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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020

Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 February 2020 / 3,548 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: 297,238 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,962,080 - DS

Total Lead: 1,249,633 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 50,512,696

DS Total Sales: 51,762,329

January is the 35th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 297,238 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.96 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.25 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 50.51 million units, while the DS sold 51.76 million units during the same timeframe.

The 35th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is January 2020, while for the DS it is September 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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curl-6 (on 12 February 2020)

The fact the Switch is even keeping so close is impressive as hell, particularly given how much more expensive it is.

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kazuyamishima (on 13 February 2020)

It’s time for the DS to say goodbye for good. For the next 15 months or so it will sell more than 40 million units.

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DaAndy (on 13 February 2020)

DS is selling about 12 million units within the next 3 month (until year end 2007). Next 15 month are ~41 million, next 27 month are ~69 million. Within the next 21 month DS will double its total sales, selling another ~52 Million. We all know how this will end and Switch still is selling pretty good. :-)

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Mnementh (on 13 February 2020)

Impressive that Switch is still so close, but the momentum of the DS at this point becomes unbeatable.

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siebensus4 (on 13 February 2020)

aaaaah... so close.... but no cross in total sales. Gap curve is within a downward pitchfork which suggests a return to the baseline of approx. -12M.

  • +1
HylianSwordsman (on 15 February 2020)

Wow, that was a lot closer than I expected. I know it probably can't keep this up, but I'm surprised it kept it competitive for this long.

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