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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2019

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 October 2019 / 2,445 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: 370,483 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,533,420 - DS

Total Lead: 4,989,978 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 38,751,874

DS Total Sales: 43,741,852

September 2019 is the 31st month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 370,483 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 4.99 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 38.75 million units, while the DS sold 43.74 million units during the same timeframe.

The 31st month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is September 2019, while for the DS it is May 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Darwinianevolution (on 21 October 2019)

The DS has entered beast mode. It's only a matter of time now to see how much of a gap is the DS able to create between the two consoles, I doubt the Switch will have a longer lifespan than the DS.

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Mnementh (on 21 October 2019)

Woah, DS momentum is so crazy that christmas barely registered.

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S.Peelman (on 22 October 2019)

DS will have built up a 30M lead in not time. :-P

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