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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019 - VGChartz
Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 November 2019 / 1,645 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: 862,883 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,705,799 - DS

Total Lead: 5,187,928 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 40,736,064

DS Total Sales: 45,923,992

October 2019 is the 32nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 862,883 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.71 million units. The DS leads by 5.19 million 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 40.74 million units, while the DS sold 45.92 million units during the same timeframe.

The 32nd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is October 2019, while for the DS it is June 2007.


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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13 Comments

Bofferbrauer2 (on 17 November 2019)

Switch is putting up a fight


Vertigo-X (on 16 November 2019)

At this point, DS was slaughtering literally everything else launch aligned.


Amnesia (on 17 November 2019)

When does the fury mode of the DS start to calm down ?


yo33331 (on 17 November 2019)

2010.. 3 years later from now


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Amnesia (on 17 November 2019)

So it looks impossible...


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yo33331 (on 17 November 2019)

Yes .. I don't know why you all give so much credit for the switch and think it can be the most selling console or close to it.. it selling good .. OK but not close as DS or PS2 and even continuing the path of PS4 sales is doubtfull


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yo33331 (on 17 November 2019)

DS and PS2 are just another league .. only the time will show how close will PS4 come to their sales


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yo33331 (on 17 November 2019)

the Wii also had very good first years sales but after the 4th year it started to drop down .. fast and who would thought at it's 3rd year for example with 70-80M that it would die soon as next 1-2 years..


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tripenfall (on 17 November 2019)

The DS was a beast!


S.Peelman (on 17 November 2019)

Lol gap change over 800k.. and Switch already did what 250 on average.


siebensus4 (on 16 November 2019)

WTF... has the DS sold 400k weekly during summer?


Salnax (on 17 November 2019)

Mid-2007 was roughly the point the DS evergreen library was at its peak, especially with the Western release of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. Pokemon, Nintendogs, Brain Age, Brain Age 2, New Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart DS, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Cooking Mama each sold over 2 million copies in 2007, despite being released in 2005 and 2006. Not to mention that there was a shortage of DS Lites from its release into 2007, so there were plenty of interested customers.


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Salnax (on 17 November 2019)

Also, the R4 card came out in 2007.


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