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PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2019

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 October 2019 / 2,659 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: 467,160 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,495,056 – DS

Total Lead: 31,579,300 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 100,441,986

DS Total Sales: 132,021,286

September 2019 is the 71st 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 467,160 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 6.50 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 31.58 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 100.44 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 132.02 million units during the same timeframe.

The 71st month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is September 2019, while for the Nintendo DS it is September 2010.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 53.58 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments
Mnementh (on 22 October 2019)

Wow, even this late in the lifecycle the DS has the stronger momentum.

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yo33331 Mnementh (on 22 October 2019)

Yes, this is one of the last months the DS will beat PS4.. from christmas onwards PS4 will beat DS with much. DS makes 8M next year, then 3M, then under 1M.. PS4 will make much more than this the next 3 years

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Barkley Mnementh (on 23 October 2019)

DS is the one recent Nintendo console that had fairly decent legs, so it keeping up this late isn't such a surprise. It still had worse legs than any PlayStation other than the Vita, but for a Nintendo console it's legs were excellent.

Percentage of total sales from first 4 Years. (Lower equals better legs):
WiiU - 99.1%
Wii - 83.2%
Vita - 81.1%
3DS - 68.0%
DS - 60.4%
PSP - 57.4%
PS1 - 53.2%
PS3 - 53.2%
PS2 - 46.0%
360 - 43.4%

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yo33331 Mnementh (on 23 October 2019)

@Barkley very good stats, thank you

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Agente42 Mnementh (on 23 October 2019)

the problem is not legs, it's 31+M diference . No Way PS4 will sell more than 150 Millions.

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Agente42 Mnementh (on 23 October 2019)

Only way is Ps5 becoming a big flop.

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yo33331 Mnementh (on 24 October 2019)

all of you just see PS2 sales after PS3 .. yes it won't be the same, it will be less but still .. 30M after PS5 will do the job because PS4 will be 120M with the next year

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curl-6 (on 23 October 2019)

DS was a monster, it's impressive PS4 is as close as it is.

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Agente42 (on 22 October 2019)

the real monster, the second place sells more than 80 M. Nintendo, in 7th gen, Sells 255 M. Jesus.

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Agente42 (on 24 October 2019)

The cheapest DVD player helped the long tail sales of PS2. PS4 don't have that feature. Ps4 sales will be similar a PS3 sales trajectory. Second, Sony console don't have domintance in majors areas, like the USA and Japan.

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yo33331 Agente42 (on 17 November 2019)

yes, but the sales of PS2 after 2005 are not because of the dvd anymore.. dvd was new 2000. by 2005 the dvd was mainstream and only a fraction of the sales could be because if the dvd. and yes sony console does not have dominance in usa but as a hime console its dominating usa. and I am just saying that is possible to reach 150M not that 100% will do it. but 100% will make 130M at least. and no it will not do only 7M like PS3 after PS4 launched. PS3 wasn pricecut and was expensive and ps4 was cheap. now ps4 larts are not so expensive as ps3 were back then so it will get pricexut soon to 199 probably. and with ps5 being 500 or even 600$ at launch the difference is big. many people will opt out for the budget version which will be ps4. with the ps3 noone had a choice.. 299$ or 399$ for next gen. anyone would pic ps4

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