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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – April 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 June 2019 / 2,910 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: 4,464,536 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,468,118 - DS

Total Lead: 846,123 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 33,767,244

DS Total Sales: 34,613,367

April 2019 is the 26th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 4.46 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has caught up by 3.47 million units. The DS has now taken the lead for the first time since the launches have been aligned. The DS leads by 846,123 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 33.77 million units, while the DS sold 34.61 million units during the same timeframe.

The 26th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is April 2019, while for the DS it is December 2006.

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 25 May 2019)

DS is past, and will most probably not been seen again. But Switch put up hell of a fight against the DS.

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thetonestarr (on 28 May 2019)

Don't count Switch out yet, folks. It also could have yet to see its big explosion. Doubtful, but entirely plausible.

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HylianSwordsman (on 27 May 2019)

Well that about wraps it up, folks. Time to go home, shows over. GG, Switch. GG.

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siebensus4 (on 26 May 2019)

It took more than 2 years. DS sold more than 300k every week after it's third holiday season, right?

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icykai (on 26 May 2019)

Passengers, prepare for landing.

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