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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2017 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 November 2017 / 6,106 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: 543,939 – Switch

Total Lead: 1,690,047 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 7,017,665

DS Total Sales: 5,327,618

September 2017 is the 7th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 543,939 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 1.69 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 7.02 million units, while the DS sold 5.33 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Darwinianevolution (on 16 November 2017)

So how long until we get the first DS redesign? The Switch is probably going to keep the lead until then.

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PAOerfulone Darwinianevolution (on 16 November 2017)

The DS Lite launched in Japan in March 2006, which was 16 months after the DS originally launched in November 2004. So, the Switch has 9 months to build as big of a lead as it can before the most fearsome monster Nintendo ever created awakens.

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roadkillers (on 17 November 2017)

This is interesting because they launched at the same time, while the Nintendo consoles launched around Christmas. Switch will be getting a boost in the coming days especially with it being in stock at every Target, Toys R Us, and almost any retailer (excluding Amazon and Walmart apparently?)

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JWeinCom roadkillers (on 19 November 2017)

I think you're confusing it with the 3DS. Either that, or you're European.

The DS launched November in the US, December in Japan, and March in Europe.

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