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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – December 2018 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 February 2019 / 2,612 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: 3,668,424 – Switch

Gap change over last 12 months: 816,636 - DS

Total Lead: 5,634,825 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 29,635,662

DS Total Sales: 24,000,837

December 2018 is the 22nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 3.67 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has caught up by 816,636 units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 5.63 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 29.64 million units, while the DS sold 24.00 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 February 2019)

4 more months before absolute DS takeover

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Mnementh (on 06 February 2019)

The different holiday time saved the Switch for now, the momentum in the slow time of the year was already strongly in the favor of the DS. So DS most likely takes the lead then it's own holidays hit and will never look back again.

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 05 February 2019)

Sure is taking a long time for the DS to catch up to the Switch. I do hope that the revision blows up, even if it may not do DS Lite numbers.

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KLAMarine (on 05 February 2019)

The DS should explode eventually.

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