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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2019 Update

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 September 2019 / 2,536 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: 1,214,567 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,129,850 - DS

Total Lead: 3,824,209 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 36,213,574

DS Total Sales: 40,037,783

July 2019 is the 29th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 1.21 million units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 6.13 million units. The DS leads by 3.82 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 36.21 million units, while the DS sold 40.04 million units during the same timeframe.

The 29th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is July 2019, while for the DS it is March 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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8 Comments
The_Liquid_Laser (on 28 August 2019)

It may look like the DS has the lead, but they are actually about to adopt a criss-crossing behavior because holidays are unaligned.

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kenjab The_Liquid_Laser (on 28 August 2019)

I'm not so sure about that. This was when the DS went into hyperdrive and is now 3 months into a 29M unit year. This will be the Switch's best year so far, but it won't get near those numbers.

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kenjab The_Liquid_Laser (on 28 August 2019)

I'm not so sure about that. This was when the DS went into hyperdrive and is now 3 months into a 29M unit year. This will be the Switch's best year so far, but it won't get near those numbers.

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DS is only 4m ahead of Switch right now. Switch will easily pass that during the holidays. Then DS will pass Switch again when the holidays are over.

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DaAndy The_Liquid_Laser (on 28 August 2019)

Holiday Season is still 3 Month away. In 3 Month DS will stand at 45,923,992 Units.
2 Month later (= December 2019) it is 50,168,587 Units.
So Switch needs to sell another 14 Million units from august until year end to match DS sales during that point. Thats quite a lot. It would mean Switch sold 21 Million in 2019 if it can match DS sales on month 34.
It is not impossible. Lets see which impact Switch Lite has.
But I would not call that "easily"...

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Last year Switch sold ~11m during it's last 5 months. This year Switch has a much stronger schedule of software releases and a new model that is only $200. Given that, I don't think 14m is going to be much of a hurdle. I think Switch is going to sell several million more than that. YMMV.

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Vertigo-X The_Liquid_Laser (on 28 August 2019)

Er, no. Look at that trajectory for the DS. Switch may be able to cross it once more, but... This one's not even going to be close.

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SwitchUP (on 29 August 2019)

The beast that is the ds isnt that far ahead of the switch. I know, they launched at completely different dates but, the fact it's still this close is crazy. Just wait. The mini, pokemon, Luigi 3.... astral chain... too many to list. It's still 300 dollars. Way more than the ds ever was. Double the price if my memory serves.... the switch is going to have some great years ahead. That's a fact. To the typical naysayers, just watch. The switch will keep it close.

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