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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2019 Update

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 April 2019 / 4,625 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: 203,170 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,408,768 - DS

Total Lead: 4,561,077 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 31,691,220

DS Total Sales: 27,130,143

February 2019 is the 24th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 203,170 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has caught up by 2.41 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 4.56 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 31.69 million units, while the DS sold 27.13 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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siebensus4 (on 28 March 2019)

Can the Switch keep the lead after the DS holiday season which is coming soon? I think... yes. But barely.

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Mnementh siebensus4 (on 28 March 2019)

Doubt it. DS nearly had the Switch before November and after the holidays DS had still better momentum after the holidays are over for Switch. So pretty sure in two months DS is on top.

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Bofferbrauer2 siebensus4 (on 28 March 2019)

DS is turning on it's afterburners now. Unless the Switch is undertracked, I doubt it has any chance to resist the DS

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Mnementh siebensus4 (on 29 March 2019)

And as we all know how the DS ends up, I doubt from this point on the Switch has a chance to reverse it and come back top.

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Bofferbrauer2 siebensus4 (on 29 March 2019)

Yeah, unless the Switch would go on and and outlast the DS (which got it's legs cut short from the 3DS after all) a couple years, I don't see how the Switch would be able to ever catch up.

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siebensus4 siebensus4 (on 29 March 2019)

I meant that the Switch can keep the lead until month 28. Of course I doubt it can win in the long run.

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 29 March 2019)

Expect the DS and Switch to keep trading first place for a couple of years. After that it should be obvious which is going to pull out the final victory. ;-)

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