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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – June 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 August 2019 / 2,756 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: 965,822 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,215,858 - DS

Total Lead: 2,386,313 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 35,551,732

DS Total Sales: 37,938,045

June 2019 is the 28th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 965,822 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.22 million units. The DS leads by 2.39 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 35.55 million units, while the DS sold 37.94 million units during the same timeframe.

The 28th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is June 2019, while for the DS it is February 2007.


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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10 Comments
yo33331 (on 27 July 2019)

PS4 VS DS chart please ?

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curl-6 yo33331 (on 27 July 2019)

I'd actually like to see that it; it may sound weird on the surface, but as one is the #2 best selling system ever and
the other is tracking to be #3, it'd be cool to see how their curves line up.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 27 July 2019)

it will get to 3rd place for sure, the 3rd place now as I recall was on the gameboy with 118M if I am not mistaken, so within next year PS4 should pass this number or early 2021 at worst

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curl-6 yo33331 (on 27 July 2019)

Oh I agree it'll defs make #3, I am thinking PS4 will and between 130 and 140 million in the end

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trunkswd yo33331 (on 27 July 2019)
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yo33331 yo33331 (on 28 July 2019)

Okay, thank for the fast response, but I hope the two graphs that I requested (ps4 vs ds) and (ps4 vs xbox 360 in US) will be regularly updated every month with every other comparison article every month, also I hope the ps3 and 360 vs ps4 and xb1 to also be regularly updated every month, not like the last time - december and next update was in may again by request

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 27 July 2019)

Interesting that the Switch kept pace with the DS for this long. It will probably pass the DS again around the holidays.

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I wouldn't be so sure about that. By then, the DS will have about an 6-8M lead and high monthly sales despite being outside of the holiday season. It might to get past it in December, but that will still be tough and tight.

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Switch is about to have an extremely strong 2nd half of the year including a very strong holiday season. I also know the DS is now heading into "rocket mode" on the chart though. I expect more of a criss-crossing between the two systems because of unaligned holidays.

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Still, at the time, the baseline of the DS was at over 400k weekly, close to twice what the Switch is pulling. If it can put up enough distance between itself and the Switch the spike during the holidays won't be enough to catch up anymore.

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