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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2019 / 3,066 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: 942,664 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,959,222 - DS

Total Lead: 3,618,413 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 32,937,511

DS Total Sales: 29,319,098

March 2019 is the 25th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 942,664 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has caught up by 2.96 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the DS by 3.62 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 32.94 million units, while the DS sold 29.32 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
HylianSwordsman (on 27 April 2019)

Switch has 1, maybe 2 months left before it falls behind the DS, probably forever.

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Bofferbrauer2 HylianSwordsman (on 28 April 2019)

Yeah, DS now enters it's holiday season, and with the DSLite, it will be a slaughtering - nothing could keep up to DS lite sales.

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It'll be interesting to watch the slaughtering happen, but unless Switch does something very unexpected saleswise in the future, this chart will become very boring very soon after this DS holiday season.

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