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Switch vs DS – VGChartz Gap Charts – February 2020

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 March 2020 / 2,969 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: 576,271 - DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,023,219 - DS

Total Lead: 1,863,704 - DS

Switch Total Sales: 51,517,893

DS Total Sales: 53,381,597

February is the 36th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the DS by 576,271 units when compared to the DS during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the DS has outsold the Switch by 5.02 million units. The DS is ahead of the Switch by 1.86 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 51.52 million units, while the DS sold 53.38 million units during the same timeframe.

The 36th month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is February 2020, while for the DS it is October 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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD


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8 Comments
kazuyamishima (on 10 March 2020)

It’s been a hell of a race but it’s time for DS to say goodbye for good.

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ireadtabloids kazuyamishima (on 11 March 2020)

Switch vs DS November 2007 next month. Here comes the DS rush. Beast mode activated.

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gord352 kazuyamishima (on 11 March 2020)

Yep that's that as far as this goes being a battle. Switch is doing well no doubt but it won't ever cross that DS sales line again.

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Amnesia (on 11 March 2020)

Well, we will actually never know for sure...The sales of the Switch will soon be 30-40% lower than what it should be in a world without the virus.

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kazuyamishima Amnesia (on 11 March 2020)

With or without virus, from now on, the switch is not rival for DS anymore.

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Seece (on 18 March 2020)

Glad to see Switch doing so well.

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ireadtabloids (on 11 March 2020)

Some DS game highlights from 2007 include Professor Layton & the Curious Village, Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, The World Ends With You, Hotel Dusk, and Drawn to Life. Personally, I loved The World Ends With You. Next month will be the Switch vs DS November 2017 sales and it seems unlikely after this point that we’ll ever see the Switch regain the lead.

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ireadtabloids ireadtabloids (on 11 March 2020)

DS November 2007 sales. Whoops!

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