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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 September 2019 / 2,913 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: 822,486 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,526,385 - DS

Total Lead: 4,646,695 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 37,200,939

DS Total Sales: 41,847,634

August 2019 is the 30th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 822,486 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 6.53 million units. The DS leads by 4.65 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 37.20 million units, while the DS sold 41.85 million units during the same timeframe.

The 30th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is August 2019, while for the DS it is April 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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7 Comments
siebensus4 (on 27 September 2019)

There's still a small possibility that we see a cross in month 34.

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SwitchUP (on 27 September 2019)

I know the switch probably wont close the gap but, I think it will hold it down and keep it a little interesting. I think 20 million shipped this year is a bet I'm willing to take. Maybe more. The switch mini and the revision will carry it to high numbers. When I look at the charts, I find it weird that the refreshed model had nearly a zero % affect in any region aside Japan.

I also wonder, what is making the ps4 suddenly sell 90k+ in Europe? I'm not trying to make anyone angry here, it's a genuine question.

In short, switch looks very under tracked in all regions, aside from Japan. So,anyone know why the ps4 has suddenly been selling almost 100k per week, in Europe when its dropping everywhere else? Sorry for the long, poorly written post. I really am just curious.

Yes.... I know Europe is Sony land. Also, sorry for asking this in an inappropriate place, considering the subject material. If this doesnt belong here, I'm 100% ok with it being deleted.

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SwitchUP SwitchUP (on 27 September 2019)

Sorry everyone, I had this wall broke down into paragraphs, but it wont display them that way from my phone.... I may be an idiot, but I can do paragraphs, Haha.... just not on this website I guess.

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ZS SwitchUP (on 27 September 2019)

I would assume that it’s the holiday season starting, September is usually when the big third party games start releasing like FIFA and Borderlands etc, BL3 came out the day before the chart estimates for the week ending sept 14. I wouldn’t have any answers on why everywhere else has dropped.

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Amnesia (on 27 September 2019)

This super fury mode of the DS will last until which period ?

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SwitchUP Amnesia (on 28 September 2019)

I dont know.... I have amnesia..... what are you talking about, anyway?

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SwitchUP Amnesia (on 28 September 2019)

Sorry amne....I just realized what you mean. Haha, I believe you mean, when will the ds super... whatever you called it, will last. Haha, sorry man. I do know the ds sold like a rocket for a long time. But I'm curious too.

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