional launches of the DS? If it's the former... how come DS' first week was so poor? If it's the latter as soon as we get to the other launches of the DS I think this is going to look very one sided!


Teeqoz (on 07 June 2017)

Lol, it's funny that this was downvoted. I think it's a perfectly relevant question.


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zygote (on 06 June 2017)

Switch is DS numbers or higher. The only thing keeping it from those numbers right now is stock.