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PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2019 Update

PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2019 / 3,640 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.

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 388,831 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,873,450 – DS

Total Lead: 31,169,966 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 98,435,919

DS Total Sales: 129,605,885

July 2019 is the 69th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo DS when compared with the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 by 388,831 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 6.87 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 31.17 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 98.44 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 129.61 million units during the same timeframe.

The 69th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is July 2019, while for the Nintendo DS it is July 2010.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 55.58 million units to catch up with the Nintendo DS.


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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24 Comments
yo33331 (on 30 August 2019)

it will start to turn upside down soon, ( ds makes 8m the year after and 3m after this and 1m in the last year so ps4 will beat it without worries to the ground ) the question is will the ps4 equalize the level until end of its life

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Bofferbrauer2 yo33331 (on 30 August 2019)

PS4 is too far back already and sales are already slowing down. Sony would need to ship an additional 50M PS4 to equalize the PS4, and with it's successor being almost around the corner already, I don't see how they could do that.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 30 August 2019)

@Bofferbrauer2 Yes, I am not saying it will be easy, but it is not impossible, if PS4 has long legs ( as I assume, every other PS console had long legs, except PS3 )

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curl-6 (on 29 August 2019)

Weird as it may seem on the surface to compare the two I actually find it interesting to see the second highest selling system ever stacked against the soon-to-be-3rd. in terms of curves. PS4 hit its stride sooner while DS was more of a late bloomer.

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HylianSwordsman curl-6 (on 31 August 2019)

If it wants to be third, PS4 better start closing this gap. If it breaks even from here on out, earning as much to the end of its life as DS will until from this point until the end of its life, PS4 will get about 126.5 million. It has less than 8 million gap with the DS to work with before it's not on track to pass the Game Boy.

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yo33331 curl-6 (on 05 September 2019)

@HylianSwordsman PS4 can not and will not do as much as ds from this point on because DS made just 8m, 3m and 1m respectively after this year onwards, which is very very very poor

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gemini_d@rk (on 31 August 2019)

Why not compare with Ps2?

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yo33331 gemini_d@rk (on 03 September 2019)

because they don't have the exact chart of sales of ps2 .. although I think they can see the official numbers and create a chart for it .. it doesn't have to be difficult.

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SwitchUP (on 30 August 2019)

There is absolutely no chance on earth that the ps4 beats the ds or ps2. Stop kidding yourself. I will bet on it.

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yo33331 SwitchUP (on 02 September 2019)

there is nothing impossible, never say never. I think it has a very good chance of reaching ds and ps2, it will be diffucult yes, but it can.

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thomas995 yo33331 (on 30 August 2019)

Think you meant DS? It's passed out the 3DS a good while ago.

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Coolback yo33331 (on 30 August 2019)

Lol PS5 will kill PS4 Ez.
This year 16 ? nop.
Next 14 ? Lol !
2021, 12 ? in 2021 impossible to make 5M+ xD

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Coolback yo33331 (on 31 August 2019)

@yo33331

You can't compare PS2 and PS4 because it's stupid :

1/ PS2 was selled at 99$ only just before PS3 release.
2/ PS3 was flopped so hard with 600$ price.
3/ PS2 just had the biggest ludotheque of all the time.

Normal to the PS2 continue to be sell with the most flop for Sony (the launch of the PS3).

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SwitchUP yo33331 (on 06 September 2019)

You can type a bible worth of text 100x, it wont change the fact that the ps4 will never pass the ds or ps2. It has ZERO chance. But that doesnt change the achievement of what the ps4 has been able to do in an entirely different situation. The ps4 is not in the ps2 situation. At all. I think the ps4 is actually more impressive. It wont have the luxury that the ps2 had with emerging markets that bought the ps2 like they did. The ps4 did AMAZING. The ps2 had legs due to new markets that bought it up like crazy for years. The ps4 has been selling ALREADY to those markets... the ps4 also wont be replaced by a 600 dollar system. The ps4 also will not be 99 dollars when the ps5 comes. The ps4 is also well built, and doesnt have the luxury, if you can call it that, of having been such an unreliable piece of shit that, people bought several of them because they failed constantly. The ps4 will basically stop selling once the ps5 hits the market, exactly like the ps3 died when the ps4 came. Your incredible sales predictions for the next several years are.... ahem... not happening. The end.

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