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PS4 vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – October 2019

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 November 2019 / 2,493 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: 205,908 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 6,589,514 – DS

Total Lead: 31,750,778 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 101,342,408

DS Total Sales: 133,093,186

October 2019 is the 72nd 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 205,908 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 6.59 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 31.75 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 101.34 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 134.09 million units during the same timeframe.

The 72nd month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is October 2019, while for the Nintendo DS it is October 2010.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 52.68 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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Bofferbrauer2 (on 18 November 2019)

Which month of the DS was the 3DS release?

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DaAndy Bofferbrauer2 (on 18 November 2019)

Month 76/77. Actually 76, because February 2011. But it was only 1 week in Japan only. So we can go with Month 77.
But the DS sales really slowed down very fast then. 2010 20Million, 2011 8.7 Million, 2012 3 Million, 2013 <1 Million. Thats why DS only managed to sell roughly about 11 Million Units after 3DS had launched. Still it is amazing to see how far the PS4 is behind DS launch aligned when considering how well PS4 is selling.

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Bofferbrauer2 Bofferbrauer2 (on 18 November 2019)

Yeah, I was aware that sales crashed and burned after that release, hence the question.

So starting early next year, the PS4 will have a spot at catching up a tiny little bit

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javi741 Bofferbrauer2 (on 18 November 2019)

The DS was released on November 2004 in America, December 2004 in Japan, and March 2005 in Europe. The 3DS released on March 2011

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curl-6 (on 18 November 2019)

Very interested to see how close PS4 gets lifetime, I still expect it to land in the 130-140 million range when all's said and done

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RolStoppable curl-6 (on 19 November 2019)

That range is too optimistic in light of Sony's recent downward revisions. They had shipped 96.8m by March 2019 and they forecast 13.5m more by March 2020, so a total of 110.3m. The imminent launch of the PS5 will take the spotlight away from the PS4, so shipments should be expected to fall below 10m for the fiscal year, resulting in a total of less than 120m by March 2021. From there on out it will be a challenge to add another 10m to the final total, so 130m should be the high end of a predicted range, not the low end.

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