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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2018 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 April 2018 / 5,786 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: 243,975 – Switch

Total Lead: 7,405,526 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 15,333,722

DS Total Sales: 7,928,196

February 2018 is the 12th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 243,975 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 7.41 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 15.33 million units, while the DS sold 7.93 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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Marth (on 05 April 2018)

Nice lead, but to be fair the DS is like the biggest sales Slowpoke of all-time. The comparison will be much more interesting in the coming years :D

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Zach808 (on 06 April 2018)

The Switch had better enjoy that lead. Soon, the DS will devour everything in its path.

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Jranation (on 05 April 2018)

Wow! What a lead!

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theDX (on 05 April 2018)

When is Switch lite?

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OTBWY (on 05 April 2018)

WHEN!.........'s DS lite?

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S.Peelman (on 05 April 2018)

Should I say it?

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Masked_Muchaco S.Peelman (on 05 April 2018)

Just do it!

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Megiddo (on 05 April 2018)

Odd hardware comparison. How about 3DS since that's the most recent?

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friendlyfamine Megiddo (on 05 April 2018)

I think they do both.

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Helloplite Megiddo (on 06 April 2018)

DS sold far more than 3DS, and both handhelds had a slow start before picking up.

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RafaelAmorim Megiddo (on 06 April 2018)

hahahaha, you are so funny

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