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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 November 2018 / 3,692 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: 463,348 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 788,863 - Switch

Total Lead: 1,755,464 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 20,764,647

DS Total Sales: 19,009,183

September 2018 is the 19th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 463,348 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. However, in the last 12 months the Switch has grown its lead by 788,863 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 1.76 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 20.76 million units, while the DS sold 19.01 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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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 26 October 2018)

Hopefully the Switch's early lead as well as the later revisions can make it at least beat the likes of the GBA.

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