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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 August 2018 / 3,547 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: 384,157 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,452,927 - Switch

Total Lead: 3,045,544 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 18,264,209

DS Total Sales: 15,218,665

June 2018 is the 16th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 384,157 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. However, in the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead by 2.45 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 3.05 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 18.26 million units, while the DS sold 15.22 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 05 August 2018)

The calm before the DS storm

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HylianSwordsman Bofferbrauer2 (on 05 August 2018)

We have one more holiday before the DSi launches, but I think we only have one month before the DS Lite launches, which sold over half of the DS's total sales. We have about 3 years before the DS reaches 100 million.

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Marth (on 06 August 2018)

2 more months until the full power of the DS Lite kicks in.

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Rab (on 06 August 2018)

The calm before the Switch storm

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Mystro-Sama (on 05 August 2018)

Don't mind me. Just the obligatory "when is DS Lite" comment.

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