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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 July 2018 / 3,350 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: 150,010 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,389,902 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,661,387 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 17,333,798

DS Total Sales: 14,672,411

May 2018 is the 15th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 150,010 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. However, in the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead by 2.39 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 2.66 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 17.33 million units, while the DS sold 14.67 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 28 June 2018)

The calm before the storm

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Mnementh (on 28 June 2018)

Now we get into the second year momentum of the DS. Can the Switch withstand it? This will become very interesting over the next months.

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HylianSwordsman (on 28 June 2018)

It made it past the first two Novembers, so I think it'll hold until the DSi at least.

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