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PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019

PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 September 2019 / 3,202 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: 150,268 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,543,814 – DS

Total Lead: 31,050,140 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 99,620,444

DS Total Sales: 130,670,584

July 2019 is the 70th 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 150,268 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 6.54 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 31.05 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 99.62 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 130.67 million units during the same timeframe.

The 70th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is August 2019, while for the Nintendo DS it is August 2010.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 54.40 million units to outsell 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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mjk45 (on 27 September 2019)

a bridge to far.

  • +5
Darwinianevolution (on 28 September 2019)

Unless the PS4 reaches 99$ at some point in its life, PS2-DS numbers are going to be too much for it. Considering the PS5 is rather close, PS3 will peak around the 130m.

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AbrahamHamdan Darwinianevolution (on 28 September 2019)

I'm thinking around the same, like 120 - 125

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Mnementh (on 28 September 2019)

So, early in it's third year the DS took the lead. What impresses me though, is that even now, after nearly six years, the DS still has the stronger momentum. Usually it is said that Nintendo consoles peak early and Sony consoles have a long tail. Seems not the case here.

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yo33331 Mnementh (on 28 September 2019)

why ? sony always have long legs.. except PS3 :D .. but PS4 is still selling very well and will continue to do it, and yes DS also had long legs, but it is the only console maybe from nintendo that had long legs .. 3DS also maybe but .. it selling less in these legs ( this year and last year ) than the legs of other consoles.
Anyway I expect with this holiday season to begin the PS4 uphill chart here .. through the end of its life cycle because the DS sales after this year are just very bad .. 8M then 3M then under 1M the last year .. PS4 will beat that with much .. even after PS5 launch

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S.Peelman (on 29 September 2019)

DS is still running away at this point. There’s no chance.

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Azuren (on 29 September 2019)

They could jump that shark if PS4 was $100. But I don't think it'll happen.

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siebensus4 (on 28 September 2019)

DS will sell 24M units until its end of life, PS4 should sell about the same. The gap is expected to flatten out in future months and not to shrink in favour of PS4.

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