Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo, posted on 14 September 2017 / 7,764 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: 192,863 – DS

Total Lead: 891,734 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 5,386,574

DS Total Sales: 4,494,840

July 2017 is the 5th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 192,863 units. After two months the Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 891,734 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 5.39 million units, while the DS sold 4.49 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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5 Comments

boypita (on 13 September 2017)

The Switch won´t stand a chance against the DS when the Lite release :)


trunkswd (on 13 September 2017)

While it is unlikely the Switch beat the DS. It isn't impossible. We shall see how sales hold up over the next few years.


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OTBWY (on 14 September 2017)

Well, the Switch is more expensive. However, the Switch will get a Pokemon game, and that should not be underestimated.


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Johnw1104 (on 14 September 2017)

I didn't realize it took a while for the DS to take off, I just remember people like my mom and others who never get that sort of thing having one for games like Brain Age and such from quite early on. It's the only time I think we've seen something comparable to the original Gameboy and Tetris phenomenon in handhelds, where it just exploded with people who would not normally be interested. I honestly doubt Nintendo is even capable of manufacturing and shipping enough Switches to match the DS even the demand somehow remained constant lol


JWeinCom (on 14 September 2017)

The DS really didn't have anything of note on it till I think the March after its release when Canvas Curse and Meteos came out, and those weren't even that big. It really started to take off with Mario Kart and Nintendogs. Then the DS lite made it a crazy success.+


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S.Peelman (on 14 September 2017)

DS is just biding it's time.. waiting to strike.


KLAMarine (on 14 September 2017)

DS, the PS2 of handhelds. Not sure if the Switch can match it but we'll see... Sometimes you should expect the unexpected like Doom 2016 on the Switch.


TheBraveGallade (on 13 September 2017)

The fact that these charts even exists shows that the switch is a sucess. But I think a VS psp graph would be most interesting.