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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2018 / 3,216 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: 502,023 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,294,455 - Switch

Total Lead: 2,632,621 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 19,147,667

DS Total Sales: 16,515,046

July 2018 is the 17th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 502,023 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. However, in the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead by 2.29 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 2.63 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 19.15 million units, while the DS sold 16.52 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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SuperNintend0rk (on 02 September 2018)

Winter is coming...

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Bofferbrauer2 SuperNintend0rk (on 02 September 2018)

Awwww, just wanted to post that, but you were faster

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SuperNintend0rk SuperNintend0rk (on 02 September 2018)

Whenever that happens to me, I usually reply with a really cheesy pun, like "The forecast calls for a 'Lite' storm" haha

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DaAndy (on 02 September 2018)

We are currently at week ending April 1st 2006 for DS.
In 1 Year from "now" DS will be at 40 Million Units - in 2 Years 69 Million.
DS wont have any week below 200k for quite a while now. Basically even 90% of the coming weeks are 300k++ with some going up even further than 400k.

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Bofferbrauer2 DaAndy (on 02 September 2018)

Keeping up with the DS in it's prime is basically impossible. However, it's legs got cut off by the arrival of the 3DS, so if Switch sells Wii Numbers without falling off a cliff after 4 years it actually has a shot to compete over the marathon distance.

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OTBWY (on 02 September 2018)

When's DS Lite?

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I like Bacon OTBWY (on 02 September 2018)

16th month for Japan (so this chart). 19th month for N.A. and Europe.

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